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Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really nice hotel. Prices are a bit expensive but standard pricing for hotels Tahiti. Staff were really AMAZING. I lost my engagement ring and a driver in the scuba school came in between excursions and found it for me (thank the lord). The overwater bungalow is great for those who like snorkelling. Some bungalows have better areas than others. Walking distance to the shops.

we stayed at the hotel for 8 nights, room was clean, staff members were friendly and helpful, breakfast was great, New Year Eve Gala Dinner was amazing. Check in and check out were very slow, (check out took us 35 minutes from the time she started the process, saying the computers are down). The wifi was very poor at all the hotel areas and none at the rooms!!! That was very disappointing!!! You should sort out this problem as many guest members were complaining about it. we are working during our holidays too and it made it very difficult at times to communicate. I rank your hotel as Average only because of the wifi otherwise I would give it higher. looking forward to hear back from you. Thank you and a Happy New Year.

We booked through Uniglobe travel agent in Courtenay BC, 11 Amazing day's at Manava Beach Resort and Spa! Our package included Full buffet breakfast everyday, Christmas eve dinner and New years eve dinner. We had a Beach Bungalow #308 very clean and perfect setting for watching the beautiful sun rise every morning. Upon arrival we were greeted graciously with flower lei's and taken on a tour of the hotels amenities. Our luggage was taken directly to our room, Everyone was welcoming and friendly! The property is absolutely beautifully landscaped and well kept! We walked to local shops only 5 minutes away, all the local people were so friendly. The Buffet breakfast was superb many choices, omelette's made fresh on spot, bacon, sausage, waffles, crepes, fresh fruit and pastries the list goes on. DELICIOUS! There is one area we would like to give the highest PRAISE! AUTERA'A BAR/RESTAURANT!!! Lol Now ALL the staff here were ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC you all made our VACATION THE BEST with your Kindness, Laughter, smiling faces day by day, from the first day you took the time to know us by name and made us feel so welcome, we felt more like friends than customers. Each and everyone is Beautiful inside and out! You all went ABOVE and BEYOND CUSTOMER SERVICE! We will definitely remember and miss all of you! Christmas eve and New Years eve dinner's / shows were Absolutely well planned, and entertaining. A variety of delicious dishes, (even though it rained on Christmas eve quick thinking from Management to resort to plan B) ALL was EXCEPTIONAL! Excursions: Must Do's: Scooter: so you can go around the whole Island Beautiful!! 4x4 Tour: Fun, Informative, sites from Belvedere lookout and Magic Mountain are BREATHTAKING! Miti Tour (Swimming with Ray's and Black Tip Sharks): The Best!!! So much fun, learned a lot about the whole Island, History/Plants/Rays, Had a Beautiful delicious lunch on the beach. Our Guide was AWESOME!!! (smaller Boat tour more personal) ALL in ALL our ONLY Complaint would be that we had to leave! Again the "BEST VACATION EVER!!" We Thank ALL the AMAZING STAFF at MANAVA BEACH RESORT & SPA for Welcoming us onto your Tropical Island of Paradise! Much Love & Huge Hugs to ALL of you!! Victoria & Larry xoxox

We spent two nights there and we enjoyed our stay. We booked the bungalow with a private swimming pool. It was clean and nicely decorated but the pool was quite small and the lights weren't working. It's definitely not the same standard as the intercontinental (where we spent two nights as well) but the whole complex is smaller which is nice. The restaurant in particular feels more cosy. They have happy hours between 4 and 6pm which is nice. The cocktails we had were good. The food was just standard hotel food, not great but not bad either. Overall a good experience.

We stayed here one night in an over water bungalow. We booked on Expedia at a reduced rate and this did show when we checked-in. Since we booked on Expedia, we did not get the best bungalow. There are many that face the ocean, but there are many that don't face the ocean and your ocean view is blocked by bungalows in front of you. We got one that didn't face the ocean and the privacy screens on the deck were broken so our neighbors could see us out on the deck. However, the bungalow is spacious, has a very comfortable bed, a couch, a private deck and the plexiglass in the floor to see the marine life in the water. They also deliver and pick up all your luggage since the bungalows are a little ways from the lobby. They have free beach towels, kayaks and paddleboards for guests. The staff were so gracious, the beach and pool were beautiful. We didn't eat here because prices are steep, but there is a great, affordable restaurant across the street (Manuia Grill) only open from 6-10 pm. There is also a shopping center (grocery store/pastry place/banks/post office/shops) 5 minutes walking and the room has a fridge for food and drinks. They don't have a shuttle from the airport or boats, and a taxi was 2,500 francs = $25.00. Also, Albert car rental is across the street and they have the best prices on the island! FYI: Bungalows with no ocean view/face the beach with other bungalows (411, 412, 414, 415, 416, 417). Bungalows with no ocean view/face the pool (427, 428, 429). I would stay here again and ask for a ocean view bungalow!

