My colleague and I stayed at Kaveka on what is possibly one of the best work trips ever. As such we were looking for somewhere to stay that was not too expensive in the week before our convention began. I came across Hotel Kaveka and dispite mixed reviews decided to go for it. We arrived very early on a Tuesday morning and while the other guests were eating breakfast we were given a welcome cocktail and watched the fish swimming below us in the restaurant over the sea which was a great welcome indeed. We were then given our room and I was told that I had been upgraded, which was a nice surprise. My room was a sea bungalow so I had a great view, it was a great size and had a nice front porch where we could chat, eat breakfast and watch sunsets. The only downfall was that even though there was a fan, my room was very warm and far warmer than my friends.
There was a few couples staying with us as well as families and we found the staff and other guests to be very friendly and helpful, especially when exchanging tips. The hotel hires out bikes which we rented for two days and used to explore the island in both directions (there is one road around Moorea). We also booked a safari tour through the hotel which was great to get our bearings around the island. We ate in the restaurant for one evening and found the food to be good and the setting over the water beautiful.
The downfalls were that the hotel was quite quiet- although the peaceful setting is what the hotel is aiming to encapture. Some music in the evening or more use of the bar such as a happy hour may have encouraged us to spend more time there. The wifi was also very expensive- 700XPF for 30 minutes when there is a cafe 5 minutes down the road which offers free wifi (10 minute walk with good food and atmosphere) so we only paid once. The snorkelling equipment which is available was also ridiculous in that it was very old and didn't work. In fairness, when we expressed this to the owner Greg, he gave us a refund.
Lots of positives though- friendly, very clean, good setting in terms of location and views over Cook's Bay like somebody else mentioned. A small 'beach' (patch of sand) but good for relaxing for a day. Go to Temae beach. Close to shops and other conveniences you may need. Also a great pier for jumping into the ocean and snorkelling.
Thank you for a lovely stay!
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- Also Known As:
- Kaveka Hotel Maharepa
- Hotel Kaveka Moorea, French Polynesia