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Fenua Mata'I'Oa

Moorea, French Polynesia

Situated on the northwest coast of Moorea, Fenua Mata I'Oa is a charming and eclectic small hotel offering a welcoming homely feel, only 5 charming guest suites and a lagoon front location perfect for immersing yourselves in the real Polynesia.

At a Glance

  • Eclectic small hotel right on the lagoon, on Moorea's north coast

  • Just five colorful and spacious suites bringing in the essence of Polynesia

  • Laid back and down to earth hotel full of Polynesian flair

  • Wonderful contrast to the larger resort hotels, try a two center experience

  • Fantastic value for money in an otherwise expensive destination

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Description

In complete contrast to the international resorts that surround the Polynesian Islands, a stay at Fenua Mata I'Oa gives guests the opportunity to experience the essence of true Polynesia.

As stunning as the larger resorts are, a stay at this charming small hotel offers a chance to get to know the people of Polynesia, get off the beaten track and enjoy some totally laid back living. The accommodation is colorful and eclectic, a far cry from a generic hotel room and full of the heart and soul of this playful hotel.

Fenua Mata I'Oa is set on the edge of one of the beautiful lagoons in northern Moorea and although it doesn't have its own beach, guests can enjoy a lagoon front deck with beautiful views and sun loungers to while away the day on. If you need to cool off, take a dip in the lagoon or take a step up to the hotel's friendly bar for a refreshing drink or exotic cocktail.

Guests can choose whether to have breakfast and dinner included in their stay or take the opportunity to head out and eat locally. Your friendly hosts will be happy to make recommendations.

The order of the day here is all about relaxation and laid back living. If you wish to explore perhaps take to a dugout canoe or kayak or go snorkeling in the lagoon, watching out for rays, colorful fishes and occasionally sharks. For a very special day out, you can head off across the lagoon by dugout canoe to your own private island where you will enjoy lunch on the white sands or with your feet in the lagoon itself, a truly memorable experience.

Whether Fenua Mata I'Oa is your only destination or part of a longer itinerary that takes in some of the more decadent and luxurious resorts, a stay here will open your eyes to the real Polynesia, the friendliness of the people and an experience you will never forget.

Accommodation

Fenua Mata I'Oa offers just 5 eclectic and totally Polynesian suites. Each is comfortable and whimsical in style, containing treasures from around the world.

Reva Junior Suite offers a bed covered in Indian silk, walls of plaited bamboo, objects of wood and a wrought iron sofa. It has its own private terrace and garden as well as being air conditioned with mini bar, TV with DVD player and internet

Hereiti Junior Suite guests enjoy a fusion of Egyptian and African tastes with bright colors. A living room leads into the bedroom with beautiful sky bed. The private terrace is well furnished and leads to a private garden

Mahealani Royal Suite is a beautiful air conditioned apartment that offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a large covered terrace surrounded by greenery and a private garden with large armchairs. The suite has a TV with DVD player as well as internet and mini bar

Princess Maimiti Suite is a splendid and opulent duplex suite. An eclectic mix of exotic furnishings with Louis XV pieces and bamboo walls. The suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room as well as a large terrace on the lagoon. It is air conditioned with all the same modern facilities as the Reva Suite

Prestige Princess Lokelani is perfect for those who wish to be right on the lagoon with a large bathroom connected to the bedroom via a private garden. There is also an interior garden. The suite is air conditioned with all the same modern facilities as Reva Suite

Childcare

Fenua Mata I'Oa is an adult orientated property with no facilities for children.

Facilities

Fenua Mata I'Oa is a small boutique hotel so the experience here is laid back and simple. They have a comfortable and eclectically furnished guest lounge and beautiful tropical gardens with hidden areas to sit and relax. The decking along the waterfront houses the relaxed bar, the perfect place for a sundowner cocktail or drink before dinner. Step down to a line of comfortable sun loungers to relax and take in the wonderful lagoon view from.

Activities

Here, the principal activity is idleness. Spend the days sipping a cocktail, taking a dip in the lagoon or simply sitting in quiet contemplation. If you wish to venture out, the hotel can arrange bike or car hire for you to discover Moorea. Alternatively, take to a dugout canoe and explore the coastline, swim with rays and sharks (masks and snorkels provided) or, during the summer months, take a trip out to see the whales that frequent these warm waters.

For a very special day out, you can spend the day on your own private motu island. Maire and Jean Pierre will take you out to your own island where Jean Pierre will prepare you a special Polynesian meal. Dine with your feet in the sand or in the lagoon, spend the afternoon under the shade of an umbrella and enjoy a unique and romantic experience.

Location & Directions

Moorea, French Polynesia

Located on the northern part of the lush island of Moorea, right on the lagoon

When to go

Warm tropical year round temperatures, the Society Islands are a tropical destination so humidity, rain, sunshine and heat are all to be considered. There are two seasons: the Summer which is from November through March and Winter which is from April through October. The average temperature in Summer is about 30°C and in the drier Winter the average temperature is about 28°C. Most rainfall is during the Summer months with high humidity. The best time weather wise with the least risk of storms is in their Winter months. June to August is windy season and can be extremely gusty.

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