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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


4.0 Very Good 1878 Reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where we stayed for the first night in Tahiti before BoraBora. Perfect,
The perfect place to stay is here, the beach, lagoon, everything was what
you expect when you come to Tahiti. It was just one night but I got up in the
morning and went for a swim, water was cristal clear and they had a coral
area in the lagoon that was fun to look at with cool fish.
Room was very nice, clean, staff friendly. all good.

King bed = 2 twins pushed together
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night due to a long layover in PPT. Pictures made this place look wonderful. However, we had many issues with our room. First, our “King” bed was not a king bed. It was 2 twins pushed together and you can absolutely feel it when laying on it like there’s a crack in the middle. Also, our toilet made weird noises ever since we walked in. It’s odd that the toilet is separate from the bathroom as well. Overall, the rooms are pretty ran down. Although it has some upgrades, you can still see rust on the walls, stains on the tub etc. the hotel itself has a very nice pool and swim up bar. They also do not have U.S adapters/outlets and will charge you if you need a converter. WiFi is very poor. Food was decent though!

Would not recommend after our experience :(

Pretty Property, with a few issues
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful setting and fantastic views , as all of Tahiti. Rooms are basic. Don’t expect uninterrupted WiFi. Sometimes in room , but mostly lobby only for WiFi.
Also some unexpected issues with toilets that I won’t go into details of.
Basic breakfast but get there early! Slow to refill empty selections.

Nice Short Stopover in Papeete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would not go here (or anywhere) as a long term vacation spot if you are traveling all the way to French Polynesia. But we had a stopover here from Bora Bora before a flight home from Papeete and it was fine. The rooms are large with large patios, and we had a pretty full kitchen (used for coffee only). The staff is nice and as we had a night flight we were able to check out in the morning before a tour and come back and take a shower in a nice transition room, The beach side looks directly at Moorea and has a great infiniti pool and nice places to lounge about at night. There is a grocery 3 minutes walk away and we bought fresh baguette and yogurt and breakfast stuff. A nice stay.

Beautiful infinity pool. Suite good for family
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is very nice, I had a special with Delta Airlines which was totally incorrect advertising. The staff made it right even though it was not their error.

The pool is large with waterfalls. It overlooks the ocean and you can see Moorea. There are underwater lights so you can swim until 8 pm.

There is a swim up bar which does not interest me, but it may others.

We had a suite which had a private bedroom and then a fold out couch for others to sleep.

We did not use the kitchen so I cannot comment on that.

We ate in the restaurant. The portions are small compared to American standards. They have delicious rolls and you can have as many as you want.

This is a good choice for a family as it is large enough and offers cooking facilities.