A little oasis
Posted Nov 21, 2011
Tea Nui is a relatively modern and small development of comfortable and clean apartments. Each has its own pretty decked patio or balcony. The rooms and bathrooms are fairly basically furnished without a TV but do have a fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. No a/c but if you go in the cooler season this is not a problem....
Tea Nui is a short walk, about 5 minutes from the main street with its small grocery shops, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, tour operators, and vehicle rental stores. The waterfront and harbour with its boat tour and scuba diving operators is about the same distance away.
The people at the hotel are lovely and very friendly and welcoming. Maria has a personal welcome for you at the airport along with tropical island lei and gives a short orientation tour before taking you to Tea Nui.
I would highly recommend a stay at Tea Nui if you want a place that is quiet (except for next door's cockerel which can be an unwelcome natural alarm clock!) and small - something in between an international island hotel and homely B&B, and at a reasonable cost for the island; which can be a little expensive in other areas such as dining out and package tours.
Enjoy! It's a magical island! You might not want to leave or at the very least, sometime you'll want to return! Maybe even to Tea Nui!