The hotel is built on the grounds of the first hotel built on the island, the Bali Hai. In 1961, three young Californians, inspired by Polynesia, created a mythical hotel. The “Bali Hai Boys,” as they were known, continued on to build a hotel in Raiatea in 1966 where they invented the overwater bungalow.
This charming “boutique hotel is a perfect blend of luxury and serenity making it an ideal destination for couples, honeymooners, divers and families…This traditional Polynesian style resort offers 94 rooms and bungalows. It features 28 Over Water Bungalows, 8 Beach Bungalows, 28 Garden Bungalows and 26 Garden Rooms & Family Rooms. Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea, offers garden bungalows with private plunge pool, but guests may also enjoy the clear water of the hotel’s infinity swimming pool, the largest one of the island. In addition, all bungalows offer a direct access to the lagoon. Premium overwater bungalows are set right above the reef drop off that allows fabulous snorkeling.
The hotel has the restaurant “Le Mahanai” with polynesian flavors. The terrace of the bar “Autera’a” is also a perfect place for an afternoon snack. Other facilities are available: 1 bar, 2 meeting rooms, 1 boutique, 1 on-site diving center, 1 Manea Spa and a wide range of land or water activities and excursions.
As part of our commitment for the protection of the environment we have developed a coral nursery called To’a Nui which spreads beside the overwater bungalow; this park allows a colony of corals to regenerate in perfect ecological conditions.
Rooms & Bungalows
The Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea offers 90 rooms and bungalows in the garden, next to the beach and over the water. All accomodations are designed in true Polynesian style.
The well-appointed overwater bungalows offer a large furnished sundeck and sitting area with dorect acces to the water and include a glass table for viewing aquatic life of the lagoon from inside.
The hotel includes: 18 Garden View Rooms (475 sq ft – max 2 pers.), 6 Garden View Duplex (635 sq ft – max 4 pers), 28 Premium Garden Pool Bungalows (517 sq ft – max 3 pers.), 8 Beach Bungalows (475 sq ft – max 3 pers.), 10 Overwater bungalows (517 sq ft – max 3 pers.) and 18 premium overwater bungalows (517 sq ft – max 3 pers.).
Room features: air conditioning, ceiling fan, IDD phone, wifi, mini bar, tea-coffee making facilities, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, satellite flat-screen TV, DVD/CD player.
Disabled facilities: 2 Garden Pool Bungalow
Restaurant & Bars
The resort offers to its guests 1 restaurant and 2 bars plus a wide range of entertainment features:
- The Mahana’i Restaurant
The refined ambiance of the restaurant is in keeping with the creations of our Chef. They are a delightful combination of the flavors of France and the tastes of Polynesian cuisine.
We trust you will enjoy our special dinners and theme evenings, notably our Polynesian Evening each Saturday with a traditional show.Opening hours: 06:30am to 10:00am; noon to 2:00pm; snacks 2:00pm to 9:30pm (except on Wed & Sat 2:00pm to 04:30pm);6:30pm to 9:30pm (buffet : Saturday 6:30pm to 9:30pm)
- Autera’a bar
The exotic setting of our poolside bar is the ideal place to find you among friends and to enjoy such entertainment as how to make Polynesian marinated fish (Poisson cru) on Wednesdays, flower crowns on Thursdays and how to dance Tahitian-style.
The terrace bar welcomes you to the shade of its umbrellas and to a relaxed mood all day long. From 12 noon to 4.30 pm we invite you to choose from a range of light dishes and Polynesian specialties. At the end of the day our bar staff will prepare your favorite drink or why not choose something exotic from our cocktail menu to sip under the stars to the sounds of our Polynesian musical group, on Wednesday and Friday evenings.Opening hours: noon to 4:30pm / Room service is also available from 6:30am to 10:30am and noon to 9:30pm
- Matiehani Lounge Bar
Matiehani Lounge opens as Moorea’s hip new wine bar. Tucked away at the Manava Beach Resort & Spa is an exciting new spot to sip wine and enjoy music. There will be an impressive selection of wine and specialty cocktails. This relaxing atmosphere will truly be a tropical hangout with good music, paired with fabulous wine, cocktails and delicious tapas. Opening hours: every Friday and Saturday evenings
In Polynesian culture, massage (called Taurumi in Tahitian) is a philosophy of life and part of traditional medicine and ancestral practices and customs.
Manea Spa, the signature spa brand of Polynesia, was created and developed based on the ideology of this hundreds of years old tradition. The spa strives to offer the best overall well-being and relaxation, and is unique to Tahiti because it takes advantage of the natural environment of the island while still embracing the Tahitian holistic care philosophy.
Nestled in the heart of the resort, Manea Spa invites you to experience ‘Taurumi’ at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea.
Natural products and oils are used in all treatments and sourced from islands throughout Polynesia – pineapple from Moorea, Tiare from Tahiti, pure white sand from Bora Bora, vanilla from Taha’a and monoi and flower essences from the Marquesas.
Manea Spa at Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea Features:
- 1 Hammam (steam bath)
- 3 private massage rooms (each with two massage tables)
- Treatment room with Vichy (rain) shower and two massage tables
- 1 special solar heated pool for aquatic massage (Rumiavai)
The Manava Beach Resort & Spa is ideally located close to the Maharepa Village, two miles away from the magnificent Cook’s Bay westward.
Main points of interest:
- 10 minutes from the airport
- 15 minutes from the ferry dock
- 5 minutes from Temae golf course
- 5 minutes from a shopping center
- 10 minutes from Opunohu Bay
- 20 minutes from le Tiki Village
- 10 minutes from Belvedere panoramic view