Evaluation of Manava Seashore Resort Moorea, French Polynesia

Manava Beach Resort Moorea overwater bungalows and infinity pool at beach sunet

Manava Seashore Resort Moorea

Are you planning a trip to French Polynesia and seeking an important luxurious resort? Thankfully, you could have loads of choices. Throughout our time on the beautiful island of Moorea, we spent 4 nights on the Manava Seashore Resort Moorea. 

After researching the very best overwater bungalows in Moorea, we narrowed the listing to Sofitel Moorea Kia Ora, Hilton Moorea and Manava Seashore Resort Moorea. Word – the InterContinental Moorea is now completely closed

After all, the luxurious overwater bungalows are the star attraction at this resort. Nonetheless, after evaluating value vs worth, we determined the non-public backyard pool bungalow is a greater match for our household of 4. 

Watch this brief video from our time at this Moorea beachfront resort

On this weblog submit, we share our expertise at Manava Seashore Resort Moorea.

Earlier than we get began, we really feel it’s necessary to tell you that we did NOT obtain any compensation, reductions or perks to remain at this Moorea seashore resort.

Manava Beach Resort Moorea landscape, green lush volcano mountains with infinity pool and beach

This Moorea luxurious resort is surrounded by lush volcanic mountains. It really is a postcard-perfect panorama.

The above photograph was captured from the boardwalk of the overwater bungalows. Apparently, that is the most important infinity pool on the island.

See Moorea Manava resort value and availability right here.

Manava Seashore Resort overwater bungalows

Manava Seashore Resort Moorea affords a spread of lodging, however the overwater bungalows are what make it top-of-the-line resorts in Moorea. Every bungalow has a cushty non-public deck with a ladder, so you’ll be able to go for a swim straight out of your suite. 

The resort has 28 Overwater Bungalows, 8 Seashore Bungalows, 28 Backyard Bungalows and 30 Backyard Rooms and Household Rooms (examine the room photographs right here). 

View the Manava seashore resort map right here.

Images of Manava Seashore Resort Moorea overwater bungalows.

photos of Manava Beach Resort Moorea overwater bungalows, luxury beach resort French Polynesia, South Pacific
Non-public decks on the overwater bungalows. Soar in!

Verify costs for Manava Moorea overwater bungalows right here.

photos of Manava Beach Resort Moorea overwater bungalows, luxury beach resort French Polynesia, South Pacific

Among the reef below the overwater bungalows is synthetic. The resort teamed up with the To’A Nui affiliation to replant damaged coral cuttings. This enables the coral to develop and replenish the reef atmosphere, which attracts fish and marine life. 

photos of Manava Beach Resort Moorea overwater bungalows, luxury beach resort French Polynesia, South Pacific

Watch this brief video of the infinity pool and overwater bungalows at sundown. 

Fiery sundown views from the seashore at Manava Resort

Manava Moorea gives kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling tools to friends, together with life jackets. 

Not shocking, Manava Seashore Resort is a prime Moorea Honeymoon Resort. In truth, a lot of the quests staying on the seashore resort are {couples}. 

We’re advised that it’s additionally a well-liked Moorea marriage ceremony vacation spot. We will see why. It definitely has the whole lot you’d search for in a romantic location. 

Verify costs for overwater bungalows right here.

It’s good to have a personal seashore at your resort. You possibly can go snorkeling straight from the seashore pictured above. There’s a lot of coral, reef and fish beneath the overwater bungalows.

Backyard Pool Bungalow at Manava Seashore Resort

We opted for a Backyard Pool Bungalow as a result of we just like the non-public soaker pool and tropical backyard. It’s additionally cheaper than the overwater bungalows, which did issue into our determination. 

There are completely different Manava Seashore Resort lodging choices. You don’t must splurge on the costly overwater bungalow to have an expensive expertise at this Moorea seashore resort.  

View room costs for Manava resort lodging right here.

inside the garden pool bungalow suite at Manava Moorea Resort, French Polynesia

Right here’s the view contained in the backyard pool bungalow. King dimension mattress plus two twin-sized beds for our boys.

The coach converts into one twin mattress. We left this as a mattress the entire time. 

The opposite twin mattress is a roll-away (see photograph under, close to the door to the terrace).

Some resorts in French Polynesia have a coverage for a max 3 particular person capability per room. This was our expertise in Bora Bora – we really needed to get two separate rooms as a result of the resort we stayed at wouldn’t enable 4 individuals in a single room. 

Associated submit – What does it actually value to journey to Bora Bora with children?

inside the garden pool bungalow suite at Manava Beach Resort Moorea luxury hotel

private pool in the garden bungalow at Manava Beach Resort Moorea

The view of the non-public backyard pool and terrace. This pool is what offered us on the backyard bungalow choice.

We spent our evenings soaking on this pool. It was a spotlight from our time at Manava. 

private pool in the garden bungalow at Manava Beach Resort Moorea

Morning espresso on the terrace. The proper option to begin the day.

We bought Nescafe packages from the close by grocery retailer. The rooms include a kettle.

