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Pension Kanahau
Ranked #1 of 5 Hiva Oa B&B and Inns
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“The best in Polynesia !”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Wa spent 4 days at Pension Kanahau in a bungalow in front of the valley. We'd like to thank Tania, Marc and Victo for their welcoming. Bungalows are very clean and spacious, with mountain or bay view. Victo and Tania's dishes were excellent. We had a great tour of Hiva Hoa and Tauata (thank you Tania and Simone for these two amazing days).
Really the best pension I visited during 6 months spent in French Polynesia !!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Lovely position of pleasant bungalows overlooking valley - 2 also have a sea view, and more great views over harbour and bay as you walk around the site and down drive.

Lively, characterful and humorous owner, Tania, always ready to drive people into town and full of local knowledge. She gave us a great tour of cemetery with Gauguin’s and Jacques Brel’s graves.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Tanya was away in France when we stayed but Mamie and Marc have been terribly welcoming, lovely to talk to about life in Polynesia, what to be seen around and assisting in your plans during our stay, which is priceless in Hiva Oa. Lovely time. We stayed in the bungalow overlooking the beach and mountains at the back, beautiful scenery from the balcony. Food was amazing! don't hesitate to go half-board, quality of food is great and there is not much on offer in town, anyway. It is easier to pre-pay that to carry the cash, as always! Happy travelling! Patricia

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2011

We spent a couple of days at Pension Kanahau in a bungalow looking towards the mountain. It was a breath-taking view and the bungalow itself was clean and inviting as well as spacious. Tanya was the most wonderful host and she and her husband Mark were incredibly welcoming and helpful. Tanya genuinely enjoyed talking to her guests and her bubbly personality was very uplifting. She's a wonderful and generous cook and worked very hard to make sure her guests were all comfortable and happy. Hiva Oa was breathtakingly beautiful and we look forward to going back to visit not only this beautiful island again but also to visit Tanya and Mark.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pension Kanahau
Address: BP 101, Atuona 987, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Marquesas Islands > Hiva Oa
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Hiva Oa
Number of rooms: 11

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