Hiti Moana Villa became our haven in Tahiti after our first booking didn't turn out at all as we expected. Our first pension was nice enough but was up a hill in Faa'a and seemed to be in the middle of the ghetto - big iron gates on every house and big dogs behind the gates! Not the idyllic paradise we were expecting! We called Steve at Hiti Moana and asked him if he had space and he not only gave us a beautiful villa at 10% off the original price, he also picked us up from our original pension and stopped at a supermarket so we could buy some food after explaining that it was a public holiday and this was the only one open today.
We got to the hotel and couldn't believe our eyes - it was paradise compared to the last place! We got a beautiful lagoon and pool view apartment which had a kitchen and slept four of us quite comfortably. Not only did they have their own pool, there was also a jetty which you could snorkel from with an outdoor shower and picnic tables to eat on and watch the sunset from. Snorkel equipment was free, as were the kayaks and there was amazing underwater life right on our doorstep.
Steve was really helpful, helping us hire a car from a local place which was much cheaper than the ones at the airport and just generally being a great host. After looking at some of the other reviews, I find the negative ones hard to believe - Steve and his Mum were amazingly nice to us, there was no problem paying by credit card and wireless internet was available for a very low price - something that is not offered at a lot of places.
The location is not very close the city, which we loved as Pape'ete is big and not very tourist friendly (except the roulottes at night!) and once we had the car it was easy to get to any point on the island. Hiti Moana was a great place to come home to each night and all four of us greatly enjoyed our stay there. The only negative we had was the airport transfer was a little pricey, but saying that Steve was more than happy to get up at 5am to bring us to the airport - a time when there are no buses. Thanks Steve!
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- Also Known As:
- Hiti Moana Villa Hotel Tahiti
- Hiti Moana Villa Tahiti, South Pacific