Royal Huahine Resort, Huahine – South Pacific

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The only overwater bungalow resort on the small island of Huahine, the Royal Huahine Resort (formerly known as Te Tiare Beach Resort) is a popular and solid 3-star hotel that is ideal for those interested in a secluded and beautiful Polynesian location. Room rates are noticeably lower than the international 5-star resort chains on nearby Bora Bora, so it’s important to adjust your expectations and realize this will not be the same sort of hotel.

Its secluded location and small size make this a perfect resort for honeymoons or other romantic getaways for those struggling to afford the extremely expensive hotels in the region. Since the general vibe here is quite different, many people like to combine a short stay here with a stay at one or more of the other overwater bungalow resorts in the area for the sake of variety and additional experiences.


The Royal Huahine Resort is located on a private bay on the island of Huahine, which is near Bora Bora in the South Pacific.


Overwater bungalows: 17
Beds: One kingsize or two twin beds & one extra bed
Area: 590 sq ft (55 m²) plus 310 sq ft (29 m²) patio
Wi-Fi: No
Entertainment system: Satellite TV with movie channel
Room service: Yes

Special room features

  • Glass-block shower
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Sundeck
  • Walk in closet
  • In-house video movies
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • IDD phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • 110 V & 220 V outlets
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Direct access to the ocean


  • Low season online specials from US$338
  • High season online specials from US$383

Restaurants and bars

  • Ari’i – overwater restaurant
  • Polynesian Buffet and Dance Show
  • Beach bar

Resort features

  • Fresh Flower and tropical drink greeting
  • Complimentary boat transfers to and from the village of Fare
  • Entertainment
  • Cultural demonstrations
  • Twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
  • Activities director to assist you with excursions & tours
  • Outrigger canoes and kayaks
  • Volleyball
  • Ping pong
  • Poolside amenities
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Table tennis
  • Botanical garden
  • Vanilla plantation visits


The on-site Reva Spa offers a wide range of body treatments and massages in the middle of a beautiful tropical garden.

Nearby activities

  • Full day motu tour and picnic including shark feeding
  • Private full day picnic
  • Motorized outrigger canoe & 4 Wheel drive combo
  • Island boat tour
  • Half day motorized outrigger tour including snorkeling
  • Boat rental
  • Car rental
  • 4×4 Jeep & archeological tours
  • Spa services
  • Yoga
  • Jet ski
  • Deep sea & sport fishing charters
  • Snorkeling & scuba diving
  • Surf shuttles
  • Traditional wedding & legal wedding ceremonies
  • Culinary demonstrations
  • Horse back riding

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Royal Huahine Resort are mostly positive, but definitely a bit mixed as well. Previous guests mention that rooms are quite large and are nicely appointed, but others point out that this is more of a 3-star resort in the fat that the rooms are a bit outdated and could use some renovations, so those expecting a 5-star room tend to be disappointed.

Location is mentioned as very good, especially for those interested in seclusion, and the small size of the resort is generally felt to be quite a positive as well. The staff is also given high points with guests detailing their pose, professionalism and ability to always help.

Getting there

To reach the Royal Huahine Resort you need to fly to Tahiti and then transfer to another aircraft for a 35-minute flight to the island of Huahine. Once there, you’ll be met by resort staff for the private boat ride to the hotel itself.

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