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Avea Bay PO Box 30 Parea, 98731 French Polynesia
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#1 of 4 in Huahine
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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L'Hotel Le Mahana is located in the heart of Avea's bay on the West coast of Huahine "Iti" (small), just 25 km from the airport and 2 km from the village of Parea. This charming 3-star hotel has a beautiful white sand beach and great coral garden in a lagoon with pristine and turquoise waters
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Car hire
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French
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Stéphane C wrote a review Nov 2021
Paris, France63 contributions50 helpful votes
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Great experience with a group of friends, very friendly staff supported by a nice offer from the restaurant and very good bungalows, the resort is well arranged and not too big giving a charming ambiance to your experience, highly recommended for few days while discovering Huahine being really a beautiful spot.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Two sides of bungalows : beach (more luxury side ) or classic . A small pool Rent a car,...
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wesbex wrote a review Jul 2021
39 contributions4 helpful votes
Everyone at this hotel is so kind! Our bungalow was adorable (though do be prepared for indoor outdoor living) and we were able to check in *extremely* early. Breakfast was plentiful, other meals (happy hour, especially) were as we would expect, with the added bonus of having your feet in the sand. Be sure to bring bug spray -- we even put some on before we showered! And remember that you are choosing to be at a hotel with a restaurant and snorkel friendly beach, but not one that is close to "downtown". Most activities will pick you up for free, but if you want to do something without a guide, it can get complicated. Also note that if you plan excursions through the hotel, they can help you if something changes last minute, but there is a much higher charge than doing it on your own. As with hotels in Europe, your key turns on electricity, so the rooms are humid when you first come in, but their AC is fabulous and cools it right off. All things that make total sense, but knowing ahead of time helps set expectations. We loved our bungalow, found the beach to be super clean and full of shaded areas, the paddle boards and kayaks were available, and it's so convenient to have breakfast available in the mornings!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: We had second row bungalows and still had a tiny ocean view. It took 30 extra seconds to walk to...
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J_and_E_from_Denver wrote a review Jun 2021
Highlands Ranch, Colorado170 contributions68 helpful votes
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We just spent 4 wonderful days at the Hotel Le Mehana on Huahini Iti in May. This was a very lovely part of our trip to French Polynesia. There is so much to like. The hotel is a special place on a special island. Huahine is one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world and you will not go wrong staying here. The islands of Huahine are some of the least visited in the area with far less people than on Moorea or Bora Bora. Visiting during the early post-covid opening of FP meant even more tranquility. The hotel is a fantastic property on a very scenic beach, a place I will always recommend to others. We had a lovely garden unit that had everything needed for a wonderful beach stay including a shaded lanai, a very comfortable bed, a huge shower, a safebox for your valuables, plenty of towels and a refrigerator to keep your drinks and snacks cold. The waterfront units looked even better. The restaurant was superb and a necessity since you are pretty far from other places to eat. The food was excellent, cooked by a chef I’m told was trained in Paris. It was mainly served at outdoor tables but there is also a huge dining room, tastefully decorated with Polynesian art that can be used when the weather is bad. The breakfast buffet had plenty of selection for any taste with a large variety of fresh fruit, pastries, meats and cheeses and eggs cooked to order. For lunch we ate delicious salads with fresh fish of all kinds. There is a happy hour serving umbrella cocktails and then there are the dinners, both delicious and artistically served followed with fancy desserts. In our four days we tried most of the entrees on the menu and loved them all. The car rental is right there onsite making it very convenient. Using it twice for half day rentals allowed us to tour the entire island going to the town of Fare, visiting 2 vanilla farms, going to the north side of the island to view the coastal maraes as well as several others that we hiked up to. And of course stopping for photos at many scenic viewpoints around both islands. I knew this was going to be a favorite part of trip to FP from the moment we first booked months ago. Throughout our planning we were given the best of help from Matania, who seems to know everything about Huahine and in person quickly became our favorite host/concierge of all the places we stayed on Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine and Bora Bora. Matania helped us plan our stay, booking activities, arranging for a rental car and so much more. Best of all. she is one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. She goes out of her way to make sure you have a wonderful time. As for the activities available, we made great use of the kayaks, paddleboards and the onsite snorkeling. Make sure you do the full day boat excursion with Huahine Nautique. It was one of the best days of our vacation. Maururu to all of our new friends at the Le Mehana.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Hotel Le Mahana Huahine, Marketing at Hotel Le Mahana
