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Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea

Bp 3410, Maharepa 98728 French Polynesia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 hotels in Maharepa
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The Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea nestles on the island shore, just by the village of Maharepa is an ideal location, between the majestic Cook’s Bay and the Moorea Green Pearl Golf Club. It’s very convenient location just 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the ferry terminal, makes it an ideal base to explore the island. Close from the Resort, the Maharepa village offers a selection of boutiques, banks and convenients stores. The style of the resort is a tasteful combination of the traditional and the contemporary with a powerful sense of Polynesia. There are 28 over-water bungalows built over the lagoon on piles, 8 more bungalows on the beach and 28 spread through the beautiful grounds with their own private pludge pools and little gardens. The remaining 18 rooms and 8 duplexes of this 90-unit resort all facing the garden are in a small building. Whichever accommodation you choose, you will have air-conditioned comfort (the bungalows also have ceiling fans), an outside terrace, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe, flat-screen television and WiFi. From your hotel base we will be happy to arrange a full range of exciting excursions and activities and of course you can relax at the resort where you’ll enjoy one of the largest infinity pools of the island. Each bungalow has a sunny outside terrace with comfortable loungers. From the over-water ones, there is direct access to the lagoon. The premium over-water bungalows are especially well situated, close to the coral reef ledge so you can immediately swim off and discover a fascinating world of coloured fish and exotic corals. Near the over-water bungalows, we have developed our own coral nursery- To’A Nui - a coral regeneration project and part of our commitment to protecting the fragile environment that surrounds us. This site encourages the proliferation of marine life whose beauty is so easily enjoyed with simple snorkelling equipment. You will find a luxurious and convivial resort on a human scale, offering a warm welcome to honeymooners, romantic couples, families, nature lovers and scuba-divers. We have two restaurants - The Mahanai for breakfast and dinner and the Autera’a snack and bar with a teracce adjacent to the pool for sipping your favorite beverage. Other facilities include two meeting rooms, a boutique and a full range of activities and excursions both on land and on the water. We also have an on-site dive center and a spa. The Manea Spa specializes in massages and treatments using traditional Polynesian methods and 100% natural products from the island’s flowers and plants, including the famous monoi oils from the coconut palm. The spa has a hammam, jacuzzi and the "Rumi Avai" where you can discover the pleasures of our unique aquatic massages.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Poolside bar
Highchairs available
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Happy hour
Snack bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Japanese
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Andrew S wrote a review Oct 15
Centennial, Colorado47 contributions40 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed for 7 nights in an over water bungalow that had the sunset views. If you want the sunset views, definitely ask for bungalows 401-410. These OWB also were situated right at the reef so you had personal access to the reef and the sea life. Sharks, turtles, and fish galore. There had been some complaints about the water not being clear and the reef devoid of life, but everything was picture perfect the entire week we were here. You will get some seaweed clumps floating through, but they passed. Water was crystal clear...you could see to the bottom. The bungalow itself was great. Comfy large bed, plus an extra one for the kids or...whoever. There was a Nespresso maker for coffee, but we didn't really make use of it. We heard about folks running out of it quickly, so we brought our own pods, but they didn't really work well. We brought along our own instant coffee that we could make with the hot water kettle. Worked great. The wifi was another complaint I saw often before we arrived. A little worried, we downloaded a lot of stuff and brought all sorts of cables and connectors to connect to the TV, but what a surprise when we settled in, tried to connect and had instant connection. This might have been a recent upgrade. Looking outside at the bungalows, you can see wifi antennas on them all. We talked to several other folks who had OWB and beach bungalows, and they had no issues either. We had connection the entire time. The beach is small, and it does collect a lot of seaweed during the course of a day, probably because of where the resort is situated, but the staff clean it every morning. There really weren't a lot of folks at the beach, so no rush to try to claim beach space. Of course, it's true that your view from the beach is the OWB, so be prepared. Mostly people stayed at the infinity pool, which was good sized. The water was very comfortable. On busy days, get your towels out early to get a good spot. The restaurants were decent and good if you wanted to stay on resort. They