Fodor's Expert Review Pension Punatea Village

PK 4.7, North Coast Road, Araahiti, Tahiti, Windward Islands, 98719, French Polynesia

This pension is the perfect place to wile away a few days. There are four beachside bungalows with private bathrooms and capacity for four guests, and four rooms, which share two bathrooms, set in a beautiful garden. The restaurant serves three meals a day, specializing in fish from the nearby village of Pueu. Breakfast and dinner cost 3,000 CFP; lunchtime picnic baskets can be arranged for 900 CFP. Excursions to nearby Motu Nono and picnics at the Vaipori Grotto, a cave at the southeast tip of Tahiti Iti, can be arranged. The pension has intriguing piece of therapeutic equipment, a kind of personal sauna, known as a far-infrared dome sauna which is said to detoxify the body.


  • Ideal location
  • good value
  • lots of activities
  • Ideal location, good value, lots of activities


  • No a/c
  • some shared bathrooms
  • No a/c, some shared bathrooms




Phones: -57–71–00


4 bungalows, 5 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No meals