Request a Quote / Booking

Join Our Mailing List
Click Here To request a quote/booking


Our Resort Report

Bullet Our Thoughts on Pension Sunset Beach Motel, Uturoa, Raiatea, French Polynesia
Raiatea is often thought of being only the jumping-off place for yacht charters taking cruises in the Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora and Huahine lagoons (Raiatea is well known for that) but Raiatea has much to offer for a land-based holiday too.  Apart from the Tuamotu Islands which are a lot further away and more expensive to get to, you can’t get a much more French Polynesian “country” holiday experience than a stay of a few days on Raiatea gives you, and Pension Sunset Beach Motel is a good choice of accommodation and a great place to base yourself to enjoy this ancient, historic island.

Pension Sunset Beach Motel is part of a working coconut plantation, which, as well as coconut harvesting, also includes a separate camping ground.  The property is nicely located within easy walking distance of a couple of yacht marinas, one of which offers a dining facility and is only 5km from Uturoa, Raiatea’s main town. Continental breakfast is provided for guests to enjoy on their veranda each morning and while there is no restaurant on-site, all bungalows have a kitchenette for self-catering and many Uturoa restaurants provide complimentary transfers for guests wishing to dine out.  There is something delightfully old-fashioned about this place, especially when it comes to sharing what is made in the home kitchen and available from the plantation gardens.  Breakfast, for example, comprises croissants and crusty French bread as well as fresh tropical fruits.  In season, stems of bananas hang outside Reception from which guests help themselves. When a member of the family is going into town for whatever reason, guests are welcome to tag along free of charge.

A focal point of this pension is the boardwalk which extends out over the shallow lagoon (which is great for kids to swim and snorkel) to the edge of the deep water.  At the end of the boardwalk there is a furnished fale which is another great spot for relaxing.  Near the end of the boardwalk there is a flying-fox type zip-line which, for those seeking a little excitement, will zip you out into the deep water – it’s great fun.

All Bungalows are modern, fresh and spacious and face the lagoon.  Each has a separate bedroom and separate living/kitchenette.  The sunsets through the coconut palms are very special. This place is “relaxation central”!!

Included in the tariff at Sunset Beach Motel.
A Kids playing area
Use of kayaks with paddles 
Use of mask, fins and snorkels
A pontoon equipped with a Zip-line
Seasonal fruits from the garden
Free town transfers when available

General note regarding standards and guest experiences at Pensions
(also known as Guest Houses and Family Hotels).
The Pension-style of accommodation is well established in French Polynesia, following the line of similar properties in Europe (and France in particular) which have been enjoyed by travellers for many years.  There is no doubt that, for the right person, a stay in a Pension in French Polynesia can be a very rewarding experience.  Generally, members of the family offering the accommodation manage and work at the property and that adds something of a “local hospitality” feel to a stay.  Of course, standards vary from those experienced in international resorts and hotels, but the difference is reflected in the room tariffs.  What is not reflected in the room tariff is the personal service and the warm feelings of well-being that can be experienced from a stay in a Pension in French Polynesia.

We recommend you take note of the section in the attached Fact Sheet headed “Important Remarks Information” to further explain the type of accommodation and services to expect.

Bullet Property Fact Sheet
More information on Sunset Beach Motel is available on the property's fact sheet 
Click here 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made within 7 days of scheduled
      arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to the
      cost of staying 1 night as booked
Bullet Guests failing to show on scheduled arrival date
      are charged in full for complete stay booked.

Travel Insurance is Recommended
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

Information displayed on this page and on the property's Fact Sheet is subject to change at any time without notice.