Living in a homestay is a convenient and friendly way to discover the local life and culture. Pensions allow for complete immersion and lasting memories. Usually, visitors stay in a private room or bungalow, while meals are taken with other travelers at your host’s table. Some of these guesthouses stand out for the quality of their accommodation and cuisine. Here is a selection of 5 of the finest pensions in French Polynesia.
Moorea: Pension Haere Mai Te Fare
Haere Mai Te Fare is a quaint, authentic and warm guesthouse. The residence is surrounded by tropical forest, not far from one of the most beautiful beaches in French Polynesia, Temae Beach. Close to everything, you will not miss anything.
As soon as you arrive, you will have the feeling of a perfect harmony and a beautiful human encounter. Your hosts are caring people and the epitome of hospitality. The atmosphere during the evening meals is very pleasant and it is a pleasure to be together around varied and delicious dishes.
In addition to this remarkable welcome, the pension offers accommodation in guest rooms of very high quality. Your new living space is spacious and comfortable and, above all, has a private bathroom and air conditioning. The place is quiet and your nights will be restful thanks to the great bedding. Haere Mai Te Fare is simply the best of all the pensions in French Polynesia.
Maupiti: Pension Taravanui
In Maupiti, the guesthouses provide most of the accommodation. The small size of the island and the absence of traffic reinforce a pleasant feeling of proximity. Most of the time, you will travel by bike or on foot in a quiet and relaxing environment.
The pension Taravanui is located at 30 minutes walk from the beautiful beach of Tereia. You can choose to stay in guest rooms with private bathroom and air conditioning or in bungalows with an exceptional view on the lagoon. A direct access to the lagoon will allow you to visit the surroundings in kayaks, at your disposal.
You will be in contact with a lovely family who will make you discover their island with simplicity and conviviality. The evening meals are absolutely delicious. The pension Taravanui combines hospitality, quality and intimacy. It is the best address on Maupiti.
Bora Bora: Pension Alice & Raphaël
Hotels in French Polynesia have the reputation of being very expensive, especially those located in Bora Bora. However, it is possible to enjoy the fantastic views of the lagoon and Mount Otemanu at a lower cost. This is what the Pension Alice & Raphaël offers.
Between the lagoon and the ocean, the pension is located on a motu, off the main island. The natural setting is absolutely breathtaking. You will be welcomed in the heart of an old coconut grove where the vegetation is dense. Following an eco-responsible concept, your hosts are wholeheartedly concerned about preserving this little piece of paradise.
Although quite simple, the bungalows are comfortable and typical of the Polynesian habitat. You will enjoy a beautiful private beach, ideal for swimming and kayaking or paddle boarding. The Pension Alice & Raphael is the perfect place for a stay in total harmony with nature.
Tahiti: Pension Reva Teahupoo
Tahiti is the most populated of the French Polynesian islands. However, it is possible to live an incredible immersion in contact with nature, at the bottom of the peninsula on Tahiti Iti. To reach the Pension Reva Teahupoo, you will have to take a sea shuttle, as there is no road to get there. During the 15-minute crossing, the change of scenery will already be breathtaking.
Cut off from the rest of the world, your pension is located in the middle of a wild landscape with a view of the lagoon and the mountains. You will stay in comfortable and spacious bungalows, perfectly equipped and recommended for families. Because of the isolation, full board is required and so much the better: the meals are cooked with local and typical products.
Staying at the Pension Reva Teahupoo means choosing to live in a cocoon and discover the Tahitian peninsula. Your charming hosts will share with you their love for Tahiti Iti through a wide range of activities, from hiking to sea excursions, including the Wave of Teahupoo.
Rangiroa: Pension Punua and Moana
Want to live an adventure worthy of Robinson Crusoe? Go to Rangiroa atoll in the Tuamotus. A small family pension welcomes you in a place where time seems to have stopped. Far from the villages and alone in front of the Green Lagoon, the break will be perfect.
The Pension Punua et Moana offers a spartan and rudimentary accommodation. Moreover, electricity and running water are rationed during the day. The minimal comfort is assured: bed and bathroom. You will spend most of your time outside, on the private beach or enjoying a kayak trip on the lagoon.
The family that welcomes you is adorable and attentive. They will share their daily life with you: fishing and cooking. Due to the remoteness of the island, they will organize a shuttle service to the main island of Avatoru. The Pension Punua et Moana is an authentic address and highly recommended for children and lovers of virgin spaces.
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Pensions in French Polynesia are very popular with visitors from all over the world. It is therefore preferable to book your accommodation well in advance and sometimes even more than a year for the best ones. Fortunately, hotels in French Polynesia offer equally wonderful experiences. Contact us today to start planning your stay in the South Pacific Islands.