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OUR Thoughts on Te Moana Tahiti Resort, Punaauia, Tahiti
The 3 to 4 Star Te Moana Tahiti Resort has a remarkable lagoon frontage.  The Resort is located opposite a passage through the outer shallow lagoon and fronts very deep, dark blue water immediately off the front of the resort.  This deep water leads to a shallower light blue lagoon a short distance off-shore.  Two tiny islands are located around 100 metres off-shore and these have been joined by a walkway bridge to the mainland which frames the southern lagoon boundary of the resort making a beautiful little private lagoon area for guests to enjoy.  A terrific swimming pool has been built out into this private lagoon and a white sand beach backs the pool. The colours of the large swimming pool reflect the natural sea and the whole effect is stunning. For several months in the first 9 months of 2018, the area around the swimming pool, including a new restaurant, (Taapuna Restaurant) was redeveloped and up-graded, including a new, raised pool bar and the whole resort frontage is now looking very smart and new.  Taapuna Restaurant opens for all meals including breakfasts Wednesday to Sunday 7:00am to 10:00am and provides romantic views of Moorea for guests dining. The addition of new glass kayaks to the water activities line-up provides a unique opportunity for guests to paddle the lagoon in a glass vehicle which gives the paddler full sight of the underwater environment as you glide above.

Meal plans are available at Taapuna Restaurant and guests are welcome to order meals to be taken on the private balcony of their suite.  Another (very romantic) option is to arrange a dinner on one of the small islands in the lagoon out front of The Resort while the sun sets over Moorea - in our opinion, it’s worth staying a night or two at Manava Suites just to experience this remarkable dining experience.

There are kitchenettes in all but the standard hotel rooms, so you might like to do a little self-catering.  There is a Carrefour Hypermarket (supermarket) not too far along the road or a couple of smaller food stores within walking distance.  Don’t overlook the roulottes (street food trucks) which set up nearby.

Te Moana Tahiti Resort is a good option for business or leisure travel and the spacious suites with kitchenette make this property a good option for families as well as couples looking for a little more space than that provided in a normal hotel room. Te Moana Tahiti Resort is also a good option for those travellers hiring a car as they have very good parking facilities. 

This hotel is an ideal choice for guests staying a night or two in the Papeete area on either side of a trip to the outer islands of French Polynesia.  The "Long Stay" Special is generous in allowing guests to split the stay required to qualify for the worthwhile discount over each end of an outer island visit.

New Water Activities Offered
As part of the resort’s revamp in 2018, new Water Activities are available, including:
● Jet Ski/Jet Surf
● Glass Kayaks
● Stand-Up Paddle Boards
● Seasonal Whale Watching
● New Taxi Boat to and from Downtown Papeete
    (see full details under “Getting to and from
    Te Moana Tahiti Resort”)

Resort Fee:
Te Moana Tahiti Resort has a compulsory Resort Fee of XPF1250 including all taxes (approximately NZ$16)  per room/suite per night which is payable direct to the resort by guests at check-in.
The Resort Fee covers:
  Unlimited high speed Wifi, 
  1 bottle of water daily
  Use of internet PC at Business Centre
  Access to the Fitness Centre
  10% off Manea Spa treatments
  Guest under-cover car parking
  In-room tea/coffee amenity replenished daily  

Our Specials
Bullet Long Stay Special
  Stay a minimum of 2 nights (may be split stays) and
      receive a 25% discount off accommodation booked
 - Valid for stays all year
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types
 - Stays may be split either side of outer island stays.
 - May not be combined with any other special or bonus offer.

Your Accommodation Options
Te Moana Tahiti Resort layout broadly comprises 3 rows of buildings facing east to west.  The easterly aspect (Garden category) is towards the inland mountains and the rooms with a westerly aspect (Lagoon category) face the resort pool and the lagoon with the Island of Moorea in the middle distance.  The building closest to the road incorporates the Reception, restaurant, etc as well as the “Guest Rooms” accommodation category.  The middle buildings are the location of the Garden Studios and the Garden Suites with balconies/patios facing east to the resort gardens.  The buildings closest to the lagoon house the Lagoon Studios and the Lagoon Suites, all of which have a balcony or patio facing Moorea and the superb sunsets to the west over Moorea. The middle and lagoon-facing accommodation blocks are 4 storey buildings with lift access.

With the exception of the “Standard Room” category all accommodation types include a kitchenette with microwave oven, refrigerator, 2 element electric hob, a sink, kettle, plates and cutlery

Room Categories
Bullet Standard Rooms:
30m2 in size, hotel room-style without balcony or terrace. Separate bath and shower, double vanity. No kitchenette.
Well priced standard accommodation.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults and an infant aged under 3 years.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: A baby cot can be added.

Bullet Garden Studios:
Bullet Lagoon Studios:
Open-plan 41m2 with a 9m2 balcony/terrace. Both Garden Studios and Lagoon Studios have a kitchenette.  Bathroom features double vanity, separate bath and/or shower, separate toilet.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 1 Child aged under 15 years
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds, plus a Single Bed-size fold-out Sofa Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated..

