Manava Beach Resort & Spa

Moorea, French Polynesia

Manava Beach Resort & Spa is a traditional Polynesian style hotel situated amongst tropical gardens with 7.5 acres of beachfront. This romantic, luxury retreat enjoys wonderful views of the crystal lagoon and pineapple plantation covered mountains.

At a Glance

  • Short transfer from the airport

  • Traditional Polynesian style hotel

  • Great base for exploring this gorgeous island

  • Choice of garden bungalows with private pools or overwater bungalows

  • Moorea Blue Diving Center on site

  • The hotel has its own Tattooist on-site!

Honeymoon, Beach, Diving, Fishing

Insider's View

Stay in an Overwater bungalow where the reef drops dramatically underneath – great for snorkeling and watching the fish life go by.

Juliet Morris

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The Manava Beach Resort and Spa, situated on 21 acres of tropical gardens which meets the soft white sand of the idyllic beach, is a traditional Polynesian style hotel. Only 2 miles from the magnificent Cook's Bay, the location of the resort is simply stunning.

The 95 Garden, Beach and Over-Water Bungalows have spacious, simply designed interiors with high ceilings, comfy seating areas and outside, large wooden sun decks overlook the lush tropical gardens, the beach and the lagoon. Family rooms have been specifically designed to accommodate families in comfort.

The hotel also has two restaurants - one for fine dining, one for more relaxed cuisine - both serving delicious Polynesian flavors with international influences and there is an inviting poolside bar where from time to time a local Polynesian band plays in the evenings. Opulent in-room dining is available for those wanting to spend the evening in the comfort of their own room.

The Manava Beach Resort has a wide range of activities and excursions for guests who are able to drag themselves from the poolside or beach to enjoy. These include including lagoon fishing, shark feeding, catamaran cruises and horse riding. For those keen on the underwater life, the hotel's PADI dive school can introduce you to the rich underwater marine life of the area. The Manea Spa is another place to lose yourself, with traditional Polynesian products integrated into a wide range of soothing and healing treatments in an oasis of calm and rejuvenation.


All of the spacious rooms at Manava Beach Resort & Spa have been designed with traditional furnishings with a contemporary twist and have air conditioning, a sundeck, en-suite bathrooms with showers, TV and minibar. There are 30 Garden Rooms (eight of which are family rooms featuring a mezzanine level and comfortably accommodating up to four persons). Of the 28 more private, spacious Garden Bungalows which are surrounded by lush tropical foliage, 18 have a lovely private plunge pool. There are also nine Beach Bungalows (six of which are Deluxe due to their great locations). The 28 Over-Water Bungalows have a spacious interior with seating area, CD players and baths (20 of these are 'Deluxe' due to superior locations facing out over the lagoon).

Garden View Rooms

The Garden View Rooms are set in an aesthetic two story thatch hotel block at the back of the property about 50 meters from the beach.

Garden View Duplex

The Garden View Duplex are perfect for families in so far as they feature a mezzanine and welcome up to 4 persons.

Premium Garden Pool Bungalow

The Garden Pool Bungalows have a small private pool on the veranda. The garden bungalows feature one king bed and one single bed and a patio with garden view. They are located at the garden.

Beach Bungalows

All the Beach Bungalows are of identical interior design, the difference being location. The 2 Beach Bungalows are located next to the restaurant, near the activities center.

Premium Beach Bungalow

The Premium Beach Bungalows are located on a lovely stretch of sand, right on the beach.

Overwater Bungalow

These bungalows have a sundeck and sitting area with direct access to the lagoon. These 8 Overwater Bungalows are also of the same interior design with other bungalows facing the mountains with shallow lagoon.

Premuim Overwater Bungalow

The Premium Overwater Bungalows face the deep ocean offering more privacy.In addition, the Overwater Bungalows have a large sundeck and sitting area with direct access to the lagoon


Children are made very welcome at Manava Beach Resort & Spa where there are plenty of activities to keep them happy during their stay from shark feeding to swimming and to whale watching. All rooms can take two extra children on existing bedding and the family rooms are specifically designed to accommodate four people in comfort. There are no additional facilities other than babysitting which can be arranged on request.


The resort's fresh tasty buffet breakfasts are a great way to start the day at the Mahana'i Restaurant. Here delicate French and Polynesian flavors are fused to create fabulous lunches and dinners, some accompanied by entertainment in the evenings. Le Matie'hani is the resort's gourmet restaurant where refined dining in an elegant setting is a truly memorable experience. The resort's bar, Autera'a, serves light Polynesian specialties for relaxed poolside dining and for those quiet moments, private dining can be arranged in the comfort of your room. There is a wonderful swimming pool, the Moorea Blue Diving Center which has access to some of the area's most impressive dive sites, the indulgent Manea Spa and even a traditional Polynesian tattoo center for those wanting to take a lifetime memory home with them.


While staying at the Manava Beach Resort & Spa, kayaks, snorkeling gear, petanque, volley ball and badminton can all be enjoyed on a complimentary basis. Fantastic scuba diving, jeep tours, helicopter tours, island tours by canoe, ray and shark feeding, jet skiing, horse riding, deep sea fishing, dolphin and whale watching and plenty of other land and sea excursions are all available at an additional cost.

Location & Directions

Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea is 12 miles from Tahiti in the Society Archipelago.

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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