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The Tuamotu Islands have different styles of lodging available.

Depending on the kind of accomodations you desire, here you will find all the choices to suit you: plush lagoonside resorts, quiet family pensions, places to stay if you're on a tight budget, and camping information...

To be fair to all our listings and links, Tahiti Sun Travel doesn't make "recommendations" as to one or the other, but lets you decide which is the best choice...



TOP END (Luxury Hotels, Top of the line Resorts)

The finest quality accomodations available on the Tuamotu Islands! These are the places to stay when you want to be pampered, waited upon at request, live the life of luxury , and basically have your every whim catered to.

Although always memorable experiences, expect to pay "top end prices" as you take in the sun at these finest of resorts.

MANIHI & TIKEHAU

There is one TOP END resort on Manihi and one on Tikehau:

Come see our website... MANIHI PEARL BEACH RESORT
B.P. 1 - 98771 Manihi - TUAMOTUS
Telephone- (689) 50.84.52 , Fax- (689) 43.17.86
Accept Amex, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, and Diners Club

Distance to airport: 5km, Situated: Lagoonside on a white sand beach.
Total Capacity: 41, including 5 standard beach bungalows, 17 superior beach bungalows, 14 overwater bungalows, and 5 premium overwater bungalows. All rooms are equipped with fans, mini-bars, IDD telephones, TV with in-house video, hair driers, in room safes, tea & coffee making facilities, etc. The overwater bungalows have spacious sundecks with direct access to the crystal water of the lagoon and an indoor glass table allowing you to admire the underwater life.

"Manihi... imagine a string of islets where palm trees languish and white sand beaches abound, providing the ultimate setting for an unforgettable getaway. The Manihi Pearl Beach Resort offers just such an enchanting location in the natural unspoiled beauty of the Tuamotu Archipelago."

Dine in the open air restaurant Poe Rava or enjoy a refreshment at the Miki Miki bar which is nestled between the white sand beach and the fresh water infinity pool. The hotel also features two boutiques.

Life in Manihi centers around the sea. Let our hotel arrange a wide variety of activites and excursions for you including snorkelling trips, visits to black pearl farms, outrigger canoe trips, lagoon and deep sea fishing, sunset cruises, picnics on a neighbouring deserted island, and of course world renowned scuba diving. Manihi is a scuba divers dream come true.

Our hotel is the home of the Manihi Blue Nui Diving Center, where the excellence of the diving atmosphere captivates and thrills both novice and experienced divers alike.


Come see our website... TIKEHAU PEARL BEACH RESORT
BP.20 Tuherahera- 98778 TIKEHAU
Telephone- (689) 50.84.54 , Fax- (689) 43.17.86
Accept Amex, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, and Diners Club

Distance to airport: 5 km, situated: Lagoonside.
Total Hotel Capacity: 38, including 8 beach bungalows, 6 deluxe beach bungalows w/ a/c, 8 overwater bungalows, 8 premium overwater bungalows, and 8 overwater suites, (the overwater bungalows include a glass section of the floor perfect for veiwing the underwater sealife just below you). All rooms are spacious and include hot water, ceiling fans, mini bar, satellite television, telephones, hair dryers, etc.

The bar and restaurant located poolside provide an idyllic setting to observe the shimmering stars above.

Many excursions and activities are available to enhance this heavenly location: snorkelling, canoes and kayaks, sunset cruises, picnics, a visit of the nearby village by bicycle, and the best diving on the planet with our partners at the Tikehau Blue Nui Diving Center.


