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Relais Mahana

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Avea Bay | PO Box 30 Parea, French Polynesia
Relais Mahana
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Huahine
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Jacob B New York City, New York
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First French Polynesian stop on our honeymoon and it was magical. From the flower lei at check in to the shell lei at check out, everything about this hotel oozes the relaxed state of mind you (should) come for. We had a beachfront room, which is well worth the extra dough, and you should plan on at least one day... More 

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RELAISMAHANA, Responsable relations clients at Relais Mahana, responded to this review

Good morning, Ia Orana Jacob, Thank you for your nice comment on the Relais Mahana in Huahine I will share your comments with the team who will be happy! Beach towels are actually available on request at the reception as well as fins, mask, snorkel, to explore the coral garden near our pontoon I regret that you have not liked... More 

Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve search for the perfect pristine Paradise, and found it right here in Huahine at Relais Mahana. This place is so beautiful and tranquil that you immediately begin to relax and let your senses soak in the beauty of the place. We loved our bungalow right on the beach and spent a lot of time just sitting on our porch.... More 

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RELAISMAHANA, Responsable relations clients at Relais Mahana, responded to this review

Good Morning, Ia Orana Cathyrn Thank you for this pleasant comment I am delighted that you enjoyed our new Polynesian musical trio, the Mahana Kaina Band! it is very appreciated by our customers. The Hiro steak is the signature dish of our chef, who was inspired by the legend of the god of thieves, Hiro. Our chef did an exquisite... More 

Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dinner was divine. The presentaion was lovely and the food incredibly delicious. We sat inser a little covered space with candlelight. It was so gorgeous. Words cannot describe. Another day we went snorkeling there. Lots of fish. Nice warm water. The guests were having som much fun with the kayaks and the paddleboards. The water is very calm so... More 

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RELAISMAHANA, Responsable relations clients at Relais Mahana, responded to this review

Good morning, Ia orana Thank you so much for your feedback on our restaurant and our beach When the weather permits, the meals are happening outside. The temperature is pleasant all year and dinners are very romantic feet in the sand! 3 evenings a week, our group of Polynesian musicians come to play, and 2 other evenings a week, our... More 

New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stops no french Polynesia and it was just perfect. It was quaint, relaxing and just what the doctor ordered after 30 hours of travel. All of the employees were great - very nice and super friendly. We had been warned that food prices would be outrageous in the islands, but this place was very reasonable. ~$15... More 

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RELAISMAHANA, Responsable relations clients at Relais Mahana, responded to this review

Good morning, Ia Orana, Thank you very much for your nice comment Since your visit, we now have a group of Polynesian musicians playing 3 times a week, when happy hour at sunset Still a good point to relax as prescribed by your doctor! I hope you made a good return to New York Have a lovely day With best... More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are still enjoying Relais Mahana and wish we could stay a month. Only 6 days at this resort...ranks #1 in our visits to French Polynesia after many times in these islands. Everything from the staff, service, location, lagoon/beach and the amenities are exceptional with all that we imagined and more. Located on the "Huahine Iti" part of the island... More 

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RELAISMAHANA, Responsable relations clients at Relais Mahana, responded to this review

Ia Orana, Good morning Joy, Thank you for your very nice message! I enjoyed our conversation the other night, before your dinner and I will share your kind comments with the team Thank you for your appreciation on the restaurant. The half board is only at 33 euros / person - for a 2 courses dinner (starter / main course... More 

New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

From the day I began researching my trip to the day I left, the team at Relais Mahana were EXCEPTIONAL! They helped me book the right dates. They assisted with every question and travel detail I needed down to how much money to bring. The staff (and owner) are superb! The level of graciousness and hospitality offered made me and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Taking the short flight on Tahiti Air was a little chaotic with our limited French as you will find that outside of Papeete the people speak more Tahitian and French and little English. But strip away your inhibitions on this island- body language and facial gestures communicate well enough. I arranged for someone to pick us up at the airport... More 

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Reston VA
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21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Here is a real find for snorkling. We did not stay here because is it 25km from the airport, but met some people from Papete who invited us to the hotel to snorkle. The hotel looked nice but it was the the snorkling in front of it that was among the best on the island. The first reef is swimming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Travelled around Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti by car for a day and decided to stop at Relais Mahana for lunch. Lovely relaxed spot with beautiful white sand beach lined by huge old trees which overhung to provide pleasant shade. Excellent "poisson cru". We tried one "au gout de l'Asie" and one "Javanais". Both were delicious and nicely presented in... More 

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Jonen,Switzerland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

First contact with the reservation Team of Relais Mahana was very good. We told them for what we are looking for and they recommend the bungalow to us, what they thought it would suit us. Perfect choice they made for us. We told them when we would fly in and they did send us a very friendly driver to pick... More 

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