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Tahitian
Lesson # 2

maeva -

welcome

Maita'i? -

how are you?

marae -

holy religious site

mauruuru -

thank you

motu -

island

nana (or parahi) -

goodbye

orero -

oratorical art

Ori Tahiti -

traditional dance

paepae -

stone platform



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Pension Chart for Tahiti & Papeete

PHF: Family Hotels

CHO: Bed & Breakfast

PFA: Family run guest houses

FHO: Holiday family homes

MDT: Furnished accommodation

EP: Room only

MAP: Room, breakfast, dinner

AP: Room, breakfast, lunch, dinner

G: Communal dormitory, shared facilities

GC: Camping, shower facilities

(Note: These classifications were created and are courtesy of the Tahiti Tourism Bureau.)



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The Island of Tahiti and her Capital City of Papeete have different styles of lodging available.

This page divides Tahiti's lodging choices into 2 basic categories: The first for the island of Tahiti, the second for the city of Papeete (within walking distance), then breaks those categories down by price range/ budget. Scroll down for all the details.

Where to stay on Tahiti
Island of TAHITI

Top End | Mid-Range | Budget

Where to stay in the city of Papeete, Tahiti
City of PAPEETE

Top End | Mid-Range | Budget

Depending on the kind of accomodations you desire, here you will find all the choices to suit your needs: plush lagoonside resorts, hidden guesthouses of the interior, quiet family pensions, places to stay if you're on a tight budget, or campgrounds of the island.

From here, it's easy to make your Tahiti reservations with an assortment of direct linking businesses, (or through our affiliate partners). They are eager to help you figure out your vacation itinerary, answer your many questions, and get started planning your dream vacation on Tahiti and throughout the rest of the French Polynesian islands!


Top End Tahiti: Luxury Hotels, 4 & 5 Star Resorts

The finest quality accomodations available on the island of Tahiti!

These are the places to stay when you want to be pampered, waited upon at request, live the life of luxury and basically have your every whim catered to. Although most likely memorable experiences, expect to pay "top end prices" as you take in the sun at these finest of resorts.

(Take note of this when you are figuring your tahiti vacation budget and plan accordingly.)

Book with us now!Le Meridien Tahiti

P.O. Box 380595, 98718 Tamanu Punaauia - Tahiti
Tel: (689) 47.07.07
Fax: (689) 47.07.08

Reservations

Accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB

Situation: Lagoonside, Distance to airport: 10 km, Capacity: 150 rooms, 28 panoramic lagoon views, 25 garden view rooms, 77 "deluxe" lagoonview rooms, 12 overwater bungalows, 8 suites and a beautiful swimming pool.

You can make reservations with this hotel using the TST AFF booking system.


Book the Sofitel Tahiti!Sofitel Tahiti Maeva Beach Resort

P.O. Box 6008, 98702 Faa'a - Tahiti
Telephone- (689) 86.66.00
Fax- (689) 43.84.70 / 41.05.05

Reservations

Accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, American Express and JCB

Lagoonside Hotel- Distance to airport: 2.5 km., Distance to ferrydock: 7 km., Total Capacity: 216, Suites: 2, 106 "superior" lagoonview rooms, 108 "superior" mountainview rooms, Conference/ Banquet: 500, Theatre: 350, Cocktail: 800

You can make reservations with this hotel using the TST AFF booking system.


Book the Intercontinental Tahiti now!Intercontinental Tahiti Resort

B.P. 6014, 98702 Faa'a - Tahiti
Telephone- (689) 86.51.10
Fax- (689) 86.51.28

Learn More/ Make Reservations

Accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express

Distance to airport: 2 km., Distance to Papeete boat harbour: 7 km., Total Capacity: 257 units: 11 overwater bungalows, 17 overwater "islet" bungalows, 18 standard rooms, 60 panoramic rooms, 74 lagoonview rooms, 1 overwater islet villa, 1 gardenview room for handicapped, 74 gardenview rooms, 1 panoramic suite.

Some features: Conference and banquet services, cocktail lounge, large swimming area and home to the Aquatica Dive Center.

Cool! Did you know that you get the best rates guaranteed for this hotel using the TST/ AFF booking system?


