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Vanira Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Teahupoo | Taravao, Teahupoo 98719, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed at the Vanira Lodge 3 days during 2012 Holiday season, from 12/28/2012 to 12/31/2012. The Lodge and accommodations are very relaxing, tranquil and a great place get away from everything. Some of the views from the rooms and around the grounds are spectacular and a great photo opportunity. I found the front desk to be very helpful in... More 

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Itasca, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was our second visit to Vanira Lodge (the last being in 2008). Both visits we stayed in the Maara room (one of the 'nature fare'). We love it; it's like a treehouse with a fantastic sunset view. Yes, you'll come across some ants and a few geckos (hint: don't leave food out), but in an open-air concept room that's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I feel slightly torn on this because I agree with both the good and the bad reviews. Robinson Crusoe meets Tarzan is absolutely right. The complex is on a good site, a hill overlooking the sea - with spectacular views and sunsets. I am not a natural walker but even for me the walks/hiking around Tahiti Iti are really exciting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

we stayed two night in the vai ora "bungalow" (with jacuzzi) at the end of 3 weeks french polynesia. + fantastic and extraordinary fare + open style of the bungalow and the jacuzzi + fridge (if you want to save some money, huge supermarket 10' min drive away) + jacuzzi - just nice + great place if you want relax... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Architecture and design are unique, just wonderful and creative. The grounds are also lovely. Staff were very helpful. Great location near beach. We really enjoyed our stay. We received excellent advice about where to go for gardens or food.

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I love this place - but you have to want to be near Teahupo'o, otherwise you probably wouldn't bother to drive out there. Room are individual bungalows - think Robinson Crusoe meets Tarzan. Amazing views, small pool to cool off. Things I didn't love: uncomfortable molded fiberglass chaises by pool and bungalow and breakfast - ok, overpriced (like most breakfasts... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

After a week spent staying in luxury chain resorts on smaller islands it is was a lovely change to spend a night at the remote Vanira Lodge. We spent the night in the Maara Fare which had lovely views and gorgeous woodwork throughout the fare. There is a small pool which was great to cool down in and surprisingly, although... More 

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Vantaa Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We target local places out of mass turism and this definitely is one of those. Couple of beautiful bungalows located by the hill side, looking like hobbit nests... If you wish to wake up with the nature (birds, gekko's etc.) you find it here. We stayed in one with excellent view down to the garden and the sea. Picked ripe... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

First and foremost, I cringe at some of the negative reviews of this remote tropical paradise...This IS supposed to be serene and quiet, and it IS just like it says....We stayed in Kava as well, and found it very comfortable and serene, but you have to know what you are going there for. The views and the tranquility... For those... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Tahiti as a destination for me was all about looking after the soul ... so yes, I booked accommodation in a five-star resort and enjoyed my stay there. But, if I am honest, my time at Vanira Lodge (six nights ... no car) was absolutely paradise. My bungalow (Kava) nestled in the hillside overlooking the lagoon, beautiful gardens, postcard sunsets,... More 

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