have enough of a selection where you don't feel stuck with eating the same thing everyday. However the resort is located right in Maharepa (we're told it's the largest village on the island) so there's other options within a half mile or so. Take advantage if you can get the rate with the breakfast included. It's pretty good and the fruits are worth it (but no bananas? they're everywhere on the island!). If you're here for more than a few days, it does get a little boring since they don't change the menu. But otherwise, it's a good deal. It pretty much lasts us until dinner. The bar and snack cafe are likewise good. Drink specials every night and a decent selection to choose from for food. They also have a currency exchange with no commission. If there was one recommendation we'd make to the resort, make the daily activities known. If we hadn't wandered around and saw things or have a staff member mention something, there would have been some things we didn't know about. Finally, the staff. They really make this place shine. They were so welcoming, friendly and willing to help. From the moment we checked in until the day we left, they were there for us. Special shout out to Moana, who helped with our luggage and answered questions almost everyday from us about what to do, where to go, etc. So friendly and easy going! Also a shout out to Benji, the pool boy. Always greeted us with a smile, helped us with the aquatic activities and even offered to cut up a coconut for us. So much more than the typical service you'd see in a US resort. Are the Sofitel and Hilton resorts better? I don't know. But I do know that our stay at Manava was exceptional and we'd recommend anyone to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Relax23723604187 wrote a review Sep 2021
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We stayed in the overwater bungalows and had an amazing trip. Between the family we had three bungalows that over looked the reef and the sunset. One premium over water (418) and two non-premium over water (417-416). We saw black tip reef sharks swimming in the reef almost every day, a large eel one day, lots of fish, and turtles every time we went snorkeling. You can snorkel right off your bungalow which is magical. The scuba diving, whale watching, and ATV were all fantastic. The staff was helpful. My only complaint is that the food was expensive and not vegetarian friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea
Responded 1 week ago
Ia ora na Relax23723604187, We are so happy to read that you've an exceptional family adventure in our resort and in Moorea. We would to thank you for your wonderful comment and we also take good note of your valuable remarks. we hope to see you again in our tropical paradise. Maururuu !
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VCP78 wrote a review Sep 2021
Dallas, Texas15 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights during the COVID lockdown. We arrived a couple of hours before check-in time and our room was not quite ready. We went to the restaurant for a quick lunch and our room was ready before we were done eating. Because of the lockdown, we had to cancel the excursions that we had scheduled. We were bummed about not being able to explore more of Moorea, but found plenty to keep us busy on the resort. Kayaks and paddle boards were available and the snorkeling around the OWBs was amazing. In addition to the many different types of fish, we saw sharks, eels, eagle rays, octopus, sea turtles and stonefish. Our bungalow also had a great sunset view. I imagine if you had a beach or garden bungalow, then you probably wouldn't consider the view to be so great. From the pool and beach, you can mostly only see the OWBs. Food was okay, but nothing spectacular. Price was okay. A little more than Tahiti but less than Bora Bora. There was a food truck near the entrance to the resort and a restaurant across the street, but we didn't try either. There is also a small grocery store within walking distance. Nothing else was open because of the lockdown, but it looked like there are some other shops nearby as well. We did the introductory diving course through the diving shop at the resort. Stefan was great. He clearly explained what to expect during the dive and was very patient with us. A few minor complaints: 1) The WIFI signal in the bungalow was awful. However, you only had to walk about 10ft from your room to get service. 2) The bathroom had a shower/tub combo which is fine, but the side of the tub was very high and not easy to enter if you're short. 3) Little privacy. The decks are so close that you can have a conversation with your neighbors without raising your voice. There are privacy screens, but they were missing on some decks. None of these would prevent us from staying here again, though. We hope to return in a few years to fully explore Moorea and plan to stay at the Manava again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Best views are from the premium overwater bungalows, but I would avoid rooms 401 & 402 as...
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea
Responded 4 weeks ago
Ia ora na VCP78, We would like first to thank you for your wonderful comment and we are so happy to read that you fully enjoyed our resort, your overwater bungalow and all our activities even with a lockdown. We take good note of all your valuable remarks and we hope to see you in a few years in our tropical paradise. Maururuu !
