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Kia Ora Sauvage

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Avea Rahi Motu, French Polynesia
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Rural northern California
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Kia Ora Sauvage review I wanted to avoid big resort hotels in Polynesia and stay off the beaten track, so our knowledgeable travel agent at Custom Tahiti, Jackie Schlumper, recommended Kia Ora Sauvage. Well --- it was so fabulous that I am almost at a loss to try to describe it!!!! This place pretty much fulfills every South Seas fantasy... More 

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Province of Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We have been guests of the island for 6 nights, a longer stay than most of the other guests, therefore we had the chance to better appreciate the resorts in all its aspects and with all climates (sun, rain, wind). The resorts consist of only 6 bungalows located in a small motu at 1 hour of fast boat from Kia... More 

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1 Thank RemoVirgy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stayed overnight at the Village to take the motorboat over in the morning. Daily excursions to the nearby motus are optional and while on one our group discovered a heretofore unknown hotspring as a sudden pinprick storm threatened to chill us to our bones. The black tip reef sharks come at the call of the conch blown to notify... More 

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2 Thank Chris G
Santa Barbara
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a special place. Not necessarily for everyone. If you cannot be without your hair dryer or cell phone, stop reading and move on. Kia Ora Sauvage is a true Robinson Crusoe vacation, but high end. The beauty of the place is amazing, and the hosts Michel and his wife Tetua, native polynesians who work for Kia Ora, but... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited Rangiroa 24 years ago, and always wanted to return for the sole purpose of staying at Le Sauvage. We finally made the trip, and we were not disappointed. Our host and hostess Michel and his wife Tetuanui met us at the Kia Ora. After a 45 minute ride across the atoll, we arrived at the island. Yes; it... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Staying at Le Sauvage is an extremely unique experience. As many have echoed, it is not for everyone. I, however, loved it. We stayed 3 nights here after staying at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort. The journey starts with your transfer from the Kia Ora Resort at 9 AM (transfer from the dock). Only pack what you need for your... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is our third time at the Sauvage....our first time was 15 years ago, so we've seen the place over time. We still just love it. Mostly it hasn't changed, but in some subtle ways it has, which I will discuss in a bit. But first: If you are a person who is coming to French Polynesia to just chill,... More 

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We experienced our best vacation ever, thanks to the hospitality of Michael and Tetuanui at the Kia Ora Sauvage (Le Sauvage) on Rangiroa. By way of background, my wife and I celebrated our honeymoon on Rangiroa, on a motu about 15 miles from the Le Sauvage. Before proceeding to the motu, we spent a week with a Polynesian family near... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were the only 2 guests at Kia Ora Sauvage and that experience was very special. Our host, Michel, was very helpful and took good care of us. The food was very good and fresh. He is a super fan of the Brazilian National Team and we had some amazing conversations on the subject. I did try to send him... More 

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Austin, Texas
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47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You absolutely must do this. To see the milky way of our galaxy and the stars, to experience true peace and beauty there is no comparison. There's nothing like this experience anywhere that I've ever seen. You are on a tiny island that you can walk all the way around in 10 minutes. Your host is fun and warm and... More 

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