Hotel Raiatea Hawaiki Nui, Raiatea

Overview

A warm, inviting welcome and personalized service will make your stay at Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel feel like home away from home. The hotel provides a wonderful gateway to discover Raiatea, the “Sacred Island” known as the birthplace of the Polynesian gods. We will do our best to offer you a part of paradise.

Raiatea is the capital of the Leeward Islands, located 220km northwest of Tahiti. Raiatea, the sacred island, was considered to be the very cradle of Polynesian civilization (Havai’i) by her ancestors; the geographical heart of the ma’ohi culture (forming Hawaii-New Zealand-Easter island); and the birthplace of the god Oro (god of fertility and of war). It was Oro who was attempting to overthrow Ta’aroa (god of creation) when the Europeans first arrived in this pacific triangle.

Accommodation

Garden Room – from $149 per couple / night

• Ceiling Fan
• Air Conditioning
• Mini Bar (refrigerator)
• Coffee/Tea making facilities
• IDD Telephone
• Television
• Shower
• Hair dryer
• Iron & Ironing board
• In-room Safe
• Private terrace / Sundeck
• Power voltage 220 V

Garden Bungalow – from $169 per couple / night

• Ceiling Fan
• Mini Bar (refrigerator)
• Coffee/Tea making facilities
• IDD Telephone
• Television
• Shower
• Hair dryer
• Iron & Ironing board
• In-room Safe
• Private terrace / Sundeck
• Power voltage 220 V

Lagoon Bungalow – from $219 per couple / night

>• Ceiling Fan
• Mini Bar (refrigerator) Coffee/Tea making facilities
• IDD Telephone
• Television
• Shower
• Hair dryer
• Iron & Ironing board
• In-room Safe
• Private terrace / Sundeck
• Power voltage 220 V

Overwater Bungalow – from $269 per couple / night

• Ceiling Fan
• Mini Bar (refrigerator)
• Coffee/Tea making facilities
• IDD Telephone
• Television
• Shower
• Hair dryer
• Iron & Ironing board
• In-room Safe
• Private terrace / Sundeck
• Power voltage 220 V

Dining

The restaurant of the Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel overlooks the fresh water swimming pool and the lagoon beyond. The seafood specialties and excellent cuisine have led to the restaurant’s reputation as the finest on the island.

Services and Activities

The hotel is host to a number of excursions, each of which is more tempting than the next. The two sister islands: Raiatea and Taha’a are unique in that they are two high islands trapped in an immense lagoon and protected by a common barrier reef. They offer 259 square kms of land to be explored on foot, on horseback or by jeep.
Raiatea boasts the only navigable river in French Polynesia, the Apoo Ma’u in the Bay of Faaroa. Sacred Raiatea and Taha’a, the island of vanilla, are choice destinations for both snorkeling and scuba diving. There are more than 50 catalogued sites for both beginner and experienced divers alike.

In addition to the spectacular coral drop offs, abundant underwater plant and animal life, there are several wrecks to visit, such as the Nordby, a 57 ton schooner (50m long) which sank in 1900 and can be found directly in front of the Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel and is accessible from its boat docks.

A visit to the magical universe of the sister island: Taha’a, promises a timeless encounter with Polynesia of yesterday. The journey in outrigger canoe allows time to pass slowly, making possible a fragile link between an often inaccessible Polynesian lifestyle and the visitor to this remote world. This excursion gives time the opportunity to discover the feeling of authenticity by revealing little by little the smallest of nuances which are magic in their own.

Your stay at the Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel will be a little bit like discovering the soul of the ancient Polynesians, the navigators and conquerors who continue to reign among these Leeward Islands.

Free activities

Outdoor Swimming Pool
Snorkeling Equipment

Diving in Raiatea

The island has the richest lagoon of the Society Islands thus providing truly amazing diving. There are over 30 dive sites between Raiatea and Taha’a. The underwater landscape wealth is enhanced by the “Nordby”, a magnificient three-mast schooner that sank in 1900, and is located just in front the Raiatea Pearl Resort.
The fauna has a lot of species and the underwater topography is very interesting with deep dives and caves. One particularity is the Distichopora coral, whom yellow and purple shaped highlight some part of the reef. It is a famous place for underwater photography.

Diving highlights of Raiatea:

Reef Sharks: all year round.
Humphead wrasses: All year round.
Wreck: All year round.
Caves: All year round.
Water Temperature: 79-84 F° (26-29 C°)

Dive center organisation:

Hemisphère Sub:
PADI Resort and Cmas Dive Center
The Diving Team
1 Manager
1 PADI /CMAS Instructor
1 Driver

Dive center description:

Hemisphere Sub was constructed within the Raiatea Pearl Resort. It is located near the pool, on the marina of the hotel. Sign Up at the reception desk or at the dive center.

• Open room makes conversation easy with the friendly dive team.
• Stock of magazines, fish books and maps.
• A large selection of information regarding the flora and fauna of our underwater world is available.
• 1 videographer for underwater dives.
• Viewing of your own images after each dive if you have an underwater camera.
• Ventilated lockers to store personal equipment.
• Closets to hang your wetsuits.
• One shower.
• Another diving annex exists at the marina Apooiti where one can immediately view the video of their dive.
• Dive tanks are set up and loaded on the boat by dive staff.
• Lifting and carrying is limited.

Airfare from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti starts at $1179.00 per person for a 5 day special. Inter-Island transfers within French Polynesia are not included in the above rates. Bora Bora AirPass may be purchased from $515.00 pp to include inter-island domestic flights between Papeete, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora Bora & Maupiti. Other domestic air options are available and will be quotes in your personalized itinerary as required.

The above rates are valid until 31 March 2017, Please ask for rates for departures after this date. Flight prices are not included in the above rates.  Ask our specialists for other options. US/foreign taxes/fees/fuel surcharges of approximately $311, including September 11th Security Fee, are additional. To get the lowest airfare rates we recommend you book early. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Add-on fares available from other cities. Hotels are subject to availability. Prices reflect a 3% discount for purchases made by cash/check. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply. There may be black-out dates on this package. Prices are subject to change at any time without notice. All the above rates and conditions are subject to change without prior notice. The communal tax of 150CFP (1.26 Euros approx $1.75), per night and per person is not included and must be settled with the resort directly upon check-out.