With an idyllic seaside location in the colorful Punaauia region, the authentic Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel sits along a beautiful white sand beach and faces out toward the island of Moorea. Completely redesigned in 2010, the resort features a variety of ocean view rooms and overwater bungalows, each with a private deck. Guest amenities include a sand-bottom pool and poolside bar, two restaurants, boutiques, a tennis court and an activities center with water sports equipment and outrigger canoes available.


Fa'a'a International Airport : 6 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1998
Last Renovation: 2010
Floors: 6
Total rooms: 149


Resort Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A City Tax of $1.50 per person (including children), per night will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice and subject to the exchange rate the day of check-in or check-out.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee - a mandatory hotel-imposed fee will be charged per person, per night by the hotel and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out.  This fee is subject to change without notice and is subject to the exchange rate the day of check-in or check-out.

Resort Fee Includes-

* Mini-Bar filled once per day with fruit juices, soda, local beers, still and sparking bottle of water.

*Complimentary non-alcoholic cocktail and fresh towel (oshiburi) at check-in.

*Complimentary access to the resort sports facilities.

*Sand bottom swimming pool.

*Snorkeling equipment.

*Complimentary aquagym course (Subject to the schedule).

*Complimentary access to our workship I'Atelier.

*Complimentary access to internet in public areas of the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 2124 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Phenomenal resort!

    This resort exceeded our expectations in nearly every way. The rooms were fabulous with everything needed for an incredible and memorable stay. However, the over the water bungalows were absolutely INCREDIBLE! So much more memorable and incredible than we ever imagined it would be! Worth every dime and then some! We believe the pool to be the most beautiful and picturesque on both Tahiti and Moorea. The lounge chairs were amazingly comfortable, the grounds are beautiful and the staff was incredible. The only downside of this resort was the food. Do not dine at Puna Bar. Do not order anything grilled. However, the upstairs bar restaurant was great with more variety of foods than the other two restaurants and better value. Unfortunately, we had money taken from our bungalow, so make sure you always put all valuables in the safe at all times and you will be fine.

    Sep 05, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very comfortable, outstanding experience

    This hotel is on a beautiful site on the western lagoon with clear views of Moorea. We stayed in the overwater bungalows which are absolutely luxurious in every way. They are spacious, modern, clean, well air conditioned, and have one of the most comfortable beds you will ever find in a hotel. The staff is extremely welcoming and friendly, check-in and check out are easy, and the concierge is very helpful. The resort is also close enough to be convenient to the airport and downtown Papeete, but there is no noise or reminders of these anywhere to be found. I would highly recommend to anyone staying on Tahiti looking for a luxury experience.

    Aug 22, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Very suprised by this Sofitel hotel in Tahiti. Grubby, run down and a stinky room. Extremely expensive food & beverages- $60 AUS for a very basic breakfast offering. The only saving grace was the small white sand beach.

    Aug 18, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A very happy intro to Tahiti!

    A pleasant first stop on our trip to Tahiti, with a plentiful breakfast, well cared for open spaces, and fun pool and beach for the kids. As an introduction to the island our stay here seemed wonderfully calm, inspiring, and surreal. The Polynesian dance show on Friday can be enjoyed from the balcony bar.

    Aug 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Truly a luxurious experience.

    Tahiti la ora resort is truly a luxurious experience, viewers can ignore all the previous bad comments, location is near town not not too close, Kodak perfect views, friendly staffes, and complimentary mini bar. We stayed on room 809 which is a water Bungalo, it's been completely renovated, nice soft bed, AC works great.

    Aug 07, 2019