The Most Romantic Spas in French Polynesia

Fare Spa on Vahine Private Island
Fare Spa on Vahine Private Island | © Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Donna Sozio

A dream for couples, especially honeymooners, French Polynesia offers some of the most romantic spa experiences in the world. From a couples massage on a private island with lagoon views to tropical rain showers and flower baths for two, couples can truly relax in this lush oasis of tranquility. Here are 10 extraordinary spas where couples can indulge in a romantic dream escape.

1. Poekura Spa

Spa Hotel

Poekura Spa
@ Tahiti Tourisme
Poekura Spa is tucked away in a private coconut grove with a tranquil open-air gazebo and two treatment bungalows dotted amongst the palm trees. The Polynesian Rain Shower is a visitor favorite, along with traditional Polynesian massage, oriental massage, Balinese hot stone massage, reflexology, and a skin restoration treatment perfect after sunbathing. For newlyweds, the spa offers a “Honeymoon For Two” service where you experience a couples massage in the privacy of your beach bungalow or private villa.

2. Le Spa by Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa


Le Spa by Le Tahaa
© Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa
A tropical sensory experience, this secluded spa is on a private islet off of Taha’a known as the Vanilla Island. Of course, vanilla is one of its signature massage scents along with frangipani, sandalwood, and ginger. Surrounded by a tropical garden and elegant bamboo trees, relax and enjoy full sunset views over Bora Bora during your massage. Signature rituals and treatments at Le Spa by Taha’a include Balneotherapy, Le Taha’a Royal (which begins with a warm coconut whirlpool bath), and Vanilla Dream, with healing tamanu oil. Couples can also take or renew wedding vows with a traditional Polynesian ceremony and dance.

3. Deep Ocean Spa

Spa Hotel

Deep Ocean Thalasso Spa in Bora Bora
© The Intercontinental Bora Bora
It’s not often an over-water bungalow treatment room features glass floor panels so that guests can do some tropical fish gazing while being massaged. Couple that with nutrient-rich marine treatments with seawater, seaweed, and marine mud, and you’ll see why the Deep Ocean Spa is one of a kind. Focusing on thalassotherapy, nourishing ocean water used in treatments is harvested from 3,000 feet below the surface. Guests can also enjoy rain showers, private Jacuzzis, and plunge pools with crystal-clear turquoise lagoon views under the backdrop of Bora Bora’s lush green peaks.

4. Fare Spa at Vahine Private Island


Fare Spa on Vahine Private Island
© Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Secluded and tranquil, this exclusive one-room spa offers couples a true escape in paradise. Located on a private island, the relaxation begins as you walk through a coconut grove, over a wooden bridge to arrive on your very own islet. It’s just you, the spa, and your native Tahitian practitioner. No sound machine necessary—just relax to the natural sounds of the lagoon. Fare Spa offers a full menu for the face and body using homemade coconut massage oil mixtures. After a treatment, couples can unwind in the Jacuzzi or go for a swim in the private lagoon.

5. Hina Spa


Conrad Bora Bora Nui, French
© Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Perched upon a hilltop, Hina Spa has 360-degree views of lush landscapes, dramatic volcanic black rock, and crystal-clear turquoise lagoon views. Indulge in al fresco Polynesian treatments, body scrubs, wraps, and, of course, the Ta’u couples massage. You’ll be immersed in the tropical scents of Tahitian grapefruit, the tiare flower, and vanilla. Open-air treatment bungalows feature private Jacuzzis that are perfect for couples.

6. Miri Miri Spa by CLARINS


The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Bora Bora
© St. Regis Bora Bora / Wim Lippens / Tahiti Tourisme
A true Polynesian sanctuary on a private islet in a lagoonarium, Miri Miri Spa‘s 13,000 square-foot sanctuary will help you re-discover harmony. Its beach, with the dramatic backdrop of Mount Otemanu, is a secluded get-away. Five luxurious treatment rooms boast full views of the stunning lagoon. Discover Polynesia’s traditional Taurumi massage, water therapy treatments, and bespoke signature massages that will indulge your senses and pamper you.

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