Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa is a sanctuary, the central beating heart of Tetiaroa. To enter is to step through a portal onto elevated pathways that wind through tropical undergrowth, diverging here and there like the branches of a tree, and leading to secret spaces for relaxation, meditation, contemplation, and treatment.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Spread across the Onetahi motu and set back just off the beach are 35 private villas and one private residence, each a retreat within this sanctuary called Tetiaroa. There’s a flow to these spaces, where doors fold open to create breezeways to the outdoors, and transitions between rooms are subtle, open to entirely different spaces to live in. Welcome home.
Every accommodation is a separate home, set apart from every other building. With your entire villa shrouded in foliage and multiple areas to sleep, relax, read, or just watch nature going by, this is privacy redefined.
Every villa is constructed using natural and modern materials, advanced insulation, and ventilation. When the windows are closed, you’re shut off from the outside world in your own private cocoon. And all that quiet means some of the best sleeps ever.
New experiences await as creative French chef Jean Imbert brings his signature style to every aspect of dining at the resort, marrying the flavors of Polynesia with the classic techniques of France.
With a background at world-class venues, including Plaza Athenee and Maison Christian Dior in Paris, Cheval Blanc St-Barth hotel, and Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the chef’s touch can be experienced in new menus that tell stories through food, updates of classic favorites, and a focus on locally sourced ingredients from Tetiaroa to give you a true taste of Polynesia.
Food is one of the main ways Polynesians connect with their culture. With Chef Imbert at the helm, you’ll connect with Polynesia and the bounty it provides in new and unexpected ways.