We stayed in the Junior Suite which over looks the ocean. This is the second time we have stayed at Moana Lodge and there is a reason for that. The view is unbelievable, so beautiful! We had our own deck to watch the sunset every night. The room is beautiful and big. My favourite part of the junior suite was that the front of the suite was all made of glass, gorgeous anytime of day! Beautiful large bathroom with a huge tiled shower and great water pressure (which is important to me :) ).
We ate at the restaurant several times. This restaurant is the most perfect place to watch the sunset in the Santa Teresa/ Mal Pais area. So even if you don't stay here for night it is definitely worth coming for a meal. The large breakfasts which are included are amazing! One morning we even watched a whale down below for about an hour.
The pool is beautiful, but is shaded for most of the day. I think there is some sun for a few hours.This is the one thing I wish could be changed as I come to Costa Rica for the sun. Although the trees around the pool allow for monkeys to come right to the pool. I had one monkey within 3 feet of me!
The service is great! It all started with Bruno who works at the office. He was great and had a great sense of humour! Thank you Bruno for making our stay even better and hope you will come to Canada to visit. One of the guys at the restaurant, Mike still remembered us from 2 years ago, it was like visiting old friends. When staying here, you feel like you are staying with friends, loved it!
This place is not right in Santa Teresa, which makes it so special. Lots of things to do in the area. When staying here we rented a quad for some of the days and went hiking at the Nature park, went to the waterfall by Montezuma, went quading to some of the other beaches for a day trip, went to Montezuma. We also did the ziplining tour the last time we were here. Quading through some of the roads here have a great jungle feel to it, loved it! If you are wanting to just relax, this was a great place to relax too and we met lots of great people here. The type of people that come here are great, usually people that want to get away from the crowd. It is a very romantic setting and you can go all out and get the honeymoon suite or junior suite which we absolutely loved or one of the other rooms which are all great!
Coming here the first time, we knew we would be back. This is a great place to stay! The kind of service you get here is like staying at a five star resort. Thank you especially to Aiden, Bruno and Mike for making our trip! We will be back!
- Also Known As:
- Moana Hotel
- Moana Hotel Mal Pais
- Hotel Moana Costa Rica/Mal Pais
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Moana is a small luxurious ocean view hotel nestled amongst a rich backdrop of wildlife and jungle. Inspired by Africa for its choice of décor, the beautiful rooms offer tranquility and comfort to all of our guests. Enjoy being served breakfast while you gaze out over the Pacific Ocean. Later hang out at the wonderful pool area and fall asleep on a suspended day bed while the waves crash in the background, paradise awaits! ... more less
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