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.

Pension Paparara

Certificate of Excellence
BP 11 ROTOAVA, French Polynesia
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for:1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
Pension Paparara
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Setauket, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Last month we stayed at pension Paparara for three days. We very much enjoyed our time there. It was peaceful and the setting was idyllic. The bungalows face the lagoon and provide wonderful views of the sunset. For those who like snorkeling there are numerous coral heads directly in front of the bungalows. The hard corals are colorful and there... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Peter B
London
Level Contributor
63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Nicely located beach huts with mosquito netted beds and a pleasant verandah overlooking the lagoon. Only one hut has hot water so book early or face a cold shower. The communal lounge / bar and dining area are part of the owner's house and the large wall mounted TV in the lounge area was almost permanently on showing Peppa Pig... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank butterflyfish13
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Great pension with bungalows facing the lagoon. Perfect place to enjoy the real french polynesia. Ato and Corina are very nice and helpful hosts and they also offer a selection of various activities at affordable prices. On the plus side, fantastic dinner with local and various dishes! Highly recommended!

Helpful?
2 Thank Benjamin A
Gllendale, CA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
3 Thank riddleGllendale_CA
Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank cheery86
genova
Level Contributor
40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Opima
Kilauea, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank carolkauai
Paris
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 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 

Helpful?
3 Thank megafiu
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

128 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (96)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
View from room (11)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (63)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (32)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (9)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Fakarava
0.0 mi away
Fenua Mata'i'oa
Fenua Mata'i'oa
#1 of 1 in Haapiti
5.0 of 5 stars 88 reviews
0.0 mi away
Village Temanoha
Village Temanoha
#2 of 2 in Cook's Bay
4.0 of 5 stars 40 reviews
0.0 mi away
Pearl Havaiki
Pearl Havaiki
#1 of 9 in Fakarava
4.5 of 5 stars 420 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Pension Rangiroa Plage
Pension Rangiroa Plage
#1 of 5 in Avatoru
5.0 of 5 stars 78 reviews
0.0 mi away
Miki Miki Lodge
Miki Miki Lodge
#2 of 16 in Avatoru
5.0 of 5 stars 46 reviews
0.0 mi away
Pension Coconut Beach, Tikehau
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay