Moorea Fare Miti – Long-established, beachside and popular, but no pool or café, and a tad inconvenient.
More spacious than expected, the fares (bungalows) are separate and feature an eye-catching traditional design with a thatched roof and broad veranda. Sprinkled around immaculate lawns, some are two-story and circular, and all large enough for a family of four. Each contains a kitchen, but some have no air-conditioning (ceiling fan only). All are angled towards the water, so most catch at least some glimpses of the sea, but only two directly face the ocean just steps away. The beach is small but adorable, with a motu atoll just offshore adding to the appeal. But it is a little convenient, and surprisingly, there is no pool or on-site café.
Moorea Fare Miti – The Basics
- Location: Along the northwest coast of Moorea Island, about 1.1km to the major shops and cafés in Hauru village; 28km from the airport; and 32km from the ferry terminal.
- Guests: Seems especially popular with older guests. Many return year after year, so it’s often full.
- Beach: A lovely beach, with a genuine tropical feel.
- Views: A couple of bungalows directly face the sea, only metres away, while the rest are among the lawns and angled for possible glimpses of the ocean.
- Wi-Fi Internet: Not provided for free anywhere.
- Parking: About half the bungalows allow parking directly outside the door.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: (689) 87 21 65 59
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: mooreafaremiti.com
Moorea Fare Miti – Amenities
- Pool: Some resorts of this standard and size offer a small pool, but there isn’t one at this place.
- Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at this sort of mid-range lodge.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.
Moorea Fare Miti – Food and Drink
- Restaurant & Bar: Strangely, there is no restaurant on-site, probably because there are only 8 bungalows and all are equipped with a kitchen.
- Breakfast: Not provided because all bungalows have a kitchen.
- Room Service: Not available.
Moorea Fare Miti – Rooms
- Room Types: A few are 2 storeys, circular and/or air-conditioned, but they’re all called Polynesian Bungalows.
- Smoking Rooms: Not allowed in or near the rooms, but permitted on the beach and in the gardens.
- Best Room: Most bungalows are fairly similar inside, but 2 offer direct beach frontage, with the sea almost within touching distance.
- For families: All bungalows are large enough to accommodate a family of 4 and feature a kitchen.
Moorea Fare Miti – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
A decent selection in Hauru village, with some providing free transfers. The places below are within 1km north up the road.
- Le Lézard Jaune Café (89 56 58 64) – Chic bistro in part of a home. Limited menu includes haute cuisine, Tahitian food and children’s meals. Also a lounge bar. Free transfers. 5-minute walk.
- Le Coco D’isle (40 56 59 07) – Hugely popular despite (or because of) the sandy floor. Tahitian, French and Chinese food, and pizza. Evenings only, and takeaways available. 6-minute walk.
- Le Mayflower – Next to the Hibiscus. Evenings only for French food, fish and vegetarian meals. Pricey with daily specials and kids’ meals. 9-minute drive.
- Le Sunset – Open-air and colourful setting facing the sea. A chef from France, but also Italian cuisine and local specialties. At Hôtel Hibiscus. 10-minute walk.
- La Plantation (40 56 45 10) – French and Tahitian cuisine, as well as pasta, vegetarian meals and long list of desserts. Children’s menu, all-day dining, happy hours and free transfers. 12-minute walk.
- Market or Grocery: There are a few convenience stores in the village, all within about 1km to the north.
There’s no public transport around Moorea Island, but 4 or 5 buses run daily between Hauru village and the ferry terminal (but not the airport) to tie in with arrivals/departures. Ask the reception for details. The village is just about close enough to walk. Otherwise, hitch a ride or organise an unmetered taxi. For further afield, rent a car or motorbike.
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