We arrived at our accommodation after catching the ferry to Moorea and a local bus to the pension. Philippe welcomed us to the property and we were shown to our beach front room which was only 5 meters from the water. There are four separate bungalows on the property and each is set amongst a lush tropical garden. We had secured the waterfront room earlier in the year as we wanted to enjoy water views from our verandah and room. The rooms are basic but roomy and on arrival local flowers are positioned throughout the bungalow. There is no airconditioning but this did not deter us from sleeping and we did not even use the fan in the room.
The first evening and last evening we ate in the dining area and were served a tasty 3 course meal prepared and cooked by Philippe which we enjoyed with 4 other evening guests.
The first morning we awoke was to the rattling of chain as the cruise ship Ocean Princess anchored in the bay. the ship only stayed one day having sailed out again later that afternoon but made for some lovely photos.
Breakfast is served on a communal table outside the dining room and was a generous serve of fruits, bread and homemade muffins with tea or coffee.
We were here for only 3 nights but were able to explore the waters off the pier with the complimentary snorkelling gear and although there were complimentary bikes we did not take advantage of them. We did walk to Cafe Fifi for some local made ice cream which was very tasty.
To sit at the end of their pier and watch the sunset is an ideal way to enjoy the spectacular waters and surrounds. There is an abundant of fish life off the pier so well worth snorkelling and discovering the fishes of Moorea, unfortunately we did not get to see the 3 resident turtles but we did get to see a white tip shark and moray eel.
This is a lovely property which is kept spotlessly clean and inviting and has the most wonderful views and run by charming hosts. There is a resident dog PaoPao who could be found sometimes under the verandah in the cool sand and a very shy cat.
Philippe helped arrange a inner island tour and also booked a table for us at a local restaurant for one night.
Philippe and Corrine gave us a personal farewell at the gate even though Corrine was navigating the use of crutches at the time.
We enjoyed the ambience and views of this property to relax and do a little exploring before having to return to Papetee for our flight back home to Australia ending a 3 week trip in some of the most beautiful waters of the pacific.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pension Fare Vaihere in Moorea, French Polynesia : the quietude and the beauty of the location brings to the pension Fare Vaihere a resting and warm atmosphere in a preserved environment. The pleasant ambiance, around the four Polynesian style bungalows located in a flowered garden along the lagoon, will help you to relax. Imagine you just get up and enjoy the view of a lagoon so flat that there is no other way than jumping in, to meet colored fish, turtles or rays. Then it's time to go for breakfast, and later for your Atv or whales watching tour or scuba diving course ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fare Vaihere Moorea