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Friday Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW! It is so hard to find the right words to express my sincere happiness and joy when thinking of Le Sauvage. This was our second time to this amazing Motu, we stayed 2 fabulous days. The weather was spectacular, the location brilliant but the best of all is Michele. He was our host on our first visit 15 years...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my wife and stayed a couple of nights. No electricity, no motor cars not a single luxury. Except for the 5 bungalows or as Michele would say Bangalo. This is a true away from it all experience, time slows down, you can't help but stop and appreciate the colors and sounds. Belle the island dog was a...

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Sauvage is one of those resorts that is not for all. It has no electricity (which can make it very romantic) It offer's a major once in a life time experience The whole inside of your beach bungalow is made from materials they found or pick up on or around the motu. This resort has to be seen to believe....

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The 5 guest huts are situated on Motu Avaerahi in the Rangiroa Atoll, which is in the very south of the atoll. You reach paradise by a 60 minutes boat ride from sister hotel Kia Ora on Avatoru. This is the dream of all fans for perfect tropical islands. The Motu is small and you can circle the island within...

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Minnesota
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We've been fortunate enough to have traveled to a lot of places, but nothing can come close to comparing to the experience we had at Le Sauvage. First, let me say that this hotel may not be for everyone. If you can't live without electricity, air conditioning, or the internet, you probably won't enjoy yourself. When you arrive, you will...

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Amstelveen
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I do not need a lot of words to describe Kia Ora Sauvage. It was everything I dreamed of. Beautiful bungalows.The most impressive thing to me was the absolute quietness, the marvelous nightsky. I dream of going back!

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending 2 nights at Sauvage as part of our honeymoon and it left us wishing we had planned for more. The place is just breathtaking and the experience is incomparable. We were very clear about what to expect- no connection with the world, phone or internet, no electricity, no fancy dining but yes stunning and...

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Rural northern California
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Kia Ora Sauvage review I wanted to avoid big resort hotels in Polynesia and stay off the beaten track, so our knowledgeable travel agent at Custom Tahiti, Jackie Schlumper, recommended Kia Ora Sauvage. Well --- it was so fabulous that I am almost at a loss to try to describe it!!!! This place pretty much fulfills every South Seas fantasy...

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Province of Rome, Italy
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We have been guests of the island for 6 nights, a longer stay than most of the other guests, therefore we had the chance to better appreciate the resorts in all its aspects and with all climates (sun, rain, wind). The resorts consist of only 6 bungalows located in a small motu at 1 hour of fast boat from Kia...

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stayed overnight at the Village to take the motorboat over in the morning. Daily excursions to the nearby motus are optional and while on one our group discovered a heretofore unknown hotspring as a sudden pinprick storm threatened to chill us to our bones. The black tip reef sharks come at the call of the conch blown to notify...

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A one hour cruise from the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa down to the south coast of Rangiroa, takes you to the Avea Rahi motu (islet) where Le Sauvage Private Island greets you in a miniature version of paradise. As soon as you land, the legend of Robinson Crusoe becomes true in a setting of 5 traditional bungalows nestled amid the coconut and palm trees. These bungalows have been built in the purest Polynesian tradition while offering high standard amenities. Precious local materials such as ironwood, woven palms, bamboo, coconut, and local handicraft objects have been tastefully integrated in the design of these bungalows. You will be marveled at the sight of the bathroom with its shellfish curtain, coral tiles, stone washbasin all surrounded by live tropical plants. Indeed, an atmosphere of bliss combined with authenticity awaits you at Le Sauvage Private Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Le Sauvage Private Island

Address: Avea Rahi Motu, French Polynesia (Formerly Kia Ora Sauvage)
Region: French Polynesia > Tuamotu Archipelago > Rangiroa > Avea Rahi Motu
Price Range: $423 - $879 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Kia Ora Sauvage Hotel Rangiroa
Resort Kia Ora Sauvage
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“all cottages are awesome, not one better than the other.”
 of 5 bubbles Stepmonstersusan, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all bungalows are the same and would only spend no more then 3 nights here”
 of 5 bubbles nbr1traveler, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms”
  • Your only source of light at night
  • Crushed coral bathroom floor
 of 5 bubbles BradX_11, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All are right on the beach and seem fabulous!”
  • Really comfortable chairs on porch of our bungalow
  • Really friendly dogs always around, never bothersome
 of 5 bubbles BluegrassMom, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I think the best bungalows are the two ones nearby the restaurant on the main beach looking the lagoon,”
 of 5 bubbles RemoVirgy, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
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