We stayed for six nights with Fabienne and her son, Baptiste. And the two dogs and several cats! We had a cute cabin, overlooking the sea and gardens, which was small but more than adequate, with a few French touches (eg distressed paintwork). There was a tiny kitchen (a bit too tiny really), a small living room, and a good sized shower room downstairs, and one large open plan bedroom upstairs with two double beds and a single, under the steeply sloping roof. There was air-conditioning upstairs, but all the cool air fell downstairs, so the lounge was cool but not the bedroom... Outside was a large terrace, partly covered, with table and chairs, and sun loungers. We seemed to be the only guests, so it all felt very private and secluded, but if it was busy, the cabins are very close to each other.
The pool area was a couple of minutes' walk through the lush gardens, and was lovely - a good-sized pool surrounded by decking and loungers, with a couple of shaded seating areas too. There was free wifi in the pool area, good enough for checking emails. We spent time in the pool every day, but also went out and explored the island (I think you'd need a car to stay here and make the most of the island).
Fabienne could not have been friendlier, and welcomed all of us, especially our daughter, who made friends with all the animals. Baptiste prepared some uru/breadfruit for us to try (sort of like baked potato), and opened a coconut so we could drink the water and eat the flesh. Impressive use of a machete! Fabienne also did laundry for us, at no charge, which was very kind.
Our stay cost 116 Euros per night, a bargain for Mo'orea and French Polynesia in general for this type of accommodation. And there were some lovely sunsets thrown in. We had a really lovely time, but appreciate that as we were the only guests, we possibly had a better experience than we might otherwise have had.
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