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Teahupoo | Taravao, Teahupoo 98719, French Polynesia
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Vanira Lodge
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vacations are for memories and to slow down time. The Vanira Lodge will be an everlasting memory. It took over an hour from the airport to get to the otherside of the island Tahiti but, when we drove up the steep hill to get to the Lodge I didn't know the surprise my co-traveler had set up for us. The... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

For those who like nature, quiet places and amazing view, this is THE place oyu want to go on Tahiti. The bungalows are wonderful wooden "huts" (very comfortable) perched on the hill, set in a very large garden full of flowers. The breakfast was good and the staff friendly. My only suggestion for improvement would be to make the pool... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Reading the reviews, I expected a more welcoming lodge. It was raining and since the rooms are very well integrated with the environment, my bed was waaaaay too damp. I had to sleep on top of my dry clothes. We were expecting to have some waves at Teahupoo for a surfary. This was or last day of vacation and we... More 

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It takes a while (90 minutes-ish) to drive all the way over to Tahiti Iti from the port or airport in Papeete, but we were so thankful that we did. The larger portion of Tahiti (Tahiti Nui) is congested and graffiti-filled, and I was seriously regretting our decision to spend three nights on the island before our cruise. But Vanira... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Avoid this place for your own safety! In all our years of travel we have never been threatened with physical violence by hotel staff but it happened at Vanira Lodge. Here is our cautionary tale: On our first night, we arrived at the "restaurant" for our reservation time and found that there was just one local woman working there doing... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The rooms here are pretty stunning. Each bungalow is handcrafted using local materials, and the attention to detail in the construction totally shows. They are totally open air, which is great for hearing the rain falling during an early morning storm and for getting the fresh breeze in your room. We stayed in one with a kitchenette, and the room... More 

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Orlando, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This place is magical. With breath taking views of the most amazing waters in the South Pacific, ear shot away from the roaring crash of Teahupoo's waves along the outer reef, and amazing service that makes you feel like Tahitian kings and queens, this is the perfect place for a nature lover to escape the world around, and become one... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

As others have noted, having a car is useful: the driveway is quite long & quite steep. The payoff, however, is a remarkable setting in five manicured acres on a plateau overlooking the ocean. The houses-- with features unique to each building-- are architecturally brilliant AND comfortable. This place is not for everyone: if you're a little squeamish or think... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We, four adults, stayed at Vanira Lodge for two nights, in the third week of December 2013. We arrived fresh from a 10 day cruise, via two public bus rides from Papeete ferry wharf. It was quite a ride with our luggage, but we got there after 2.5 hours. The bus driver told us were to get off the bus... More 

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Stockton, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed here for a few days in early November 2013. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all and in fairly luxurious accomdations in a spectaculer setting then this is it. I am careful when I use the work "fairly luxurious," because the term luxurious generally implies super properties like... More 

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Address: Teahupoo | Taravao, Teahupoo 98719, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Teahupoo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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Also Known As:
Vanira Hotel Teahupoo
Vanira Lodge Tahiti/Teahupoo

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