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Tahiti: Snoop through Le Meridien, Papeete

There are some lovely hotels and resorts in Papeete and the last time I visited I spent a night either side of my Moorea holiday here at the newly renovated and totally gorgeous Le Meridien.

If you’re looking for an overwater bungalow (of course you are), a private sandy beach (there aren’t many in Papeete so this is quite unique), a huge swimming pool (2000sqm), 2 restaurants and a bar and less than 1km (an easy walk) to the Tahiti Museum, you’ll love this place.

I took my camera and Isabelle from the hotel management showed me through the overwater bungalow and L’Atelier, their artists in residence working studio.

Le Meridien Papeete entrance

Welcome to Le Meridien!

Le Meridien sunset

The view across the sand-floor swimming pool at sunset

Le Meridien pool

The view from my room over the sandy floor pool out to the reef and ocean

Le Meridien pool

Le Meridien pool with Moorea in the background

Le Meridien bar

Grab a bite or a drink here when the sun gets a bit much

Le Meridien beach

Walk past the pool to this quiet beach and out to your overwater bungalow

Le Meridien bungalows

Probably the most romantic rooms in Papeete!

Le Meridien bungalow

Told ya!

Le Meridien bungalow bathtub

It might be a bit small for 2, but the view is enough to make up for that

Le Meridien room

Our room – before we messed it up with our luggage. The balcony looks over the pool and sea to the bungalows where the lucky honeymooners are making out

Le Meridien sunset

This junior suite was our room for the last night in Tahiti. Shame we had a 4am departure to return to NZ!

Le Meridien L'Atelier

L’Atelier is a working artist studio is on the 6th floor of the hotel where guests can meet painters and sculptors and buy their work

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