Just a few minutes by boat from the island of Taha’a, world-renowned for its Tahitian vanilla and pearl farms, the islet of Motu Tau Tau plays host to one of the most exclusive resorts in French Polynesia. 45 suites hover on stilts above the turquoise waters of the lagoon, meandering out to sea by means of intertwined docks. Those wary of sleeping over the water will relish in the beach villas, with private plunge pools outdoor bathtubs. To blend in perfectly with the islet’s landscape, the buildings are constructed of palm wood and thatched in the signature Polynesian style, while the spa is hidden amongst the lush coconut groves. There is even a jewelry shop on-site, perfect for purchasing the South Pacific’s famous black pearls.