MAITAI LAPITA VILLAGE, HUAHINE, FRENCH POLYNESIA

A hotel with Maitai in the name? It had me at Maitai. This traditional Polynesian hotel village is located on Huahine Island, one of the many intriguing “Society Islands” in French Polynesia. These magic destinations, famous for their mystery and an air of true tiki paradise, are every tropic-hoppers’ dream. Huahine, said to be a Garden of Eden in the South Sea Islands, is true blue beauty. The vibe: your hut is reminiscent of ancient Polynesian canoes, surrounded by fragrant tropical flower gardens, over-looking lily-padded lagoons, and inside it's adorned with authentic island pottery. Vivid green mountains are your backdrop with intoxicating lush vegetation all around you. Pale waters and swaying palms are steps away.  Staring into this gorgeous space, your brain will become slushier than your frosty drink.

THE MANTA RESORT, PEMBA ISLAND, TANZANIA

Communal dining with fellow travellers and tiki lovers. See the tide come and go while sipping a “Lemongrass Ginger Sling”. Watch the stars atop you own private island, while at the Underwater Room. We recommend staying at the Seafront or Garden Villas for the majority of your stay but exploring the Underwater Room for one night or day. The private floating island truly makes your experience at Manta unforgettable. 

 

THE BRANDO, TETIAROA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

A short flight away from Tahiti, resides one of the most private and untouched French Polynesian islands - Tetiaroa. The sanctuary is home to The Brando - a vision developed by Marlon Brando for one of the first sustainable luxury retreats in the world. Tetiaroa is composed of many small islands surrounding a beautiful lagoon, which used to serve as a vacation destination of Tahitian royalty. The Brando offers 35 oceanfront villas, reflecting Polynesian culture. Choose a one, two or three bedroom villa, with inside and outside masterfully merged together. Relax in an outdoor bathtub or cool off in a private plunge pool. Everything in your stay is part of the price, including daily spa services and activities, as well as one diving session. 

POLE POLE BUNGALOWS, MAFIA ISLAND, TANZANIA

Pole Pole Bugalows is located on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania. Sitting right on the beach and surrounded by a garden of coconut palms, this quickly paints a perfect picture for any Tiki lover. There are seven luxury bungalow suites to choose from, all of which have spectacular views of the Chole Island and Indian Ocean. Relax on the large private verandas, complete with day-beds and coffee tables and let the time stand still.

CHUMBE ISLAND CORAL PARK, CHUMBE ISLAND, ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

Chumbe Island is a private island retreat near Zanzibar, Tanzania. This unique tiki destination is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and a lush tropical jungle. Stay in one of seven eco bungalows, designed to provide both privacy and a sense of freedom of living in the open. The rooms are steps away from a pristine white sand beach, which you can see from your bed. Enjoy being able to stroll from your bungalow hammock to the warm tropical ocean in under 30 seconds.

 

 

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