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Papeete Airport to Manava Suites Transportation

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Papeete Airport to Manava Suites Transportation

We will be arriving in Papeete at 10 pm. I am assuming we will not clear customs and baggage till maybe midnight. I asked our hotel the Manava Suites if the would arrange transportation from the airprot to the hotel and they responded to take a taxi since the hotel is about 5 km away. All the guide books say not to use taxis since they are extremely expensive and not to use them.

Should I just take a taxi and will there be some at the airport at that time? How much do they cost? Do we pay in USD of CFP? Should we arrange private transportation? How much would that cost and who would we contact?

Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: Papeete Airport to Manava Suites Transportation

Take a taxi. Yes, there will be some at the airport for all arrivals. Just to the right when you exit....before the parking lot. Taxi fares do go up at night, so it may be around $30 to Manava. But if you use a private transport company, it will be close to that same price per person! You can pay in USD ot CFP. CFP will normally get you a better price.

Not sure what guide books say not to use a taxi on Tahiti, that is usually the best option. Not the best option on Moorea though...a transport company is.

Hotels there are not allowed to provide their own ground transport shuttles...so that locals can establish their own business.

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2. Re: Papeete Airport to Manava Suites Transportation

You may also want to check with marama tours for a transfer to the Manava suites.

Www.maramatours.com

How did you book your trip? Do you not have transfers included

Regards BO

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3. Re: Papeete Airport to Manava Suites Transportation

Thanks for all the info. I booked the hotel independently and transfers are not provided.

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4. Re: Papeete Airport to Manava Suites Transportation

Marama Tours does provide a good service....I've used them several times. But in my experience they've always been higher than taking a taxi.

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5. Re: Papeete Airport to Manava Suites Transportation

If you do decide to contact Marama ask for "shared transfers" not private.

Regards Bo

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6. Re: Papeete Airport to Manava Suites Transportation

The cost might be a wash at 10 p.m., when taxi rates are very high. Usually, you can get a transport for about $10 each from the airport to Manava, and a taxi would cost between $18-25, depending on amounts of luggage and time of day. The taxi will get you there faster; with a transport van, you must hang around and rate for all arriving reserved passengers for that van. I prefer the taxi for the small price difference, especially after a long flight...

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