Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort reopens overwater bungalows

The luxury bungalows have been given Sofitel's signature touch of French decadence.

Accor has announced the reopening of Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel’s luxury overwater bungalows, following a multi-million dollar rejuvenation project.

Each of the resort’s 12 deluxe overwater bungalows have been given a complete makeover, bringing them in line with Sofitel’s refined sense of modern luxury, with a signature touch of French decadence.

The bungalow floor features a glass panel allowing guests to admire the underwater creatures passing by in the Punaauia Lagoon.

Signature features include dried wooden trunks as bedside tables and luminaires inspired by traditional fish traps bringing inside a touch of local influence.

Each bungalow is equipped with a king-sized bed, a sofa bed, bathtub, rain shower and private terrace. The bungalows also now feature a soft neutral palette with natural materials throughout.

General Manager Didier Lamoot said he is certain the rejuvention will enhance the resort’s overall appeal in the luxury market.

“We’re excited to reveal our new-look overwater bungalows, which will surprise and delight our loyal guests and appeal to a new audience of discerning travellers seeking authentic Tahitian luxury experiences,” he said.

“Our designers have worked hard to encapsulate the epitome of a Tahitian escape which is synonymous with an overwater bungalow experience, whilst incorporating the island’s French influence through Sofitel’s renowned, indulgent signature touches.”

Located on the west coast of Tahiti Island, Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel also offers garden view or lagoon views rooms plus two restaurants, two bars, meeting rooms and a sand-bottom pool.

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