Bullet Garden Suites:
Bullet Lagoon Suites:
Very good size at 59m2 plus a nice big 16m2 balcony/terrace. Garden & Lagoon Suites have separate bedroom and living room with a kitchenette.  Bathroom features double vanity, separate bath and large shower, separate toilet.
Maximum Occupancy: Up to 4 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children aged under 15 years
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds, plus a Double Bed-size fold-out Sofa Bed.
Additional Bedding: 1 Rollaway Bed or cot can be added. Please note the addition of a Rollaway does not increase maximum allowable occupancy.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated..

Bullet One Bedroom Duplex Suites:
Beautifully big Suites at 77m2 plus a 20m2 balcony/terrace.  One Bedroom Duplex Suites are on 2 levels with the lounge/kitchenette on the lower floor and stairs up to the bedroom on the upper floor.
Maximum Occupancy: Up to 4 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 children aged under 15 years
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds, plus a Double Bed-size fold-out Sofa Bed in the downstairs lounge.
Additional Bedding: 1 Rollaway Bed or cot can be added but this does not increase maximum allowable occupancy.

Getting To and From Te Moana Tahiti Resort
We will include airport transfers in package arrangements as required/agreed.
A direct trip by car between Te Moana Tahiti Resort and Faa’a International Airport takes 5 minutes.  A car trip into Papeete takes 10 to 15 minutes depending on traffic density.
Town Shuttle:
Te Moana Tahiti Resort operate a shuttle service to and from Papeete on the following schedule:
Te Moana Tahiti Resort to Papeete: 8:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm
Papeete to Te Moana Tahiti Resort: 12:00noon and 4:30pm
Carrefour Hypermarket Shuttle
The Resort also runs a shuttle service to and from the nearby Carrefour Shopping and Commercial Centre.
The Resort charges guests for both Shuttle services.

Bullet New Taxi Boat Service to and from Downtown Papeete
Avoid the traffic and take the new Taxi Boat service to and from downtown Papeete. Boats operate 3 services each day (only 1 on Sunday), and take only 15-minutes to make the journey.
Depart Te Moana Tahiti Resort:
Depart Papeete:
The Sunday service departs the hotel at 7:30am and the return journey from Papeete departs at 9:00am making it ideal for guests wishing to visit the market or attend church.

The services does not operate on public holidays.

Families & Kids
Bullet Kids Stay Free
Children aged up to 14 years stay free when sharing a room with parents and utilising existing bedding (subject to room maximum occupancy policies)
Bullet Kids Eat Free
Children aged up to 14 years eat free from the special Kids’ Menu when accompanying parents dining at the resort.
 - Not applicable on beverages, mini bar, room service
   and gourmet restaurant.
 - Not applicable for Theme Dinners.  Not applicable to
   meals on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve:  50%
   discount is applicable at these times.
Bullet General Facilities for Kids
Kids life jackets available
Children drawing kits are available at the dining table

Hotel standard check-in and check-out times:
Check In Time: 2:00pm
Check Out Time: 11:00am
Early Check-in & Late Check-Out
 - For stays between 01 June and 31 October, check-ins
   and check-outs outside the hotel’s standard times are
   charged as an additional night.
 - For stays 01 April to 31 May and 01 November through
   31 March.
   Early check-in from 6:00am is charged as an additional
   Late check-out to 6:00pm is charged at 50% of the nightly
   accommodation rate booked.

Cancellation Policies
All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellation Policy for stays during the High Season
     01 June to 31 October
 - Cancellations received 14 days or less prior to scheduled
    arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to the total cost of
     the accommodation booked.
Bullet Cancellation Policy for stays during the Low Season
     01 April to 31 May
     01 November to 31 March
 - Cancellations received 6 days or less prior to scheduled
    arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to the total cost of
    the accommodation booked.
Bullet General Cancellation policies:
 - No shows will be charged 100% of the cost of
   reservations held.
 - Guests departing prior to the booked departure date will
   be charged 100% of the cost of remaining nights booked
   but not utilised.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of Travel Insurance

All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities
24 Hour Reception

Bullet Restaurant
Bullet 2 Bars including a Pool Bar

Bullet Manea Spa & Beauty Centre
Bullet Fitness Center
Bullet Tour Desk/Car Rental Service
Bullet Tahiti Island's largest Horizon Swimming Pool
Bullet Shuttle Service to and from Papeete & Carrefour Shopping & Commercial Centre
Bullet Conference Facilities
Bullet Internet access in Lobby
Bullet Lagoon Activities Pontoon
Bullet Car Park
Bullet Laundry/Valet Service
Bullet Ice Machines
Bullet Boutique Shop 
Bullet Library Area
Bullet Business Centre
Bullet Room Service Meals
Bullet Lifts in each building
Bullet Currency Exchange
Bullet Live Entertainment
Bullet Daily Newspaper

Room Facilities
Bullet Air Conditioning & Ceiling Fan

Bullet Television satellite TV
Bullet Mini Bar
Bullet Desk
Bullet Coffee/Tea making facilitites
Bullet In-room safe
Bullet Iron and ironing board
Bullet Hair Dryer
Bullet IDD Telephone
Bullet Clock/Radio
Bullet Wakeup Service
Bullet Furnished Balcony
Bullet Wired Internet Access
Bullet Kitchenette (where fitted) include fridge, microwave,
      2 element cook top, kettle, crockery & Cutlery, sink.

Charges may apply to some amenities/services