Aimeo Lodge – Moorea

Built in the 1960's, the Aimeo Lodge (formerly known as Club Bali Hai) arguably invented the overwater bungalow, and although it has recently undergone some renovations, it still presents that ‘classic' overwater bungalow look. In total there are 30 land and sea based rooms to select from, with 6 of those being rooms that stretch out over the lagoon. These rooms help to give travelers an overwater vacation without having to pay a high fee for one. In fact, you'll be hard pressed to find nightly rates for an overwater room that come anywhere close to the Aimeo Lodge nighty rates.

Because the resort does act more like a vacation rental company than a hotel, you'll find that the usual amenities you'd expect to find are not present. With that said, you'll still find an outdoor pool, free kayaks to use, and a gift shop. There is also a restaurant on-site if you rather not drive to eat or cook in your private kitchen. However it must be noted that it is only open from 7am to 2pm. It should also be noted that children are fully welcomed in the overwater rooms, making this a more family friendly overwater resort compared to a few others in the area.

Location

The Aimeo Lodge is located deep into Cook's Bay on the northern edge of the island of Moorea in the South Pacific.

30 Rooms/villas/suites

Overwater bungalows: 6

Overwater Bungalow Suite #34
Overwater Bungalow
Overwater Bungalow #36
Honeymoon Bungalow #40
Family Over Water Bungalow #41
Family Over Water Bungalow #42

Special room features

  • Private entrance
  • Air conditioning
  • Tropical shower
  • Complete kitchen with dishes and utensils
  • Living room
  • Closet
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining table
  • Private terrace
  • Private steps leading directly into the lagoon
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Rates

Starting at US$146 per night per room (for 1 to 5 people)

Restaurants and bars

  • L'Ananas Bleu restaurant

Resort features

  • Swimming pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Gift shop
  • Shared lounge
  • Kayaks
  • Private parking
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Car rental service (right in front of the Aimeo Lodge)

Spa

There is no on-site spa, but there are nearby hotels that do have spas that are easy to reach and offer massage services.

Nearby activities

  • Ray Feeding & Motu Picnic
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Pareo Tying
  • Dolphin Watch
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Whale watching (July through October)
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayking
  • Quad tours
  • Hiking
  • Maharepa beach

What the reviews say

Before the Aimeo Lodge was named, the resort was known as the Club Bali Hai Hotel and there were quite a lot of complaints from many different guests. These complaints ranged from the lack of room amenities to the overwhelming amount of insects. Since the resort has been re-named and under new management, the rooms have undergone a few updates and small renovations.

Currently there aren't any new reviews to read through, but once there are, we will provide an update.

Getting there

To reach the Aimeo Lodge you'll need to fly to Tahiti and then take a short flight or a 1-hour ferry ride to the nearby island of Moorea. From either the airport or the ferry dock you can get a van or bus to take you the rest of the way.

Once you reach the Aimeo Lodge, you'll notice that there is a car rental company and parking lot right in front of the resort. From here you can rent a car to reach various destinations around the island. You'll also find free parking at the resort.

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