Kia Ora Resort & Spa

Rangiroa, French Polynesia

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At a Glance

  • The overwater bungalows have a glass floor window so you can view the fish below

  • Fantastic diving and fishing opportunities

  • The Sauvage Private Island, the sister hotel, has just five Beach Bungalows for a secluded and simple retreat

  • Some Spa Treatments are performed in the Vaimiti, a 'fare pote'e' built in the shelter of a coral wall

  • Enjoy the Polynesian Rain showers at the spa

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Although there is a wet and a dry season in Tikehau the weather is tropical and generally sunny and warm, with just enough rain to keep the lush landscapes alive and green. If you're looking for emptier beaches, try traveling during the wet or "off" season, which generally runs from November to April. During this time, you can expect very high humidity with brief and frequent storms. January is the rainiest of the months. During this time, tropical storms may occur, but the Tahitian Islands have not experienced a cyclone since the early 90s. If you're traveling to the islands to scuba, you'll probably want to go in the dry or "high" season, when visibility is the best. The dry season runs from May to October and you can expect less rain, although occasional night time downpours are not uncommon. Due to tradewinds, July and August are the coolest times of the year and also tend to be the most crowded.

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Take a day trip over to the stunning beach Les Sables Roses, famed for it's pink sand

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Hotel Kia Ora Resort and Spa is a relaxed bungalow style resort near some of the best dive sites in French Polynesia. Recently reopened after an extensive refurbishment is offers contemporary style luxury in stunning surroundings.

Kia Ora Resort and Spa is located on the island of Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago. Set betweeen the passes of Avatoru and Tiputa, the hotel sits on a crystalline lagoon, the largest in French Polynesia.

Rangiroa is made up of a number of tiny islets surrounding a central lagoon and is renowned for its rich scuba diving. More than just a diving resort though, the recently renovated hotel offers comfortable contemporary style accommodations, ideal for a relaxed stay.

With just 60 rooms in total, the hotel has an intimate and private atmosphere. Spend your days relaxing on the beach or swimming in the crystal clear lagoon, or explore further afield. With world class diving at your fingertips the underwater experience is exceptional. Depending on the time of year it is possible to view hammerhead sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, grey sharks and schools of barracuda, turtle, oceanic sharks and dolphins. Even those who don't dive can enjoy the underwater world by glass bottom boat or by snorkeling.

The hotel offers a relaxed atmosphere in the evening with occasional Polynesian Evenings, beach barbecues or simply an intimate dinner for two or a sunset cocktail at the Miki Miki Overwater Bar.

An hour across the lagoon you will find the sister property of Kia Ora - The Sauvage Private Island. With just five beach bungalows, this truly is a Robinson Crusoe style retreat. With a main "Fare" featuring a lounge, bar and restaurant, a few days in the simplicity of this private piece of paradise is sure to delight. A stay here can be added on to your stay at the Hotel Kia Ora. Accommodation is simple and the experience a complete get away from it all.

Your evening entertainment is a glorious sunset followed by gazing up at a blanket of stars in the night sky. During the day, swim in the lagoon, take a stroll on the pure white sand and relax under a palm tree. The Sauvage Private Island only takes children aged over eight years.

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60 rooms in total. 20 Villas with pool, four Junior Suites with pool, one Executive Suite with pool, 19 Beach Bungalows, three Beach Suites, three Beach Deluxe Bungalows and ten Over-water Bungalows.

All rooms are air-conditioned and have a fan, private terrace, refrigerator, safety box and complimentary WiFi, phone, iPod dock, flat screen TV, coffee and tea facilities, hairdryer, iron, bathrobes and slippers. Minibar can be stocked on request.

Many rooms have outdoors hot tubs and the over-water bungalows have direct lagoon access.

The Sauvage Private Island features five simple beach bungalows.

Beach Bungalow with Jacuzzi

The Beach Bungalows enjoy a prime location, facing the crystal clear lagoon of Rangiroa. All have a private outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by a deck overlooking the lagoon.

