Vanira Lodge is nestled in the hills above Teahupoo, on the south east coast of Tahiti Iti, with stunning panoramic views of the ocean. The eclectic hand-crafted bungalows are authentic and Polynesian in design. They are constructed with high ceilings, natural wood and coral, outdoor bathrooms and verandahs with spectacular views. Each bungalow features a natural flow of indoor and outdoor spaces that lead you to feel at one with nature both inside and out.
The restaurant serves daily breakfast and dinner with entrees that highlight local cuisine with fish and fresh tropical fruits. Vanira Lodge offers a refreshing retreat for anyone desiring to immerse themselves in the local culture and enjoy the peace and quiet of a secluded property that embraces it's natural surroundings.
The Haari Fare is an intimate bungalow for two people with one double bed. Uniquely designed, this fare is built out of river stones and features a living Polynesian roof with local plants and flowers growing. This comfortable retreat features large windows and a patio with chairs, ideal for unwinding and enjoying the sunset at the end of the day.
Built into the Tahitian mountainside, the Aito Fare is ideal for small families with a double bed and two twin beds. The bungalow is built with all local materials and is surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation. In addition to the separate bedroom and main room, the Aito Fare features a semi-outdoor bathroom, a garden with a barbecue and a kitchen.
Set on stilts and nestled among the tropical trees, the Maara Fare provides the ultimate treehouse escape for three adults and a child with a double bed and two twin beds. The bungalow features local craftsmanship and design accents that include a floor made of Kohu wood, doors and shelves made of rough-hewn planks and furniture made of large knotted branches. This signature fare also includes a kitchen and bathroom with river stones.
The Kava Fare is one of the signature Vanira Lodge fares, set on stilts, providing a tropical home mixed with a treehouse experience for its guests. This fare accommodates up to four people with a double bed on the mezzanine and two single beds in the main room. In addition to beautiful ocean views, the Kava Fare also includes a kitchen and a bathroom.
The Ofai Fare provides beautiful views and is surrounded by a lush tropical garden with a stone barbecue. This three-story traditional bungalow with two separate bedrooms and a twin bed in the main room, accommodating a total of five people. The open-air design allows you to embrace your surroundings and enjoy the nature and gardens just outside your door. This fare includes unique curved walls, a bathroom with a stunning coral ceiling and a special turtle-shaped roof.
The Vai Iti is a great option for honeymooners with a double bed in an air-conditioned room and stunning ocean and sunset views. This bungalow is made of all local materials with Polynesian decor creating an authentic atmosphere. In addition to the air-conditioned room, this bungalow includes a large deck with a seating area, Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and a small private garden.
The Vai Ora bungalow is ideal for honeymooners with one double bed in an air-conditioned room and beautiful ocean views. This bungalow features local materials and traditional Polynesian design with unique accents. The outdoor deck beckons with two chairs facing the view and a Jacuzzi for two.
The Lichee Fare is authentic and unique in design and accommodates two double beds and two twin beds. The two-story bungalow is accessed via a footbridge and is covered by a living roof with tropical plants and flowers growing. The fare includes a private garden with a barbecue that overlooks the ocean, a kitchen, an outdoor bathroom with mosaic river stones and large windows from each room to allow for optimal views.
The Vai Here features fantastic views of the ocean and can accommodate four with two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two twin beds. Polynesian in design, this fare features a deck made of Kohu wood and tropical-style furniture. Added amenities such as air conditioning and a Jacuzzi with an ocean view elevate this bungalow to a more luxurious style of accommodation.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu that features Polynesian cuisine of locally caught fish and fresh tropical fruits. The menu changes based on the availability of the ingredients. Guests have an option of a Continental or American breakfast while lunch and dinner menus feature dishes including green papaya salad, sauteed tuna with vanilla sauce, shrimp with curry and coconut milk or a grilled steak with pepper sauce.
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Journey through Tahiti`s deep valleys and thick rainforests on this guided 4x4 Jeep Safari with Marama Tours. Your English-speaking driver will take you to the volcanic crater that originally formed Tahiti over a million years ago. You will stop at One Tree Hill, take a short drive along the scenic coast to Papeno`o Valley, and explore lush landscapes and beautiful waterfalls at the island`s interior. Operates: Everyday
Learn to surf some of the best waves in the world with private instruction from Mo'o Surf School. This half-day surf lesson can accommodate anyone over the age of 4 years old. Your experienced instructor will make sure you can master the basic techniques before you venture to multiple surfing spots along the western coast of the island. Price includes transportation and a surfboard. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy a casual evening with dinner at the waterfront La Plage Sapinus Bay with beautiful views of Moorea. The menu at this al fresco restaurant features fresh ingredients and local specialties as well as a selection of burgers and vegetarian-friendly entrees. Save room for dessert for they are known for having the best. Your meal will include a welcome drink, a three-course meal from a pre-set menu, one glass of wine, coffee (or tea), and water. Operates: TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Discover Tahiti's untamed interior on an ATV. Traverse on roads, trails and across rivers to reach Tahiti's famed Lake Vaihiria and the Blue Lake. Throughout your journey you will see waterfalls, learn the history and legends of the beautiful valleys and swim in refreshingly cool waters. Guests must be at least 18 years of age in order to drive the ATV. Tour includes a welcome fruit juice, a bottle of water, fruit and coconut water for each person. Price is per person based on two people sharing one ATV.
Journey through Tahiti`s deep valleys and thick rainforests on this guided 4x4 Jeep Safari with Marama Tours. Your English-speaking driver will take you to the volcanic crater that originally formed Tahiti over a million years ago. You will stop at One Tree Hill, take a short drive along the scenic coast to Papeno`o Valley, and explore lush landscapes and beautiful waterfalls at the island`s interior. Includes lunch. Operates: Everyday
Tour the island of Tahiti in your own rental car from Avis Pacificar and have the freedom to go wherever your curiosity takes you and the roads permit. You can enjoy spectacular views and visit numerous historical sites around the island. Includes unlimited mileage, comprehensive insurance with deductible (CDW), third party insurance and VAT. Other vehicle options available upon request.
Enjoy a leisurely 90-minute cruise with a cocktail in hand and a dramatic view of the sun setting behind Moorea in the distance. Return to the marina for dinner and dessert at Casa Bianca, a casual oceanfront restaurant on Tahiti. This activitiy is a great option for travelers with an extended layover between inter-island and international flights out of Papeete. Price is per person, including transfers and luggage storage. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy an afternoon on the island of Moorea with Marama Tours. Cruise the colorful lagoon aboard a comfortable, motorized boat while your guide shares the history of the island and shows you around. You will also have the unique opportunity to swim with stingrays, followed by a picnic lunch on a secluded motu with plenty of time to snorkel, swim or simply relax. Includes roundtrip boat and vehicle transfers. Operates: Everyday except Thursday
Discover the southern peninsula of Tahiti Iti with a boat ride along the coast. Begin your tour at Teahupoo, the famed wave that the world's best surfers flock to each August for the WSL competition. From there, cruise along the Fenua 'Aihere and marvel at untamed landscapes reminiscent of the Marquesas. Head up the Vaipoiri River for a chance to walk in the mape forest and swim in the tide pools. Continue on to explore more tide pools, waterfalls, caves and spectacular cliffs before stopping at a sandbar for a leisurely swim. Operates: Everyday