We’re escaping Winter today, and heading off to the tropics! From breathtaking islands, turquoise lagoons, pristine white sand beaches, luxurious hotels, exquisite dining, and the warm hospitality of the Polynesian islanders, here are a list of unforgettable honeymoon and wedding destinations in the islands of Tahiti. 

It’s perhaps not a surprise to anyone that The Islands of Tahiti is the ultimate wedding and honeymoon destination with its sunny, tropical climate, stunning islands, turquoise lagoons, white sand beaches, luxurious hotels, overwater bungalows, exquisite dining, and warm, welcoming Polynesian islanders.

Photography by Flying World Pictures 

Beginning your new chapter as a married couple on these beautiful islands, whether it’s in a wedding chapel on the shore of a white-sand beach, a traditional Polynesian ceremony on a luxury resort or on the deck of a yacht with the turquoise lagoon in the background is sure to be memorable for everyone involved. Whether you intend to officially marry in French Polynesia or renew your wedding vows in one of the world’s most romantic settings, you can be sure of a moment of pure magic in The Islands of Tahiti. And after the ceremony, you’ll already be in the perfect destination for your honeymoon.

In addition, The Islands of Tahiti is also one of the world’s most gender-inclusive countries and welcomes all couples, where same-sex marriage is legal.

Honeymoon in The Islands of Tahiti. Very few places in the world can rival The Islands of Tahiti as the perfect honeymoon destination with an abundance of activities and sights to enjoy while celebrating your love. The destination offers numerous romantic spots with first-class hotels and luxury resorts, including on the more known islands such as Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, but also a range of lesser-known islands such as Rangiroa, Taha’a and Fakarava.

Enjoy the privacy and romance of opulent accommodation options of different variations, dine on romantic restaurant terraces, indulge in traditional Tahitian massages, or partake in activities like kayaking, jet skiing, paddle boarding, snorkelling, exploring archeological sites, and hiking to scenic viewpoints. The reasons to choose The Islands of Tahiti for your honeymoon are endless, promising an unforgettable experience.

For those looking for a more affordable and authentic Polynesian experience during their honeymoon, stay at one of The Islands of Tahiti’s many guesthouses. These small, family-run hotels offer intimacy and hospitality in idyllic settings, providing a peaceful haven far from tourist crowds, perfect for honeymooners seeking relaxation and tranquillity.

Bora Bora. One of the world’s most popular destinations for a luxury honeymoon is Bora Bora, where honeymooners have a vast choice of luxury hotels and iconic overwater bungalows. Each is set in beautiful surroundings on the magnificent turquoise lagoon, with its idyllic motu (islets) and superb beaches. Honeymoon goers can opt for a bungalow or a suite with a private pool on the beach or in a tropical garden.

Photography by Flying World Pictures 

Moorea. In Moorea, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa offers a wide range of treatments at its Lagoon Spa, including special services for couples. Honeymooners can choose between overwater bungalows and garden suites with private pools, with fine dining options overlooking the turquoise lagoon. Another luxurious option in Moorea is the Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort, located on one of the best beaches in Moorea and boasts 121 rooms, including overwater bungalows, beachside villas, and bungalows in tropical gardens. Honeymooners can enjoy romantic meals at the hotel’s two acclaimed restaurants, both offering breathtaking views of the lagoon.

Photography by Hélène Havard 

Rangiroa. Rangiroa’s Kia Ora Resort & Spa is nestled in the island’s exotic tropical landscape, making it an ideal honeymoon destination. The hotel has 58 bungalows nestled along the coral reef atoll on a site of splendid beauty, surrounded by beautiful gardens and coconut groves, with stunning views of the crystal-clear lagoon. In Taha’a, Le Taha’a by Pearl Resorts is a 5-star resort on its own motu that offers Overwater Suites and Pool Beach Villas, featuring three restaurants serving high-quality French-Polynesian cuisine for an idyllic island honeymoon.

Tetiaroa, The Brando. One of the most luxurious and exclusive resorts in The Islands of Tahiti is The Brando, located on the genuinely magnificent atoll of Tetiaroa. The island was discovered by the late Marlon Brando who sought to preserve this little slice of paradise by not only protecting the land but also creating a research station and an eco-resort. The Brando is nearing its goal of becoming fully carbon-neutral and self-sustainable. A small plane takes you directly to this island paradise, where the only residents are in the 35 beachside villas, each with a private pool and private beach.

Ninamu Resort. For the ultimate guesthouse experience, stay at the Ninamu All-Inclusive Resort is hidden away on a motu in the southwest corner of the French Polynesian atoll of Tikehau. The small tropical paradise offers the ultimate guesthouse experience for honeymooners. Ninamu is a unique resort catering to a maximum of 20 guests at any one time, which ensures all of our guests receive a personal, intimate experience. In Rurutu, Vaitumu Village beckons honeymooners with its allure of authenticity and intimacy. With just 10 bungalows, a spacious lobby featuring a bar, sofas, and terraces, a beachfront location, a large swimming pool, and a traditional Polynesian oven, it promises a genuine local guesthouse experience.

Fakarava. If you’re after a true Crusoe experience far from any crowds, the quiet and remote island of Fakarava in the Tuamotu Islands is an idyllic option for a honeymoon. Classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO due to its exceptional ecological value, Fakarava has some of the most incredible snorkelling and diving spots. The crystal clear lagoon and the passes surrounding the atoll are teeming with colourful fish, manta rays, grey sharks, dolphins and sea turtles. This island is also completely without any luxury resorts and features a range of traditional guesthouses, where you can get to know the French Polynesian culture upfront.

Heading up the marketing agency specialising in travel, Nouvelle Vague, Caroline Brunel knows travel like the back of her hand. Working with a range of destinations in France, Scandinavia, Oceania, Asia and the Pacific for over 20 years, Caroline has travelled all over the world, but one of the destinations that she keeps coming back to is The Islands of Tahiti.