Friends can even get espresso from the breakfast buffet (even in case you’re not doing the buffet).

lagoon and beach at Manava Beach Resort Moorea, surrounded by palm trees and lush green mountains

Seashore bungalow at Manava Moorea resort

The seashore bungalows are a pleasant choice in between the backyard pool bungalow and overwater bungalow. You get unobstructed waterfront views with quick access to the sandy seashore proper out of your deck. 

The seashore on the resort is a protected lagoon, so the water is calm. It’s a great seashore for younger children, too.

View Seashore Bungalow costs at Manava resort right here.

beach bungalows at Manava Moorea Beach Resort

view of the beach bungalow at Manava Beach Resort Moorea

Is that this not the right Moorea Island getaway setting?

Infinity pool at Manava Moorea Resort

When researching the very best Moorea resorts, it was necessary to us that the resort has a pool. Our boys love swimming and like to lounge by the pool vs seashore. 

The big infinity pool at Manava seashore resort may be very good. It’s mentioned to be the most important infinity pool on Moorea island.

The temperature is heat and refreshing. It cools you down from the tropical warmth, but not too chilly that you simply need to get out shortly. We spent hours on this pool every day. 

Views of the overwater bungalows from the infinity pool at Manava Moorea resort.

We didn’t have bother discovering loungers by the pool. The resort is huge, nevertheless it’s not an enormous all-inclusive resort with a whole bunch of rooms. Due to this, it doesn’t really feel crowded on the pool or eating places. 

You possibly can order drinks and meals to your pool lounger, which is a pleasant characteristic.  

This separate pool seems like a scorching tub, nevertheless it’s not. The water is just like the primary pool. 

Moorea Seashore Resort infinity pool with view of its iconic overwater bungalows.

The lights within the pool create an excellent tropical ambiance within the evenings.

Eating places and Eating at Manava Moorea resort

Manava Seashore Resort Moorea has a couple of eating places on the property. This isn’t an all-inclusive resort. In truth, most resorts in Moorea, Bora Bora and Tahiti usually are not all-inclusive. Some resorts will embody breakfast and transfers, nevertheless it’s uncommon to discover a resort that features all meals and drinks. 

The principle restaurant, Autera’a, serves a mixture of Polynesian and worldwide delicacies. The opposite restaurant, Mahana’i restaurant, serves friends on the seashore and/or pool. These two eating places are mainly linked, so I don’t suppose it actually issues. 

Manava Moorea breakfast buffet is nice for the hungry morning particular person. It’s in depth, however not low cost. We determined to skip the breakfast buffet throughout our go to. As a substitute, we visited the close by grocery retailer and bought bread, pastries and drinks, and loved our mornings on our backyard terrace. 

You should purchase a Manava Moorea resort dinner bundle or order a la carte from the menu. 

Room service is accessible. And, for the overwater bungalow friends who need to splurge, take a look at the Canoe Breakfast. Your breakfast is delivered to your bungalow by a conventional Polynesian canoe. It’s a really Instagram-able second. 

View Manava Moorea restaurant menus and hours right here

seating at restaurant Moorea Manava Beach resort, breakfast buffet restaurant beside pool
The restaurant seating for the breakfast buffet at Manava Resort

Manava Resort journey tip for households

Youngsters ages 0-12 years outdated eat free from the children menu. And, kids 3-12 years obtain a 50% low cost off the common menu, when eating with their dad and mom.

We didn’t find out about this nice deal till our last evening. However we want we had!

As you’ll be able to think about, eating at eating places in Moorea is dear.

The children menu is XPF 1900 ($24 CAD). It consists of one entrée (pizza, cheeseburger, grilled fish or spaghetti bolognaise), one desert (fruit or ice cream), and one beverage. 

Subsequently, the financial savings is $24 per little one! Clearly, had we recognized about this nice deal, we might have dined on the resort restaurant extra usually.  

Poisson cru à la tahitienne at Manava Moorea resort restaurant, popular raw tuna dish in Moorea French Polynesia

Above is the well-known Poisson cru à la tahitienne (Tahitian type uncooked fish). Should you like sushi and/or uncooked tuna, this dish is for you. It’s made with coconut milk, lime and contemporary greens. 

We loved an identical dish whereas on a Moorea snorkeling journey

fresh tuna cuisine at Mahana'i restaurant at Manava Beach Resort Moorea

Above is a wide range of uncooked tuna dishes served at Mahana’i restaurant. The contemporary seafood, significantly the tuna, is so scrumptious in French Polynesia. 

Grilled tuna burger at Mahana’i restaurant
Bar and lounge at Manava Seashore Resort. Good place to take pleasure in lunch or have a beer.
outdoor restaurant at Manava Beach Resort Moorea
Outside seating and restaurant tables close to the pool
Choice of native draft beer on faucet at Manava Seashore Resort

Manuia Grill on Moorea island

Situated straight throughout the road from Manava Moorea resort is Manuia Grill (see above photograph). It’s a great choice for dinner in case you’re wanting to go away the resort property. 