RANGIROA

There are only a few hotels on Rangiroa atoll that can be considered TOP END. Here's the listings:

KIA ORA VILLAGE RANGIROA
P.O. Box 1 Tiputa, RANGIROA
Management: P.O. Box 4607 Papeete, TAHITI
Telephone (Reservations) - (689) 96.02.22, Fax- (689) 96.02.20
or call (689) 96.03.84 or fax (689) 96.04.93
Contact: Mr. Gerard GARCIA, Distance to airport: .5 km.
Total Capacity: 63, Garden Bungalows: 23
Overwater bungalows: 10, Beach Bungalows: 22
Garden bungalows suite: 5, Beach Bungalows prestige: 3
Situated: Lagoonside
Accept Amex, Visa, Diners Club, Mastercard, and JCB

KIA ORA SAUVAGE
C/O KIA ORA VILLAGE RANGIROA
P.O. Box 1 Tiputa, RANGIROA
Management: P.O. Box 4607 Papeete, TAHITI
Telephone (Reservations) - (689) 96.02.22, Fax- (689) 96.04.93
or call (689) 96.03.84 or fax (Reservations)- (689) 96.02.20
Contact: Mr. Gerard GARCIA
Distance to airport: 2.5 km., Total Capacity: 5
Situated: On a motu
Accept Amex, Visa, Diners Club, Mastercard, and JCB


FAKARAVA

There is also one TOP END resort on the Tuamotu's second largest atoll, Fakarava:

LE MAITAI DREAM
Managed by Hotels Maitai- P.O. Box 13037- Punaauia, TAHITI, Contact: Mr. Laurent DARCY
Telephone- (689) 43.08.83, Fax- (689) 43.08.93, Distance to airport: 12 km., Distance to dock: 15 minutes
Situated: Lagoonside, on a white sand beach- FAKARAVA, Total Capacity: 150, Rooms: 21, Beach Bungalows: 21
Accept Amex, Visa, Diners Club, Mastercard, and JCB

Tuamotu Islands Pricing Note: TAHITI SUN TRAVEL doesn't list specific prices of rooms for it's LISTINGS simply because they are subject to too many changes! We would rarely be able to claim accuracy, and would constantly be updating and changing prices according to the economy fluctuations of French Polynesia.

The hotels who have their own INTERLINKING WEBSITES are responsible for their own priceing updates and take care of that business themselves. As time goes by and more Hotels, Pensions and lodgings develop and interlink their own websites, up-to-date and accurate pricing can become a more exact science.

For now, we offer the following pricing structure as a ROUGH GUIDE for you to help plan your vacation budget on the Tuamotu Islands.

TOP END- From $151.00- 450.00+/night

MID-RANGE- From $61.00-150.00/ night

BUDGET / CAMPING- From $12.00- 60.00/night

Prices given in US DOLLARS.

MID-RANGE (FAMILY RUN PENSIONS & SMALL HOTELS)

These accomodations vary greatly throughout Tahiti-Polynesia. Some are quite luxurious, although slightly less so than the top of the line resorts listed above. Family pensionsMany are also not so luxurious, but what you'll save in dollars may end up being a worthy tradeoff.

They range from hotels and motels to what the French Polynesians call "Pensions" which are basically family run operations, often with family style service.

Since the majority of places to stay on all the Tahitian islands consist of these mid-range style accomodations, you might imagine there is also a great variation in quality, service, and facilities...


Explore the listings and links below for details.

NOTE: Some of these mid-range establishments fall into the same generalized categories and descriptions of the smaller budget pensions, hotels, and lodging in private homes listed in our BUDGET TUAMOTU section below. They are marked with pink abbreviations, which describe their categories. For category details, please see our chart below.

RANGIROA

Rangiroa has the most mid-range accomodations of any of the Tuamotu Islands because it has the most tourism. All of them are found on the main islet between the two villages of Tiputa and Avatoru...

RAIRA LAGON (PHF)
PK 1, 500 Avatoru, P.O. Box 87- 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone- (689) 96.04.23, Fax- (689)96.05.86
10 "Fare" located on the lagoon side. Restaurant/ snacks,
Guest lounge, private bathrooms with hot water, household linens furnished, snorkeling gear available. Round trip transfers offered.

