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Vaitape 98730 French Polynesia
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#1 of 5 Speciality lodging in Vaitape
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Neck massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Wanderlove007 wrote a review Jul 2021
10 contributions
Welcome ! No one warns you how windy it can be or how much it rains profusely in Bora Bora !! Travel hands light, hats packed if possible and maybe just 1 piece of luggage. For daily outdoors, bring a 5l dry bag to carry electronics. Free covered catamaran shuttle (huge) from airport brings you to Vaitape port where hotel picks you up (thank you Tom!), less than a 5min ride. All rooms have fridges. Very very good value for your money at the overwater bungalow #3! (No cooktops in these) Sunset view, lagoon view, ocean sounds! There is also a pleasantly deep salt water infinity pool for those days when it is extremely too windy to be swimming in the lagoon. The deluxe garden room is totally rad too - with cooktop for anyone looking to get cosy & perhaps have some home made pasta! A bit worn down coz Bali like design is hard to maintain with the proximity to ocean 🌊 air & humidity. But what an awesome stay ! Rooms have fans which had to be turned off at night coz gets cold ! Lol, right ? You hear everything though, so be aware - wind, leaves, thatch roof, road cars, boat engines. It's an experience. But you will love being on the water and also snorkeling below your bungalow. It gets deep very fast so be careful. Some gold fish, parrot fish, trippy looking at the rocks and bottom of bungalow on one side and a steep drop of ocean wall on another. Bring your own toiletries & possibly pillow case. No bugs issue inside at all. The odd occasional moth / fly might venture in but we left patio doors open all the time with no concerns. Clean. Place is a bit in need of sprucing, ocean water corrodes items easily (cooktop, microwave, door hinges, floor panels ) but to be expected. The value for money can't be beat. 15 mins walk to one market. Another 5 mins brings you to a Chin Lee local supermarket & you can find anything from snacks to household products to full on meals. Frozen pizzas, salads, juices etc. Mainstream and different brands too. Nutella, bread, jams, salsa etc. Prices are island marked up prices but you will survive. Another 5 mins brings you to food trucks Mon - Sat 6pm -10pm. Really good flavors & variety & economical. Bring hand sanitizers. Hotel rents bikes for $20 US/day. We went around the island, doable. But one part has uphill ride and windy often so can be tough for some. Rains rough here, you will have to take shelter! Perhaps find an e-bike elsewhere? About 32 km around the island, you get to see the not so shown sides of town of Bora Bora. Locals prefer Tahitian however speak French and some speak English too. Matira Beach is about 1 hour bike away or 1.5 hour or so of leisurely walk. There is not much else to do on the main island unless you are booking excursions (sky diving, shark feeding, romantic boat tours etc ) / checking out the numerous high priced restaurants (James, Bloody Mary, IC etc) or really looking to immerse in socializing with the local crowd. You never get heckled or pushed, they are just looking to make honest living via tourism! Super respectful & nice - one gifted me fresh mangoes from home tree! Matira Beach is gorgeous but we preferred not to stay there because has been super windy & rainy throughout the time we are here and beach has been good for short trips out only. Our little oasis at Oa Oa gives us a sheltered deck to enjoy dusk & water right below ! Honestly, really good value for location, comfort, weather. I would not be a happy camper had I paid $400-$2000 for the other locations i.e. Matira/any of the Motu with the current cyclonic winds and rain here - perhaps in another season, mehh still doubtful. I really enjoyed the snack places close to Matira - the Motus (islands with the 5 star hotels) don't offer these. Speaking of, you can always visit these hotels for drinks/ meal. Call them and they arrange a pick up & drop off boat for you. Fact : there are a lot of local airbnbs, pensions (guesthouses), if you get good value close to South (Matira), it is not bad but I prefer boat & other island views with a bit of mountain view on the left which are in deeper calmer waters here in front of Oa. Excellent value for 💸! Get your individual covid tests today. I got the self test e-med ones from US , 30 mins results - peace of mind with the delta virus being on the islands now!! $100 US / kit - I got extras if anyone wants to buy - am in Bora till Jul 23rd , much rather someone use them to me taking them back ! Come with an open mind. LA folks/ instragrammers who possibly have venture towards this Pacific side owing to accesibility & direct 8 hour flight have hyped this place a lot with the pics of the gorgeous waters 😍, totally splendid. But $2000/night - debateable. So figure out your best balance, understand the weather can be dicey & come to explore for a bit!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Candace L wrote a review Nov 2020
