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Opoa Beach Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

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The Opoa beach hotel on Raiatea is a lovely, secluded, small hotel about 40 minutes from the hotel in a remote location. It is very French and is owned by a French couple,- when we were there all the guests were French. Eric, the owner welcomed us and showed us round our villa,- a beach-side gorgeous bach with a large balcony, lounge, bedroom and bathroom all decorated in a simple but attractive Polynesian style. There isn't much of a beach but there was a refreshing pool. The food was all delicious and very French. Each night there were 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts to choose from. During our 3 night stay I had chicken with pineapple,- tasty, pork curry,- delicious and grilled beef,- fabulous. The continental breakfasts were good with a range of fruit, breads and croissants. We enjoyed our 3 night stay here and would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit one of the lesser known islands.

My wife and I stayed in a garden cottage for two nights at the start of our vacation. The garden cottage, like the others at the hotel, is an independent, open air (no air conditioning) cottage that is nicely decorated. The cottage has a living area, bedroom, good size bathroom and a covered deck with a hammock. The hotel is a long way from town. So, if peace and quiet are what you are looking for, that is what you get. Snorkeling is provided by a free, short, boat-ride to a small island. The daily meals were provided by the on-site restaurant and were very good. Dinner was selected from the options provided at breakfast so they could be prepared by the staff at dinner. The staff was tremendous. Everyone was friendly and went out of their way to be sure you had what you needed for a good stay at the hotel. The young lady, Mihi (sorry about the spelling), that greeted us was there from sunrise until after dinner had been served and was on top of everything. She was fantastic and she did it everything with charm and a smile!

The Opoa Beach Hotel is simply awesome. The end of the road, peaceful, quite, great staff and the food at the restaurant was perfect. Eric was a gracious host...spend time with him and he will fill you in how the resort was built and the history.

Opoa Beach Hotel was one of our favorite places to stay on our honeymoon!! The staff including Eric and Mihi were so courteous and kind! Our waitress was superb as well! Speaking of food... the dinners were incredible. I enjoyed the best fish and meals out of all the other restaurants during our 3 island tour. The ambience of Opoa Beach Hotel is beachy, laid back, secluded and romantic. We can't wait to come back again!

Perfect quiet location near Taputapuatua Marae. Hotel comprises a collection of cute standalone beach bachs. Comfortable and tastefully decorated with hammocks and deck chairs. Well managed with friendly staff. Staying here was a real treat and one of my favourite parts of my holiday in Polynesia. They also run an amazing restaurant at the hotel. Delicious food using fresh local produce.

Very clean bungalows. I recommend a beach front with hammock bungalow if it is available. Beautiful sunrises from our front porch each morning! On our visit, we had plenty of breeze to negate the lack of air conditioner. The pool is clean and inviting or you can swim off the pier and view some amazing coral. Please sea kayak over to the motu-Bird Island. It is an unforgettable trip! Wonderful food and beyond our expectation! Never had a vacation where I gained weight! Staff was very kind and warm.

After a very long and hot trip from Washington, DC to LAX, then Tahiti and finally Raiatea we drove about 1 hour in the fading daylight through a beautiful jungle of trees with glimpses of beach. After calling to make sure we weren't lost we found our turn to the Opoa Beach Hotel. Down the long drive through newly planted fruit trees we can up to a lovely white beach house with bright welcoming lights and a lovely young lady to receive us! What a welcoming sight, they even had a late dinner reserved for us. The food was delicious and Rose forthcoming. We were led to our private beach front bungalow that was adorable and nicely appointed with a big shower and fans to cool us. We had a lovely porch and chaise along with a hammock to sit and view the stars which are fantastic in such a remote place. Our hosts could not have been nicer and they even tried to accommodate my Gluten allergy at Breakfast. We stayed for 3 nights and drove around exploring the island in our rented car. the Hotel will send a taxi for you but due to the distance it is about $100 Euro each was, so we opted for the rental which was about 300 Euro for 3 days. Although small, Raiatea is sweet and very pretty with lots catamarans available to rent with Captain or without. We left for a 7 day catamaran cruise of the islands including BoraBora which was a true adventure. would definately recommend this hotel as the nicest on the island although there is another with great food

