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Motu Aito

Tetamanu, French Polynesia
Motu Aito
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grenoble, France
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Motu Aito is located at the far end of Fakarava atoll, in the South. After 1h driving and 2h30 of boat, you arrive on this rocky island, principally made of dead corals and which may seem a little bit unwelcoming at the first look, but then you see how beautiful the environment is, and you are in the middle of... More 

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Setauket, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our recent stay at Motu Aito Paradise near the south pass of Fakarava was as interesting and enjoyable as our past two visits in 2010 and 2013. This time we stayed 9 days. Our daily activity was scuba diving with TOPDIVE. The south pass (Tomakohua pass) is famous for sharks and indeed this time, as has been the case during... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

As others have noted, Manihi and Tila was amazing hosts. The food was fresh, healthy, and delicious. I brought a bottle of rum and pineapple juice, and some snacks, since there are NO stores on this end of the island and there is no bar to purchase drinks. My travel buddy and I were the only ones there for 4... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We spent 4 nights at this wonderful peaceful hideaway , it was very special . The diving was as good as it gets , and we were well hosted and cared for . I would strongly recommend you take a supply of wine or beer plus a few snacks depending on your preference to enjoy and compliment meal time to... More 

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Oakland, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I really enjoyed scuba diving at the Tetamanu pass (with Top Dive), and staying nearby at Motu Aito Paradise made it easy, but I had some reservations about the lodge. Our bungalow was one of the two on stilts at the edge of the litttle inlet from the lagoon, which sounds nice, but these two are really small, with the... More 

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Setauket, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We recently spent 7 days at Motu Aito, it was a very pleasant experience. In fact it was a beautiful experience. Tila and Manihi are wonderful hosts and the setting is visually stunning. From the moment you arrive you find yourself in intimate contact with nature. Our primary reason for going was to scuba dive (TOP DIVE) which we did... More 

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Tahiti, French Polynesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The south pass of Fakarava is a nature lover's paradise. Diving, snorkeling, bird watching, fishing, beach combing, secluded nearby beaches with the freedom to wear (or not wear) on nearby motu's, and more. There are three places to stay in the area and I chose to stay in a bungalow on Motu Aito because it came highly recommended from close... More 

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faenza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We have gone to the motu AITO PARADISE in june 2011: a very very beautiful experience. The location in simply fantastic and the owners Manihi and Tila are very kind: every day they stayied with us to discover the sea and the beautiful sites of the island, they bring us to fish every morning and every evening... a small family... More 

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Paris
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2006

The place is near the south pass, a 2 hr+ boat ride from the aiport. The location is heavenly, although it's not on a sandy beach, and there are some beautiful excursions such as the pink sands. The bungalows are well-built with what could be lovely outdoor bathrooms if the light was working, and you'll be lucky if you have... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2006

I agree completely with the two previous reviews. Tila and Manihi are great hosts. The snorkeling at Tetamanu Village is the best we have seen (and we have snorkelled almost everywhere). The location is great. But there were times when we would have left if we could have done so, because of circumstances the other reviewers probably did not encounter.... More 

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