Responded Jul 19, 2021
'Ia ora na, Thank you so much for the excellent rating on Tripadvisor, and for taking the time to write us this comment. We really enjoyed reading all these little details about your stay in our hotel. From the setting of the hotel, to the comfort of your bungalow, or even all the meals at the hotel restaurant. We are also delighted that you took advantage of the car rental, and excursions, to explore the authentic island of Huahine. And finally, thank you for this special mention on our reception manager, Matania. We will not fail to share these compliments to her. Everything is true, and we are aware that we are very lucky to have her by our side! Mauruuru again, your satisfaction is our greatest reward. Hinatea from the Hotel Le Mahana Huahine
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bobold wrote a review Jun 2021
97 contributions141 helpful votes
I visited in November of 2020 and we were here for 3 nights before taking the catamaran out for 5 days to explore the islands. I am a 5star hotel girl all the way. I work in hospitality, my husband is in the wine business and we are extremely particular guests. my first thought on seeing the room is "well Ill endure it for 3 nights". I have to tell you of all the luxury hotels on our trip to French Polynesia this was not the most luxurious, but I would go back to Le Mahana over and over again because it is just overall awesome. The food was some of the best we had in all of French Polynesia, the staff are all so very sweet, and accommodating. You feel like you have found a secret place no one knows about. Its very rustic but with awesome food, drink and gorgeous water. About this sea cucumbers... I brought with me a blow up pool lounger and was quite comfortable not having to come face to face with the dreaded sea cucumbers on the bottom of the water. I literally was in heaven and will be back soon
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Hotel Le Mahana Huahine, Marketing at Hotel Le Mahana
Responded Jun 23, 2021
'Ia ora na, Thank you for the excellent note on Tripadvisor, and thank you so much for your comment. Everything you wrote touches us sincerely. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our charming hotel, with the authentic atmosphere of the islands. Thank you also for your compliments on our restaurant. It is with great pleasure that we will welcome you back to the Hotel Le Mahana, in Huahine. Mauruuru roa Hinatea from the Hotel Le Mahana Huahine
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Patricia L wrote a review Mar 2021
Papeete, French Polynesia112 contributions13 helpful votes
The hotel is set on the nicest beacu of the island of huahine et is great for a total relaxing stay. Best chef of the island too, most islanders come to the hotel for the food, the chef is just great. Wonderful meals
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Hotel Le Mahana Huahine, Marketing at Hotel Le Mahana
Responded Jun 23, 2021
'Ia ora na Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment on Tripadvisor. It is true that we are fortunate to be located in the idyllic setting of the Avea bay, along a beautiful white sand beach. Thank you also for your compliments on our restaurant, we will be delighted to share them with our chef Jean-Frédéric and his team. Mauruuru Hinatea from the Hotel Le Mahana Huahine
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Scenic822764 wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I recommend you avoid this resort during the COVID health threat. While there are safety signs posted and the front desk and restaurant servers wear masks, there is no enforcement of mask guidelines on tourists, crowded indoor dining, and housekeeping staff does not wear masks. Lovely place, but postpone your visit.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Hotel Le Mahana Huahine, Marketing at Hotel Le Mahana
Responded Jun 23, 2021
'Ia ora na, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you find our place as lovely. Concerning the global health context, we remain sensitive to the protection of our customers and our teams. And in accordance with the recommendations set out by health organizations and government authorities, we have readjusted our operational organization and implemented new health protocols. From wearing a mask, the provision of disinfectants, the disinfection of leisure equipment available to customers, the respect for barrier gestures and social distancing... All these measures are applied before the arrival of our clients, until their departure. Thank you The Hotel Le Mahana Huahine
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Globalnomad wrote a review Dec 2020
Zurich, Switzerland86 contributions44 helpful votes
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I decided to stay in this hotel on my second trip to Huahine as the water and the beaches in Huahine Iti are more beautiful than in the area around Fare on Huahine Nui. This hotel is located in these idyllic surroundings. In the final reckoning, it was neither of these aspects that impressed me the most. It was the surprising quality of the dinners. There is clearly a highly professional, well-trained French eye behind such dishes as chicken breast stuffed with foie gras à l’orange and crab ravioli in tonka sauce, not to mention desserts that would worthy of a fine French pâtisserie in an expensive neighbourhood in Paris. Everything was beautfully plated, a pleasure to both the eyes and the palate! The receptionist was also a gem - consistently polite and warm, she always addressed me by name. The bungalows are crammed together and home to noisy geckos, but mine with a lagoon view (no. 10) was on its own and reasonably comfortable. I particularly liked that the shower area had a door that could be opened to the outside for a shower in complete privacy yet open to the elements. I also enjoyed the pool and its location, hidden from the main road with some vegetation, didn’t