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Relais Mahana

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Avea Bay | PO Box 30 Parea, French Polynesia
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Huahine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
54 helpful votes 54 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My now husband and I got married on this lovely property. Monette, Segolene, Matania and the entire staff at Relais Mahana were exceptional in terms of helping us coordinate and carry through both the legal and traditional Polynesian ceremonies. Segolene was amazing, we can't thank her enough. Vahine, a super talented lady, was a sweetheart. She created beautiful homemade leis... More 

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

Ia Orana, Good morning P.&J., Thank you for this very nice message I'd share with the team! It was truly a pleasure to have you at the hotel and your traditional wedding on the beach of the Relais Mahana, with local musicians, flowers, Polynesian armchairs, was a beautiful moment for all of us and I have to admit, I was... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

So good to be back at Relais Mahana, many improvements since my visit last year but the quiet and beauty of true Polynesia is still there. Unforgettable sunsets watched from the bar on the beach, delicious and affordable dining by Jean-Fred, French chef who trained at Lignacs famous restaurant in Paris, friendly staff - and that lovely beach with coral... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Magical friendly resort on perfect white sand beach in sheltered lagoon bay. Most people stay just a few days on rushed trip around several islands: we stayed 3 weeks and it was like living here. All around it is much like it would have been when Capt. Cook first anchored here. The small resort is so natural with beautiful chalets... 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 kind message on our hotel, the Relais Mahana in Huahine We were very pleased and honored to welcome you 3 weeks at the hotel I will share your comments with the team who will be happy, this is a great reward for our work. Thank you. We hope you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The hotel is located on a beautiful beach with warm, clear water and lush vegetation. We had a deluxe garden bungalow and it exceeded my expectations - I particularly loved the bathroom with the shower/ garden access. The staff were lovely, friendly and so thoughtful and helpful. Highly recommended for anyone happy to just gaze at the horizon and let... More 

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

Ia Orana, Good morning, Thank you for your nice message I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the Relais Mahana and I would share your compliments with the team. Thank you because they are our reward. We wish you a good continuation, please come back to recharge your batteries when you want it! it will be a pleasure for us... More 

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