My husband and I cannot wait to go back to Hotel Kaveka!
This is not a posh 5 star resort, which is what we stayed in at Papeete, which we found very cheesy and a bit too staged. Instead this hotel blends the perfect private natural resources with the friendliest local staff to create an authentic and enriching French Polynesian experience. We cannot say enough about the hotel staff who always met us with a smile and an enthusiastic Maururu (we think it means, hello/goodbye/thanks) and made excellent food and drink. The bungalows are private and the fans are super powerful to help you cool off if the ocean hasn't done it. The beds were comfortable and the facilities we were able to buy beer and some cheeses at the local grocery store to keep in our minifridge. My husband enjoyed snorkeling off the dock each day and I swam, snorkeled, sunbathed, read, relaxed, and enjoyed the feast of beauty around. It was such a calm, relaxing environment, and there were various types of guests, families with young children, older couples, young people, and Kaveka had something for everyone. (We are a 27 year old couple). This place is for the more laid back type of traveller who is looking for a low key relaxing place with friendly people. There is not internet in the bungalow, but if you are surfing the web at this place, you are doing something wrong! This place forces you onto island time, slow down, relax, enjoy the simple things in life and the beauty of this unspoiled environment. There are thousands of colorful fish lining the dock off the hotel lobby which is just a rustic beach shack which also houses the restaurant. The restaurant is pretty good and once you see what other restaurants charge Kaveka seems reasonable. I ordered the fish and green beans dinner and was very satisfied and my hubby had the pizza. Though if you walk out from the hotel just 5 minutes to the right there is an excellent pizza bar with great chocolate mousse which we kept finding ourselves going back to. Also a few nights a week the hotel has free live acoustic music which was just perfect. We rented a car and drove around the island and determined that our location was perfect at Kaveka and we were so happy that we chose it.
A good tip - The hotel has a free shuttle into town everyday, which is where banking, grocery, retail shopping, and a cafe are located. You can easily walk there in 20 minutes if your up for it, but I wouldn't do it after dark. We took the shuttle in for the morning and had breakfast then enjoyed the walk back. My husband loved this place called the cafeteria or cafe, it was the only one, if you see it you will know.
I really could go on and on about how much we loved this place and I kind of have, but the bottom line is that the service and location are great and the bungalows are of excellent value.
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- Also Known As:
- Kaveka Hotel Maharepa
- Hotel Kaveka Moorea, French Polynesia