Tiki Village Cultural Center

Tiki Village Cultural Center, Moorea: Hours, Address, Tiki Village Cultural Center Reviews: 4/5

Tiki Village Cultural Center

Tiki Village Cultural Center
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Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Visitors experience the traditions and life-style of an old Tahitian village through demonstrations of weaving, stone carving, and painting, plus live traditional dance performances.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Wilhelmine8
Juilly, France87 contributions
A very good Polynesian show in Moorea
Aug 2021
We had only booked the show, without dinner, after reading some of the negative comments, and regretted it. I would recommend other travellers to book and experience the dinner and show. The show is amazing with Polynesian dancers and a fire show. Members of the audience are asked to participate. A very good evening, that could have been better with the traditional dinner - it will be for next time !
Written 12 September 2021
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vigghtor
Leuven, Belgium52 contributions
Amazing cultural experience!
Jul 2021 • Couples
We read a lot of reviews before we booked and most were negative about their experience.

This is our review and we had a very different experience.

The tour is long for sure so you need to be aware of that if you do the dinner and show.

The welcome was very warm, and unlike other reviews we were catered to all the way in English, and even we would only among 3 other couples that spoke English, they would take the time to tell us in English and then in french. We had a great time and the dinner was plentiful, and very good. Although we never tried this before we are very open minded when it comes to new cultures and new food.

The show was awesome and very entertaining!

Yes it is a long dinner and a show but worth it, we will go again.

Experience the world and enjoy everything to it's max
Written 3 August 2021
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Jbass32
Phoenix, AZ7 contributions
Nice evening
Nov 2020
The show after dinner was nice, but the food was not that great and I felt it was a little expensive for what was offered. We had a long, full bus ride to and from our hotel. If you are an english only speaker, it will be difficult to understand.
Written 13 November 2020
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Joyce H
2 contributions
Would I do it again??????
Mar 2020
I thought the show was lovely--the dancers were amazing. The dinner was a nice buffet. The English was a little difficult to understand It might be good to have a French night and an English night or to separate the groups completely. No one wants to wait while things are repeated in a language they don't understand. It was kind of hard knowing where to go or meet. The main speakers didn't really act like they wanted to be there--they were not engaging or acting like they were having fun. It was just a job to them. Just by being enthusiastic and liking the audience this could be a dynamite show. Hire people who want to be there and who like people. I'd do it again hoping things had changed a little.
Written 16 March 2020
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chinoy
26 contributions
Polynesian dinner and show
Mar 2020 • Couples
If you want to experience a traditional Polynesian show and dance, this is the one. It is only available on Tuesday and Fridays nights. There is a shuttle that picks you up at your location and drop you off. They give insight on Polnesian culture and explain how they prepare the food in the fire pit. Afterwards, the host guide the group on a tour on a little history lesson to show paintings, art, wood work, etc. Then, they provide a buffet dinner and show the audience different ways to wear a sarong for both women and men and grab members from the audience to participate. After a full dinner, you will watch the amazing dancing, fire show, and they will grab members to participate. It is a fun and memorable night!
Written 16 March 2020
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Mary D
16 contributions
A great intro to Tahitian culture
Dec 2019
Well worth it! The food is so plentiful. Loved the cold buffet best. The dessert of mango, coconut ice cream cake was divine! 3 pieces for someone who never eats dessert says it all. I enjoyed the tour by a very thoughtful Tahitian woman who talked about how life on the island has changed with western influence. It was a little sad actually to hear how people are less happy than they used to be. That's what happens to a connected world. The dancing -- especially the fire dance -- was something! I loved getting up and dancing with them best. I recommend it. Don't be put off by the bad reviews of the food. This is something worth doing.
Written 9 January 2020
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KGodinez
Gilbert, AZ302 contributions
Wonderful food and show!!!
Dec 2019
I wasn't expecting the quality of food or the quality of the dancers and was very pleasantly surprised. Great show! Good food, Super glad we did this. They were great and picked us up at our house we were renting and took us back as we hadn't rented a car. I would totally do this again the next time I am in Mo'Orea. The fire dancers were really cool!!
Written 7 January 2020
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gorocketdog
United States459 contributions
Total bust: no food, too loud, EXPENSIVE
Sep 2019
Chose this performance over another on Mo'orea due to its authenticity. We're not big Disney fans and wanted to avoid children so we avoided -- what I read was -- a more Moana-themed performance offered through another company. It's a LATE dinner (by American standards) so I would recommend eating a snack beforehand.... thankfully, we did and were still starving @ dinner time, even though there was not enough food (read below).

The shuttle picked us up right outside our AirBnB. It would have been a nice way to see Mo'orea but it was September 2019 (their winter) so the sky was already dark on the way to the show. Obviously, you're with all tourists so you feel a bit like herded cattle. We arrived with other buses but that left NO time to explore the premises and read about the culture e.g. the Hokulea, see Paul Gaughin's paintings, and everything else. We lingered to read about their boats after entering the village, then realized we were missing the show. Not an ideal pace for those that really want to learn about Polynesian culture. I will say, later in the evening, with our guide we did hit a FEW of the exhibits but not all and not with time to wander.

As other reviews mentioned, the ampitheatre is run down. Chairs are busted or broken. This performance was nearly full, so we were stuck high up behind a massive timber support pole (of which there are many). Was a bit tricky to see when there was only 1 or 2 people on the sand stage, but for the performance the group spread out thankfully.

My biggest complaint was the dinner experience! First, you're assigned to tables of 6. We happened to be in the back immediately next to the band of 3. While I would have loved to hear about the other guest's time in French Polynesia, talking was impossible (unless you wanted to shout across the table) over the band. I imagine if you're near the front of the dining area the sound would be much more agreeable. Dinner was not enjoyable. Second, the suckling pig -- which you see being pulled out of the ground -- was not cut up/ready to be eaten when my table was called to go through the buffet. By the time all the tables went, WE HAD NONE! Isn't this what you're paying for? In addition, after dinner, there wasn't a single coffee mug to be found. I brought my alcohol glass to the coffee pot and it was run dry. Can no one refill something as simple and quick to make as coffee? At the end of the night, we left disappointed and barely sated. It was nice to try some of the other foods though.

While this claims to be a multi-lingual performance, we only know English. Eventually, the groups are split up (I saw French, Spanish and English) but initially the host performs and welcomes you mainly in French, then proceeds to repeat what she said in English. I understand I'm a visitor in a foreign country, and really I'm okay with this, but it felt like we missed a lot of information since many of the punchlines/jokes were told in French. Plus, the host would rattle on in French then provide a one or two sentence English translation. Can't say for sure but it felt like we missed out on the vibe and purpose of the event.

Overall, a total rip off given what you receive. Would not recommend doing this again.
Written 3 January 2020
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Samantha H
Virginia Beach, VA35 contributions
Great show!
Dec 2019 • Couples
We skipped the dinner and just went for the show. Just a heads up, the show is only offered on certain dates. It did not disappoint! The dancers took multiple opportunities to involve members of the crowd. Our favorite part were the fire performances which were very impressive! We highly recommend going to at least the show if you can’t attend the dinner! Well worth the money and time.
Written 2 January 2020
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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,402 contributions
Old Tahitian Village
Dec 2019 • Couples
OK so you get taken here when you do a tour of the island and you want to see the old style of living. It really is an attempt to get you to buy jewellery or souvenirs but that’s fine by me. It costs nothing to look at the old houses and it was good to see a fire pit and some locals dressed traditionally.
Written 29 December 2019
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  • Tue - Wed 18:00 - 22:30
  • Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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