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Vanira Lodge

At the end of the world, about 1h30 from the airport, lies the village of Teahupo’o, made famous by its legendary wave which annually brings together the world’s best surfers. Here nothing has changed … this is the Polynesia of Yesterday and Today! Cliffs, lush hills, forests, black sand beaches, caves, dolphins & whales in season … The Vanira Lodge invites you to discover all these treasures in the comfort of its all-nature bungalows, real sculptures from natural materials, melted into the background … A childhood dream!

 Bungalows being settled amidst a tropical garden, despite insect repelling treatment, inoffensive bugs may be present in bungalows (ants, small lizards…). 



70km driving distance from the airport, about 1h30 from the airport. Located in the village of Teahupo’o, few minutes from the famous surf spot : 

Havae The Vanira Lodge being located in a remote area, far from the main shopping area and other attractions of the island, it is strongly recommended to rent a car during your stay. A car rental office is available in the area, open 6 days/week. Transfers between the Vanira Lodge and the car rental office provided. 

Reservation and payment on spot. Reception open from 07h30 to 20h00 (Early morning departures: check-out required the day before)

Dining - Entertainment Features

American or Continental Breakfast available from 07h00 to 09h00 

Fruit Juice, platter of fruits, tea, coffee or hot chocolate 

Choice between : Slices of bread with butter & local made jams, coconut & banana cake or honey pancakes or eggs 

Lunch available on Saturday and Sunday only (payment on spot) 11h30 – 14h00

 Dinner available everyday from 18h00 to 21h00 Menus settled according to season products. Local and international cuisine.

Cozy Bar Open for sunset and located under the “fare pote’e” For sunset tastings of fresh fruit juices ora glass of wine, tapas


Free WIFI available from the main lobby

Facilities and Activities

Other activities such as Yoga sessions every Wednesday 17h00, in-room massages on request, lagoon and hiking tours to be arranged and paid on the spot

Free Activities: Bicycles, Kayaks, Canoe, Snorkeling Equipment

Other Facilities: Swimming Pool, ,


Children will love the large tropical garden, swimming pool and the fare pote’e that families will enjoy. 

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. 

Accepted Credit Cards : Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Travellers Cheque

Room Facilities

Baby Bed upon request, Instant Coffee/Tea Facilities, Mobile Fan, Hair Dryer, Housekeeping every 2 days, Mosquito Net, Mosquito Repellent, Private Bathroom & WC, In Room Safety Box, Furnished Terrace,

Room Categories

Bungalow Terrasse HAARI (no kitchenette)

The smallest of all bungalows. A kind of fairy house built out of river stones, with a Polynesian green roof. Ideal fora couple. 

Maximum Occupancy: 2A 

Bed Configuration: 1 double bed

Additional Facilities: Private Garden,

Bungalow Terrasse AITO & kitchenette

A stunning view over the ocean. Single-storied and without a mezzanine, this bungalow is particularly attractive for families with young children and senior citizens. The touch of exoticism is provided by the ochre coating of the walls, obtained by mixing red soil and white sand, the rustic doors made of rough local wood, and the semi-external bathroom, built out of volcanic stones and integrated into the mountainside and the vegetation. Barbecue in the garden. 

Maximum Occupancy: 4A 

Bed Configuration: 1 double bed and 2 single beds

Additional Facilities: Private BBQ, Cooking Facilities, Private Garden

Bungalow Terrasse LICHEE & kitchenette

Deliberately original, this “fare” is accessible via a footbridge. The roof is green, with flowers growing on top of it! The bathroom is sheltered from view by a bamboo grove. This bungalow was built with great attention to detail: it has a mosaic of river stones, a laced-up guardrail, and an array of soji partitions. Its private garden, with barbecue, overlooks the ocean. With its 3 beds upstairs, it is ideal for families or friends.

 Maximum Occupancy: 6A 

Bed Configuration: 1 double bed + 4 single beds

Additional Facilities: : Cooking Facilities,

Bungalow Nature MAARA & kitchenette

Set right on the edge of the forest and resting on stilts, this “fare” seems to have been built up in the trees. Inside, wood also prevails. The floor is made of Kohu wood, the sink is in the shape of an “umete”, the doors and shelves are made of rough-hewn planks, and the furniture is made of branches that were simply barked and knotted, with a dash of color here and there provided by blue soji and bright “tifaifai”.

 Maximum Occupancy: 3A+1C

 Bed Configuration: 1 double bed and two single beds

Additional Facilities:  Cooking Facilities,

Bungalow Nature KAVA & kitchenette

This bungalow immediately carries you into a universe halfway between the tree house of our childhood dreams and the exoticism of a tropical house. The layout of its spacious interior is perfect fora family of 4 people as the mezzanine and the living area can each comfortably accommodate 2 adults.

 Maximum Occupancy: 4A 

Bed Configuration: 1 Double bed and 2 single beds 

Additional Facilities: : Cooking Facilities,

Bungalow Nature OFAI & kitchenette

Wide open onto the surrounding nature, this “fare” overlooks the whole site with views of both the ocean and the park. Besides the main room, its three levels offer two bedrooms, one of which forms an alcove. The curved walls, the river stone façades, and the bathroom’s stunning coral ceiling create a mineral atmosphere, softened by the wooden doors and crowned by the turtle shell shaped roof. Ideal fora family.

 Maximum Occupancy: 5A 

Additional Facilities:  Private BBQ, Cooking Facilities, Private Garden,

A/C Bungalow VAI ORA & Jacuzzi (1bedroom)

Ideal for honeymooners. So cozy that you will only want to leave the Jacuzzi for the hammock or, at a pinch, for the coolness of the air-conditioned bedroom. 

Maximum Occupancy: 3A

 Bed Configuration: 1 double bed + 1 single bed

Additional Facilities: Air Conditionning, Private Jacuzzi,

A/C Bungalow VAI ITI & Jacuzzi (1bedroom)

Ideal for honeymooners, this unit features the same comfort as fare Vai Ora. Ideal for 2 people, this bungalow includes a private jacuzzi with view on the lagoon and a small private garden. Only the bedroom is air-conditioned. 

Maximum Occupancy: 3A 

Bed Configuration: 1 double bed + 1 single bed

Additional Facilities:  Air Conditionning, Private Garden, Private Jacuzzi,

A/C Bungalow VAI HERE & Jacuzzi (2bedrooms)

Fare Vaihere is a a subtle blend. A Polynesian roof, a deck made of Kohu wood, and tropical-style furniture fora touch of exoticism. The bungalow includes a Jacuzzi for that special feeling of luxury. Not to mention a wideranging view over the lagoon and the mountain in order to feel so close to nature. Only the bedrooms are air-conditioned. 

Maximum Occupancy: 4A 

Bed Configuration: 1 Double bed + 2 single beds

Additional Facilities:  Air Conditionning, Private Jacuzzi,

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