We thoroughly enjoyed 11 days at Hotel Kaveka in a beachfront bungalow, just steps from the warm, clear waters of Cook’s Bay. We spent the majority of our time snorkeling around the Bay, taking in some local tours (circle island and lagoon tours are a must!), and just relaxing around the hotel. It’s a stunning and central location with easy taxi or shuttle service to the airport or ferry. The hotel staff will be happy to help you make all the arrangements you need during your stay on Moorea, so don’t worry too much about booking ahead. All of the staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. Of particular note is Tim and his infectious laugh, and the hospitality of owner, Greg.
Our bungalow was rustic but very comfortable. It had a very large shower, king-size bed, air conditioner, mini fridge, small TV (French channels only), daily cleaning services, and our own wooden deck facing the Bay. Being avid beer drinkers from Canada, we particularly appreciated the mini fridge and the free daily shuttle trips to the village of Maharepa, where we would buy all the food and drink we’d want for the day.
The hotel restaurant is very good, and is reasonably priced by French Polynesian standards. You can’t beat the location – you can watch the tropical fish swimming around directly below you while you enjoy your meal. The menu offers a great selection – the spicy chicken and poisson cru dishes were excellent, as is the French onion soup. The live entertainment is a nice touch in the evenings.
The only drawback, in our opinion, was having to pay for Wi-Fi, even when using your personal laptop. The hotel does not supply beach towels, shampoo/conditioner, or hair dryers either. Snorkeling gear can be rented, but it’s best to bring along your own. And remember to bring ear plugs for the early morning roosters. The bungalow walls are pretty thin and you’ll hear them very clearly each morning.
Given the opportunity, we’d go back in a heartbeat!
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- Also Known As:
- Kaveka Hotel Maharepa
- Hotel Kaveka Moorea