In Tahiti, Le Lotus stands from other restaurants by offering an unusual and dreamlike kind of experience. For an unforgettable dinner by the water, you will take a seat in a lounge room on stilts, which you can access through a small wooden footbridge above the ocean. Under the dried-up pandan tree leaf roofing, you will relax and take in the incredible landscape that stretches right in front of you. Closest are the lagoon and the Faa'a reef, and – although sometimes shrouded by clouds – the magnificent Moorea Island can be seen in the background.
This careful arrangement perfectly marries with the menu, specialised in seafood. Try the rock lobster ravioli and its crustacean broth, or the smoked tuna and ginger-oil-marinated-scallops carpaccio. At lunchtime, take a dip in the hotel's swimming pool, only a stone's throw from the stilts. A perfect spot to lounge and enjoy the view.
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
+689 40 86 51 25
Menu: around 9,700 XPF