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#1 of 10 in Fakarava
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4.7
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4.3
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4.4
Value
4.2
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6 Bungalows On The Beach And 3 Gardens With A Restaurant In The Oldest Pearl Farm
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Free parking
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Paid wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Breakfast buffet
Diving
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Marianne A wrote a review Nov 2021
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We went there with my husband and our 2 kids (7 and 9) and we all had the best of times. The staff is mega friendly and always there for everyone's needs; they organised wonderful visits for us with amazing locals. The food was delicious. The accomodation is great: we stayed in a garden bungalow, no air con but still very comfortable with fans if needed. If you go to Fakarava, just go to the Havaiki Lodge, 100%! You cannot be disappointed!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: BEst view and air con: beach bungalow. But garden bungalows are great too with fans and are only...
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Patricia L wrote a review Jan 2021
Papeete, French Polynesia112 contributions13 helpful votes
No four-stars hotel in Fakarava, just some small lodging places and then you have the Havaiki lodge, on the main islet, at the north shore. Attracted by photos of a friend of mine who visited a few months before, I decided to spend the new year week-end there. It was just great... Great spot, nice small bungalows set on a beautiful beach, tables with seats in the water by the beach for lunch (just have to choose the side where the sharks do not come for a friendly visit). Great food, mostly fish dishes, lots of activities available, and it was easy to tour the island with the bikes provided by the Hawaiki Lodge. It was just the perfect week-end...
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: rooms by the beach have air conditionning, garden rooms have fans, but quieter.
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Jim G wrote a review Nov 2020
Kirkland118 contributions32 helpful votes
Ok. First im writing this based on the type of travelers were are. We love remote. Simple. Local. There are no Four Seasons on Fakarava. This place is the ultimate in chill. Staff super friendly. Beach amazing. Food really good ( note: you're on Fakarava, not NYC). Spent a week here and was in total heaven. Tip: Beach bungalow 100%. Not only AC, but a mini fridge. There is no food or drink from 2-5 everyday. Anywhere. We were in B6. With some foliage around. B0-5. Straight on the beach. We preferred ours with some afternoon shade. If you want to chill in paradise, this is it. If you want the Four Season's, go to Bora Bora.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from JOACHIM DARIEL, Propriétaire at Havaiki Lodge
Responded Dec 29, 2020
Thanks a lot for your message keep in touch and happy new year wherever you are best atoll regards joachim
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MXS wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom50 contributions63 helpful votes
For the amount of money you pay to stay here, you’d expect a decent level of customer service but the staff was rude from reception to the manager. I was told it’s “hard to get things done on a Sunday,” and when I tried to ask for the manager on Monday at 10am, she hadn’t even showed up to work yet. Also, keep in mind the only accommodation with aircon are the Oceanside villas. Make sure you don’t get stuck in the janitors closet (the “villa” by reception)
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from JOACHIM DARIEL, Propriétaire at Havaiki Lodge
Responded Dec 29, 2020
hello, thank you for taking the time to write a message we have taken note of your criticism in order to improve.
