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Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Maharepa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We were amazed by the fabulous snorkeling. The water was warm and very clear. Lots of fish! We could stand on the shore and count hundreds just a few feet away. The added bonus is that the water is protected by the outer ring of Coral reef. My wife is a "challenged" swimmer and there was little current and no waves in our lagoon area. What a joy to be able to share my love of the ocean and snorkeling with her!
As far as the facilities and staff. . . not so excited. The room was a bit shopworn and the staff did not recognize us unless we spoke French. My wife waited at the bar while staff served three walk up people first because they spoke French.
The food at the restaurant was above average and the local band a delight to listen to while dining.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Unquestionably the best hotel in Moorea. We stayed at the end of March (end of rainy season). We have tried other 5* hotels in Moorea and Tahiti and this one is definitely top. Position is perfect, close to the "village" where you can do shopping, rent a car etc. Greeted admirably well and by speaking french as our first language made things even better. We were in a beach bungalow with access to the water 20 feet in front of the bungalow. The sand at this resort, was the best of the 6-7 polynesian islands we visited. The staff is very nice and responsive to any request. The grounds are extremely clean and the walking path to the restaurants and reception was well placed so as too enjoy the environment. We took an around the island tour by boat, which was very reasonably priced for a 6 hour tour. Dining a the K restaurant was a very nice romantic experience, enjoying it with your toes in the sand.

Room Tip: Beach bungalows offer a very good quality for the money, compared to the overwater bungalows, which...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

The Sofitel on Moorea was top notch.

I would recommend a beach hut towards the end of the property for more privacy. The accommodations were clean, the resort staff extremely helpful, and the food was excellent. Dining at K was a nice romantic get away from the main restaurant. All the meals, room service, and location exceeded all expectations.

Working with Custom Tahiti Travel was a breeze. Once my fiancé and I decided on Tahiti and after a few ‘interviews’ with some travel companies, we felt comfortable with Custom Tahiti Travel.

Our contact was Stewart Stanier. With the stress of planning a wedding, Stewart handled all logistics and gave us instant feedback on questions. He made life that much easier in very stressful times. Travel and lodging on our honeymoon went smooth. All flights, transfers, and boats were on time. Luggage was where it should when it should be. Without having to worry about the travel details, it made our honeymoon that much more special.

We recommend Custom Tahiti Travel for anyone looking for a smooth trip.

Room Tip: I would recommend a beach hut towards the end of the property for more privacy.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous hotel, pool & service with clear air & skies...enjoy full constellation Starry nights...slip on your Pareo & take an excursion to Cook's Bay or string yourself a fresh flower Frangipani or Hibiscus ley or try night fishing.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Most amazing hotel I have ever been withy good location, good view and excellent staff and service.
All outlets were amazing and had great quality of service and products with good decor and theme.
Good facilities for water activities.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Just returned from a great trip to French Polynesia. Stayed 4 nights at Sofitel. Our bungalow 204 looked over the pool, restaurant and pool area but was far enough away for privacy. The view was amazing every day. Couldn't ask for better snorkelling right off the bungalow, crystal clear water, thousands of fish. The staff were excellent, no issues to speak of. Was really nice to have a working ice machine located just across from our door. Breakfast was excellent every day. We were on the half board meal plan but only ate dinner at the hotel twice. Overall had a very memorable stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Everything from the staff to the food to the views are the best you will find in Moorea. We stayed 6 nights in an overwater bungalow and had to pinch ourself every morning! It was spectacular! We were able to visit all the other resorts and found that we were lucky enough to stayed at the best!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: B.P. 28, Moorea, Maharepa 98728, French Polynesia
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Region: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Moorea > Maharepa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Maharepa
Price Range: £286 - £438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort is located on the North-East Coast of the island, just 5 minutes away from Temae airport, Vaiare ferries docks, the 18 holes international golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus®. This landmark hotel is built on the longest and most beautiful white sand beach of the island, within a protected marine area maintained by the CRIOBE®.From this hotel, guests have a unique panoramic view on the lagoon and the island of Tahiti. The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation with a total of 113 Luxury Bungalows located in the gardens, directly on the beach or over the water. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora has the only Luxury Beach Bungalows on Moorea that have unobstructed views of the island of Tahiti, located directly on the beach. Historically, this hotel is the first of the island that built bungalows over the water. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora has now the largest Luxury Overwater Bungalows in Moorea (83 sq. meters).Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora also features 1 Luxury Villa with 2 bedrooms (150 sq.meters). It has 2 bathrooms, 1 lounge, 1 deck and 1 outdoor jacuzzi®, with a direct access into the lagoon and panoramic views of the island of Tahiti.Dine in Polynesian authenticity at the Pure restaurant with outdoor terrace dining offering complimentary and traditional dance shows every night or choose the barefoot elegance of K restaurant, gourmet dining, feet in the sand experience, with a unique dance show.For light snacks and exotic cocktails or premium alcohols while admiring the view, try the Vue bar overlooking the infinity pool, the lagoon and Tahiti with weekly live concerts. For light snacks and exotic cocktails during a farniente day on the beach, only steps away from the lagoon, try the Beach bar. ... more   less 
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Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Hotel Maharepa
Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort
Sofitel Maharepa
Maharepa Sofitel
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort French Polynesia

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