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Pension Paparara

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BP 11 ROTOAVA, French Polynesia
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Ranked #6 of 9 Fakarava B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014
riddleGllendale_CA Gllendale, CA
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gllendale, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Pension Paparara is beautifully placed right up against the lagoon on the north end of Fakarava. The ocean was just a few steps from your front porch, and the setting is postcard perfect. There is nothing going on in Fakarava aside from the diving, but the diving is some of the best in the world. Fakarava is a UNESCO world... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I spent the whole week at Pension Paparara and I really enjoyed the authenticity of Polynesian life. For me, this experience was much better than staying at Bora Bora, because Fakarava is an amazing atoll, not touched/destroyed by tourism and you can relax, dive and enjoy. Ato and Corina are very nice persons and thanks to their familiar approach, you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Pension Paparara is a lovely and authentic place, and it is a real homemade pension, where thanks to Ato and Corina you can live a real polinesian life, in the peace and in front of the see. It is clean, comfortable bungalows on the white sand beach, sleeping with the only sound of the see and the fresh air of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We are so happy to have made the journey to Fakarava. The water and diving here are superb- vibrant corals and thriving marine life. Pension Paparara is a lovely change from the big resorts- clean, comfortable bungalows on the white sand beach with good air flow, amazing ocean view and wonderful food. Ato and Corina are fantastic hosts and generously... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2006

The pension itself was great and very well run (pretty beach front bungalows, good bathroom, good food, clean, good swimming out front) but do not buy pearls from the owner unless you manage to bring his price down by at least 70%- he used to have a pearl farm and he's unloading what he's got left. He'll pull out some... More 

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