Motu Nao Nao private island resort, Tahiti
Motu Nao Nao private island resort, Tahiti

Motu Nao Nao: Tahiti’s Newest Private Island Resort

I don’t know about you, but I find the idea of having a whole private island resort to myself really appealing. The freedom to go anywhere, to do anything, to feast on produce plucked fresh from the sea, and do it with a serious dose of luxury would be heaven.

That’s the idea at Motu Nao Nao, a brand-new private island resort located just 1.5km off Raiatea in French Polynesia. Accessed via private boat or helicopter, it’s an exclusive hideaway for up to six guests to relax and experience the wonders of Tahiti.

Motu Nao Nao private island. Supplied.
Motu Nao Nao private island. Supplied.

With just three luxurious and architecturally designed two-person villas on the island, each gazing out to lapping waves and the turquoise waters of the lagoon, it combines all the barefoot castaway vibes you crave without the need for a companion named Wilson.

One of three private villas at Motu Nao Nao. Supplied.
One of three private villas at Motu Nao Nao. Supplied.

There’s no need to catch your own fish either. The resort’s private chef is on hand to create a bespoke menu featuring locally and ethically sourced ingredients, with a “farm” on the island producing eggs, vegetables and spices, and fish caught straight from the lagoon.

Dine outdoors at Motu Nao Nao. Supplied.
Dine outdoors at Motu Nao Nao. Supplied.

Bringing a little Polynesian flair to the experience, guests can enjoy dance shows and private musical performances, and also visit sacred Marae Taputapuatea nearby.

Land-based activities such as yoga, pilates classes and massages can be arranged, or you discover the wonders of the deep with private dives, snorkelling and fishing experiences.

Lounge by the fire pit at Motu Nao Nao. Supplied.
Lounge by the fire pit at Motu Nao Nao. Supplied.

A minimum four-night stay is required and includes the resort and all staff.

For more info on Tahiti, visit tahititourisme.com.au

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Written by Chris Ashton