Havaiti Lodge

Havaiki Lodge is a quaint resort set on a stunning stretch of sand just north of the main village of Fakarava, Rotoava. This laid back retreat offers authentic bungalow accommodations with modern design, beautiful views of the sunset over the lagoon, freshly caught and locally sourced meals and authentic Polynesian charm. With tables set in the shallow water of the lagoon, this hotel gives the appearance of a classic lost paradise fantasy.

There are two different types of bungalows at Havaiki Lodge - the Garden and the Beach Bungalows. The Garden Bungalows are surrounded by verdant tropical gardens and set above the ground to offer lagoon views while the Beach Bungalows are on the sand and include air conditioning.

Although seemingly untouched, Fakarava was once the active capital of the Tuamotu Atolls. You can explore the village of Tetamanu at the far southern end of the lagoon and find a lovely vintage Catholic Church built entirely out of coral by early European missionaries. You can also take a leisurely bike ride to Rotoava, now the administrative center, and see the Topaka Lighthouse, a stone structure shaped like a pyramid that stands 45 feet (14 meters) high.

The main village of Rotoava is located on the longest continuous motu (islet) in French Polynesia. This skinny strip of land encloses the northern and eastern side of the lagoon and is rimmed with extraordinarily beautiful beaches. Life along these quiet shores is especially unique. Leisurely activities include nothing more than fishing and snorkeling during morning or afternoon lagoon excursions.

Fly to the Fakarava airport, the resort is 5 miles away from the airport.