Book it now!Radisson Plaza Resort Hotel

B.P. 14170, 98701 Arue - Tahiti
Telephone- (689) 48.88.88
Fax- (689) 48.88.89

Learn More/ Make Reservations

Accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB

Lagoonside resort- Distance to airport: 12 km., Distance to Papeete boat harbour: 7 km., Total Capacity: 165 units: 16 standard oceanview rooms, 34 deluxe oceanview rooms, 44 oceanview rooms w/ jacuzzi, 44 oceanview suites, 27 oceanview duplexes

Some features: Conference and banquet services, cocktail lounge, swimming pool, exotic black sand bay, fabulous day spa and Hammam steam room, etc.

Cool! Did you know that you get the best rates guaranteed for this hotel using the TST/ AFF booking system?


Book the Hilton Tahiti here!Hilton Hotel Tahiti

Pk 2, 98702 Faa'a - Tahiti
US and Canada: 1-800-780-5733
Europe: 00-800-11-20-11-40
Use discount code: 3977

Learn More/ Make Reservations

Accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and most other CC cards

The Sheraton Tahiti offers a modern, Polynesian experience in Tahiti's capital city of Papeete. Just two kilometers from the city center and its Municipal Market, the hotel is six-and-one-half kilometers from Faa'a International Airport.

Distance to airport: 6 km., Distance to Papeete boat harbour: 2 km., Total Capacity: 200 guestrooms, contemporarily classic, sporting garden or lagoon views. Cherry-wood floors meet marble baths and create a rich room palette.

Some features include: Fantastic views of beautiful Moorea, an infinity-edged outdoor pool and a world class spa offering aromatic baths, facial treatments and massage therapies. Also on the property are a fitness complex where aerobics classes are routinely held, a dive shop, two restaurants and a bar.

Cool! This hotel features special internet rates when you use the Papeete.com TST/ AFF booking system.


Manava Suite Resort TahitiBook the Manava Resort, Tahiti

PK 10, Punaauia
B.P. 460, 98713 Papeete - Tahiti
Telephone- (689) 50.84.45
Fax- (689) 43.17.86

Learn More/ Make Reservations

Accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, and JCB

Distance to airport: 6 km., Distance to Papeete boat harbour: 10 km., Total Capacity: 121 units: 7 apartments, 12 superior rooms,, 50 studios, 44 suites, 8 duplex suites.

This hotel is newly built and under new management as of March, 09. Some features include a private beach and swimming pool, fitness equipment, satellite TV and movies, close proximity to grocery stores and shopping mall, etc.

Cool! Did you know that you get the best rates guaranteed for this hotel using the TST/ AFF booking system?



Tahiti Pricing Note & Guidelines:

TAHITI SUN TRAVEL doesn't list specific prices of rooms for it's listings simply because they are subject to too many changes! We would rarely be able to claim accuracy and would constantly be updating and changing prices according to the economy fluctuations of French Polynesia.

The hotels who have their own direct linking websites are responsible for their own pricing updates and take care of that business themselves.

Instead, we offer the following pricing structure as a ROUGH GUIDE for you to help plan your vacation budget on Tahiti or in her capital city Papeete.

TOP END
From $200.00- 600.00+/night

MID-RANGE
From $61.00- 200.00/ night

BUDGET / CAMPING
From $12.00- 60.00/ night

Prices are given in approximate US DOLLARS. For dollars to XPF info and accurate conversion rates, click here.


Mid-Range Tahiti: 2 & 3 Star Hotels, Motels, & Family Run Pensions

These accomodations vary greatly throughout Tahiti-Polynesia. Some are quite luxurious, although slightly less so than the top of the line resorts listed above. Many are also not so luxurious, but what you'll save in dollars may end up being a worthy tradeoff.

They range from hotels and motels to what the French Polynesians call "Pensions" which are basically family run operations, often with family style service. Since the majority of places to stay on all the Tahitian islands consist of these mid-range style accomodations, you might imagine there is also a great variation in quality, service, and facilities...

Explore the listings and links below for details.

NOTE: Some of these mid-range establishments fall into the same generalized categories and descriptions of the smaller budget pensions, hotels, and lodging in private homes listed in our Budget Tahiti section below. They are all marked with letter abbreviations, which describe their categories. For details about these categories, please see our chart.

