Moorea Fare Miti Hotel in Hauru, Tahiti

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Updated: August 29, 2019

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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: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (689) 87 21 65 59
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:

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.

Local Transport

    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.

Moorea Fare Miti – The Hotel

The lodge is located on the southern edge of Hauru.

The lodge is located about 500m from the southern edge of Hauru village on the west coast of Moorea Island.

The lodge offers vehicle parking close to the bungalows.

One advantage for some guests is the chance to park their vehicle close to (or even beside) their bungalow.

The lodge's perfect beach faces a motu atoll close by.

The lodge faces a perfect beach, with a motu atoll almost within swimming distance.

The beach has a lot of natural and artifical shade.

The beach is wide with plenty of shade, whether natural or under thatched umbrellas.

Lounge chairs are scattered around the beach.

The sand is dotted with lounge chairs facing the water and islet.

2-level bungalows have a circular layout.

Some bungalows are on two levels and feature a circular layout.

Bungalows are located amongst immaculate lawns.

Bungalows are among immaculate lawns peppered with palms.

The bungalows feature a traditional design.

All fares (bungalows) feature a lovable traditional design, with rattan walls and a thatched roof.

2 of the bungalows are sea-facing.

Most bungalows are spread across the gardens but two face the sea only a few metres away.

Bungalows are detached and secluded.

Bungalows are detached and separated from each other by several metres.

Le Coco D’Isle nearby is the closest restaurant.

The closest place to eat to the lodge is Le Coco D’isle, about 500m north up the road.

La Plantation open-air cafe is popular for Tahitian and French food.

Within about 1km of the lodge is La Plantation, a likeable open-air café for Tahitian and French cuisine.

Le Sunset at Hotel Hibiscus offers French and Italian meals.

Worth a short walk north of the lodge, Le Sunset in the Hôtel Hibiscus offers a colourful décor and extensive menu.

Le Mayflower is popular for French, seafood and vegetarian cuisine.

Next to the Hibiscus, Le Mayflower is another classy place for seafood and French food.

Le Petit Village is within walking distance.

About 1km north of the lodge is Le Petit Village, a cluster of cafés and shops.

Shops at Le Petit Village are modest.

The selection of shops at Le Petit Village is modest but should please most visitors.

Exploring the west coast of Moorea Island by bicycle is fun.

The best way to explore Hauru and the west coast of Moorea is by rented bicycle.

Hauru village is pleasantly underdeveloped.

The area around Hauru – especially near the lodge – is pleasingly under-developed.

The sunsets on the west coast are always lovely.

Based along the west coast of Moorea Island, the sun sets are always lovely.

The Hauru public park is a lovely place to relax.

In the middle of Hauru village a shady public park offers shade and views.

The ferry terminal is 32km from the resort.

The ferry terminal for services to the main island of Tahiti is about 32km from the lodge.

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