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 luxury 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

Onsite Dining

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A City Tax of 150 XPF (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 2193 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We decided to pay a little more to stay at this hotel for one night before flying out the next day and regret our decision. The hotel itself is very outdated. The beach looks more like a boat launch area and the water around the hotel unfortunately looks very dirty. The pool was nice with a sand bottom and the restaurant that looks out over the ocean has a beautiful view. However the restaurant is very expensive and we did not think the dinner was worth it. We ended up paying as much to stay here for one night as we did at the Sofitel on Moorea which was infinitely nicer and a much better experience. In hindsight I wish we had saved some money on Tahiti and chosen a less expensive hotel for the night as this one was absolutely not worth the cost.

    Mar 26, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel while in transit to Moorea/Bora Bora/Cruise

    We stayed here for one night before visiting Moorea, and 2 nights after our Paul Gauguin cruise and it was great. Champagne, chocolates and fruit in the room both times (we are Accor Gold, it might have been because of that). The staff were all fantastic. The breakfast buffet was huge and dinner food was very good. It has a large pool and beach with limited snorkeling. Booked a room with 2 beds and was given one with a single king bed. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful in fixing it and having someone help us move our things to the new room. A great hotel, but don’t have your whole holiday here, go to Moorea, Bora Bora or a Paul Gauguin cruise.

    Mar 08, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    My husband and I stayed in one of the bungalows for our 40th wedding anniversary. It was simply amazing! The room was spotlessly clean and very modern with all the luxury you could wish for. We enjoyed the champagne and fruit packages. The views are spectacular. We swam in bothe the sea and the swimming pool and enjoyed all the amenities the hotel had to offer. The staff were particularly helpful and when we had to check out a few hours before we left for the airport we were given a hospitality suite in which to shower and change.

    Mar 04, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice Place to Stay for a Day

    We got off our cruise ship and headed to this resort until we could catch our plane back the next day. They wouldn't let us check in (it was 830 AM) but less us use a day room to relax and change, which was nice. They had our room ready by 11. The pool was nice, but by the early afternoon it was overrun with families with kids - a bit surprising, considering the cost, and unusual for us after a 10 day cruise with no children on board! The bar was convenient, but the drinks were nothing special and were $20 each! The service was nice, but the place definitely needed updating, and while our room had AC, we couldn't get it very cool. The bar had good snacks (also expensive) but the restaurant, Le Carre, had only average food but cost around $90 each, including one drink, so we thought it was very overpriced. I guess we were hoping for something a bit more exclusive, and a dinner far nicer, for the money.

    Mar 01, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great calm Hhotel in Tahiti

    Great Sofitel 4 Star hotel on Tahiti. The hotel is around 20 minutes from the airport and offers you a great stay and a very considerate staff. The rooms are spacious, the surrounding very green next to the sea and you also have a saltwater pool with a small sand beach. The breakfast is always a buffet just on sunday you have a special brunch buffet with more warm choices than usual. They have a lot of raw fish ceviche, sashimi and other good dishes. It's an oasis of calm and everything there is super calm, which is very important and nice. You also can borrow snorkeling gear for free, which is a must because there are so many fish next to the beach. Very nice hotel, of you search calm nice place, that's it.

    Feb 25, 2020