Tahiti Sun Travel highly recommends the following 3 Pensions:

We welcome you to Tahiti!Hiti Moana Villa (FH)

PK 32, Papara -Tahiti
PO. Box 10 865, Paea- Tahiti
Telephone- (689) 57.93.93, Fax- (689) 57.94.44,
Contact: Mr. Steve Brotherson
E-Mail & Reservations

We Accept Mastercard and Visa

4 bungalows on lagoon side, next to golf course. Minimum stay: 2 nights, lounge, TV, private equipped kitchen, bathroom (hot water), terrace, fan, laundry service, private pontoon, swimming pool, house linens furnished.

Round trip transfers are available for a nominal fee. We are also Tahiti's surfing experts, and a favorite place to stay among surfing enthusiasts. Let us show you the hot spots to surf on Tahiti!

See our website now for all the details!


Pueu Village (PF)Visit Pueu Village

PK 9, 800 Pueu, B.P. 8475 Taravao ( 100 mètres from the marina) - Tahiti
Telephone/ fax : (689) 57.57.87, Vini (cell): (689) 74.71.99
Contact: Victor VAN CAM by Skype (Pseudo: pueuvillage)
E-Mail & Reservations


Accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express

4 new and clean seaside bungalows with views of the ocean, accessible directly either by car or boat. King size beds, towels and linens at disposal, private bathrooms w/hot water, terrace, air conditioning, minibar, common dining room, and a pontoon for pleasure boats within the shelter of the dominant winds.

“We are a tahitian family. We know our island well and the ocean which surrounds us. We will be happy to accomodate you, to be useful to you and to make you visit TAHITI in simplicity and the Polynesian authenticity. Our boarding house is on the northern coast of peninsula in a small handle protected well from the winds dominant which blows in a south-eastern direction.

Our boarding house is supplied directly out of vegetables, yams, fruits in the peninsula even which is the soil of TAHITI. You will also consume fresh by tasting fish, shellfish, fished the very same day. Our pension enjoys a situation privileged to undertake all the excursions on the island of Tahiti."

Ask about our organized excursions on the Fenua Aihere, the small islands, the cave of Vaipoiri, lagoon tours, museum visits and guided tours of the heights of TAHITI. We can also arrange scuba trips!

See our website now for all the details!


...and the rest of the listings we know of:

A Taaroa Lodge (FHO- DOR)
PK 18,2 Punaauia, Teonetere side road
B.P. 498 - 98713 - Papeete - Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax (689) 58.39.21/ G.S.M (689) 78.84.86
Mastercard and Visa

Le Relais Fenua (PFA)
PK 18, 2 Punaauia, Frogier District
B.P. 381585 - 98718 Tamanu Punaauia - Tahiti
Telephone (689) 45.01.98/ G.S.M (689) 77.25.45
Fax (689) 45.30.03
No cards

Pension Chayan (PFA)
PK 14 Vairao
B.P. 8836 - 98719 - Taravao - Tahiti
Telephone (689) 57.46.00/ G.S.M (689) 72.28.40
Fax (689) 57.46.00
Diners, Mastercard, Visa, and JCB

Pension de la Plage (PHF)
PK 15,4 Punaauia
B.P. 381593 - 98718 Tamanu Punaauia - Tahiti
Telephone (689) 45.56.12/ Fax (689) 82.85.48
Mastercards and Visa

Vanira Lodge (FHO)
PK 15,6 Teahupoo
B.P. 8458 - 98719 Taravao - Tahiti
Telephone (689) 57.70.18/ G.S.M (689) 72.69.62
Fax (689) 57.70.18
Diners, Mastercard, Visa, and JCB

Pension Damyr (CHO)
PK 5 Faa'a, Aubry District
B.P. 6492 - 98702 - Faa'a - Tahiti
Telephone (689) 83.69.13/ G.S.M (689) 70.81.31
Fax (689) 83.69.13
No Credit Cards

La Vague Bleue-
Tauhanihani Village Lodge (PFA)

Pk 16 Teahupoo
B.P. 66 - 98723 Teahupoo - Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax (689) 57.23.23/ G.S.M (689) 74.81.82
No cards

