Magical. Unforgettable. A little slice of paradise
5 / 5 Excellent
There are only five bungalows on this cozy, private island accessible by 30-minute boat ride from the Raiatea airport (10 minutes by boat from Taha’a). Everything here is picture-perfect and like a dream! The grounds are meticulously maintained and the bungalows are well-appointed with indoor and outdoor furnishings, including comfy bedding and pillows, an electric tea kettle (with coffee, tea and bottled water provided), a mini fridge and soft, fluffy towels.
You will feel welcomed from the moment you arrive, and your every need will be attended to! Our hosts greeted us with fresh juice and fragrant leis upon our arrival and sent us off with shell necklaces at departure. All tours were easily arranged upon request, including transportation from the island. The intimate setting and amazing hospitality here truly makes you feel like you’re visiting relatives who just happen to own their own island! We didn’t want to leave!
We stayed in the Family Bungalow, which provided two beds + twin-sized sleeper sofa. Situated at the end of the island, we had a panoramic ocean view to watch sunrise and sunset from the floor-to-ceiling windows, open patio doors or balcony. We were situated less than ten steps from the island’s private, protected lagoon, where we observed a gorgeous coral garden filled with tropical fish, stingrays, sea cucumbers, and reef sharks. We borrowed kayaks, masks and snorkels from our hosts — but we could just as easily simply stand in the lagoon and observe.
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