Spent 6 nights in a premium overwater bungalow at the Manava Beach Resort and Spa with the aim in mind to ‘chill’ after some stressful personal time. Worked well came home very relaxed. Very comfortable bed, Clean albeit a bit dated in the bathroom (does need some modernising) and having doors to a personal reasonably private deck overlooking the ocean was wonderful. A coffee table in the centre of the room was over a glass insert in the floor and you were able to watch fish and anemones. Able to take steps down from the deck straight into the ocean to snorkel and swim. Not a lot of coral - pretty non existent actually but heaps of fish large and small. The staff were all excellent from the reception to bar to restaurant and housekeeping. A short walk into the ‘town’ where you could pick up supplies if you preferred not to eat at the resort and a lot of the local restaurants would collect you and bring you back for a dinner reservation. Most days were sunny and beautifully warm though some were a bit overcast - not that that worried us. Rained most days but that’s expected in the tropics 😉

My husband and I stayed in one of the premium overwater bungalows for 3 nights in Nov 2017. The bungalow itself was fantastic and the overwater aspect made it beyond perfect! The snorkeling was some of the best we had during our entire time in French Polynesia. The reef drops off right at the edge of the bungalows which makes for great snorkeling. We saw a sea turtle everyday hanging out down there! And a color changing octopus right next to the ladder up to our bungalow. The front desk staff was very welcoming and kind on departure. All of the staff working the concierge desk were fantastic in offering advice and helping us set up anything we needed (including scooter rentals which were conveniently located right across the street). I did however feel like things were a bit impersonal, unsure if this is just reflective of a resort as my husband and I are normally more hostel/airbnb/thrifty travelers. One thing I would definitely change is buying a meal package (breakfast and dinner). Breakfast was great and nice to not have to think about, however there are a lot of options for dinner around Moorea. I personally would have like to explore a little bit more, especially knowing the all restaurants will pick you up and drop you off for free! Overall we had a wonderful experience at this hotel and would certainly return!!

My wife and I stayed at the hotel in a Premium Garden Pool Bungalow for 5 nights in October 2017. The room is spacious with a nice outside area with a small splash pool which is ideal for just lazing around in. The room has a nice sized bathroom with a shower. Tea and coffee making facilities are supplied in the room, which also has a small bar fridge (not stocked) and a safe. Even though our room was very nice it was a little dated with stains on the wall next to the air conditioning unit. The hotel is very nice, with a lovely pool and bar area. There is also a small area of beach with a few loungers for anyone who prefers to be beside the sea. This area also allows easy access to the reef which starts right under the over water bungalows. The reef itself is full of life with lots of fish and well worth a snorkel around. We ate at the hotel most nights even though we could have ventured out. Whilst the food is slightly on the expensive side everything we ate was very nice and the portions were certainly plentiful. We did try the barbeque evening and show as well. They offer a show on a Wednesday and Saturday and it is well worth seeing even though it is again quite expensive. The food on this particular evening was nice and plentiful though I would have expected a little bit more for the price we paid. Most days we had lunch out of the hotel and there are several places within a five-minute walk of the hotel. There is also a supermarket there where you can stock up with drinks, crisps, chocolates, baguettes, ham and cheese etc. Definitely recommend buying your drinks at the supermarket as will pay a lot less than at the hotel. There are also a few shops selling souvenir’s as well as a couple of banks and ATM machines. We had breakfast included and there is a nice selection of the normal cold meats, yogurts, pastries as well as hot buffet items such as bacon, crepes and pancakes. The hotel has a happy hour between five and seven where certain cocktails are half price. We did an excursion swimming with sting rays whilst we stayed at the hotel and I would strongly recommend it. Not only did we get to swim with sting rays and sharks but also snorkelled in a lovely spot with plenty of fish and then had lunch on a table on a sandbank. All in all, this is a lovely hotel and I would recommend a stay here. To the management I would suggest two things. Supply bottled water in the rooms as this is what most hotels of your standard now do. I would also look to add some variety to the pastries you offer as serving the same two day after day is a bit much after a stay of more than a couple of days.

What a AMAZING VIEW,a paradise like place. We were looking for something special and Manava Beach Resort & Spa did not disappoint us. We had 8 wonderful,interesting nights and the time flew by . All the staff are amazing, helpful, views from resort are fantastic,. We will definitely be back !

A great place to stay. Friendly staff, amazing over water bungalows. Facilities are of a above average caliber. The most amazing massage in water, which I highly recommend! Entertainment of locals at dinner was phenomenal. A great experience for everyone young and old! My only disappointment was that I prepaid my evening meals & at no time did anyone including Tahit Nui Travel whom I booked with inform me that there were certain Meeks that you had to pay more for. Also staff asked if I would like water & I said yes, then gave bottled water which they charged me for. These are small issues, but annoying. Short Ferry ride from the main island.

BP 3410 Moorea Windward Islands

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Maharepa, Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course and within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like Temae Beach. This 94-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. It's on the waterfront and also within a 15-minute drive of Moorea Tropical Garden.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea's 94 rooms are air-conditioned and provide furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. 26-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include ceiling fans, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests of Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Premium Bungalow, Private Pool, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Premium Bungalow, Overwater

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Duplex, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Bungalow, Overwater

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1943 reviews