Flotahia (CHO)
PK 5,6 Afaahiti
B.P. 7371 - 98719 Taravao - Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax (689) 57.97.38/ G.S.M (689) 79.92.77
No cards

Punatea Village (PHF)
PK 4,7 Afaahiti
B.P. 8840 - 98719 - Taravao - Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax (689) 57.71.00/ G.S.M (689) 77.20.31
Diners, Mastercard, Visa, and JCB

Te Pari Village (PHF)
Fenua Aihere, Teahupoo
B.P. 697 - 98713 Papeete - Tahiti
Telephone (689) 42.59.12/ G.S.M (689) 78.91.12
Fax (689) 41.09.43
No cards

Ahitea Lodge (PFA)
Avenue Vairaatoa, Papeete
B.P. 5597 - 98716 Pirae - Tahiti
Telephone (689) 53.13.53/ G.S.M (689) 76.63.88
Fax (689) 42.09.35
American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and JCB

Chez Myrna (CHO)
PK 4,5 Faa'a, Saint-Hilaire
B.P. 6102 - 98702 Faa'a - Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax (689) 81.91.75/ G.S.M (689) 78.08.52
No cards

Fare Maithe (CHO)
PK 4,5 Afaahiti
B.P. 7141 - 98719 Taravao - Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax (689) 57.18.24
No cards

Pension Puea (PFA)
87, Rue Octave Moreau - Fariipiti, Papeete
B.P. 5597 - 98716 Pirae - Tahiti
Telephone (689) 85.43.43/ G.S.M (689) 77.84.84
Fax (689) 42.09.35
Mastercard, Visa, and AmEx

Otaha Lodge (PF-G)
B.P. 380231 - 98718 Tamana - Punaauia, Tahiti
Telephone (689) 58.24.52/ G.S.M (689) 71.55.54, Fax (689) 58.22.65
Accept Visa and Mastercards


Budget Tahiti: Pensions, Lodging in Private Homes, Camping

Listed below are refuges for those of you on a tight budget or wishing to save your hard earned money on various activities or island hopping rather than on lodging.

Amenities can be a bit stark compared to some other more expensive places to stay on the island, but just because it's budget doesn't mean it isn't a great place to stay. Backpackers, students, long term travelers, or campers (see camping details below) - love these places... Accomodations are often simple bungalows, dorm style cottages or rooms utilizing communal style bathrooms, kitchens, and showers.

In our humble opinion, many of these low or mid range choices are among the best places to stay throughout all the islands of Tahititi Polynesia, due to their "family touch."

They are the easiest places to have personal contact and interact with the islanders, which most people will find extremely rewarding. Most, if not all the accomodations, are run by family members and they are often very friendly, outgoing, and interesting to meet for any traveler. Great sources of Island information, these locals also can help you organize the many island activities and sights you will be pursuing.

Category Description Note:

Many of these lower budget establishments fall into the same generalized categories and descriptions as the Mid-range accomodations above. They are marked with letter abbreviations, which describe their category details.

Te Hihi O Te Ra (PFA)
Fenua Aihere, Tautira - Tahiti Iti
Telephone/ Fax (689) 57.92.78/ G.S.M (689) 72.85.24
No cards

Chez Lola (CHO)
PK 4,5 Faa'a, Saint- Hilaire
B.P. 6102 - 98702 Faaa- Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax - (689) 81.91.75/ G.S.M. (689) 78.08.52
No cards

Bonjour Lodge Paradise (PFA)
Fenua Aihere, Teahupoo
B.P. 8255 - 98719 Taravao- Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 57.02.15/ G.S.M (689) 73.42.69
No cards

Tahiti Airport Lodge (CH)
PK. 5, Cite de l Air, Faaa,
B.P 2580, Papeete- Tahiti
Telephone- (689) 82.23.68, Fax- (689) 82.25.00

Chez Jeannine (PFA)
Taravao Plateau Road
B.P. 7310 - 98719 Taravao - Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 57.07.49 / G.S.M (689) 77.27.37
No cards

Pension Fifi (CHO, DOR)
PK. 5, 600 Faa'a
B.P. 60703 - 98702 Faa'a - Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 82.63.30
No cards

