Royal Huahine features garden, beach, lagoon and deep-overwater bungalows, all facing west towards the islands of Raiatea and Taha'a. Huahine is known for good surf and the consistent and perfect shape of the waves. Two of the best breaks are within a 10-minute boat ride from the resort. Royal Huahine operates a surf shuttle to the breaks at additional cost. The most well-known waves are at Ava Mo'a Pass, also known as Fare Righ, and at the pass opposite Fitii. In the south, Parea is the place for surfing.
If you are looking for a destination that is off the beaten track and away from the crowds, a place where you can step back in time to a different culture and experience complete serenity that you might only dream about, then plan a trip to Royal Huahine Resort on the island of Huahine.
Royal Huahine Resort has recently been voted #7 in the TOP 20 RESORTS in the OCEANIA REGION in the 23rd Annual Readers Choice Awards by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine.
Open in March 1999, Royal Huahine is the most recent luxury hotel to be developed in Huahine, the "Garden Island". The resort features garden-, beach-, lagoon- and deep overwater bungalows, all facing west towards the islands of Raiatea and Taha. The bungalows are very spacious, among the largest in French Polynesia. The main building, which is home to Ari'i Restaurant & Bar, is built over the water to make the most of the breathtaking views of the lagoon.
Huahine's turquoise waters provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind in this tranquil part of French Polynesia. Guests can sunbathe on the white sand beach or lounge beside the free form swimming pool. Outside of surfing, a variety of activities & excursions are available to choose from - such as island tours, picnic trips, sunset cruises, and snorkeling in some of the most spectacular lagoons. Royal Huahine provides complimentary scheduled boat transfers to and from the main town of Fare and local cultural activities are available on site.
Royal Huahine is welcoming families as well as couples. Child-minding and babysitting is available. Kids also stay and eat for free.
Royal Huahine Resort presents a lavish Tahitian Buffet featuring Polynesian delicacies, barbequed & grilled meats and fresh fish, a variety of salads and a tempting selection of freshly prepared desserts. After dinner, Tahitian musicians accompany traditional singing while the men dance the exotic Tamure and the women perform the fluid hand-story dancing of the Aparima.
- to the airport: 20 minutes by bus & boat
- Baby sitting On Request
- Electricity 110-220V
- Fax Machine
- Ice machines
- Internet access
- Laundry service
- Swimming Pool
- Tour Desk
- Air Conditioning
- Kayaks, canoes
- Snorkelling Equipment
- Ping Pong
- Fresh Flower and tropical drink greeting
- Complimentary boat transfers to and from the village of Fare
- Room service
- Cultural demonstrations
- Twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
- Activities director to assist you with excursions & tours
- 1 King size or two Twin beds & 1 extra bed
- Ceiling fan/air conditioning
- Walk in closet
- In-house video movies
- Glass block shower
- Jacuzzi Tub (Overwater bungalow)
- English/French TV channel
- IDD phone
- Hair Dryer
- 110 V & 220 V outlets
- Bathtub (Overwater Units)
- Cable TV
- Ceiling Fan
- Coffee / Tea Facilities
- Hair Dryer
- Iron On Request
- Mini Bar
- Overwater Ladder
- In-room safe
- Beach Towels
14 Garden & 5 Premium Garden Bungalows. Embodying Polynesian style, these bungalows are nested in the lush tropical gardens. Bungalows feature a glass block shower and separate vanity areas. 590 sq. ft bungalow; 310 sq. ft patio; king or two twin beds.
5 Beach Bungalows. Enjoy stunning lagoon & ocean views from these bungalows located on the white sand, palm studded beach. Bungalows feature a glass block shower and separate vanity areas. 590 sq. ft bungalow; 310 sq. ft patio; king or two twin beds.
6 Lagoon Overwater Bungalows. Overwater views of the lagoon. Bungalows feature glass block shower and Jacuzzi tub. 590 sq. ft bungalow; 310 sq. ft patio; king or two twin beds.
11 Deep Overwater Bungalows. Listen to the waves break along the coral reef from your overwater bungalow. Dive into the warm & crystal clear waters off the deck of your overwater bungalow. Bungalows feature glass block shower and Jacuzzi tub. 590 sq. ft bungalow; 310 sq. ft patio; king or two twin beds.
