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Fenua Mata'i'oa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Haapiti
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Belmont, California
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“I love this place!”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

This was our third stay at "Eileen's" place in paradise. Twice in 2009 and then in December 2012. It's peaceful, private and romantic. Eileen has given much thought and attention to detail in decorating each of the bungalows and attached lanai's. There are beautiful flowers throughout the rooms, on the beds, in the bathrooms -- it's just amazing. And they are all from her beautiful garden. There is a video on you tube that shows the property and its beautiful setting. The food preparation and presentation is really special. Fresh fruits from her garden are in her fresh juices and jams, as well as served with the breakfast and dinner of the day. Excellent dinners are prepared by Serge and are typically made with local fish (or even lobster!). There are several private bungalows on the property all equally beautiful and comfortable. The private dock on the shallow lagoon is steps from your bungalow. You can settle into a lounge, kayak, or swim, or just hang out with Eileen's very cool cats. Eileen will assist you in arranging excursions if you want to leave the property. Although we did venture out for snorkeling, whale watching, hiking and dining during our 2009 trip, in our December 2012 trip we saw no reason to leave the property. During our recent trip, Eileen coordinated a beautiful wedding for a couple from Arizona. It was Polynesian style with beautiful flowers, music, fire dancers, with the bride and groom dressed in traditional Polynesian clothing. Just beautiful. We will return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

It's already been 2 weeks since we left the magical world of Eileen and her husband, and we haven't recovered from our week we spent in the Princess Lokelani suite, our minds still impregnated from the charm, sense of peace and "heaven-on-earth" feel of this place. You will be pampered and spoiled with flowers, beauty everywhere and succulent cuisine, like in no other resort; each breakfast and dinner opening up the doors of new delicious flavours and tastes. I have travelled to many beautiful corners of this world and without thinking twice, this unique place on earth earns the palm of the loveliest by far. Believe me, it won't leave you cold. The only thing you need to worry about this place is that it will make it very difficult to leave and come back to your daily life.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

After spending 6 nights in the Princess Lokelani Suite, I understand why everyone one else has reviewed Fenua Mataioa they way they have. Eileen's warmth and quirky sense of style, Serge's excellence in the kitchen and the way they seem to have captured a sense of peace and tranquility throughout the property is just amazing. That is before you even consider the setting. Just breath taking! Sure, it's not the Hilton - and there will be people that prefer the sterile chrome buildings and stark rooms that are the same all over the world - but for those brave souls who are unafraid of beauty; this is the only place to stay in Moorea! If I was told tomorrow that I had 6 months left to live, I would sell everything I owned to spend my last days on earth in the Princess Lokelani Suite. I travel extensively and have yet to find anywhere that can compete with the charm, grace and setting that Eileen and Serge have in this little slice of heaven.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Fenua Mata'i'oa
Address: Village Tiahura | PK 25.5 C/Mer, Haapiti 98729, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Moorea > Haapiti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Haapiti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fenua Mata'i'oa 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at edge of a turquoise lagoon, in a garden tropical paradise, hotel Fenua Mata'i'oa is an unique place in Polynesia. Luxury and original suites, a fairy tale decor for a dream holiday ..... ... more   less 
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