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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 1664 Reviews
Beautiful resort in Paradise
Reviewed 15 hours ago

We will be here for 6 nights either side of our cruise on the Aranui 5 through the Marquesas Islands. The resort is wonderful and the staff exceptional. We had an issue with our suite and it was rectified immediately and professionally. Ten points to the manager. The pool is gorgeous and the continental breakfast has all you need for a satisfying meal. There is major work happening but that has not lessened the experience and I envy those following as it is going to be even more beautiful. Our suite is overlooking the lagoon from the first floor and I would recommend when booking a lagoon suite that you ask for an upper level as those on the ground floor do not have the beautiful aspect of looking out at Moorea which is spectacular. The advantage with the ground floor suits is you can walk straight onto the beach and pool area which would be perfect with children. There is a shuttle bus to take you to Papeete so although you are a little way out of the main drag it is also quieter. The weather is beautiful and no humidity. Seems a marvellous time to visit.

Great Resort!!!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay was short but rewarding! The layout and facilities of the rooms is perfect. The pools are breathtaking, you could spend the whole day there. Also the location of the resort couldn't be better, two steps away from everything.

Old school !
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very old school hotel ! Need an urgent refurbishing ! Very bad value for money ! Sea frond is also not good, as water is very durty in front of the hotel. Not recommended ! Food at restaurant is good that the only good point.

Suitable hotel for a night stay before you fly elsewhere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an average hotel. Large rooms which are comfortable. Hotel's beachfront is currently under renovation impacting this review. Infinity pool is good for sunset photos. Water isn't the clearest compared to other islands. Breakfast is pretty good though. Hotel dining is pricey but if you cross the street and walk towards the left, there are some local restaurants/eateries which provide cheaper and good options

Great view of Moorea
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed here twice, 6 days in a garden view room, it was nice, quiet, Rooms were attended to daily, other than the construction noise which i didn't think was bad the resort is kept well, However it's not really what i would call resort accommodation more hotel style, the restaurant was not to our liking and pricey, we used the little cafe 50mtrs up the road and there are also some close by restaurants, There is a little store 100mtrs up the road with most of your requirements or some bigger shop 20 and 30mins walk away. The pool area is nice, bar staff at the pool bar are slow even considering island time, the main bar is nice and service there is much better, On our second stay we stayed in a layover room, they are budget, just a motel room and front the road, they are noisy and I can see why people are disappointed in them however the other rooms are of a much higher quality, you get what you pay for i guess