Resorts in The Islands of Tahiti Awarded in Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2021

September 14, 2021 in Experience

Resorts in The Islands of Tahiti Awarded in 

Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2021


A range of resorts in The Islands of Tahiti have won several awards in Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2021. The annual awards are based on T+L’s readers’ travel experiences around the globe and with its dreamlike nature of cobalt-blue lagoons and palm-fringed beaches, it’s no surprise The Islands of Tahiti is a clear favourite.


The Brando

The Islands of Tahiti consistently appears in at the top of bucket lists and being a hot contender for Australians to visit once borders open, which the T+L awards is another testament to. As international travel is finally looking like a reality for Australia in the next few months and the French Polynesian border is open to welcome travellers back, no one is going to say no to some suggestions for where to go in the destination.

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa


Top 5 Resorts in the South Pacific

As the overwater villa originated in The Islands of Tahiti it comes as no surprise that the destination completely dominated the list of the best resorts in the South Pacific. The majority of T+L’s readers pointed to resorts in the famed island of Bora Bora as the ultimate South Pacific escape and the private atoll of Tetiaroa, which was purchased by the late Marlon Brando.

  1. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa 
  2. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
  3. The Brando (tie)
  4. Conrad Bora Bora Nui (tie)
  5. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora 


Reaffirming the popularity of these resorts, the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort were also included on the Top 100 Hotels in the World on number 68 and 87 respectively. 


Top 10 Islands in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific

As a trip to Europe or America might not be the first one on the cards once the borders open, Australians will want to support the closest neighbours right here in Oceania and the South Pacific. On the list for the most wanted island escapes in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti was featured not once, but four times. 


Moorea, the heart-shaped island and often considered Tahiti’s little sister island, was listed 3rd on the list. An island where you can explore the reef (and also help to protect it), go horse riding and hike through the lush valleys of an ancient volcano crater. Not surprisingly, the most famous islands in the destination Bora Bora and Tahiti made the list at 5th and 9th place respectively and the lesser-known island of Huahine with its lush forests, untamed landscape and quaint villages came in on 7th place.