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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fenua Mata'I'oa Moorea/Haapiti