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Small family-Run Hotels


In The Islands Of Tahiti, hospitality is not just an empty word. This accommodation option is the most perfect embodiment of local hospitality as suggested by the name of the Polynesian association of small family-run hotels, “Haere Mai”, which means, “Come to us”. Staying in a small family-run hotel is first and foremost an adventure within an adventure, and, based on the type of accommodation you select, is an opportunity for total immersion in the daily life of a Polynesian family.

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Don't miss a chance to share, see, understand, feel and experience life in the islands as if you were a long-lost relative returning home. Some of you will fish in the lagoon with your hosts; others will follow the children as they hike the mountains in search of waterfalls and pools to swim in. Others may, based on the advice of the owners and occasionally even joining with them, discover local products and cuisine.

Living in a traditional Polynesian fare, whether constructed of traditional or modern materials, in locations that are not too well-known yet very scenic in the welcoming and spontaneous warmth of a Polynesian family is a unique experience that combines tourism in search of authenticity with friendliness, quiet and intimacy, discovery and open space. It is also a way to play a role in safeguarding and protecting local heritage and the environment.

A wide range of lodgings, divided into into 4 categories

Small Polynesian hotels, available on every island to cater to the needs of tourists, offer more than 1,500 units rated according to comfort and service quality.

  • Bed & Breakfast: bed and breakfast accommodations include furnished rooms or bungalows (four rooms at most). Located adjacent to the family home, they come equipped with private or shared bathrooms. The overnight stay includes breakfast served in your room or in a common area, which could be the family dining room.
  • Farés: farés or “family residences” include furnished bungalows (nine units at most), located near the family home and are equipped with private bathrooms and facilities for cooking and relaxing. They have a front desk, a common area reserved to guests and, if desired, they will provide daily housekeeping.
  • Family-run boarding houses: family-run boarding houses offer furnished rooms and/or bungalows (nine units maximum), located near or adjacent to the family home, and are equipped with private or shared bathrooms that are separate from those of the proprietor. In addition to breakfast, which is included in the price of your overnight stay, they offer at least one meal in a common area or perhaps in the family dining room.
  • Small, family-run hotels: : small, family-run hotels offer furnished rooms (twelve units at most) located in a block of flats or low-rise housing equipped with private bathrooms. They have a front desk, a bar, and a restaurant. In addition to breakfast, which is included in the price of your overnight stay, they offer complete food and beverage service and à la carte dining. They also provide daily housekeeping.

Practical Information To Find Your Small Family-Run Hotels

Download our referencing Guide with all the Certified small family-run hotels in The Islands of Tahiti: Guide

Find all small family-run hotels on our website :

By visiting Ia-Ora association at, you will discover most of the family-run hotels in The Islands of Tahiti

By visiting Trip Advisor, you will have a list of choice on the small family-run hotels as well as reviews on each of them