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Becky R wrote a review Aug 2021
Spokane, Washington52 contributions42 helpful votes
We booked a beach bungalow and had a view of the ocean and the overwater bungalows. The facility was very nice and clean, the bed was comfortable and restaurants were very good. However, my biggest compliment was for the entire staff at Manava. I encountered a significant medical issue that required I extend my stay by 7 days. The General Director was outstanding in his efforts to ensure our extended stay and provide whatever service was required to meet our needs. Everyone was so helpful and kind. I think it is situations like this that show true customer service and they were all top-notch. There were no overwater bungalows available when we booked, otherwise we would have booked one of those, but the beach bungalow was nice in that we had front-row access to the beach. The beach at the resort was quite small so it was nice to have first access. The only thing a bit surprising was the beach bungalows look directly at the overwater bungalows that face the "mountain." Should the resort ever do any remodeling it might be worth creating a more private view for both the overwater and beach bungalows. The resort is within walking distance to local shops a grocery store and a few restaurants. This allowed us the opportunity to explore a bit more of Moorea and was certainly a bonus. We stayed on Bora Bora a few years ago and were pretty much stuck at the resort island for the duration of our stay. It is nice to get new food options when the resort restaurants become boring. Overall I would highly suggest the Manava Resort if you plan to stay in either a garden, beach or overwater bungalow.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Stay in a overwater bungalow with a ocean view.
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea
Responded Aug 31, 2021
Ia Orana beducky, We would like to thank you for your valuable comment. We are happy to read that our team was amazing and hospitable. It's a real pleasure to know that everyone was helpful and kind and that they delivered a ture customer service. Thank you for your Manava hotel's recommandation and we hope to see you again in Moorea. With our warmest regards. Mauruuru !
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Mark M wrote a review Aug 2021
Reading, Massachusetts5 contributions4 helpful votes
This was the first stop on a three island tour of French Polynesia. For context, this review and score is written with the comparative experience we had at other resorts during the same trip in mind. Service at the front desk was excellent; warm and friendly greeting with a smooth check-in process that included a drive-around tour of the grounds. Our first two nights were in a bungalow toward the back end of the property. It had a small yard with a private soaking pool and deck. There were no views of the ocean, or anything past the immediate fencing surrounding our yard. Standard room amenities were adequate. There were a number of ants in the bathroom, though, which seemed to enter through a crack in the window molding, but thankfully kept themselves limited to the wall in one corner of the room. We were later upgraded to a "premium overwater bungalow" which was gorgeous. The deck had views of both sunrise and sunset. A private deck / dock with a ladder allowed for snorkeling entry directly over the coral / underwater ledge where the best snorkeling was to be had. Highly recommend these accommodations. Kayaks and paddle boards were available for use. The pool area was fine; it was set on the edge of the beach, but any views of the ocean were blocked by the overwater bungalows. There was a bar / restaurant for lunch. The food was average and expensive. Cocktails were also high-priced and mostly juice / syrup. Back home I enjoy making exotic cocktails, and I was sorely disappointed with the quality (this applies to my experience overall while in French Polynesia, so perhaps my expectations are set high.) Dinner was very expensive for average fare, though service continued to be good. In the 4 full days spent at the resort I came to dread both lunch and dinner as I would be shelling out a lot of money for something uninspired and only of mediocre quality. There is a steakhouse / grill across the street from the resort which was very good and worth checking out if you find yourself feeling the same way I did about the selection on premises. Additionally, there is a quaint wine store about a 5 minute walk from the resort with a wonderful selection including some beers and hard alcohol bottles. For snacks and other items there is a small local grocery store nearby as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea
Responded Aug 31, 2021
Dear 11MarkM11, We are happy to read that you fully enjoyed your overwater bungalow, our lively lagoon and our pool. On the other side we are sad to know that your culinary experiences was not up to your expectations even if we offer tow type of cuisine for dinner in our restaurant "Mahanai" and our bar-restaurant "Autera'a". Anyway we take good note of all your comments. We hope to see you again in Moorea. Mauruuru !
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea
Which popular attractions are close to Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea?
Nearby attractions include Eva Perles Pearl Buying (0.3 miles), Have a Nice Pearl (0.04 miles), and Scenic Shopping Tour - Pure Passion (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rudy's, Carameline, and Manuia Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tiki Village Cultural Center (7.5 miles).
Does Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.