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What We Love

  • Letting the clear blue views wash away jetlag while lolling in the peaceful infinity pool
  • The resort’s Manea Spa employs elements of traditional Polynesian Taurumi in all treatments
  • Only five minutes from Faa’a airport
  • Shuttle to downtown Papeete twice daily
  • Free gear for snorkeling in the resort’s lagoon

What To Know

  • No beach, but you can swim and snorkel in the lagoon, adjacent to the pool
  • There are 109 suites and 12 guestrooms, the former with kitchenettes and outdoor space
  • Several units have Twin beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Tahiti is not as serene as French Polynesia's neighboring islands


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

French Polynesia’s exotic islands, five archipelagos clustered in the Pacific Ocean, are the embodiment of a tropical fantasy. And every trip to this paradise invariably begins in the economic, cultural and political capital of Tahiti, which harbors all of the characteristics — good and bad — of a modern-day metropolis.

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Completed in 2009, the property has 121 rooms — mostly suites with kitchens and oversize balconies and terraces — spread among five modernist low-rise buildings facing the sea, with views of the magical island of Moorea. Clean-lined dark wood furniture and high-tech accessories get a Polynesian touch via funky coral linens and tapestries.

Outside, Tahiti’s largest infinity pool spills onto sweeping panoramas of deep blues, atolls and lush, mountainous Moorea. Daytime fun in the sun notwithstanding, the pool’s power truly shines in early evening, when it provides front-row seats for the sun’s colorful descent. To enhance the experience, libations and snacks from the Taapuna Pool Bar are readily available until 7 p.m., after which the scene revs up in the resort’s trendy Punavai Lounge Bar and the Polynesian gastronomic hot spot Vaitohi Restaurant.

How to Get There

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti
BP 2851 Punavai
Punaauia, 98703 French Polynesia


Brief layover

Our wonderful travel agent, Noy Siravantha, of Tahiti Legends booked us here for our last night in French Polynesia. We only had a 12 hour stay before a flight to Sydney. The room was ready upon arrival and we had a nice late lunch outdoors. Our room was on the first floor which was fine for one night but I recommend an upper floor for extended stays. The hotel has an amazing swim area and has compensated for the lack of beach by combining infinity pool next to ocean water. The room was clean and had the toilet in a room by itself. It had a kitchen which we did not use except for coffee in the morning. This hotel was much livelier then Bora Bora or Moorea. People came out by the bar to see the sunset and it had more of a party atmosphere.
I have a very special thanks to the front desk who virtually saved our trip by sending my left behind passport and cash to the airport by taxi. Merci Beaucoup!!!

Great all-around resort

Not far from airport. Rooms clean, get one with view on ocean side above first floor. Food excellent for outdoor lunch, outstanding in restaurant. Bar has its own small menu for burgers, etc. Swim up bar is lovely, happy hour & live music. Swim in their lagoon or bask in surrounding chaise lounges. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

Great place to stay in Tahiti.
Rita J

Probably one of the nicest places to stay in Tahiti (not sure if there are many great choices) with an ocean view. The infinity pool is beautiful and the bar area is nice. The suites are large, almost too large. Walls are paper thin and we could hear next door's conversation. The food was ok.