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Best Spas in French Polynesian hotspots, from Tahiti to Bora Bora

By Steph Loseby   25 November 2022

Longing to feel relaxed and pampered on your next yacht charter vacation? Scattered across the islands of French Polynesia are an abundance of luxurious spas that will provide you with the inner sense of peace you are searching for.

French Polynesia is blessed with a selection of beautifully unspoiled islands that simply ooze indulgence, luxury, and relaxation. Nowhere else in the world quite captures the essence of the word "tropical" like the well-known French Polynesian destinations of Tahiti and Bora Bora, which is what makes them such popular cruising grounds amongst charterers.

This article will help you find the best spas to enjoy during your yacht charter vacation in the area. Boasting sophistication and charm, there is no better place to indulge in a lavish spa experience than in this vibrant and natural setting. 

The Spa at Four Seasons, Bora Bora

Located in the heart of French Polynesia, the Spa at the Four Seasons Bora Bora is relaxing, enticing and truly magical. Enjoy an invigorating workout in the open-air fitness center before immersing yourself in an afternoon of pampering at the waterfront day spa. Tucked away in its own private oasis by a beautiful azure blue lagoon, guests can receive a range of exceptional treatments that can be enjoyed to the tranquil soundtrack of nature. 

The spa has one of the most extensive treatment menus in Bora Bora, with a full range of natural ingredients for massage oils, facials, body wraps and other holistic treatments.

Perfect for honeymooners or couples on a special island retreat, guests can enjoy the exclusive Kahaia Spa Suite, an exclusive open-air bungalow that looks out towards the fantastic views of the lagoon. Here, you will also find a petal-filled Jacuzzi that opens out to a huge deck, and two massage tables hovering above glass panels so you can gaze at the colorful marine life below.

Deep Ocean Thalasso Spa, Bora Bora

Situated perfectly in one of the best resorts in Bora Bora, the Ocean Thalasso Spa is simply one of a kind. It is the only spa in the entire country that pumps fresh seawater from 3,000 feet below the surface to use as healing waters (“thalassotherapy”), this allows the spa to use this method for treatments like hydro-massage baths and pearl rain massages. 

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Two couples relaxing with their heads resting on each other in a jacuzzi in the Deep ocean Spa Bora Boratwo beds in a treatment room in the Deep ocean Spa Bora Bora

It doesn't get more relaxing than this spa. It is beautiful, breathtaking and so unique

The entire time you spend at the spa, you will be able to see the magnificent Mount Otemanu, which rises stoically into the sky. If you opt for one of the Spa's immersive treatments you will be guided to a treatment room, all of which are in overwater villas with glass floors. Enjoy your massage whilst observing the swimming schools of vibrant fish below and listening to the calming hush of the nearby waves.

Deep Nature Spa, Tahiti

Located within the five-star InterContinental Tahiti Resort, the Deep Nature Spa offers a wide range of unique beauty treatments inspired by ancestral and international Polynesian techniques that are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and revived. Here, you can expect a level of deep pampering that leaves you almost comatose with bliss.

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The spa’s signature treatments include the Tahitian Wave -Using a back-and-forth motion reminiscent of ocean tides, you are sure to experience sublime relaxation.

You can be sure that being in the center of the resort's expansive tropical gardens will instantly bring serenity and peace. Through a vast selection of spa services and wellness packages, the resort also provides profound relaxation for the body and mind. Combining their knowledge of French well-being and Polynesian massage techniques, you can guarantee an impeccable spa experience here. 

Varua te Ora at The Brando, Tahiti

With the aim "provide one of the most luxurious, authentic and enriching travel experiences available anywhere in the world" The Brando is a five-star resort that was created on the owner's former private Polynesian Island. You can already picture that the spa here is no joke. Enticing visitors from all over the world, this luxury spa is renowned for providing guests with a traditional Polynesian experience and modernizing it to provide you with a tranquil moment of bliss that you can't find anywhere else.

If you're looking for a luxury experience, Brando is top. You can not find better than this.

The Spa also has designated quiet spaces for relaxation, a steam bath, a waterfall, a tea lounge and the Fare Mana, an area sets aside for gentle energies... what more could you wish for?

Tāvai Spa at Le Taha'a Island Resort, Le Taha'a

Tavai Spa by Le Taha'a is nestled in a beautiful exotic garden and surrounded by bamboo trees and offers guests a variety of massages and body treatments that combine traditional Polynesian techniques with natural products. It consists of five private treatment rooms overlooking the resort's interior lagoon and is designed to reflect the authentic spirit of Polynesia. 

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Le Spa at Le Taha'a Island Resortwoman holding towel above her head at luxury spa in French Polynesia

This little haven of peace is a true escape to a world of deep well-being and newfound energy.

From body scrubs to wellness treatments, Tāvai Spa will awaken your senses, ease your mind and reenergize your body before you head back onboard your luxury charter yacht and continue your next venture.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, Moorea

Eco-friendly, picturesque and super relaxing, the Moorea Lagoon Spa is one to remember whilst you're cruising around French Polynesia on a luxury yacht charter. Guests can enjoy specific treatments and services inspired by ancestral Tahitian techniques that are soothing and unique.

Feel totally relaxed surrounded by impeccable scenery and azure blue waters. The spa is truly tranquil and is the perfect way to feel at peace before your vacation even begins

Very useful for weary travelers, the spa also provides guests with an anti-jetlag massage treatment to relax their bodies and get them ready for a vacation of a lifetime.

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If you’re feeling inspired to visit any of the French Polynesia Spas that are mentioned in this article, please get in contact with a recommended yacht charter broker who can provide you with personalized information and advice concerning your vacation, creating an itinerary that perfectly suits and caters to your individual needs.

Alternatively, check out the fleet of superyachts available for charter in French Polynesia and our super yacht itineraries, which have all been handpicked by experts with in-depth knowledge of the region.

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