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Maitai Lapita Village Huahine

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A boundless tropical garden, the secret island of Huahine is a natural sanctuary with many archaeological wonders and other landmarks of its rich Polynesian culture and history. Set on a white sand beach, the Hotel Maitai Lapita Village is composed of thirty bungalows, half of them set around a natural spring pond covered with water lilies. The restaurant, bar and pool face the lagoon and a magnificent white sand beach that borders the crystal clear lagoon. The sunsets here are spectacular and offer a panoramic view of the three other Leeward Islands: Raiatea, Tahaa and Bora-Bora. Conveniently located at the entrance of Fare, the island's main village, The Maitai Lapita Village is emblematic of the mix of nature and culture that is unique to the enchanting island of Huahine. Here you will discover luxuriant vegetation, private bays and inlets, heavenly motus, but also a rich cultural and historical heritage. This charming hotel village naturally blends into its environment as it combines local traditional materials and modern recycled ones. The "Omai" restaurant offers delectable dishes for all tastes using many local fruits and vegetables and of course fresh fish. The hotel's architecture draws inspiration from the great sailing canoes of the islands ancestors, the Lapita people, and the saga of their migration through the Pacific Islands. Archaeological excavations were undertaken on the very site of the hotel and have contributed greatly to our knowledge of the Lapita people and the way they lived. Many ancient artifacts, some over 1000 years old, were recovered and some are on display in the hotel's own museum gallery, including hooks, domestic tools, ornamental pendants, etc. On the island of Huahine, also called "memory island," many monuments from the pre-European era can easily be visited: open air temples (marae), ancient lake dwelling villages, a great attraction to do with a tour guide. These well preserved sites are among the largest in French Polynesia.
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Pool
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Free Parking
Paid Wifi
Paid Internet
Free Internet
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Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
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Huahine Airport2 km
Raiatea Airport46 km
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All reviews french polynesia polynesian culture large bungalow huge deck fish beautiful property authentic experience three nights very nice experience spent two nights non touristy nice pool mini fridge outrigger canoe moorea or bora bora modern amenities grocery store
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing island and beautiful resort. Great location too. Villas are very comfortable. There is some information about the Polynesian history and tradition that I personally found very informative. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. But the cherry on top is the restaurant, every fish...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank S2D
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Quiet, beautiful, historical, and a wonderful restaurant. Fresh water pool plus lagoon nearby. Not much snorkeling. Local village within walking distance. Restful. Wifi worked well. Highly recommended of you want to do absolutely nothing.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Paul L
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We stayed three nights in this property ,on arrival we were surprised that this hotel is only 3star as the first impression is very good however at the end of our stay it was obvious why it’s only 3star. The check in is efficient. But...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Martin aryeh W
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent small hotel that is hard to fault and feels more like a 4 star than a 3 in many regards. Bungalows are spacious with modern interiors but traditional exteriors and well designed with great bathrooms wiith walk in showets.All have a...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The Lapita Village has bags of character and makes for a wonderful place to stay in French Polynesia. We really wanted an authentic experience on the islands, although, like many we also wanted a certain level of luxury. The problem is that a lot of...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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52Evan
November 3, 2018|
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Response from Silvo62 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, very small area. We heard taking a boat to the reef was the way to go. Renting a car and driving the entire was a great choice for the day. Enjoy.
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January 20, 2018|
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Absolutely the people’ on Huanine are the most beautiful caring people I have met in the world ...I’d be shocked if anything happened to you , it’s such short distance you would be walking ... our hotel found us a driver... More
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March 31, 2017|
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Response from MPWMemphis | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about smoking in the hotel or on the property. I wish I could tell you where to find out. We know it is more relaxed in general but none of us smoke.
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"It's worth upgrading to a premium room for the cost of a supplement as they are really huge and well..."
Sg-Spain
Aug. 14, 2018
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"The deluxe lakeside Bungalows are huge and quite lovely but frankly the standard Bungalows are beautiful..."
DayTrip809689
Jul. 31, 2018
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"Garden rooms are really quiet"
zoso9128
Mar. 16, 2018
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"dont pay for the LAKE view upgrade , this is more expensive and pretty useless, also you will get more..."
arielandsophiem
Mar. 8, 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$224 - US$403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
maitai la pita village hotel huahine
LOCATION
French PolynesiaSociety IslandsHuahineFare
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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