Hotel Relais Mahana, Huahine

Overview

Do you want to get away and let yourself go? On the southern most tip of the Island of Huahine (between Tahiti and Bora Bora), in the heart of the Avea bay, lies the Relais Mahana.
Imagine: you revive in a tropical garden, a step away from the fine white sand beach, while sipping your favorite cocktail on the terrace of one of the 32 Polynesian style bungalows. At the Relais Mahana, the Avea Bar and the Te Nahe Restaurant titillate your taste buds with the Polynesian specialties or a more traditional fare.

Huahine is positioned in the Society Islands archipelago and is 50 kilometers from Bora Bora and 175 kilometers from Tahiti. From Papeete, the capital of Tahiti, one can reach Huahine by inter island commercial flights or by boat. Steeped in a very strong history and antiquated culture Huahine shelters some of the most rare and fascinating archaeological sites of Polynesia called “Marae”. This Island is truly a little paradise and a haven of peace lulled by Polynesian rhythms.

Accommodations

Superior Garden Bungalow – from $299 per couple / night

The Relais Mahana Superior Garden bungalows are very spacious. Ideal for romantic evenings.

Accommodation capacity:

2 to 4 persons (supplementary rate for the 2 extra persons)
Surface area: a 50 sq. meter bungalow

Amenities:

Sliding glass doors and private terrace Private shower area with hot and cold water, a king size bed for 2 as well as 2 twin beds subject to a supplement, overhead ceiling fans, mini bar, cable television, telephone, ADSL inlet.

Service:

Daily maid cleaning service

Garden Room – from $319 per couple / night

Quiet and spacious, these communicating bungalows (possibility to go from one room to the other) can accommodate 2 to 3 persons.

Accommodation capacity:

2 to 3 persons (supplementary rate for the 3rd extra person)
Surface area: a 50 sq. meter bungalow

Amenities:

Sliding glass doors and private terrace, Private shower area with hot and cold water, a king size bed for 2 as well as 1 twin bed subject to a supplement, overhead ceiling fans, mini bar, cable television, telephone, ADSL oulet.

Service:

Daily maid cleaning service

Superior Beach Bungalow – from $349 per couple / night

A few paces away from the beach, the Relais Mahana Superior Beach bungalows are very spacious.

Accommodation capacity:

2 to 4 persons*
Surface area: a 50 sq. meter bungalow

Amenities:

Sliding glass doors and private terrace, private shower area with hot and cold water, a king size bed for 2 as well as 2 twin beds subject to a supplement, overhead ceiling fans, mini bar, cable television, telephone, ADSL inlet.

Service:

Daily maid cleaning service

Deluxe Garden Bungalow – from $359 per couple / night. Ideal for romantic evenings.

Accommodation capacity:

2 to 4 persons (supplementary rate for the 2 extra persons)
Surface area: a 50 sq. meter bungalow

Amenities:

Sliding glass doors and private terrace Private shower area with hot and cold water, a king size bed for 2 as well as 2 twin beds subject to a supplement, overhead ceiling fans, mini bar, cable television, telephone, ADSL inlet.

Service:

Daily maid cleaning service

Deluxe Beach Bungalow – from $399 per couple / night

Filled with exotism, just a few paces away from the beach, the Relais Mahana Deluxe Beach Bungalows are very spacious and are ideal to while away romantic evenings, however, a 3rd person can be accommodated.

Accommodation capacity:

2 persons (+1 with a supplementary rate)

Surface area:

A 50 sq. meter bungalow + a 14 sq. meter private tropical garden

Amenities:

A shower area opening out to a private tropical garden, a king size bed for 2 overhead ceiling fan, mini bar, cable television, telephone, ADSL inlet.

Service:

daily maid cleaning service

Dining

Welcome to the Gourmets!

At the Relais Mahana, the Chef Michel Prat and his culinary team prepare enjoyable meals. On the menu: typical Tahitian recipes or these recipes mixed to advantage with European fare. All gourmets will be satisfied.
The Te Nahe restaurant and her panoramic terrace (with a beach view) know how to tickle your taste buds. The different menus (breakfast, mid day snack, dinner or buffet) offers a large choice for both adults and children. A half pension formula is also available. Also, each Saturday, the dance group from Parea “Tamarii Teanata” adds vitality to your evening. A really refreshing oasis, the Avea Bar is the ideal place to taste our delicious local cocktails.

Activities

Do you want to move? Or are you the home body? To enable you to maximize your time and enjoyment in or on the lagoon, we have kayaks, snorkeling equipment, beach towels and beach lounges that are at your disposal on a simple request. If you prefer to visit the Island of Huahine on a bicycle, you may rent beach cruisers or trail bikes. Bicycles are available for adults and children; for the most part there are baby seats.

Some of our suppliers would like to kidnap you to take their excursion. As an example, you may participate in:

• a guided 4 wheel drive of the Island
• a guided Island tour by a motorized outrigger canoe (with or without a picnic on an islet)
• a combined 4 wheel drive tour and motorized outrigger canoe tour (picnic included)
• a yacht cruise in the lagoon for a full day, half a day, or a 2 hour sunset cruise

Excursions

The idea of sipping a cocktail on a shaded white sand beach… Can you imagine this?
While on an excursion to the Motu Ara Ara on Huahine… this is possible… the ocean, white sand, coconut palms… A meeting and relaxing house.

For some time this idea stayed on the drawing board… it became an obsession… then it became a reality. We wanted to organize our own lagoon tour, departing from our beach, on our canoe to go to our private motu (islet) for our guests. Since December 2004 all this came together and we were able to add this tour of the motu Ara Ara, a 15 minute navigation from the Relais Mahana.

The program for the day:

You will leave the Hotel dock on our motorized canoe, comfortable and shaded from the sun, for a day filled with unforgettable moments, while discovering Huahine Iti, the smallest and most forgotten part of Huahine.
You will feed the enormous blue eyed eels, visit the overwater, Huahine black pearl farm and let yourself go in the Coral gardens while snorkeling with the winking clown fish.

Upon your arrival on the Ara’ara islet, you will be welcomed by Norma and her husband who will prepare succulent, mouth watering freshly caught lagoon fish and a host of fresh tropical fruit.
As all good things must come to an end, so does your tour, with a visit to the rays that swim majestically with unashamed grace across the limpid blue lagoon.
An authentic day where there is a special bond with the Polynesians

For the Yachtsmen

The Relais Mahana invites you to drop anchor in the bay, in front of the Hotel. You may also tie your dinghy up to our otherwise private dock, when coming ashore. This way you are welcome to our Restaurant, bar and boutique or even to renting a bungalow for the time that it takes you to become landlubbers again. By the same token you may also participate in the different activities and demonstrations proposed to our clientele.
For your information, following are services that we offer to make your stay on Huahine a pleasant one.

• Internet connection, telephone, postal service
• Water supply
• Hot water Showers
• Sale of ice cubes
• Sale of “baguettes” (French bread – to be ordered with us the day before )
• Sale of cigarettes
• Laundry (possibility of washing and drying)

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.