We stayed at the Moorea Fare Miti for 3 nights before boarding a cruise around the Tahitian islands (Princess). If you are wondering whether or not to make the trek to Moorea (instead of staying near Papeete) DO IT!!! This was the most relaxing place we have ever been to, a real slice of paradise! It is not the Hilton or Pearl resort, but it is also not upwards of $700 per night! It is a small, family operated resort with local flair. The owners, Celine & Laurent were so friendly and helpful and were able to order Pizza or other food which was then delivered directly to our door. In addition, Celine comes around to your villa in the afternoon every day taking orders for fresh bread for the next morning...fresh french bread, butter and jam with a view of paradise every morning, what more could you ask for?!?!
The beach was awesome and a rarity (most places don't have such a nice long beach, you usually have to head to a motu for that), the snorkelling was GREAT and there is an island right off the beach that was walkable through the water, very fun to explore! There were tons of fish and different types of coral in the water just off the beach and around the island to explore. I am not a strong swimmer and my husband was able to teach me how to snorkel in this area, so it is perfect for kids!
The room was great, clean and simple with a cute thatched roof. It had a mini-fridge and a small, simple kitchen with a sink and stove, a bathroom with standing shower (no bathtub), a bedroom (ours was a 1 bedroom), a small living room with couches (that converted into 2 single beds for kids), and a covered deck complete with patio furniture, perfect for eating dinner and watching the sunset over the south pacific. The rooms don't have Air Conditioning or TV...never a problem for us because the windows open and you can get a nice sea breeze blowing through the room. Not having a TV was a blessing...why in the world would you come all the way to Moorea to watch TV? Isolation is the key to relaxation! :)
There were lots of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel along the coast, but our favourite place to eat was a little food cart (aka roulotte) called "Poulet Roti" (aka roasted chicken). It was run by a french expat and her son and was affordable and great. We ate there twice, once we bought a full roasted chicken with a salad (so yummy) and the second time a beautiful homemade quiche and a thai stir fry (also great). Highly recommended, we walked there from the resort.
All in all, when we return to Tahiti (because we will!) we will be staying at the Moorea Fare Miti.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bienvenue à la pension Moorea Fare Miti, à Moorea, l'île soeur de Tahiti.Idéalement situé dans la commune de Haapiti, à 300 mètres des commerces, des restaurants et des activités du Petit Village, Moorea Fare Miti vous propose des Fares tout équipés,au coeur d'un jardin de fleurs exotiques.Lagon turquoise, plage de sable blanc et couchers de soleil inoubliables.Fare bord de mer: Vous rêvez d'une vue de rêve sur le lagon? Optez pour un Fare plage. Détendez vous. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moorea Fare Miti Hotel Papetoai