Updated: August 12, 2018
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 2-storey and circular, and all large enough for a family of 4. 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 2 directly face the ocean just 5 metres 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 onsite 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.
- Phone: (689) 87 21 65 59
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: http://www.mooreafaremiti.com/?lang=en
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UK • USA • Français • Deutsch • Nederlands.
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 onsite, 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.