Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa

French Polynesia Oceania
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
27 January 2021

Rangiroa, a coral atoll situated in the Tuamotu archipelago in French Polynesia, is home to one of the most beautiful hotels of the South Pacific – the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa.

Located on the northeastern coast between the two passes of Avatoru and Tiputa and surrounded by a lagoon with crystal clear waters, the hotel has a long standing commitment to authenticity and exceptional Polynesian hospitality.

The Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa has 60 bungalows nestled along the coral reef atoll on a site of splendid beauty, surrounded by beautiful gardens and coconut grove. You will appreciate the comfort of the bungalows, whose decoration is a tribute to traditional Polynesian craftsmanship.

The beautiful and unspoilt nature of Rangiroa is conducive to all types of activities and excursions where you can either explore the wonders of the tropical nature or just relax in the infinity pool facing the lagoon with its different shades blue.

At sunset, relax in Rangiroa’s unique overwater bar – the Miki Miki Bar, and enjoy a refreshing tropical cocktail as the sun drops below the horizon.

You will enjoy your meals in the Te Rairoa Restaurant which are prepared for you by our chef who blends delicate flavours of traditional Polynesian cuisine with the specialties that have made the reputation of French gastronomy.

Each morning, guests will encounter Mother Nature and the beauties she has to offer. They will be treated to a majestic lagoon stretching out over the horizon.

A breathtaking view of the lagoon with a light wind breeze on your terrace
An Overwater Bungalow in one of Polynesia’s most beautiful lagoons, a must for a dream stay!

All the Overwater Bungalows have a bedroom, a bathroom with separate shower and bathtub and a lounge with a glass-bottom floor to admire the fishes.
From the lower terrace deck, step down into the turquoise lagoon to experience the warm waters of Rangiroa.

Sitting on the sofa, you can observe the sea life through the glass-bottom floor. Lie down on the bed and you can admire the different shades of blue through the glass sliding doors.

2 000 ft² of pure privacy
A private bungalow with large swimming pool, surrounded by white coral walls. In a large and comfortable living space, our guests will enjoy of a bedroom, a living room, a bathroom and shower.

The interior decoration and furniture, combining modernity and local craftsmanship, create a soft and comfortable atmosphere. In the private garden, you will find a swimming pool, a terrace, an outdoor bath and shower along with a covered terrace called a “Faré Poté”.

This villa is an experience of an authentic escape in French Polynesia. Sunbathe on the terrace or relax in the outside bathtub under the sun or the shining stars.

Whether you enjoy a homemade cocktail on the terrace of the Miki Miki Bar overlooking the lagoon, or a delicious meal at the Te Rairoa Restaurant, you will enjoy Rangiroa’s unique flavors. Overlooking the lagoon, the Miki Miki Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and admire the magnificent sunsets.

Our Chef will offer you an exceptional culinary experience combining Polynesian and international cuisine. Some dishes enhanced with local coconut milk, pineapple, mango, vanilla or Rangiroa honey will surprise you.

The main dining room with its large roof and wide-open space is on the same deck as the outside terrace and swimming pool. This area gives many opportunities to our guests, to relax and enjoy of a savory meal.

Dishes are the inspiration of our Chef based on Polynesian traditions & international cuisine. He uses tasty local ingredients, such as fresh fish and seafood, coconuts, local fruits, vanilla and Rangiroa honey.

From the traditional Tahitian-style raw fish dish which is made of fresh fish lightly marinated in lime and coconut milk, to the local desserts generously enhanced with Rangiroa honey and Tahaa vanilla, you will experience delicious meals with colorful dishes combining the excellence of Polynesian and international cuisine to delight a gourmet’s palate!

The menus offer a wide variety of local and international specialties. Vegetarian dishes are available. For specific food requests, please let us know in advance so that our Chef can organize them for you.

Clients who have chosen a prepaid meal package are allowed to select all meals from the “à la carte” menu. Special dishes or menus may have a supplement charge.

The Miki Miki Bar is built on stilts over the magnificent lagoon of Rangiroa. From the terrace, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lagoon with the fishes swimming just below your feet. It is a prime location to admire the colorful lagoon and especially the sunsets, the highlight of the show!

The Miki Miki Bar, is the ideal place for a charming moment of relaxation while tasting a tropical cocktail from the Pacific, the famous local Hinano beer – a beer produced in Tahiti – or one of the cocktails specially designed by the bartenders of the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa.