MIKI MIKI (PHF)
PK 6, 200 Avatoru, P.O. Box 5- 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone- (689) 96.83.83, Fax (689) 96.82.90
7 bungalows located on the lagoon side. Restaurant, private bathrooms with hot water,household linens supplied.
Round trip transfers offered.
Accept Visa and Mastercards

RELAIS MIHIROA (PHF)
Tiputa, P.O. Box 51- 98 776 Tiputa, RANGIROA
Telephone- (689) 96.72.14, Fax (689) 96.75.13
Contact: Mrs. Monique GUITTENY- TEARO
4 bungalows located on the lagoon side. Restaurant/ bar. Private bathrooms with cold water, terrace, household linens supplied.
Snorkeling gear, bike rentals, lagoon trips with Relais Mihiroa on request (for fee), Round trip boat transfers charged.
Accept Visa and Mastercards

PENSION TUANAKE (PF)
PK 2, 500 Avatoru, P.O. Box 21- 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone- (689) 96.04.45, Fax (689) 96.03.29
Contact: Mr. Roger TEROROTUA
4 "fare" located on the lagoon side. Breakfast included, lounge, dining room, private bathrooms with hot and cold water, household linens supplied. Round trip transfers offered.
Accept Visa, Mastercard, and JCB cards

PENSION LOYNA (PF)
PK 4, 500 Avatoru, P.O. Box 82- 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 96.82.09, Contact: Mrs. Loyna FAREEA
1 cottage, 1 bungalow located on the ocean side. Lounge, dining room, private or shared bathroom with hot and cold water, household linens supplied. Round trip transfers charged.
No Credit Cards

PENSION GLORINE (PF)
PK 6- 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone (689) 96.O4.05, Fax (689) 96.03.58
Contact: Mrs. Glorine TO'I
6 bungalows close to Tiputa pass. Restaurant/ bar. Pointphone, Lounge, dining room, private or shared bathroom with cold water, household linens supplied. Round trip transfers charged.
No Credit Cards

More listings coming soon...


MANIHI & TIKEHAU

There are a few choices of mid-range pensions available on these atolls. Study the listings below:

CHEZ JEANNE(FH)
Motu Tangaraufara - 98 771 Turipaoa- MANIHI
Telephone- (689) 96.42.90, Fax- (689) 96.42.91
Contact: Mr. and Mrs. Guy and Jeanne HUERTA
3 "Fare" on a motu- private islet. Equipped kitchen, private bathroom with cold water, terrace, Household linens supplied. Round Trip transfers FREE.
Accept Visa and Mastercards

VAIANUI PERLES(PF)
Motu Marakorako - 98 771 Turipaoa- MANIHI
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 96.42.89
Contact: Mr. and Mrs. Edmond and Vaiana BUNIET
1 bungalow, 4 rooms located on a motu- private islet. Shared bathroom with cold water, terrace, Household linens supplied. Round Trip transfers offered. Lagoon excursions included.
Accept Visa and Mastercards

TIKEHAU VILLAGE(PHF)
P.O. Box 9- 98 778 Tuherahera, TIKEHAU
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 96.22.86
Contact: Mr. Paea TEFAIAO
9 Fare located on the sea side. Restaurant, private bathrooms with cold water, terrace, household linens supplied. Phonepoint on premises. Full day lagoon excursions w/ picnic included (charged) Round trip transfers offered.
Accept Visa and Mastercards

PANAU LAGON(PF)
Hotu Panau, 98 778 Tuherahera, TIKEHAU
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 96.22.99
Contact: Mrs. Lorina NATUA
4 bungalows located on the sea side. Private bathrooms with cold water, terrace, household linens supplied.
Round trip transfers offered.
No Credit Cards

More listings coming soon...


