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Maitai Lapita Village Huahine

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge rooms, massive bathrooms and showers, great facilities and access to beautiful beach. Restaurant is star of the hotel and is the focal point of the design. All traffic to beach and pool is via the Restaurant - so be ok with that. Order the 350cf Omelet, not on menu, but best value for the price. Walk down the beach... More 

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Memphis
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great cultural spot not to be missed. Loved Huahine and the local adventures. It was the last of 3 islands we stayed at and loved it. I do not give it 5 stars only because our accommodations looked great but there is a comfort level that left our backs in bad shape. Beds are lumpy and not firm enough and... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and it is a real Polynesian Gem. Do not be put off by its 3 star rating as for all aspects its accommodation is 5 star, ambience 5 star, location 5 star, and breakfast 3-4 star. This Hotel has traditional Polynesian style bungalows and we had a detached one No. 203 and it was... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

New hotel, charming rooms, huge bathrooms, excellent restaurant, very beautiful beach, great snorkeling, friendly helpful staff. Great Polynesian show. Top notch resort, they aim to please. Close to village with amazing supermarket

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Huahine was the second stop on our honeymoon. We stayed at Lapita 3 nights in a lovely large bungalow. A lot of space, lovely new bathroom but inside we had the feeling of emptiness plus bed was not comfortable. The restaurant served basic breakfast but lunch and dinner a la carte was delicious. I really recommend a duck!!! On the... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our 6 night stay at Maitai Lapita Village was the highlight of two weeks in French Polynesia. Interesting and soulful design, comfortable beds, picturesque restaurant, and a 'faraway' feeling even though you're close to the only convenience the island offers in Fare. Breakfast was lovely and included in the price of the room, we used the kayaks for hours each... More 

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Madrid, España
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The hotel is a little bit different to the classic polinesian resorts (no overwater bungalows and less luxury) but it's a really good choice if you want to stay some nights in Huahine. Rooms are big and nice, the hotel is quite new, the service is helpful and nice and the restaurant is really good, much better and cheaper than... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The pros: nice pool, walk to town, huge private bungalow rooms, very good restaurant (better than Hilton Moorea), most authentic French Polynesian experience we saw in two weeks of traveling The cons: no English language TV stations -- all in French (not even CNN!), no free water, no free internet, no free bug spray, SOFT big but lumpy beds, noise... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This little gem has been a well-kept secret on the Pacific Ocean. We didn't stay at the hotel, which comprises separate thatched bungalows, but we used the resort facility for a day. (We were on a cruise and were in port from 9 to 5 pm.) it was a short walk along the shore from the place the free shuttle... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

We stayed for two nights as a last stop on our honeymoon, it was our least favourite. While the hotel grounds are beautiful and the beach and pool area are nice, the rooms are disappointing. Our room was musky smelling and there was a spot of something on the floor that looked like blood. The beds were lumpy and the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maitai Lapita Village Huahine

Address: Fare 98731, French Polynesia
Region: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Huahine > Fare
Price Range: $268 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maitai Lapita Village Huahine 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Unless you need to be on the lagoon - the non-lagoon rooms are just as nice - there are no bugs either way.”
 of 5 bubbles BillCamp, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A detached Bungalow in the gardens (201-203) excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles Mike1946, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book a room on the lake the water lillies are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles TripTip101, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“lake front bungalows have the most privacy, but less expensive shared wall rooms were fine too--we stayed in both with no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles F6316ZQkellyt, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a lake view room and it was noisy (crowing and barking at all hours) but adequate. Lagoon view may be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles cassidy24, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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