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Kia Ora Sauvage

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending 2 nights at Sauvage as part of our honeymoon and it left us wishing we had planned for more. The place is just breathtaking and the experience is incomparable. We were very clear about what to expect- no connection with the world, phone or internet, no electricity, no fancy dining but yes stunning and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Kia Ora Sauvage review I wanted to avoid big resort hotels in Polynesia and stay off the beaten track, so our knowledgeable travel agent at Custom Tahiti, Jackie Schlumper, recommended Kia Ora Sauvage. Well --- it was so fabulous that I am almost at a loss to try to describe it!!!! This place pretty much fulfills every South Seas fantasy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We have been guests of the island for 6 nights, a longer stay than most of the other guests, therefore we had the chance to better appreciate the resorts in all its aspects and with all climates (sun, rain, wind). The resorts consist of only 6 bungalows located in a small motu at 1 hour of fast boat from Kia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stayed overnight at the Village to take the motorboat over in the morning. Daily excursions to the nearby motus are optional and while on one our group discovered a heretofore unknown hotspring as a sudden pinprick storm threatened to chill us to our bones. The black tip reef sharks come at the call of the conch blown to notify... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a special place. Not necessarily for everyone. If you cannot be without your hair dryer or cell phone, stop reading and move on. Kia Ora Sauvage is a true Robinson Crusoe vacation, but high end. The beauty of the place is amazing, and the hosts Michel and his wife Tetua, native polynesians who work for Kia Ora, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited Rangiroa 24 years ago, and always wanted to return for the sole purpose of staying at Le Sauvage. We finally made the trip, and we were not disappointed. Our host and hostess Michel and his wife Tetuanui met us at the Kia Ora. After a 45 minute ride across the atoll, we arrived at the island. Yes; it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Staying at Le Sauvage is an extremely unique experience. As many have echoed, it is not for everyone. I, however, loved it. We stayed 3 nights here after staying at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort. The journey starts with your transfer from the Kia Ora Resort at 9 AM (transfer from the dock). Only pack what you need for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is our third time at the Sauvage....our first time was 15 years ago, so we've seen the place over time. We still just love it. Mostly it hasn't changed, but in some subtle ways it has, which I will discuss in a bit. But first: If you are a person who is coming to French Polynesia to just chill,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We experienced our best vacation ever, thanks to the hospitality of Michael and Tetuanui at the Kia Ora Sauvage (Le Sauvage) on Rangiroa. By way of background, my wife and I celebrated our honeymoon on Rangiroa, on a motu about 15 miles from the Le Sauvage. Before proceeding to the motu, we spent a week with a Polynesian family near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were the only 2 guests at Kia Ora Sauvage and that experience was very special. Our host, Michel, was very helpful and took good care of us. The food was very good and fresh. He is a super fan of the Brazilian National Team and we had some amazing conversations on the subject. I did try to send him... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A one hour cruise from the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa down to the south coast of Rangiroa, takes you to the Avea Rahi motu (islet) where Le Sauvage Private Island greets you in a miniature version of paradise. As soon as you land, the legend of Robinson Crusoe becomes true in a setting of 5 traditional bungalows nestled amid the coconut and palm trees. These bungalows have been built in the purest Polynesian tradition while offering high standard amenities. Precious local materials such as ironwood, woven palms, bamboo, coconut, and local handicraft objects have been tastefully integrated in the design of these bungalows. You will be marveled at the sight of the bathroom with its shellfish curtain, coral tiles, stone washbasin all surrounded by live tropical plants. Indeed, an atmosphere of bliss combined with authenticity awaits you at Le Sauvage Private Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kia Ora Sauvage

Address: Avea Rahi Motu, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Tuamotu Archipelago > Rangiroa > Avea Rahi Motu
Price Range: $331 - $686 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Kia Ora Sauvage Hotel Rangiroa
Resort Kia Ora Sauvage
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