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18 Westgate Drive, Massey, Auckland, NZ • P.O.Box 84003 • Ph: (64 9) 831 0019 • FrPh: 0800 336660

Tahiti

Pension accommodation is a unique Tahitian experience offering kitchen facilities, dorm accommodation and individual fares or rooms. They are family operated with a motto of 'Hare Mai' - come to us.

A selection of pension accommodation is available around the south coast of Tahiti. Surf is accessible at a number of breaks in this area. Other activities provided include snorkelling, kayaking or canoeing, golf, and Le Truck access to Papeete. Most of the pensions have a supermarket nearby. We also have access to any of the major resorts and hotels in Tahiti (Radisson, Intercontinental, Hilton, Moorea Pearl etc) and also access to Tahiti’s best surf guide. Our guide - Jamie can pick you up from your hotel provide 4wd and boat transfers to most of the surf breaks around Tahiti and Moorea.


Vanira Lodge

7 nights from $2,099pp

Packages include: return flights (ex Auckland), return airport transfers,7 nights accommodation and daily breakfasts.

Located on the southern tip of Tahiti Iti, and a lazy 1½ hr drive from Pape’ete is the peaceful and serene Vanira Lodge. The lodge is located on Tahiti’s southern peninsula, in the hills above Teahupoo, an exceptional two hectare site between the mountain and the ocean, with a 180° view over the lagoon, harbours nine bungalows directly inspired by Polynesian building traditions.

Vanira offers you all the spirit of Polynesia with traditional excellence in Tahitian hospitality - AND SURF!

Vanira has a wide variety of bungalows and provide accommodation for all, ranging from small bungalows to larger group or family bungalows. These bungalows have a traditional style and look set amongst the beautiful jungle. Raw materials are tampered with as little as possible: natural branches with their bark removed, sawn solid wood, walls made of river-rolled stones. Soft lines are everywhere, from the roofs in the shape of a turtle shell or a wave, to the curved walls that create a space that is both cozy and unique. The limit between the inside and the outside is deliberately blurred: bathrooms have a foot in each world, living-rooms have an open balcony or, more traditionally, a bay window that opens onto a wooden deck. Built by local craftsmen in order to blend with the landscape and let you enjoy the surrounding nature, these “fare” all have a clear view of the ocean.

You can choose your own universe from our three types of bungalows: the standard “Nature” bungalows with an open feel and look to them, the ”Spa” bungalows are air-conditioned and have a luxurious Jacuzzi with an ocean view and the “sundeck” bungalows offer a private garden.

Nearly all room surround the swimming pool which has the most amazing view over the lagoon and surf breaks beyond. The lodge also offers bikes, kayaks and snorkelling equipment to explore the shoreline and underwater lagoons out front.

Surf several different reef breaks that cater to different levels of experience. How much challenge you want to handle or just how deep you want to get is up to you! Just a 5 min boat ride from the most remote and beautiful surf resort in Polynesia, they allow surfers several ways to surf the classic Tahitian waves of the area in comfort and safety. Local surf guides are available, with fast and reliable boats (radios, safety gear), help ensure your surf is both safe and fun. Snorkelling/fishing trips, golf, horse riding and rain forest trips and other tours are also available.

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Pension Plage

7 nights from $1,599pp

Packages include: return flights (ex Auckland), return airport transfers and 7 nights standard room accommodation.

Located in the small town of Punaauia (20mins drive south of the International airport) lays Pension Plage. This quaint small colonial style pension is only a 100m walk to the beach and lagoon out front.

Within easy walking distance to Sapinus beach, this pension is a great option for those surfers who are just learning or wanting something next step up.

The pension is set amongst some beautiful tropical gardens and the rooms surround the very sunny pool area and have their own private terrace.

Rooms vary between the simple standard rooms with a studio set up with king and single beds, bathroom, lounge area with TV an fridge- to the larger rooms with complete kitchenette. These larger rooms are a great option for families or for those wanting to self provision and there is a supermarket nearby.

At the pension reception you’ll also find a free library and shop offering snorkelling equipment and plastic shoes.

Sapinus beach (a short walk) is a lovely black sand beach or cove which has great beach breaks on the inside and also a fun long left hand point break on the outside left of the bay.

If you're looking to explore or surf other breaks around the island then we have our local surf guide Jamie available to take you by either 4wd or speedboat in safe comfort. Jamie also offer surf lessons as well. Theres nothing better than having a local surf guide to ensure you get the best out of your surf holiday!

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PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.