FAKARAVA

Fakarava atoll also has a few mid-range accomodations. Listings follow:

TETAMANU VILLAGE (PF)
Tetamanu, FAKARAVA
Management address: PO. Box 9364- 98 715 Motu Uta- TAHITI
Telephone- (Tahiti)- (689) 43.92.40/ 42.34.32, Fax- (689) 42.77.70
Contact: Mr. Sane RICHMOND
6 bungalows located 1 hour by boat from the airport and ferry quay, by the pass. Minimum stay: 2 nights. Shared dining room, private or shared bathrooms with cold water, household linens supplied. Solar energy panels. Lagoon excursions included. Round trip transfers free. No Credit Cards

PENSION PAPARARA (PF)
P.O. Box 88- 98 763 Rotoava, FAKARAVA
Telephone- (689) 98.42.66
Contact: Mrs. Corina LENOIR
3 fare located 10 kms. from the airport, on the ocean side. Shared dining room and bathroom with cold water, household linens supplied. Round trip transfers charged.
No Credit Cards


BUDGET/ CAMPING
(Pensions, Small Hotels, & Lodging in Private Homes)

Listed below are refuges for those of you on a tight budget or wishing to save your hard earned money on various activities or Island hopping rather than on lodging. Amenities can be a bit stark compared to some other more expensive places to stay on the island, but just because it's budget doesn't mean it isn't a great place to stay.

Backpackers, students, long term travelers, or campers love these places... Accomodations are often simple bungalows, dorm style cottages or rooms utilizing communal style bathrooms, kitchens, and showers. Family Pensions

Camping areas all share the use of above mentioned amenities, unless you're really into roughing it, in which case you won't be staying at these areas anyway. Hint for campers: Bring your own tent.

In our humble opinion, many of these low or mid-range pensions are among the BEST places to stay on ALL the islands of Tahititi Polynesia due to their "family touch." They are the easiest places to have personal contact and interact with the islanders, which most people will find extremely rewarding.

Most, if not all the accomodations, are run by family members and they are often very friendly, outgoing, and interesting to meet for any traveler. Great sources of Island information, these locals also can help you organize the many island activities and sights you will be pursuing.

NOTE: Many of these lower budget establishments fall into the same generalized categories and descriptions as the MID-RANGE accomodations above. They are marked with pink abbreviations, which describe their categories. For category details, please see our chart below.

RANGIROA

Similiar to the mid-range choices, Rangiroa atoll also has the most budget accomodations of any of the Tuamotu Islands because it has the most tourism. All of them are found on the main islet between the two villages of Tiputa and Avatoru...

TURIROA VILLAGE (PF)
PK 1, Avatoru, P.O. Box 26- 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone- (689) 96.04.27/ 96.02.46/ 78.90.19, Fax- (689) 96.04.27
Contact: Mrs. Olga NIVA
4 bungalows located on the lagoon side. Lounge, dining room, kitchenette, private bathrooms with cold water, household linens furnished. Family owned pearl farm visit included.
Round trip transfers offered.
No Credit Cards

PENSION HERENUI (PF)
PK 5, 200 Avatoru, P.O. Box 31- 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone- (689) 96.84.71, Fax (689) 96.85.60
Contact: Mrs. Victorine SANFORD-BENETT
3 bungalows located on the lagoon side. Breakfast included, lounge, dining room, private bathrooms with cold water, bedsheets supplied, Round trip transfers offered.
No Credit Cards

PENSION HINANUI (PF)
PK 4, 500 Avatoru, P.O. Box 16- 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 96.84.61
Contact: Mrs. Mareta BIZIEN
3 bungalows located on the lagoon side. Lounge, dining room, private bathrooms with cold water, household linens supplied.
Round trip boat transfers offered.
Accept Visa and Mastercards

CHEZ HENRIETTE (PF)
PK 5, 500 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone- (689) 96.84.68/ 96.85.85
Contact: Mrs. Henriette TAMAEHU
3 "fare" located on the lagoon side. Dining room, private bathrooms with cold water, household linens supplied.
Round trip transfers offered.
No Credit Cards