bother me in the least. Having said that, there were some quirks and kinks: (i) The bed was never made, glasses in the room were never washed and hotel toiletries were not replaced. Apparently this has to do with the hotel’s sanitary protocols, but I find this rather strange. All the other hotels I’ve stayed at provided full housekeeping services. After all, if a client can eat in a hotel’s restaurant and lounge on beach chairs, surely then the staff can also wash bathroom glasses and make beds? To me and some of my fellow guests, this seemed like a way to save staff time and money. (ii) While the lagoon water was beautiful, I didn’t much enjoy it as the shallow end was full of sea slugs and sea cucumbers, as some other guests have noted. That was a disappointment. (iii) The fine culinary hand at work every dinner seemed to be missing at breakfast. Some things such as French toast and omelettes were very competently executed, while other basic things - hard, overcooked diced potatoes for example - were a disaster. Someone should also teach the servers to make a cappuccino or otherwise just say it is not available. I was billed XPF 500 for one that consisted of coffee topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder. Quel sacrilège! (iv) Maintenance could also be far better. My bungalow was shrouded in complete darkness in the night. The bulb above the door did not function, which made entering with a bulky old fashioned key very difficult if I did not have the light of my telephone at hand. The toilet also had a tendency to leak onto the floor. What you’re getting here is an unpretentious hotel with excellent food for your main meals, a nice beachside setting and a lovely receptionist who is very welcoming, but don’t expect luxurious accommodations or high quality, attentive housekeeping. If the latter are more important, the Maitai Lapita (which I have also reviewed), would be a better choice.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Kirk M wrote a review Dec 2020
NorCal18 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff and faculties at Le Mahana were superb. The location was serene with beautiful views of the aqua blue bay. Our bungalow was less than 50’ from the water. It was stylish, well equipped and in perfect condition. The front desk staff were wonderful to work with and went above and beyond to make our stay special. The food and ambience at the restaurant was excellent. We look forward to returning to Le Mahana someday soon. Kirk & Mary Messick Sacramento, CA
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Jan 8, 2021
'Ia ora na Kirk & Mary Messick, Thank you to you for the excellent rating on Tripadvisor, and for qualifying our resort as splendid. We are delighted that you have been seduced by the hotel setting, the confort of your polynesian bungalow, as well as the quality of the restaurant. Thank you also for the special mention on the service of our lovely staff. We will welcome you again with great pleasure, for a future stay in Huahine. Mauruuru roa The Hotel Le Mahana Huahine
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Natalie A wrote a review Nov 2020
Carlsbad, California2 contributions
If you have ever wondered what paradise is, this is it! The island itself feels like it’s out of a dream and the hotel and staff went far beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend this hotel for families, couples or even solo travelers. The sunsets are the best I’ve ever seen! You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Hotel Le Mahana Huahine, Directeur général at Hotel Le Mahana
Responded Nov 12, 2020
'Ia ora na, Thank you for all these compliments, and for the excellent rating on Tripadvisor. It is true that as soon as you arrive on the island of Huahine, you are charmed by its authenticity, the landscapes and the lush vegetation. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our establishment, with the best sunsets! Thank you again for recommending our resort. Best regards The Hotel Le Mahana Huahine
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Gottfried Weil wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed there for two nights and enjoyed our front-line bungalow with its paradisiac view and the great food at the restaurant. The staff was very friendly, especially the lady who showed us the island while bringing us from the airport.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Oct 21, 2020
'Ia ora na, Thank you for the excellent rating on Tripadvisor, and for taking the time to leave us a comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our resort, in your first row polynesian bungalow, as well as the service of your lovely staff. Thank you again! The Hotel Le Mahana Huahine
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PRICE RANGE
$208 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
relais mahana huahine, relais mahana hotel huahine
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Relais Mahana
LOCATION
French PolynesiaSociety IslandsHuahine
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Le Mahana
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Le Mahana?
Nearby attractions include La passion du pareo (1.5 miles) and La Maison Du Paréo (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Le Mahana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Le Mahana?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Le Mahana?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Le Mahana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Le Mahana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Tara, Hotel Le Mahana, and Rauheama Snack Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Le Mahana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Le Mahana have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Le Mahana offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Le Mahana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Hotel Le Mahana have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.