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Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Amazing, fabulous, beautiful and the best food ever. I cannot say enough good things about this slice of paradise. Mani and Tila are wonderful hosts to this part of the world that they both know and love. The pension is hand-crafted by Mani. It is beautiful, comfortable and "green." We snorkeled off the dock, scubaed in the pass, walked the... More 

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Quilmes, Argentina
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108 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Tila and Many the owners make you fell so well everething is absolutey clean basic no luxury bad perhaps like life should . fresh and simplle food from Tila ,exellente pizza from Many We stay in a luxurius over water bungalow in the Intercontinental Bora Bora nice experience but not so deep and moving as Aito Exellent place to sty... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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177 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

If you are seeking 4 star accommodations with a spa and pool boys with drinks, don't head to the south pass. This is remote, but our owner and host Manehi has personally constructed an amazing compound just off the south pass, known for shark diving. The bungalows are caringly constructed from local woods and palm thatch. Our bungalow was quite... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2015

One of the nicest places I ever visited, peaceful and attractively furnished in traditional ma'ohi way,wirth very kind attention (but no hustle) from staff, and no media pollution whatsoever. But if you need stress,nightlife, restaurants or if you're a geek, this is no place for you ;-)

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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

The south pass is one of the best spot to dive in the french polynesian. The Bungalows at Motu Aito are very nice and the location is great to access the bird island and les plages roses. You really feel like you are at the end of the world and can appreciate a place which has not been poluted or... More 

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Grenoble, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Motu Aito is located at the far end of Fakarava atoll, in the South. After 1h driving and 2h30 of boat, you arrive on this rocky island, principally made of dead corals and which may seem a little bit unwelcoming at the first look, but then you see how beautiful the environment is, and you are in the middle of... More 

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Setauket, New York
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our recent stay at Motu Aito Paradise near the south pass of Fakarava was as interesting and enjoyable as our past two visits in 2010 and 2013. This time we stayed 9 days. Our daily activity was scuba diving with TOPDIVE. The south pass (Tomakohua pass) is famous for sharks and indeed this time, as has been the case during... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2015

As others have noted, Manihi and Tila was amazing hosts. The food was fresh, healthy, and delicious. I brought a bottle of rum and pineapple juice, and some snacks, since there are NO stores on this end of the island and there is no bar to purchase drinks. My travel buddy and I were the only ones there for 4... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2014

We spent 4 nights at this wonderful peaceful hideaway , it was very special . The diving was as good as it gets , and we were well hosted and cared for . I would strongly recommend you take a supply of wine or beer plus a few snacks depending on your preference to enjoy and compliment meal time to... More 

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Oakland, CA
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2014

I really enjoyed scuba diving at the Tetamanu pass (with Top Dive), and staying nearby at Motu Aito Paradise made it easy, but I had some reservations about the lodge. Our bungalow was one of the two on stilts at the edge of the litttle inlet from the lagoon, which sounds nice, but these two are really small, with the... More 

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Address: Tetamanu, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Tuamotu Archipelago > Fakarava
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Motu Aito Hotel Fakarava
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“Every room is unique and charming”
 of 5 bubbles love2travel33388, Aug 19, 2016 | Read review
“Every room has perfect if different views”
 of 5 bubbles _fredvernet54, Oct 3, 2015 | Read review
“all the rooms are similar.”
 of 5 bubbles 866PeterB866, Apr 14, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for one of the larger bungalows, not the ones on stilts right by the common area.”
 of 5 bubbles Macrodiver, Oct 5, 2014 | Read review
“I prefer to sleep in, so I enjoyed my stay in a bungalow facing west.”
 of 5 bubbles CelestinoG, Apr 19, 2013 | Read review
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