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Brad R wrote a review Sep 2020
Columbus, Nebraska56 contributions59 helpful votes
Stayed here two nights. The location is great and the beach is even better. The rooms were better than we expected. Excluding the ants, it was all fine. The food was OK, just not to our liking, but that doesn't make it bad. Fun to hop on a bike and go for a cruise. Not many spoke English so hard to communicate, but again not their fault. It did seem hard at times to locate hotel rep to talk to, but overall all was good and would recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from JOACHIM DARIEL, Propriétaire at Havaiki Lodge
Responded Dec 29, 2020
hello, thank you for taking the time to write a message we have taken note of your report in order to improve. best happy new year 😁
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Stay270130 wrote a review Aug 2020
29 contributions10 helpful votes
This hotel is a hidden gem. With an excellent and delicious half board meal plan. It’s located in a quiet and beautiful beach. The perfect place to disconnect. Maia and the rest of the staff are extremely helpful and professional. We will be back! Maria Teresa and Carlos
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from JOACHIM DARIEL, Propriétaire at Havaiki Lodge
Responded Sep 26, 2020
Hello Maria and Carlos, Is it needed to tell you that it was a real pleasure to read your review? We are so happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Havaiki team wish you a great trip back home and maybe we'll see us next time. Mauruuru from Fakarava#HavaikiLodge
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swilliams wrote a review Jan 2020
Ashburton, New Zealand47 contributions9 helpful votes
We were picked up from the airport and given flower leis, then taken to the lodge and shown to our rooms, then given juice and information about tours on offer for our stay. We stayed 6 nights in a beachfront bungalow with air con. Facilities were really good in the rooms, with a kettle, mini fridge, small bathroom with a shower, and a small deck with chairs. The bungalow was very private (B7) with trees and bushes surrounding it. Outside our rooms were a table, chairs and sun beds. The beach is beautiful and untouched, and the snorkel area is great with lots of fish and beautiful coral. Free kayaks and bicycles were on offer. Drinking water is free - there are two water stations outside the front and back of the restaurant where you can fill your bottles. Breakfast was good, with croissants, bread, baguette, cheeses, jams, fresh fruit, meats, and cereals on offer, and fruit juices. The snack bar was open for lunches, with things like cheeseburgers, French fries and chicken nuggets. Dinner was very good. The 3 course menu for each evening was put on the board each morning. The staff were very accomodating with a vegetarian in our group, and none of us eating fish or seafood. They cooked something different for us every night, and everything was cooked to a good standard. We booked 3 tours through the lodge, all which were very good. The lady at reception spoke very good English. Would definitely recommend a snorkel trip to the south pass, and to the coral garden near the north pass. Snorkelling is amazing here, hundreds of sharks and lots of fish! There is free wifi - it was slow but enough to use messenger to send photos and make calls
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Would recommend a Beachfront Bungalow with air con - B7 was amazing and very private.
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Response from havaiki, Gérant at Havaiki Lodge
Responded Jan 10, 2020
Ia ora na, We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you very much for this lovely review. We are glad that you keep good memories of our beautiful island and hope to see you another time! Mauruuru and best regards
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Roberto Serrini wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York706 contributions101 helpful votes
On a cruise with Aranui we rented bikes and rolled down to the Havaiki to spend the day. Great beaches, bars, restaurants, but the highlight was the pearl farm, where for a few bucks you could choose your oyster and they would release your treasure inside for you ... a true experience and super beautiful - made a little film about it so you can see - link in my bio.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Hans-Jürgen Seb... F wrote a review Sep 2019
wien150 contributions115 helpful votes
perfekt in organisation and handling ... rooms are clean and comfortable, food is outstanding good, service is good staff is very friendly and helpful ... all in all an outstanding place to stay, highly to recommend !
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from havaiki, Responsable réception at Havaiki Lodge
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Ia Orana Sebastian, We thank you really much for your so kind review! We was so happy to have you during those days, it was a pleasure! With all our best wishes, perhaps we'll meet once again... Fakarava's warmest regards
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Liz K wrote a review Sep 2019
32 contributions35 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed at Havaiki three nights. We spent one night in a Beach Bungalow and then two nights in a Garden Bungalow. This is because Havaiki was booked out - months in advance. And, no wonder it is very popular and the Garden Bungalow in particular was terrific value for money, especially for French Polynesia. Even in Australian dollars, the room was very reasonable. The bungalows are quite spacious. The food and facilities are great. Terrific snorkelling right off the beach. A fun beach snack place for lunch, and good food for breakfast and dinner in the main building. Great service from the two women who work at reception - sorry I did not get their names. They are particularly helpful for English speaking guests. We want to go back for a week at Havaiki, but we know we have too book early !
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from havaiki, Responsable réception at Havaiki Lodge
Responded Sep 24, 2019
Ia Orana, Thank you very much for this really pleasant review! We are so happy that you've appreciated your stay with us, so kind of you to let us know. Wishing you all the best, the havaiki's team. Warm regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Havaiki Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Havaiki Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tekopa Village Fakarava (2.3 miles) and Les Perles D'Havaiki (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Havaiki Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Havaiki Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Havaiki Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Havaiki Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Snack Kori Kori, Havaiki le Restaurant, and Snack Chez Elda.
Does Havaiki Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Havaiki Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Havaiki Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Havaiki Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Havaiki Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Havaiki Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.