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Pension Papahani

Motu Tiapaa | P.O. BOX 1 - Vai'ea, 98732, French Polynesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first stop on our honeymoon and it did not disappoint! We had a beachfront bungalow and could see the lagoon out of our front window, the most beautiful site I've seen in my life. The food is fantastic traditional Polynesian food made by Philo, one of the owners. The raw fish dishes are fantastic, and the chicken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had mixed feelings about Papahani. On the plus side: - Maupiti is really lovely island and pretty; - the pension is on a beautiful motu, bordered by a pretty sandy beach (rare in Polynesia where beaches are often made of coral); - the water is deep enough in front of the pension to go for a swim, and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

+ great authentic food in a comfortable ambience at the beach + idyllic place on a remote motu (so not much more to do than relax and snorkelling) + big bungalow with nice terraces + paradise beach what could be improved in our view (details...): - welcome at the airport and on the island a bit strange... - inform the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We stayed at the Pension Papahani on the island of Maupiti in June of 2011 for 5 nights. The location is excellent, great beach, lagoon and snorkeling. We swam with giant manta rays 3 mornings in a row. The manta rays' "cleaning station" is located in front of the pension, a 2-minute boat ride. The bungalow are charming and clean.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

Maupiti is as wonderful as the reviews describe.. non-commercialized and very remote. No resorts here to ruin the pristine waterfronts, just pure nature and tranquility. The motus are even more remote and there is no development at all other than a few pensions and a few private homes here and there. If you are looking for lots of organized activities... More 

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