The menu is fairly commonplace for Moorea, with a number of grilled meats and seafood. 

We discovered the meals in Moorea to be good, however not nice. That mentioned, the contemporary tuna dishes are unbelievable. 

The finest eating places on Moorea are usually discovered within the massive resorts. The Moorea Seashore Cafe is one other widespread restaurant. We visited this restaurant one night. The meals is nice and the waterfront views are unbelievable. Nonetheless, we discovered it to be very overpriced ($45 CAD for a margarita pizza). See menu right here

We additionally ate at Caraméline cafe. It serves scrumptious espresso and breakfast bagels.

Grilled beef and seafood skewers with rice and green beans at Manuia Grill on Moorea Island, restaurant located across the street from Manava Moorea resort
Manuia Grill – Grilled beef and seafood skewers with rice and inexperienced beans

Supermarché Maharepa grocery store near Manava Beach Resort Moorea

Above is Supermarché Maharepa. It’s a ten minute stroll from the resort to this grocery retailer. It has principally the whole lot you want, together with snacks, drinks, beer and wine, contemporary bread and pastries, per-made meals and contemporary produce. 

Actions at Manava Seashore Resort

Many of the actions are centered across the seashore and ocean. The resort’s non-public lagoon and seashore permits friends to get within the water with out leaving the property. 

Visitor are offered kayaks and paddleboards with life jackets. Snorkeling tools can be accessible freed from cost. 

The Manava Seashore Resort Spa affords a wide range of therapies. Reservations are beneficial. 

The resort additionally hosts a conventional Polynesian dance present on set evenings (not each evening).  

Stand-up paddleboards and kayaks can be found on the lagoon seashore close to the infinity pool. 

Snorkeling is the very best free issues to do in Moorea. Deliver your personal tools and put on water sneakers to guard your self from stepping on stonefish or sharp coral. 

reef friendly sunblock available for free at Manava Beach Resort Moorea

Manava Moorea is an Eco-friendly Resort. Quests are offered free reef-friendly sunblock.

Issues to do on Moorea Island

For these in search of journey past the resort, you’ll be able to discover the island on an ATV tour or 4×4 Jeep tour. Different widespread Moorea actions is whale watching and snorkeling with reef sharks and sting rays

The island additionally has a number of mountaineering choices, together with ‘Afareaitu Waterfall, Belvedere Lookout (a number of trailheads right here), and Magic Mountain (arguably the most well-liked hike in Moorea).

Watch this brief video to see what Moorea seems like from the water.

Widespread Moorea excursions are:

Word – Moorea is a port vacation spot for French Polynesia cruise ships. Due to this, when a cruise ship arrives there may be excessive demand for Moorea excursions and day journeys. It’s finest to ebook your excursions and excursions previous to arrival. 

Associated submit – Snorkeling with reef sharks and rays in Moorea

snorkeling in Moorea, swimming with reef sharks and sting rays in clear blue water Moorea Island French Polynesia

Methods to get to Manava Seashore Resort

You’ll arrive to the island by both airplane or boat.

Moorea Airport (Aéroport de Moorea Temae) is barely 6 km from the resort. You possibly can seize a taxi on the airport or manage transportation forward of time. There are just a few flights per day, so most resorts will know when flights are coming and going. 

We took the quick ferry from Tahiti to Moorea.

The ferry is barely 45 minutes, so many guests will select this feature. The Tahiti to Moorea ferry can be less expensive than flying. 

You should purchase a Moorea ferry ticket on-line or in particular person on the Papeete ferry station. It’s endorsed to make reservations, particularly throughout busy journey occasions. You probably have a automobile with you, be sure to ebook a ferry that transports autos.

The Moorea ferry terminal is positioned within the village of Vai’are (jap facet of the island). It’s about 10 km from the Moorea ferry terminal to Manava Seashore Resort. We discovered a taxi on the terminal. I consider we paid XPF 2500 (approx. $31 CAD). 

Be taught extra in regards to the Moorea ferry choice right here.

Word – taxis are onerous to search out on the island, particularly when cruise ships are in port. You can not flag down a taxi on the street. We tried this and have been suggested that isn’t the way in which issues are achieved on the island. As a substitute, have somebody at your resort or restaurant name a taxi for you. 

Rental automobiles can be found on the Moorea ferry terminal, together with Europcar and Avis Pacificar Moorea. It’s also possible to hire scooters, bikes and e-bikes right here. 

Manava Seashore Resort location deal with is Moorea Pearl Resort And Spa, Moorea-Maiao 98728, French Polynesia.

Do you have to keep at Manava Seashore Resort Moorea?

We loved our time at Manava and would advocate it. Whereas we might have appreciated to remain in one among its fancy overwater bungalows, we’re pleased with the backyard pool bungalow. 

The big infinity pool and personal lagoon seashore are simply as marketed. We like that kayaks and paddleboards are included. 

Moorea is a dream vacation spot. The 4 nights we spent on the island is the right period of time. We extremely advocate you go to Moorea if in case you have the chance. 

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