There are many reasons to visit Raiatea, the Sacred Island, and this hotel is the best on the island. Eric, one of the owners, met us at the airport and presented us with the best leis we received on our travels around French Polynesia. The hotel is a 40 minute drive from the airport and Eric pointed out the local land marks and the best views. So we felt we had a mini tour of the island by the time we arrived at our bungalow. Raiatea is the administrative capital of French Polynesia so, unlike other islands, it has a hospital and other facilities lacking elsewhere. If anything goes wrong, this is the island to be on. The hotel consists of 9 white wooden bungalows built around a swimming pool with magnificent views of the steep mountains and the turquoise lagoon. The pool is screened by flowering shrubs so it feels private despite being about a 30 second walk from each bungalow. We were very impressed by how well the estate is maintained. Everyday you will see staff raking the sand, removing fallen leaves and attending to every single aspect of it. It is one of the best maintained properties we have ever seen. There is plenty to do at and around the hotel. It is an hour and quarter walk from the largest and most important marae in French Polynesia which has excellent explanatory boards not found elsewhere. An application for world heritage status has been made. The hotel has kayaks (free) which you can take out onto the lagoon to watch the fish or snorkel from the motu. Eric can also take you out to the motu on the boat and organize a picnic lunch. There is an Avis car permanently on site to hire. One day is enough to take you around the island, stopping to take in the sights. Staff can arrange other activities. Everything the island has to offer is easily accessible. Wifi is included and is accessible by the swimming pool. The bungalows by the sea are the best. Sunrises are magnificent. There are also tables and chairs by the shore and a pier, accessible to everyone. Eggs, omelettes and so on are included in the breakfast - just ask. This was our favorite hotel in French Polynesia.

The Opoa Beach Hotel on Raitea punches way above its weight. Nestled in a very remote part of the island it is beautifully appointed with white bungalows and what seems to be an authentic interpretation of the French Polynesian way and with respect of its environment. What we loved most was the personal and attentive service by Eric, Mihi and all the team. The food is beautifully, thoughfully made and fresh, alI from local ingredients and mainly French. This is an ideal location for someone looking to get away completely and be treated to a "less commercial" experience. Be prepared to have to travel to get anywhere else and the water bungalows are the pick of the bunch reaping the sea breeze - a bonus as bungalows are not air conditioned. Great value for money.

We stayed at the Opoa Beach Hotel for 5 nights mid-February, the hot season in French Polynesia. It is also the low season in French Polynesia, which means we had the hotel to ourselves for a few days during our stay. Opoa Beach is located about 30 to 45 minutes from Uturoa, depending on which way you go. The owners, Eric and Nicole, built the hotel from scratch. I think they did an amazing job. The grounds are pretty, with very little grass, mostly ground coral and sand, which helps immensely with the mosquitos. The bungalows are open with plenty of space. There is no a/c in the bungalows. There were 2 fans, one a floor fan and the other a ceiling fan, which made for an ok night's sleep. Night temps around 77 in bungalow. Breakfast was continental, consisting of juice, coffee, pastries and bread, some meats and cheeses and various fruits. There was also some granola type cereal and homemade yogurt. Plenty of food to get you going in the morning. My wife is diabetic, and they prepared eggs for her as well, as she can't have too much sugar or carbs. The dinners were very good. I did not write down what we had for dinner. What I can tell you is that you will not be disappointed. On a few occasions you would have thought they had a Michelin chef in the kitchen. The staff was friendly, especially the Asst. Manager Mihilani. We had extensive conversations with her, and she helped me increase my knowledge of the Tahitian language. Opoa Beach does not have bikes to use. To get to the hotel you need to go uphill, which is not practical. Also, the roads are narrow and I think it would be dangerous to ride a bike. They do have cars for rent, which we did almost every day. I would return to Raiatea and Opoa Beach Hotel. I would go in their fall or winter, when there is less humidity and night time temps are in the low 70s. Raiatea is a beautiful island and well worth visiting. And so is the Opoa Beach Hotel. I

BP 919 Opoa Raiatea

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Opoa Beach Hotel places you 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Marae Taputapuatea. This 3-star resort welcomes guests with 9 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Mount Tapioi is 20.7 mi (33.3 km) from the resort, which is on the beach.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


The 9 accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Opoa Beach Hotel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle at scheduled times for XPF 7775 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area.

Room options

Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Sea Facing

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Garden Area

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 571 reviews