Our family of four (two kids, ages 12 and 14) along with my husband's parents stayed for six nights. His parents had their own "wing" with bedroom and bathroom on one side of the home, and our "wing" with two bedrooms and a bathroom was on the opposite side, and then there is a huge common living area including kitchen, dining and family area in between. There is a large porch that extends along the entire back of the house where you can eat or just relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset. It is steps away from the beach, and then the lagoon has lots of coral so the snorkeling is great. We didn't even feel like we had to leave to go snorkeling in other spots because there was such a variety of fish right there. The coral is so close to shore, that we even took my father-in-law (with Parkinson's) out in the water to stick his head in so he could see athe fish. Every day we saw many sting rays swim right by the shore. We saw a dolphin pop out a few times one morning. And our last day, we saw a shark (friendly, I'm sure) swim very close to shore. We took full advantage of the kayaks and outrigger canoe that are provided at the house. Our kids also enjoyed quite a few games of ping pong located in a separate building on the property. The property itself feels quite large, and there are walls on either side up to the beach, so you have lots of privacy. We were glad to be at a home instead of a resort because we got to experience the Polynesian culture. Most days we saw local people fishing in boats out by the reef, local children and dogs playing in the water, and local women trying to catch "dinner" with nets. But at any given time, it was usually just us in the water, so there were very few people. It was wonderful to be greeted by Tiare and lots(!!!) of fresh fruit that we enjoyed throughout our stay. The pineapple and little bananas were amazing. Tiare was just a phone call away if we needed anything, which was very comforting. And it was also nice to have daily maid service. The home is one of the cleanest vacation rentals we have every stayed in. I recommend renting a car. Restaurants we enjoyed included CoCo de Isle (very close and very fast), Carmeline's (try the blue citron ice cream), Snack Mahana (great food and value, but pretty slow). My mother-in-law and I were also blessed to bring home some of Tahia's beautiful pearls. Our family loved jet skiing with Moorea Jet Ski out of the Pearl Resort, and an ATV tour with Moorea ATV's.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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