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Taharuu Surf Lodge

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PK 39 Cote Montagne, Papara 12818 French Polynesia
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Our surf lodge is situated on over 5000 square yards of private tropical land. We are just a 2 minute walk to the most consistent surfing beach in Tahiti. We have a variety of rates and packages to suit any traveler. Clean, comfortable, safe, and affordable. Bi-lingual staff on site. Surf. Explore. Relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Indoor play area for children
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking garage
Secured parking
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Internet
Coffee shop
Golf course
Hiking
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
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Languages Spoken
English, French

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I booked the Taharuu surf lodge as a last minute weekend getaway and I wasn't sure what to expect. The property is an absolutely stunning, sprawling green with trees, coconuts, beautiful flowers and even a bunch of tiny baby chicks running around. The hosts were incredibly kind and generous. They even drove us to a reggae concert at a minutes notice and joined us for a beer. I was so comfortable in my room, with mosquito netting so I could keep my window open and enjoy the breeze. It's only one block away from a very popular surf break, super easy, convenient, wonderful place to stay. Their surf lodge is immaculately kept with the freshest fruit you will ever eat. 10/10, definitely coming back!
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Response from Thierry K, Responsable réception at Taharuu Surf Lodge
Responded Dec 14, 2017
We are glad you liked it. You are wonderful. Come back when you want
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This is a great location. I drove around the island many times and I was so glad I was staying here. It is a 2 minute walk across the street to a beautiful beach with surfing and then to the left you have snorkeling. There are places to eat within walking distance along with a good grocery store. The owners are awesome and very helpful. Wifi works great and the view is spectacular!!! They have plenty of fresh avocados, bananas and coconuts that they grow right there on the property. The shared kitchen is spacious with everything you need. The common areas are beautiful and relaxing. My room had a mini fridge which I loved. The shared bathroom and showers were downstairs from the rooms and they were very clean. The only bummer was walking downstairs to the bathroom in the middle of the night when it was pouring down rain. However I am mid age so for you younger people it won't be a problem. be prepared there is only one electrical socket in the room so bring a dual charger. The rooms had fans (which was all you need) and mosquito screens that worked great. Rooms are very small and simple but it has everything you need and they are very comfortable. Beds are comfy and clean too. Highly recommend....I will be back for sure!!
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Response from Thierry K, Propriétaire at Taharuu Surf Lodge
Responded May 18, 2017
Thank you very much for your comment, I just read it (sorry for the late) and it made my day. We are happy to be with friends, guests from all around the world. We are also glad to share what we grow in our garden, that's only a pleasure.
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Great accommodation option! Clean basic rooms, some with magnificent views of the mountains, great kitchen and facilities, big tended gardens with produce to harvest. Chickens and cats! Free fresh eggs every morning and avocado from the garden. Very quiet and safe. Staff are lovely and extremely helpful, with supermarket and cafes walking distance. Surf break readily accessible across the road, which caters for all levels and is great fun. Locals are friendly and very hospitable. Terry the owner was sooo lovely, always ready to show us things to try from the garden, and take us to Teahupoo, where he is connected with the boats so totally easy.. Couldn't recommend a better place to stay really, very clean and attractive and had a wonderful time! Photos don't do it justice! Highly recommended for anyone!
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It is hard to describe with words the amazing time I had at Taharuu Surf lodge. I was supposed to stay 3 days and ended up changing my plans and staying 3 weeks! The place is just amazing! its paradise in Tahiti!! Its an enourmous house with endless gardens and only 2 minuts from the beach and a big supermarket. The place is very well mantained and continuously kept very clean. Fresh fruits from the garden are daily available: bananas, avocados, coconuts...and also fresh eggs for breakfast! The beach side terrace has hammacs, a pool table, outside kitchen and barbecue. Perfect place for a relaxing time and share experiences with other travellers.The location of the lodge is in front of the only beach break in Tahiti that works all year. This is great value if you want to surf 3 times per day and you dont have to rely on expensive boats to drive you to the reef breaks. For beginer surfers its the perfect beach wave and for experienced surfers as well. It is a beautiful right and left hand wave that have different sections, and you can get barreled if you are in the right spot! Now, the best of the Lodge is actually Thiérry, the owner of the house. Such a nice and friendly person taking care at all times of everyones needs! He built the lodge himself with his mates. He is a surf legend known by everyone around. He can organise tours and excursions and also offers transfers to Teahupoo(only 30 min away), airport, etc. His aim is that you have the best time ever. And he really did for all the people who were there. He explained to us so many funny stories and showed us traditional stuff like how to get the coconut milk and prepare Poisson cru. I could continue on and on describing the best time ever i had in Polynesia. I obviously recomend this place.I cant wait to go back! Thanks Dada!!!
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This place a must stay. It hostel is so big a roomy is feels like a hotel. The surf break is walking distance which is a good option if you're not a pro and surf Chopu. A grocery store is also walking distance to buy beer or food. The staff is really easy going. For breakfast I had their complimentary papaya and bananas for my two night stay. The grounds are immaculately kept with fruit trees blooming year round. I really recommend renting a car a driving down to Tahiti Iki since the scenery is hard to beat.
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PRICE RANGE
$78 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
French PolynesiaSociety IslandsTahitiPapara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taharuu Surf Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Taharuu Surf Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Maraa Grotto (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taharuu Surf Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Taharuu Surf Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Taharuu Surf Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Taharuu Surf Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Taharuu Surf Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taharuu Surf Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taharuu Surf Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Taharuu Surf Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Arahurahu Marae (6.9 miles).