I was getting worried about this hotel because of some of the negative reviews on here. However, we had a wonderful experience here and found this to be a very special place. We were in an overwater bungalow and while it is a little dated it was extremely clean and spacious. I was particularly impressed with the size of the deck. We faced the sunset and it was very serene and calm.
The grounds are very well cared for and the pool and beach are lovely. Unfortunately we were only there for a day and a half of our 17 day trip to 4 islands in French Polynesia. It rained very hard on and off for the full day we were there, but we had the hotel boat drop us into town and we wandered around the few shops that were there and went into the grocery store. We also bought an amazing baguette sandwich from the blue "roulotte" (food truck) at the far end of town.
When we arrived there was a lovely bottle of wine from our travel agent Custom Tahiti. A very nice touch (they did a great job organizing the trip for us).
The first day we were there, there were only a few other people at the hotel - there was only one other couple at dinner. The second night, we seemed to be the only people at the hotel which was alternately very cool and a little creepy. We certainly had great service and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Since there were so few people at the hotel, they didn't open the buffet for breakfast, but brought us a big selection of pastries, fruit and made whatever we wanted (eggs, eggs benedict, pancakes...whatever). We ate dinner there twice and enjoyed both meals - I had fish one night and my husband had the pasta.
This place is definitely off the beaten path and a bit quirky, but it has a serenity to it that was very non-commercial and different than the rest of French Polynesia.
I really hope that more people discover this beautiful paradise.
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- Also Known As:
- Te Tiare Beach Hotel Huahine
- Te Tiare Beach Huahine