Pension Te Miti (CH- D)
P.K.18, Paea
B.P. 130 088 - 98 717 Mona Nui Punaauia - Tahiti
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 58.48.61/ G.S.M. (689) 78.60.80
Mastercards & Visa

Pension Armelle - Bed & Breakfast (PFA)
P.K. 15,5, Punaaia
B.P. 380640 - 98718 Tamanu Punaauia - Tahiti
Telephone-(689) 58.42.43, Fax- (689) 58.42.81
G.S.M. (689) 77.79.99
Mastercards & Visa


Camping on Tahiti

Unfortunately, camping on Tahiti is rather limited, in contrast to popular (non local) opinion and desire... but there are some interesting choices for you if you're motivated.

You basically have 2 choices: The first one is the easy way. It consists of contacting one of the pensions above and asking them if it's alright to pitch your tent on their grounds. You'll most likely be pitched right in the middle of the family's yard, not really "camping" in the true sense of the word, but you'll be able to save money this way and use the communal kitchen, bathroom facilities, and store your valuables with the management, just as if you'd be paying for a room. Campers rates are usually a little lower than a basic room- the lowest of the rock bottom pricing choices for any stay in the Tahitian islands.

The second choice is to go deep... There's limited, but wonderful camping within the island's steamy interior and on Tahiti- Iti.

See our special camping section now for details!


Top End Papeete

The finest quality accomodations available on Tahiti- within walking distance- from the downtown shopping areas of Papeete and the main port and ferry quay.

These are the most luxurious of places we know of to stay on Tahiti near the urban center of Papeete.

Book it now!Sheraton Hotel Tahiti Resort & Spa

B.P. 416, 98713 Papeete - Tahiti
Telephone- (689) 86.48.48
Fax- (689) 86.48.00

Reservations

Accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, American Express and JCB

Distance to airport: 4.5 km., Distance to Papeete boat harbour: 1.5 km., Total Capacity: 188 units: 10 garden view rooms, 27 lagoonview rooms, 96 superior lagoonview rooms, 40 deluxe lagoonview rooms, 5 spa rooms, 8 suites w/ 1 room, 2 suites w/ 2 rooms, Conference/ Banquet:100, Cocktail: 500, Theatre: 450

Featuring: Exclusive Voyagers Club with special services and private lounge, Fitness center & Spa, water sports activity program, Restaurant, meeting and banquet facilities. Located lagoonside, just minutes away from Papeete.

Cool! Did you know that you get the best rates guaranteed for this hotel using the TST/ AFF booking system?


Book this hotel now!Le Royal Tahitien

P.O. Box 5001, 98716 Pirae - Tahiti
Telephone- (689) 50.40.40
Fax- (689) 50.40.41

Reservations

Accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, American Express and JCB

Distance to airport: 8 km., Distance to boat harbour: 3 km., Total Capacity: 40, Rooms: 40, Lagoonside, features a fabulous 3 hectare tropical garden.

You can make reservations with this hotel using the TST AFF booking system.


Mid-range Papeete

Same notes as above for mid-range Tahiti, except these places are within walking distance from the downtown shopping areas of Papeete it's main port and ferry quay.

These are hotels and motels and what the French Polynesians call "Pensions" which are basically family run operations, often with family style service.

HOTEL ROYAL PAPEETE
B.P. 919 Papeete- TAHITI
Telephone- (689) 42.01.29, Fax- (689) 43.79.09
Distance to airport: 5 km., Distance to ferrydock: 100 Meters
Total Capacity: 71, Rooms: 71
Downtown Papeete
Accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club and American Express

HOTEL PACIFIC KON TIKI
P.O. Box 111 Papeete - TAHITI
Telephone- (689) 43.72.82, Fax- (689) 42.11.66
Distance to airport: 5 km., Distance to ferrydock: 50 Meters
Total Capacity: 36, Rooms: 16, Waterfront: 20
Downtown Papeete
Accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, American Express and JCB

