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Pension Papahani - Maupiti

A stunning beach, a turquoise and pristine lagoon, with the spot of Manta rays and the sunset in front! The Papahani guest house enjoys a dream location. The bungalows, spacious and simply equipped, are well spaced in a beautiful flowered and well maintained property. The meals, based on local products, are taken feet in the sand under a pretty wooden Fare Pote’e facing the lagoon. The guest house offers boat tours to explore the lagoon, as well as transfers to visit the main island (reservation & payment on site). The perfect place fora few days of rest.


Reachable by boat only (Return transfers done by the guest house) Located south from the Main island, on Motu Tiapaa, approximately 10 km from the airport,

5 minutes boat distance to the main dock in the village. Return transfers from the guest house (approx 8 Euros/Pax) 15 minutes boat distance to the airport,

Flower lei upon arrival & departure.


Dining - Entertainment Features

Meals are served under the wooden Fare Pote’e. Entirely open aired, it gives an amazing panoramic view of the lagoon. 

Half Board includes a continental breakfast and a dinner. 

Continental Breakfast from 07:00 am : Coffee, tea, bread, fruit jam, fresh local fruits, home made specialties Dinner at 07:00pm : Mainly fish based fixed menu with vegetables or rice (depending on daily availability), fruits or home made gourmandise for dessert A small selection of wine is available on request at extra cost (upon availability).

Light lunch available at extra cost, to be organised and paid on spot. Choice of menu varies from sandwiches (approx 4 Euros) to set meal made of fish ( approx 21 Euros 1 main dish + 1 dessert) No bar but wine, beer, punch and soft are available on request.


Free WIFI access mostly available in public areas. The quality of the connection may vary.

Facilities and Activities

Enjoy the beautiful beach of the guest house. Snorkel with the Manta rays. Discover the reef side of the Motu.

The guest house organizes boat trips to discover the riches of the lagoon, as well as transfers to the main island (Reservation & payment on site).

Free Activities :  Fishing, Kayaks, Canoe, Snorkeling Equipment,

Other Facilities : N/A,


Wide beach area available for playground. Extended clear shallow water area.

Important Remarks

Information on this fact sheet is subject to change without prior notice. 

This establishment belongs to the official category of “guesthouses & family hotels”. The classification of these lodges has been set in order to clearly differentiate them from the ”international hotels and residences” category, based on the following key elements

 – A limited number of furnished units, generally located close to the family home 

– Facilities tailored to domestic standards, different from the international tourist hotels criteria

 – Restricted catering, reception, and housekeeping service

 – Limited staff, both in terms of numbers and professional training 

– Reduced taxes Thus, any restrictive diets, special physical conditions, arrival/departure outside of regular Check In and Check Out hours must be communicated to us before the reservation is made, and are subject to the approval of the establishment. While it is true that the level of comfort can not be compared to that of an international hotel, the commitment to hospitality remains nevertheless professional. 

No credit card accepted. 

Warning! There is no bank nor ATM on the island. We highly recommend to bring some local currency (XPF) for your extra expenses. 

Room Facilities

Mobile Fan, Housekeeping every 3 days, Mosquito Net, Private Bathroom & WC, Furnished Terrace,

Room Categories

Family Garden Bungalow & Half Board

Garden bungalows, spacious and simply equipped, are well spaced in a beautiful flowered and well maintained property.

 Maximum Occupancy : 3A or 2A+2C

 Bed Configuration : 1 Queen size bed + 1 single bed (+1 extra single bed) 

Additional Facilities: N/A

Family Beach Bungalow & Half Board

Large bungalow with one large double bed and one smaller suitable for 1 adult or two children. This unit is located beach side.

Maximum Occupancy : 3A or 2A+2C  

Bed Configuration : 1 double bed + 1 single bed

Additional Facilities: N/A

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