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Located in the renowned surfing haven of Teahupoo, with amazing views over the lagoon, Vanira Lodge offers a range of unique bungalows made of natural materials and built by local craftsmen. The property also features an on-site restaurant. This intimate lodge is located in an isolated and remote location surrounded by mountains on a plateau overlooking the lagoon. Teahupoo village and surfing beach is a 15-minute walk from Vanira Lodge Tahiti. Guests can relax in the swimming pool facing the sea. Each bungalow has a private bathroom and views of the garden or lagoon. Some bungalows are largely open to the outside and others are more closed. Bicycles and kayaks are available to rent, free of charge. Snorkeling, diving and surfing trips can be arranged by the friendly staff. Vanira Lodge offers daily half-day or sunset boat trips at an additional charge, to explore the Vaipoiri river, the cliffs of Te Pari and more. Massages and yoga sessions are on offer for guests. There is an 84 m2 room for meetings, yoga retreats or trainings. Free WiFi is available in the internet kiosk.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Vanira Lodge has been welcoming guests since Oct 5, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info

Continental, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 full bed
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4 twin beds
2 full beds
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1 full bed
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Teahupoo
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  • Dobbs
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The accomodation, the setting, the view, friendly staff, two great pools, the meal we had.
  • Jacy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The view from Kava was absolutely phenomenal. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting at our table and watching the waves and sunset. It was also quiet enough that we could hear the waves at night - somewhat surprising given how far up the side of the...
  • Mrs
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The view, the design of the bungalow, and the beautiful grounds. We had dinner at the on-site restaurant and it was amazing!
  • Maryanne
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    the location and the views were wonderful! We loved the layout of the place.
  • Erica
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We can’t recommend Vanira Lodge enough for at least part of your stay in Tahiti. It’s more of a local vibe than touristy Papeete and the grounds are absolutely stunning, relaxing, and private. We booked the vai iti bungalow (with the hot tub on...
  • Marta
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    it was magical waking up to the view of the ocean. the cabins are all different and beautiful, the grounds full of tropical flowers. we stayed in Ofai which was one of the highest and open cabins. it was airy and comfortable. no WiFi in the...
  • Joanne
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This is one of the most idyllic and unique properties I’ve ever seen or stayed at. Quiet and secluded, amazing scenery and beautiful views.
  • Frederick
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    A little of the beaten path but well worth the trip!
  • L
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Loved the view and privacy, and the uniqueness of the whole Lodge. Restaurant was very good, although they ran out of a couple things at dinner and breakfast, but that wasn't a big deal to us. The few staff that we met were kind and friendly. The...
  • Iza
    The location of the lodge is awesome, one of the best views from all houses ever. Architecture like in a fairy tale makes an exceptional feeling.

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you provide shuttle service from airport or Papeete ferry terminal?

    No sorry. But we can recommended someone
    Answered on 19 February 2023
  • Hi do you have a fridge and is there a supermarket or store nearby

    All bungalows have a fridge. There is a market 2 minutes from the lodge
    Answered on 30 September 2022
  • Hi Im a surf photographer from NZ. We fly in early morning on 14 August 2023 and wld depart on 21 August. Do you have a vacancy please? Cheers Belinda

    Hello ! If you want to quickly integrate your bungalow on the 14th in the morning, we suggest you also take the night of the 13th as our entries are f..
    Answered on 26 September 2022
  • I want to offer a stay at this hôtel for my sister as a christmas present , how to do

    Very easy ! Just send me your name, the type of bungalow you want to offer, the number of persons We'll send you a payment link Merry Christmas !
    Answered on 25 December 2022
  • Hi there, Our family lands at 1.30am in the morning and we were wondering if we will able to check in on arrival?

    Ia Ora Na, The check in is from 3pm to 6pm. If you arrive late, you will find on the reception door, the plan of the lodge that will help you find you..
    Answered on 2 September 2022
  • Hi, Do you offer airport pick up and drop off service? How to get to the hotel? I see on the map is very far

    Vanira Lodge is 70 km from airport. · CAR RENTAL : Airport ECOCAR · TAXI : Contact & Reservation : Alloic transport
    Answered on 7 November 2022
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Property info

Our bungalows are so close to nature On Tahiti’s peninsula in the hills above Teahupoo, an exceptional 2 hectare site between mountain and ocean, with a 180° view over lagoon, harbors 9 bungalows directly inspired by Polynesian building traditions. Raw materials are tampered with as little as possible: natural branches with their bark removed, sawn solid wood, walls made of river-rolled stones. Soft lines are everywhere, from the roofs in the shape of a turtle shell or a wave, to the curved walls that create a space that is both cozy and unique. The limit between inside and outside is deliberately blurred: bathrooms have a foot in each world, living-rooms have an open balcony, a bay window that opens onto a wooden deck, vegetal roof. Built by local craftsmen in order to blend with the landscape and let you enjoy the surrounding nature, these “fare” all have a clear view of the ocean. You can choose your own universe from our 3 types of bungalows: - Nature « Fare » open onto the outside world to live in harmony with nature, - Spa « Fare »: the coolness of an air-conditioning and the luxury of a Jacuzzi with ocean view, - Sundeck « Fare » with private garden.

Neighborhood info

On Tahiti’s peninsula, in the village of Teahupo'o, 45 miles from Papeete. On the leeward shore, facing the sunset, Teahupoo is a village at the end of the world. The road gives way to a sea-side path that leads to the Te Pari cliffs and the great open spaces of Fenua Aihere where, not so long ago, "nature men" still lived... Here, nothing has changed. Fishing, food crops, craftsmanship, and most notably, kind, hospitable people. This is Polynesia of yesteryear and today. The tiny harbor that gives shelter to local fishing boats and sailboats taking a break from circumnavigating the globe is a meeting place for the whole village. Famous for its magnificent wave, Teahupoo has become a key stop on the World Championship of Surfing with the BILLABONG PRO, a competition for which the very best surfers in the world congregate.

Languages Spoken


Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options

Amenities of Vanira Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Badminton equipment
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Playground
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Kids' pool
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

House rules

Vanira Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request
2 years old
Crib upon request
Extra bed upon request
CFP 2,000 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
CFP 2,000 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

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FAQs about Vanira Lodge

  • Check-in at Vanira Lodge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at Vanira Lodge include:

    • Bungalow

  • The nearest beach is 1,650 feet from Vanira Lodge. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Vanira Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The prices at Vanira Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Vanira Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • American

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Vanira Lodge is 0.8 miles from the center of Teahupoo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Vanira Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Vanira Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Cooking class
    • Horseback riding
    • Swimming pool
    • Badminton equipment

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Vanira Lodge on this page.