The interior has been refreshed and retains the original Polynesian style of the hotel (wood furniture, local handicrafts).

1 bedroom + 1 living room, both open to the terrace on lagoon side, and to the bathroom on the garden side.

The bathroom features a very large shower.

Wheelchair access

Maximum Occupancy: 3A

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed

More Info: Interior 40m² - Total surface 61m²

Additional facilities: Private Jacuzzi

Beach Suites with Jacuzzi

Polynesian style duplex, located on the beach.

upper floor houses an elegant king-size bed, enjoying breathtaking views of the sea

On the lower floor, the bathroom, a second bedroom and the living room open onto a private terrace with private jacuzzi.

Maximum Occupancy: 4A

Bed Configuration: 2 king beds or 1 king bed + 2 single beds

More Info: Interior 52m²

Additional facilities: Private Jacuzzi

Deluxe Beach Bungalow with private pool

This category facing the lagoon, combines Polynesian with sophisticated style and features a nice infinity private pool on the terrace.

In the interior, the room and the bathroom are separated by frosted glass panels and carved wood providing a feeling of space. All around the room, murals with soothing colors, representing ancestral Polynesian motifs, add a touch of warmth to the whole.

the bungalow, a coral wall has a flat open-air bathtub lined with tropical plants.

Maximum Occupancy: 3A

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed + 1 sofa bed

More Info: Interior 40m²

Additional facilities: Private Pool, Terrace,

Villa with pool

Very pleasant & intimate category totally redecorated in a modern style.

These units are now featuring a large private garden with long pool, and a "fare pote'e" for outside dinner.

The room and the bathroom are both very spacious and luminous.

Outside design bathtub for why not a hot bath at the end of the afternoon...

Wheelchair access

Maximum Occupancy: 3A

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed

More Info: Interior 43m² - Total surface 184m²

Additional facilities: Bathtub, Bathrobe, Ensuite Bathroom, Private Garden, Mini Bar, Private Pool, Private Sun Deck, Shower

Overwater Bungalows

The Overwater bungalows are the best place to enjoy the multicolor fauna of Rangiroa lagoon. They feature a large terrace and sundeck for a total bungalow surface of 74 m².

In addition to the facilities common to all rooms: Bathtub with separate shower, Ladder for a direct access to the lagoon, Glass floor

Maximum Occupancy: 3A

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed

More Info: Interior 45m²

Additional facilities: Bathtub, Private Ladder to Lagoon, Glass Floor

Junior Suite with pool

This category features the same configuration & decoration as the Villa with Pool units, with an additional lounge, separated from the bedroom by the entrance.

Maximum Occupancy: 3A

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed

More Info: Interior 69m² - Total surface 194m²

Additional facilities: Bathtub, Ensuite Bathroom, Private Garden, Mini Bar, Private Pool, Private Sun Deck, Shower

Executive Suite with pool

The largest unit of the property

1 Villa with pool + 1 separate lounge + 1 separate extra bedroom with bathroom.

Extended sun deck.

Same decoration as Villas with pool.

Maximum Occupancy: 4A

Bed Configuration: 2 king beds or 4 single beds

More Info: Interior 104m² - Total surface 235m².

Additional facilities: Bathtub, Private Garden, Private Pool


Children are very welcome at the Hotel Kia Ora, however there are no facilities except babysitting. Cots can be provided on request and children are able to sleep on sofa beds provided in certain suites.

No children under the age of 8 years old are accepted at The Sauvage Private Island.


Currency exchange available, laundry service (no dry cleaning) WiFi internet free of charge throughout the property.


Infinity pool with Jacuzzi, two restaurants offering international and gourmet cuisine, Miki Miki Overwater Bar, Kahaia Lounge, Poekura Spa, fitness center, gift shop and jewelry shop.


Free Activities : Snorkelling gear, petanque, kayaks and canoes

Paid Activities : Scuba diving, land and sea excursions, boat and bike rental

Location & directions

Rangiroa, French Polynesia

Rangiroa is located 219 miles north east of Tahiti in the Tuamotu Archipelago

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