We spent 5 nights at Kuriri with our 2 young children (ages 6 and 10). It was a beautiful adventure that leaves you far away from the tourism of Bora Bora, and leads you to the simple pleasures of a beautiful tropical island escape. Our children treasured the freedom of running around the small "village" and being able to run safely on the beach to play with the hundreds of cute hermit crabs. The beaches on the other motus were absolutely private and beyond words as far as beauty. The water around Kuriri and Maupiti are spectacular. A visit to the manta rays is a must! The hosts were very accomodating and friendly. They made our children feel incredibly welcome. The rooms are large in comparison to the average hotel room on the other islands, but they are also more rustic. To me, that adds to the charm of the place. If you expect luxury and pampering, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a place to spend time together and relax in an environment unlike any of the big hotels, then I would give Le Kuriri a try. We also did the half board plan which is a must in staying there. There are no other options for eating, other than going to the main island of Maupiti, which is not a convenient go-whenever-you-like stop. We don't eat seafood (I know, it's a sin when you go to the South Pacific so I know that we missed out on alot) but AnnMarie and Camile did their best to accomodate. Due to that, our selection of food was limited to a few repeated things, however I do not blame the hosts. The guests who ate their daily fresh seafood were raving! My only recommendation to the hosts would be to offer more choices, especially at breakfast. It was difficult to stay for so long with the same food (fruit and bread) at breakfast. All in all, it was one of our favorite stops on our trip. Definitely an island that I'd love to spend more time getting away from it all!
Camile and AnnMarie, Thank you for the lovely trip. My kids are still talking about it, and they miss Durga!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Kuiri is a small eco-friendly guest house located on motu Tiapa'a in Maupiti. Its four bungalows are built in tropical style, they are all different in their shape and decoration.The resort ends on a beautiful beach facing Bora Bora. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kuriri Village Maupiti