Surf & Other Activities
Huahine is known for good surf and the consistent and perfect shape of the waves. Two of the best breaks are within a 10-minute boat ride from the resort. Royal Huahine operates a surf shuttle to the breaks at additional cost. (Boards not supplied, you will need to take your own).
The most well-known waves are at Ava Mo'a Pass, also known as Fare Right, and at the pass opposite Fitii. In the south, Parea is the place for surfing.
Conditions are good all year, but March through to October is when conditions are most consistent. Waves are frequently about 40 to 140m long, fast and hollow. All the northern sites are easy to get to, but require a paddle of at least 20 minutes. Fitii is a very long, 45-minute paddle without a boat. The bottom is rocky and sharp, and there is a lot of coral on the beaches so it's a good idea to wear booties. Surfers should bring their own boards as there are no rentals on Huahine. The island is becoming more popular, and the locals are justifiably protective. It's very important to become acquainted with the locals and to be friendly and respectful if you want to surf here.
Huahine is rich in traditions. More has been done on this island to restore the archaeological sites than anywhere else in French Polynesia. The culturally and historically minded will want to take an excursion to the northeast coast village of Maeva, the ancient capital of Huahine. Maeva is a rich and exciting archeological site where the remains of prehistoric villages and ancient stone temples, "Marae", give clues to a civilization that existed at least 1000 years ago.
Otherwise you can just relax poolside, snorkel in the lagoon or explore the island by outrigger canoe or kayak. There is a full-service spa where you can be pampered with island treatments, massage and yoga instructions.
Circle Island & Picnic Cruises - Sailboat or motorised outrigger cruises to explore the island. Snorkel in the island's turquoise lagoon; visit the manta rays and coral gardens. Half-day and full-day excursions with picnic are available.
Private or group BBQ picnics available on a ‘motu’.
4x4 Jeep Safari - Discover Huahine's magnificent mountains, historic sites, churches, and temples, tropical valleys, ancient fish traps and sacred eels by Land Rover tour. These half-day excursions allow visitors to learn much about this unspoiled island paradise.
Scuba Diving - All the fauna of the South Pacific is present: rays, sharks, Napoleon fish, tuna, barracuda, jackfish, moray eels, multicolored schools of tropical fish and spectacular scenery for beginners and experienced divers. Dive with experienced guides.
Glass - bottom boat & shark feeding - Unique in the island of Huahine - see sharks and a variety of fish feeding out of the guide's hands.
Jet Skis - Tour around the island lagoon and explore coral reefs, stop at a ‘motu’, and visit rays and tropical fish.
Horseback riding - Western style, beach/ocean rides.
Massage, yoga, tattoo - Available upon request.
Car, scooter & bike Rentals
Complimentary outrigger canoes, kayaks, croquet and snorkeling equipment available.
|7 nights||Garden Bungalow (Double Share)||Package||NZ$1,446||Per person||01 Apr-01 Apr|
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- 7 nights accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Meet & Greet with Flower Lei at Tahiti International Airport
- Return airport transfer
- All taxes
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Piolina (June 2012)
No amount of words will do this place justice. This resort is the perfect place to relax and get away from the world. Only accessible via shuttle boat, it's like a hidden little paradise. While the property is a little dated, the over-water bungalows are huge. The bathrooms feature double sinks, bathtub and separate shower. They also have a small fridge and sink and the decks are really spacious with a dining area and even a shower. There is really good snorkeling around the bungalows so you don't need to go too far to see tons of tropical fish. The grounds are beautiful with lots of tropical trees and flowers, perfectly manicured. Internet is only available in the lobby and it wasn't really fast but other than that everything was top-notch. The restaurant serves the finest food in Huahine and if you are lucky you will see manta rays swimming by at night. We also tried the spa and got one of the best massages ever with Tahitian oils. The staff was amazing. They went above and beyond the call of duty to make our Polynesian wedding truly memorable. Special kudos to Vatea, who became just like family during our stay. This is a very, very special place and it was really hard to leave. Paradise doesn't even begin to describe it.