Un unforgettable Haloween party, where invited by default instead of dinner. Everything, but really every coind has been adorned with spider-webs and spiders, orange and black baloons all over (we have managed even to make one of them reach Geneva :). The personnel has been all dressed up, in vampires and whiches, with remarcable realistic costumes and make-up. The open buffet contained plenty of local and standard plates, the owner organised a "competition" for the best dressed kid, and the tens of kids all received extra large bags of candy, as the jury "could not decide on the winner" . As we have not been prepared for it (the party was Friday evening, after Haloween), the kids got special spider-web-make-up and went by default into the athmosphere.
The owner greets you personally on the airport with flower necklaces and takes you back with HivaOa specific nuts necklace. There is a welcome-drink and hands-washing. You do feel unique and they have time to have a personnal talk with all the guests.
The open view from the (premium) bungalow was openeing over all the golf, confortable beds, good and clean lining, very nice smelling toilletry, impecable shower room, flowers everywhere when entering the room. There is a swimming pool for hot days, next to the therase. The best choice to be even when raining, the view does stay magnificent. Prices might seem high, but one should consider the distance from where everything is brought in. It is at the level of eating out in the London/Geneva, where all comes only from tens of kilometers away. Breakfast was included, with home-made confiture in the freshly done pan-cakes, and European buffet in general (eggs, ham, croissents, cakes, milk, tea, coffee, 4-5 types of cereals, local fruit juice: pine-apple, mango, orange, grapefruit). Specific/exotic food extremly nicely done.