About Village Temanoha, Moorea

Their small hotel complex is surrounded by lush vegetation in the heart of Moorea. It gets its name from the abbreviation of 2 first names, Temarii and Nainoha, which have the following poetic meaning “Small bird from the big ocean covered by a royal sunrise.”

In nature the “Noha”, a white bird comes to nest in the valley to shelter it’s offspring.
Mathieu, Christa, Nainoha, Temarii & Hitiarii are very happy to welcome you to Temanoha Village.

It is in this family environment that they decided to build “guest houses” situated around a swimming pool in a magnificent botanical garden.

Their village is now into it’s fourth year with even more optimism, enjoyment and happiness to be shared with their guests.

Motivated by a desire to please, Christa and Lucienne are always nearby to share with you a small moment of authentic Moorea life..


Situated in an area of lush greenery in the heart of Moorea in the valley of Pao Pao. Temanoha Village is located one kilometer from the main road, offering Polynesian style bungalows on an outstanding site.

The enchanting surroundings in the middle of the most beautiful mountains of Moorea, captivating and mysterious, can be admired at all hours of the day.

Around a swimming pool and a “Fare Pote” are six comfortable bungalows between 120 and 150 square feet.

Only 15 minutes from the airport and ferry docks, Temanoha Village is situated in Cook’s Bay, one of the two magnificent bays of the island of Moorea.

A composition of a botanical garden and paths through fields of fruit trees, make it ideal for a soothing and inspiring promenade.
• How to get to Moorea ?
By boat : A 30-minute crossing on the fast ferries ‘Moorea Express’ and ‘Aremiti 4’. An original way to discover the island of Moorea by sea.
By plane : A 7-minute flight with the only airline of the island, Air Moorea. Come across to Moorea through the skies.
• How to get to Temanoha Village ?
Rent A Car : At the ferry dock and airport you will find several car rentals. Rentals are available for a full day or the length of your vacation. Preferential rates are available when booking through the Temanoha Village.

By Bus : At the ferry dock only, with a set price of 300fcp for a one-way ride. Ask the driver to stop at the ‘Supermarché Are’-the big yellow lizard. From there you have a three quarter of a mile walk.

Transfer : By taxi or bus with ‘Moorea Explorer’ starting from the ferry dock or the Moorea airport. Moorea Explorer is the only company that will take you directly to Temanoha Village. Their vehicles are bright yellow with lots of colored fish painted on them. It is possible to buy a transfer when purchasing your airline ticket with Air Moorea (at Faa’a airport).

Their Bungalows

Temanoha Village is a small hotel complex or “Fare d’hôtes” made up of 6 bungalows laid out around a swimming pool in the middle of a botanical garden.

The compound is spread out over 2 hectares with many fruit trees, including: grapefruit, banana, papaya, and guava, avocado, orange, as well as giant bamboo and other forest trees.

Starting from the main road you then follow a winding dirt road marked out with small yellow lizards.

The bungalows are built in a Polynesian style that incorporates Moorea stone and wood, making them truly authentic. Two types of bungalow are available (120sq.ft and 150sq.ft).

The bedroom has a large bed and mosquito net, the living room and fully equipped kitchen look out onto a deck facing the swimming pool.

Bathrooms have hot water and are made from the yellow stones of the island (linen is provided).
Discover the inside of a bungalow with a virtual 360° tour:

Continental breakfasts can be served on demand for 1200 cfp or 10€ per person. This is a nice time to discover the tropical fruits of the plantation.

For lunches and dinners, Temanoha Village has negotiated tourist menus in certain nearby restaurants. The transfers to and from these restaurants are free.

There are general stores less than 2km from Temanoha.


What to do:

Instead of just driving to the sea, Temanoha Village offers you “nature sports” with activities in the wonderful environment of the inner island. Mountain bike tours are possible as well as 4x4 safari tours with outside tour operators. Discover the TEMANOHA’s park and its écotour !

A swimming pool is available for you with a bathing area for young children too. Bicycles are also for rent for those who want to explore the numerous tracks that surround the village, linking the mountains to the sea
Those who love walking can take a stroll through the family property. The park itself is full of interesting sights with a magnificent track through the pineapple fields, the symbol of Moorea’s agricultural economy.
Experience some of the most rare walking tracks in Polynesia !

- Hiking:
There are several hiking tours (guided or non-guided) that will lead you to the discovery of the history of Moorea (the ancestors tracks, the pierced mountain, Mount Rotui).
- Smaller scale adventures are also possible nearer the village, crossing of Vaiare to Paopao, Belvedere, the 3 pine pass…
- - Horse riding with the “Opunohu Valley Ranch” through which you can visit the “caldera” - Motorized tours (quads)
- 4x4 Safari tours
Take a dive into the fauna and flora of Moorea’s lagoon.

- Enjoy a lagoon tour of the island by canoe with picnic.
- Scuba diving..
- Meet dolphins and whales.
- Visit the lagoon on a jet ski.
- Meet black-tip sharks and gray stingrays.

Or simply visit the beautiful beaches to take a swim and discover for yourself Moorea’s magical underwater lagoon life.

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