HOTEL PRINCE HINOI NOA NOA
P.O. Box 4545 Papeete - TAHITI
Telephone- (689) 42.32.77, Fax- (689) 42.99.14
Distance to airport: 5 km., Distance to ferrydock: 200 Meters
Total Capacity: 72, Rooms: 67, Suites: 5
Downtown Papeete
Accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, AmEx and JCB

HOTEL LE MANDARIN NOA NOA
P.O. Box 302 Papeete - TAHITI
Telephone- (689) 42.16.33, Fax- (689) 42.16.32
Distance to airport: 5 km., Distance to ferrydock: 100 Meters
Total Capacity: 37, Rooms: 32, Suites: 5
Conference: Banquet: 250, Theatre: 200, Cocktail: 250
Downtown Papeete
Accept Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, AmEx and JCB

Hotel Tiare Tahiti Noa Noa
B.P. 2359 - 98713 Papeete - Tahiti
Telephone- (689) 50.01.00, Fax- (689) 43.68.47
Situated in downtown Papeete. Distance to airport: 5 km., Distance to ferrydock: 200 meters
Total Capacity: 38, (1 deluxe room, 5 panoramic, 17 ocean view, and 18 standard)
Accept Visa, Mastercard, and AmEx


Budget Papeete

Same notes as above for budget Tahiti, except these places are within walking distance from the downtown shopping areas of Papeete and it's main port and ferry quay.

These are the cheapest places we know of to stay on Tahiti island close to Papeete city center.

Teamo (Papeete Youth Hostel)
* Backpackers/ Roaming surfers choice
BP.2407, Papeete - TAHITI,
Telephone- (689) 42.00.35 / 42.47.26, Fax- (689) 43.56.95
Total Capacity: 6 Rooms total, including 2 dorm facilities,
Situated: 10 minutes walk from the waterfront and town center- Papeete.
Features: Great for backpackers or those on a tight budget. Communal style kitchen, bathroom facilities & TV, hot (daily between 6 and 9 pm) and cold showers, house linens furnished. Backpack and baggage storage service available for a nominal fee.
TST doesn't know if they currently accept credit cards!
See our special TST Teamo comment below!

Chez Myrna
Quartier Smith, Tipaerui, Box 790-98 713 Papeete - TAHITI
Telephone/ fax- (689) 42.64.11
Total Capacity: 2 Rooms in family home.
Situated: A few Blocks from Downtown Papeete.
Features: Family style meals, Lounge, TV, terrace, dining room, communal bathroom (hot water), house linens furnished.
Round trip transfers included.
No Cards.

Shogun Hotel
Located on Rue du Commandant Destremeau
Box 2880, Papeete - TAHITI
Telephone- (689) 43.13.93, Fax- (689) 43.27.28
Total Capacity: 7 Rooms plus a dormitory, Situated: Close to Downtown Papeete
Features: Communal and private style kitchen and bath facilities, (hot water), House linens furnished, TV, etc.
Accept most Credit Cards

Mahina-Tea
Vallee de Sainte-Amelie, Box 17- 98 713 Papeete- TAHITI, Telephone- (689) 42.00.97,
Total Capacity: 15 Rooms, 15 studios,
Situated: Downtown Papeete
Features: Monthly rentals, private equipped kitchen for studios, Lounge, TV, private bathrooms (hot water), House linens furnished.
Round trip transfers included. No Cards


TST Comment: TEAMO HOSTEL

The Teamo is the lowest priced "place to stay" we've found in Papeete so far. Similiar to hostels the world over, the Teamo Hostel is basic, but in our opinion, a good value compared to many other places to stay in Papeete. Rooms are bare bones and a bit dark. Don't expect any amenities beyond a small fan struggling to survive, and a single clean sheet that can double as a towel in case of need. The communal porch is comfortable and clean and may be the best place to do your relaxing and thinking...

NOTE: TST strongly recommends you call first to announce your arrival. When you arrive at Teamo for the first time to check in, you may find yourself in an interesting situation. You'll have to find the hostel master of ceremonies and owner, "Mamy" first. A pleasant Tahitian native of over 75 years, only she or her husband can check you in. Unless she's there, you must walk across the road to her house and yell for her... We suggest making a lot of noise and a spectacle of yourself in order to acheive her attention. She or her family will eventually hear you and respond. For this reason, we suggest you call first...


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