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Family Hotel Fare Vai Nui
Ranked #2 of 5 Uturoa B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We spent two days here and wished we could have stayed longer! Jean Jacques and his staff are SO pleasant and accommodating. The food was outstanding. We went nowhere else during our time here. Our friends had described the sashimi for lunch AND dinner for both days, and they have had quite a lot of sashimi in their time. "Succulent, delectable" were the words they used to describe it. The breakfast waiting for us included fresh chocolate croissants, crepes, baguettes, and then they asked if we would like eggs and bacon. The rooms were clearly built by craftsman -- the sink was carved out of local wood. We could see waterfalls behind our rooms. My husband, daughter and our friends took the kayaks out to a small island down from the resort as well as to a reef. We feel we got a fabulous experience for our money - highly recommend the Fare Vai Nui !!

Stayed: May 2017
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TEREHAU, Propriétaire at Family Hotel Fare Vai Nui, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017


Thank you very much for your pleasant comment that we go straight to the heart.grace to you, we spent an unforgettable moment with friendly people, who love life. We were able to communicate despite the barrier of the language.
Thank you again from the staff of chantal and jean jacques

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We spent three days here before a scheduled sailing trip which turned out to be a blessing. My wife came down with the flue on flight #2 of the 4 to get here. She spent two days sleeping in the very quiet and air conditioned cabin while I had the use of their kayaks, bicycles, and snorkel gear. But most of my time was spent reading on the shaded deck overlooking the beach. With the excellent restaurant and bar just steps away, there was no reason to go anywhere, even though we could rent their car a half day at a time. We loved the fish pen at the end of the dock. Sitting there and feeding all the different fish was a joy. The staff was very friendly and seemed more worried about my wife than I was.

Stayed: February 2017
1  Thank ckmoye
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening meal here, just after sunset on Sunday. There was nowhere else open. The food was delicious, service excellent. Location means that sunsets are visible, adding to the ambience of the evening. Great night, thanks.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Following our luxury catamaran cruise, we stayed 3 nights in 2 of the 4 bungalows. Bungalows were beautiful (you'll note a Balinese theme) and in a beautiful setting; each has a small porch with chairs for enjoying the sunset views (Bora Bora in the distance). We arrived when the restaurant was closed to the public, and the staff had some days off. Yet the owner and wife kept the restaurant and bar fully open for us, and our bungalows were kept pristinely clean. Beds were comfortable; we had a good amount of shelving and closet space, AC with remote plus ceiling fan, and a spacious bathroom. We did not air condition the bathroom (kept door shut) because there was no way to close the screened venting window there. Probably a good idea in such a humid setting. We had rented a car, and enjoyed driving around the island and exploring at our own pace and inclinations. The food at Fare Vai Nui was always fresh, incredibly seasoned, beautifully presented, and portions large. Would definitely stay there again. Missed having WiFi in bungalows, but it worked at the pool, restaurant and bar. Staff was happy to make local calls for us for information and tours. We had the last 2 bungalows in the row of 4, so our location might have been quietest if the restaurant/bar had been open and in high season. The road runs very close to the bungalows and the beach here, but they have a solid fence and a lovely garden of tropical shrubs, flowers, and fruits that serve to deaden sound. And it's a pretty quiet island once you're away from the cruise ship area.

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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in one of the small bungalows before a sailing trip around the islands, we were very pleased with the bungalow and especially the restaurant and were treated extremely well by the staff, Jean Jacque the owner and his lovely wife.
We highly recommend Fare Vai Nui.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Begley32
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Jean-Jacques and Chantal have a beautifully designed, small pension, with exceptional food. Raiatea is quite hard to get around (you need a car) and this Pension is not in walking distance of other food options (although there are shops within bike riding distance). But we had a lovely time kayaking to the motus for snorkelling and eating every night in the superb restaurant (best food we had). We hired a car from the pension for one day which was great.

Our hosts were very helpful and accommodating. Although we really felt our lack of French, we felt well looked after.

I guess my only suggestion would be that it would be great to have tea and coffee facilities in the rooms. (We were able to borrow a kettle). Unlike many B&Bs, breakfast here is not included. It is a great, large breakfast though, and generally served as lunch as well.

Bring a book, be prepared to load on some kilos, and try not to notice the price of wine, and you will have a lovely, relaxing time here.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

20 km away from Uturoa this bungalow hotel is in quiet setting on the ocean with views to Bora Bora in the west. The accommodation is small but the four bungalows are in polished Balinese wood where attention to detail is second to none. Jean-Jacques, his wife Chantal who is an excellent chef in addition to the staff are helpful and produces great service in a relaxed fashion. You can borrow a kayak and paddle off to the surrounding reef and the small islands for a dip in the warm water without anyone around. If you stay in Raiatea make sure this is your accommodation.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Family Hotel Fare Vai Nui

Address: 5 Pk 22, Uturoa 98735, French Polynesia
Region: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Raiatea > Uturoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Uturoa
Price Range: $193 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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