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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 4 Hotels in Huahine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
21 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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San Francisco, California
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Such a beautiful location beside a gorgeous pristine white sandy beach and crystal clear blue waters. The individual rooms or thatched cabins beside the beach were well laid out, comfortable and keep clean daily. The food was good and the restaurant was comfortable. Local musicians and dancers performed and sang songs on some evenings. The local staff were very pleasant... More 

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

Ia Orana, Good morning David, Thank you so much for your message We were delighted to welcome you at the Relais Mahana. We hope that you will keep for long time good memories of your holiday in Huahine and in French Polynesia. Hope to see you again, you are always the welcome! With best regards, Segolene Guest manager More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My new wife and I stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights in late August 2014 and it was a very amazing and relaxing stay! The grounds are very well kept and it is a more quiet type of stay. The view is beautiful from the beach and looks out to a clear lagoon and normally sailboats harbored for... More 

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

Ia Orana, Good morning Jared, It's my turn to say "Mauruuru". "Thank you" for this very nice message. Thank you from the entire team with whom I would share your compliments. Our Kokoné bungalows in which you were, were decorated in a vintage Polynesian style with a turquoise colored bathroom. They will be air-conditioned for next season, with a bathroom... More 

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