The islands are full of dreamy vacation rentals, but there's no better option for families than Tahiti Homes, which has curated a selection of the best villas and apartments across The Islands of Tahiti that will make you feel right at home in paradise. For families that tire easily of resort life, a home rental offers independence, comfort and, best of all, a better bang for your buck. So forget staying in a hotel room or a smaller bungalow and, instead, spread out across multiple bedrooms with the luxury of your own kitchen, large living space and maybe even a private pool. Here's why you'll love staying in a Tahiti Homes villa.
When you arrive at your villa, a representative from Tahiti Homes will greet you in person to give you a run-down of the house and neighborhood, as well as answer any questions you may have. This offers a great opportunity to ask for advice and get recommendations from a local about what’s worth seeing nearby and where to go shopping for souvenirs or those last-minute necessities.
A private home rental gives your family a chance to decompress after a stressful or tiring travel day. With a whole home to yourself, there will be no need to worry about disturbing other guests and you can just be yourselves without the socializing aspect of resort life. Plus, everyone in the family can have some personal privacy too. With available rentals ranging in size from one to six bedrooms, everyone can have a separate room — no matter how big your family is. If you’re really craving a getaway from civilization, you can even rent a private island.
Staying in a Tahiti Homes villa gives you and your family a chance to get a taste of the local life in Tahiti. You can fetch your own French baguettes in the morning or make a visit or two to the local stores and markets around the neighborhood. If you rent a car, too, you’ll be free to explore the island on your own schedule and can really get to know the shops and restaurants. Some of the villas even have bikes you can hop on to discover the island.
Should you find yourself mesmerized by the roadside stalls selling fresh fruit plucked straight from the island, this is your chance to bring home as much as you want. Each villa comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, so you’ll have no problem slicing up that pineapple from the market. These are full-size kitchens, not kitchenettes, so there will be plenty of space to let your inner-chef go wild and enjoy a family meal together at the dining table. Not to mention that having the ability to cook some of your meals will help make your vacation more affordable.
If you want your independence, but still need help with your trip along the way, Tahiti Homes offers a concierge service. Many of these homes are off the main hotel route, so having help booking car services will make getting around much easier. Another perk? They’ll even stock the fridge full of food before you arrive.
By Jamie Ditaranto