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Relais Mahana

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Relais Mahana

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Relais Mahana - Relais Mahana. Copyright Relais Mahana.

On the southern most tip of the Island of Huahine (between Tahiti and Bora Bora), in the heart of the Avea bay, lies the Relais Mahana.

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On the southern most tip of the Island of Huahine (between Tahiti and Bora Bora), in the heart of the Avea bay, lies the Relais Mahana.

Imagine: you wake up in a tropical garden, a step away from the fine white sand beach, while sipping your favorite cocktail on the terrace of one of the 32 Polynesian style bungalows.

At the Relais Mahana, the Avea bar and the Te Nahe Restaurant titillate your taste buds with the Polynesian specialties or a more traditional fare.

A number of ground or aquatic excursions are available to add spice to your sojourn and also to optimize discovering the Island. If you hope to meet the rays, you are in the right place.

Huahine is positioned in the Society Islands archipelago and is 50 kilometers from Bora Bora and 175 kilometers from Tahiti. From Papeete, the capital of Tahiti, one can reach Huahine by inter island commercial flights or by boat.

Steeped in a very strong history and antiquated culture (Huahine shelters some of the most rare and fascinating archaeological sites of Polynesia called "Marae"), this Island is truly a little Paradise and a haven of peace lulled by Polynesian rhythms.

Therefore being in a unique setting, beside the Parea village renowned for its panoramas and surf spots, nestles the Relais Mahana: in the heart of the Avea bay, beside a beautiful white sand beach where the hotel boasts a coral garden invested with multi-colored fishes, and, at sunset from the hotel dock one can appreciate the Island of Raiatea shrouded in artists reds which are then reflected in the clear lagoon.

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Review date:   September 20, 2017 6:07PM
Review:   The bungalows (we had one with garden view) are not the best, but good enought. But the location, the beach, the island... Just amazing!!
Author:   Jordi Ibern
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   August 12, 2016 9:44PM
Review:   Great happy hour
Author:   Curt Jacques
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   May 23, 2018 2:50PM
Review:   Un hôtel où il y fait bon se reposer. Un accueil chaleureux avec la gentillesse polynésienne. Les chambres sont confortables, le restaurant offre une carte avec des produits locaux revisiter. Quand vous venez sur Huahine il faut venir ici !
Author:   Delphine Migran
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   December 12, 2017 3:48AM
Review:   L'incontournable de Huahine Demander a n'importe quel habitant la meilleure table de l’île, il vous donnera le relais mahana comme adresse. Ajouter a cela des bungalows rénovés très propres, un service d'excellente qualité, une plage de sable blanc idyllique et toutes les commodités dans l’hôtel (paddle, kayak, locations de vélos, voitures, scooters, ..). Une adresse a ne pas manquer si vous vous arrêtez sur cette magnifique île.
Author:   Gaël Lamisse
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Review date:   November 18, 2017 11:08AM
Review:   Superbe séjour dans un super hotel! Notre bungalow était au bord de la plage : 3 marches à descendre pour avoir les pieds dans le sable, avec une vue splendide: eau turquoise le jour, et fabuleux couchers de soleil le soir! Restaurant excellent (ah, le' tigre qui pleure' !), équipe très accueillante et adorable. Spectacle de danse de qualité, le plus beau de tout notre séjour en Polynésie. Jardin sous-marin superbe devant notre bungalow, et l'hôtel prête aussi des paddles et des kayaks. Location de voitures possible sur place, c'est bien pratique. Huahine est une ile superbe, l'hotel est très agréable, nous avons regretté de n'y passer que 3 nuits!
Author:   bah lac
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