CHEZ PUNUA & MOANA (PF, GC)
PK 5, Avatoru, P.O. Box 31- 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 96.84.73, Contact: Mrs. Moana TAMAEHU
3 "fare", 1 CAMPING SITE, on the lagoon side. Breakfast included, shared dining room, private or shared bathroom with cold water, household linens supplied.
Round trip transfers offered.
No Credit Cards

CHEZ NANUA (PF, GC)
PK 4 , PO. Box 54, 98 775 Avatoru, RANGIROA
Telephone (689) 96.83.88, Contact: Mr. Nanua TAMAEHU
4 "fare", 1 CAMPING SITE, on the lagoon side. Shared equipped kitchen, dining room, and shared or private bathrooms with cold water, household linens supplied.
Round trip transfers offered.
No Credit Cards

More listings coming soon...

MANIHi & TIKEHAU

There's only a few budget accomodations on Tikehau and Manihi. Here's the listings:

PENSION KALOU (PF)
Tearamahipa Motu, MANIHI
Telephone- (689) 96.42.58, Contact: Mrs. Kalou FAURA
6 bungalows on beach on same motu as main airport.
Equipped kitchen, private bathroom with cold water, breakfast included, Household linens supplied. Round Trip transfers FREE.
Activities include motu picnics, fishing, lagoon excursions. Rentals by the day, week, or month.
No Cards Accepted

AITO MOTEL COLETTE (PF)
Tuherahera - 98 778 TIKEHAU
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 96.22.47, Contact: Mrs. Colette HURI
3 Fare beside the sea, 10 rooms in the village. Beach access, restaurant. lounge, shared equipped kitchen, private or shared bathroom with cold water, terrace, Household linens supplied.
Accept Visa and Mastercards

CHEZ NINI & ISIDORE (PF)
Tuherahera - 98 778 TIKEHAU
Telephone- (689) 96.22.89, Fax- (689) 96.22.65
Contact: Mr. Isadore HOIORE
2 Fare on the beach side. Shared equipped kitchen, private bathrooms with cold water, terrace, Household linens supplied.
Free round trip transfers.
No Credit Cards

PENSION TEMATIE (PF)
Tematie, 98 778 Tuherahera, TIKEHAU
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 96.22.65, Contact: Mrs. Nora DUBOIS
3 Fare located on the seaside. Lounge, Shared dining room, private bathrooms with cold water, terrace, Household linens supplied. Round trip transfers offered.
No Credit Cards

More listings coming soon...

FAKARAVA

To our knowledge, Fakarava atoll has only one budget accomodation:

VAHITU DREAM (PF)
P.O. Box 9- 98 763 Rotoava, FAKARAVA, Telephone- (689) 98.42.63, Fax- (689) 98.42.50, Contact: Mrs. Jacqueline MOEROA
1 seven- bedroomed house in the village, 4 kms from the airport. Beach access. Lounge, shared dining room, household linens supplied. Lagoon trips organized on request. Round trip transfers free.
No Credit Cards


          Pension Chart for budget and mid-range places to
stay on the Tuamotu Islands

PHF: Small Hotels - A similiar group of furnished rooms or lodging units, with at least a minimum of the necessary equipment to provide meals, services and activities.

CH: Guest room - A furnished room in a private lodging, including breakfast as a minimal service. This is the equivalent of a Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

PF: Family Pension - One or more furnished rooms, dormitories or covered shelters located in the proximity of the operator's lodging, with individual or shared facilities, and including two or three meals a day.

FH: Guest House - A furnished lodging located in the poximity of the operators lodging with sanitary facilities, and a dining area for guests.

GC: Communal Dormitory/ Camping - A furnished room located in the proximity of the operator's lodging. There are individual or shared sanitary facilities, and probably a communal and dining area for guests.This category also indicates camping space.

MT:Tourist furnished accomodation.

(These classifications were created and are courtesy of the Tahiti Tourism Bureau, and we at Tahiti Sun Travel think they are a great way of organizing the various budget and mid range Places to Stay on the Polynesian Islands.)


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