Seattle, Washington26 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the Oa Oa over water bungalows for three nights. We then went to a high-end resort and stayed on one of their overwater bungalow for 5 nights. The resort costs about 5x per night relative to Oa Oa lodge. Surprisingly Oa Oa lodge had better snorkeling (we even found an octopus under our deck) and its proximity to town means access to better food (yes, Viatape has better restaurants than the resort we stayed at) at lower costs than the resorts. Viatape also has grocery stores to buy food when going on excursions and souvenir shops. The draw back of Oa Oa is that its dated and does not have air conditioning. Neither of these were a problem for us as we were out all day going on adventures and the room is not too hot at night. Another thing to be aware of is that you can hear everything happening outside your bungalow and vice versa. No sound insulation. The scooters and traffic will wake you up if you try to sleep in. That being said, after spending time here at a luxury resort, I would definitely rather stay at Oa Oa because the value is just too good. While the resorts try to keep you on their property, Oa Oa owners encouraged us to go out and see the island. If you want to sun tan on a deck in ultimate luxury go to a resort, if you fill your Bora Bora days with excursions and adventures and want to experience true Bora Bora culture rather than resort culture then Oa Oa is the way to go. Also you get a nice sunset view and view of the town at Oa Oa.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
ronandjackg wrote a review Nov 2019
Berlin, Germany92 contributions24 helpful votes
Super hotel with beautiful view from the cover water accomodation at an affordable price. Staff very helpful and friendly and the walk into town is only 15 minutes or you can hire one of their bikes if you dont want to walk.We used the kitchen facilities (no hotplate in the overwater room). Worth taking a sharp knife if you want to eat fresh fruit in the morning. If you dont want to eat in your room go and check out the night food Van's by the ferry area. Delicious food and super cheap.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
KevinCLL wrote a review Sep 2019
Castelnau-le-Lez, France6 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are looking for a cheap accommodation in bora bora this is it. I loved the pool, sea and garden. The little lodge are quite old and need some renovation. The restaurant was closed there. The transfert from the port was good. We loved the kindness of our host and the staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Michele L wrote a review Sep 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico32 contributions35 helpful votes
The good: Tom is wonderful and very helpful, and the view from the over-the-water lodge is lovely. The bad: The bed is as hard as plywood. The lodge is so porous, it’s no better than sleeping in a tent. You can hear everything on the street, on the water, the loudmouths on the nearby dock partying till 2am, and of course the roosters starting at 4am. There was a big lizard in my room. The bathroom is clean, but smells like sewer. The A/C doesn’t work. You can’t get any cash from the front desk, so bring your ATM card. The restaurant next door is shut down, so rent a car or prepare to walk for food. The breakfast I ordered only arrived on time the first morning, then 30 mins later, then an hour later - minor irritation. But worst of all, my last night there saw an infestation of flying ant-like bugs in the room - all over the floor & in the beds. They were so bad, I had to move my luggage and myself out to the deck and wait up 1/2 the night until they died off. I basically didn’t sleep for more than 2 hrs a night for the 4 nights I stayed on Bora Bora. It was cheap, so I should have known better. If you don’t mind camping, this place is a deal. Otherwise, I don’t recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oa Oa Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Oa Oa Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sibani Perles (0.8 km), Mount Otemanu (2.6 km), and Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oa Oa Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Oa Oa Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Oa Oa Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Oa Oa Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oa Oa Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Corail, Bora Bora Beach Club and Restaurant, and St James Restaurant Bora bora.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oa Oa Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Oa Oa Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Oa Oa Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oa Oa Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Oa Oa Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.