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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:   March 18, 2018 5:56PM
Review:   Gorgeous location, and very friendly staff.
Author:   Rob Thompson
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   November 8, 2016 1:41AM
Review:   We recently spent some time at Relais Mahana in a beachfront bungalow with half board & had a wonderful stay. After some minor issues with our original bungalow we were quickly (& without any issues) moved to a bungalow near the edge of the grounds. Our bungalow was kept clean & well maintained with beautiful sunset views and a spacious balcony with table and chairs to relax. We had breakfast & a two-course meal included in the price of our stay which was worth every penny. Not only was there a large enough menu that there was something on there for everyone, but each night the dinners got better & better. Great portions & SO good! Compliments to the chef! Our only real complaint was regarding breakfast. Eggs were available to order, however they would arrive with egg only (& slower service), same sausage & hashbrowns each morning (each a little cold) & there seemed to be a shortage of plates on a couple of the mornings that we ate. That said, these are small things & the pros of this resort definitely outweigh this one con. Lastly, car rental was made easy & available in the lobby for exploration of both the big & small island. We truly enjoyed our stay & would definitely return!
Author:   Teri Northey-Potts
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   November 14, 2017 11:29PM
Review:   Nice place to stay with friendly personnel to help you
Author:   Will Joosten
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Review date:   July 9, 2017 5:15AM
Review:   Top service. Nice beach with corals in from of the relais.
Author:   Lucio Tronzano
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   October 25, 2015 7:16AM
Review:   This is where French Polynesian's go to get away from it all. If you are looking to escape, this is a great place to do it.
Author:   Bob Keenan
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