We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Fakarava hotels

White Sand Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   BP 19, 98763, French Polynesia
Hotel amenities
White Sand Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Fakarava
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Fakarava
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

74 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    26
    18
    10
    9
    11
See reviews for
8
47
4
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Disaster. The hotel has not been answering my emails and so I contacted the dive centre on site and they infom me that it is in receivership and has closed. I booked 3 months ago and all money was sent over there. I even phoned them and spoke to marketing manager who assured me everything was good.... Now iam out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Sara and I were at White Sand Beach Resort from May 11 to May 17, 2013. The hotel is understaffed at the moment and the buildings and the grounds are in need of maintenance. Upon arrival we were taken to our bungalow in the middle of the property, not close to the beach. Despite a healthy breeze, it was very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WPB
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Its really nice to escape to a remote location and really find some peace! White Sand Beach Resort is situated just a few miles from town and boasts a stunning shore lined with coconut palms and lots of shady zones for a perfect nap. Their bungalows are comfortable and offer all the amenities one might need. For me, the real... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sofia, Bulgaria
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 hotel reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Writing this review was been very difficult, because of the controversy how is possible to have such a terrible hotel in one of the MOST AMAZING places in the World. Unfortunately our stay just confirmed the wave of negative reviews in tripadvisor, and I think is all about bad management LOCATION Fakarava is without a doubt one of the last... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great for scuba divers, it also offers a nice beach, spacious and clean rooms (very few with air conditioner), great service and outstanding food. Granted, the menu is not very extensive but, during our stay, we had a fantastic and incredibly varied dinner buffet served by the beach, very nice! The rooms are specially designed for you to be able... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Solothurn, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We came to Fakarava on our honeymoon. A friend of us recommended the hotel to us. We stayed there for 5 days and have to say : it was great ! The place is quiet with a great white sandy beach. Snorkeling just off the beach is wonderful with lots of fishes and corals. At sunset even sharks, manta rays... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

We spent almost a week in the White Sand Beach Resort and enjoyed it, even though we didn’t know what to expect after having read all these reviews here on Tripadvisor. Anyway, we had a really relaxed and romantic vacation with excursions to the blue lagoon and pink sand. To me that’s how paradise looks like: palm trees, white sandy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Opinions on this place are polarized and, according to a travel agent I talked to, getting increasingly negative. The truth is in the middle. If you don't dive, you should not come here. But if you do dive, Fakarava has some of the best diving in the world, and even with its faults and overly high pricing, White Sand is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
San Francisco
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, based on my recent stay. At $340 per night [for 2 people] it was the worst money invested in an otherwise great Tahitian holiday. When you add the added expense of Air Tahiti it was about $1,000 spent for two nights in a bad accommodation. The Positive Aspects: 1) Beautiful white sand... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Angela G, Marketing at White Sand Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest We always try to be fair to our guests. We want to treat them equally. Of course we offer special rates or additional features to repeaters, but other than that we have rates that are the same for everybody. We are allergic to people trying to cheat on us. But first things first: [--] the former manager has... More

Delray Beach, FL
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We went to White Sand Beach Resort for the last stop in FP on our honeymoon in June and absolutely loved it. The simplicity of allowing the views, beach and water become your focal point was really amazing for my husband and I. The beach bungalow looked right out into the ocean (you could see it from bed!) and we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Been to White Sand Beach Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about White Sand Beach Resort

Address: BP 19, 98763, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Tuamotu Archipelago > Fakarava
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Fakarava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — White Sand Beach Resort 3*

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage White Sand Beach Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added White Sand Beach Resort to your Saves list