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“Deluxe Backpacker's Delight”
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Vanira Lodge
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Reviewed June 17, 2008

Yes, the setting is nice, and the bungalows really do ooze that smurfish charm shown on the website. However, once the rain kicks in, you'll be running for the next available hotel room with air condition.

The Vanira Lodge is perched above the village of Teahupoo on Tahiti Iti's ('little Tahiti') south coast. If you're into surfing and/or hiking, this is definitely the place for you; but, it's a long drive to the rest of Tahiti's attractions. If you want solitude and proximity to boulders and breakers, you'll be more or less locked in to what little else Teahupoo has to offer.

In the end, weather patterns and location make this an unwieldy proposition for either side of the spectrum. After a couple of days, the romantic appeal of the semi open-air bungalows doesn't make up for the constant dampness of the place and, at times, decidedly French service. If you like to rough it out on the other hand, there are probably cheaper options around that don't charge you the equivalent of your camping gear for a night's stay.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Room Tip: Ne pas venir du tout
  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Room Tip: Très humide par temps de pluie car bungalows ouverts
  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Room Tip: évitez les chambres avec jaccuzzis qui ne fonctionnent pas !!!!!
  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vanira Lodge

Address: Teahupoo 98719, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahiti > Teahupoo
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Teahupoo
Price Range: $129 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vanira Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Works of art these all natural "fare" create a univers as magic as a child dream. On a plateau, facing the sea and the sun set, each bungalow can sleep 1 to 4 persons with private kitchen and bathroom. Vanira means vanilla in Tahitian. Vanilla, as in the sweetness, harmony and tranquililty you'll find during your stay at Vanira Lodge. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vanira Hotel Teahupoo
Vanira Lodge Tahiti/Teahupoo

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