The Tahiti Traveler

A stopover on Tahiti’s sister island at the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea

Less than twenty kilometers from Tahiti, Moorea has naturally earned her nickname as the “sister island”. Whose sister Tahiti could be a tad jealous, as Moorea combines her allures becoming a popular vacation destination. With a heavenly lagoon, breathtaking mountainous views, beautiful bays and … fabulous hotels! E Tahiti Travel invites you this month to explore one of its stars: The Manava Beach Resort & Spa ****.

 

Arriving at the port town of Vaiare, either by 30 minute catamaran ferry or 7 minutes by plane, one swiftly escapes the hustle and bustle of Tahiti and instantly regains a feeling of relaxation upon reaching Moorea. Is it the lush vegetation along the road around the island, or the tranquility of the small “fare” with your feet in the turquoise water of one of the most beautiful lagoons of the Society Islands or is it the succession of small craft shops that will delight your eyes here and there? … probably all at once. Yet more surprises await you at the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea

 

Moorea, Polynesia in a nutshell

An ideal stopover for travelers looking to experience the art of Polynesian living. One might think that Moorea would have sacrificed its identity on the altar of tourism … Far from it! You will soon see, enjoying a good “poisson cru” or raw fish salad with coconut milk in the traditional snack bars that border the lagoon or enjoying the many hiking trails that crisscross the island … In Moorea, culture and nature preserves give your getaway all the ingredients of an authentic immersion in what Polynesia is best for you to discover.

 

Our selection: Manava Beach Resort & Spa ****

At the heart of the village of Maharepa, located not far from the famous Cook’s Bay, the Manava Resort & Spa is nestled in a lush garden which gives the hotel a tranquil  and green atmosphere. The property is also the only one in Moorea to propose garden bungalows with a private pool. Rather have your feet in the water? The overwater bungalows with an authentic Polynesian touch overlook a large coral nursery that promise superb snorkeling right there, literally under your floor! Look no further for your hotel in Moorea, the Manava Beach Resort & Spa awaits ..

 

In brief, the Manava Resort & Spa is composed of…
28 garden bungalows with each a private pool
28 overwater bungalows
8 beach bungalows
26 duplex bedrooms with a garden view
A restaurant “the Mahanai”
A Bar “Autera’a”
A gift shop
The “Manea Spa” to explore the benefits of traditional Polynesian massage that use herbal extracts and Monoi (traditional prepared oil) with a hot bath massage (Rumiavai) and even a Polynesian tattoo artist.
The coral nursery “To’aNui” at the foot of the overwater bungalows.