There are so many ways to say “I love you”… Celebrate your love at Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa with a private candlelight dinner facing the magnificent lagoon.

The restaurant will have the pleasure of setting you a table in a private place on the edge of the lagoon where you can admire a beautiful sunset and enjoy a wonderful dinner under the stars.

Twice a week, on Wednesday and Sunday evening, a delicious Polynesian buffet is prepared at the Te Rairoa Restaurant.

You can enjoy local specialties such as Polynesian marinated fish salad, seared tuna, a BBQ grill with different meats and fish and other specialties.

Get into the dance! And discover the grace of the Vahine and the virility of the Tane through the typical Tahitian dance “tamure” and the beauty of the local music.

Nestled in the heart of the hotel’s coconut grove, the Poekura Spa, which means “Pearl of Light” in Tahitian, is a true oasis of tranquility and relaxation that provides a wide range of beauty treatments and rituals.

Two bungalows for massages with double cabins and the Vaimiti area, a Fare Pote equipped with two Polynesian rain showers, are at your disposal for treatments and massages.

Oriental, Balinese or hot stone massage, foot reflexology, after-sun care, exfoliating and Japanese rituals, beauty treatments and the famous traditional Polynesian massage – Taurumi.

For each of these wellness experiences, our therapists use the prestigious products of the Sothys brand or the oils from the exclusive Poekura Spa range, created with Polynesian ingredients such as monoi, tamanu, vanilla, coconut, mango and passion fruit. Monoi and Tamanu oil are available for purchase at the Poekura Spa shop.

Nestled in the heart of the hotel’s coconut grove, the Aito Fitness Center is available at your convenience for your personal training.

The Rangiroa exotic tropical landscape is the perfect setting for a romantic occasion with your beloved one. Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa will assist you to celebrate your love with a selection of romantic services for your special day.

Imagine exchanging your vows right in front the lagoon, getting married following the traditionnal Polynesian rituals, sharing a gourmet meal under the stars and much more to make your romantic dream come true.


The renewal of vows takes place at the end of the hotel pontoon with a Polynesian band, accompanied by two Ori Tahiti dancers. The bride and groom will receive the blessing of the Tahu’a, the priest of the ceremony. This sacred union will have a Tahitian name and a Himene (Polynesian song) specially written by the Tahu’a.

The bride and groom will be crowned with Tiare Tahiti flowers and celebrate a Champagne toast at the end of the ceremony. A dedicated photographer will be in charge of capturing the precious moments of this union.


In an idyllic setting, between sea and nature, celebrate your union according to the Polynesian rituals, in Rangiroa, the island of the blue lagoon. The ceremony will take place on the beach.

A Polynesian show with orchestra will be presented to the bride and groom. The Tahu’a (Polynesian priest) will lead the ceremony which will begin with the arrival of the bride on board a Polynesian outrigger canoe. The groom will welcome his beloved bride before taking her to the Tahu’a.

A wedding name and a Himene (Polynesian song) will be dedicated to the event. Keishi or Pearls wedding rings will unite the couple. A Champagne toast will celebrate this union. The photographer of the ceremony will be in charge of capturing these precious moments.


Knock yourself out! With a bottle of Champagne and a sweet surprise, this ceremony is for foodies. In the company of the Tahu’a you will be able to present your wishes in an intimate setting. The Tahu’a will give a name and perform a song especially for the couple.

The bride and groom will have Tahitian Tiare heis and they will enjoy the melodies sung by our two musicians before drinking Champagne and enjoying the cake to celebrate the event.


Let yourself be carried away by our therapists! This ceremony, performed in your room, ends with a relaxing massage with traditional herbal essences (Riri, Tohonu,…).

The master of ceremony accompanied by two musicians will bless the couple, give a name to this union and a melody will be specially written for them.

Crowned with Tiare Tahiti flowers, the bride and groom will enjoy the melodies of the musicians before enjoying a relaxing massage. A Champagne toast will be offered to the bride and groom.


Say “Yes” with Tiare Tahiti all around! The Tahu’a, priest of ceremony, with his musicians, will bless this union and perform the song specially written for the couple. According to the tradition, they will be given a polynesian name.

With large Tahitian Tiare crowns, the couple will enjoy some Champagne before returning to their bungalow decorated with Tuamotu flowers.


Under the starry sky of Rangiroa, a refined dinner of a thousand flavours concocted by the teams, will immortalize the evening


One-on-one in your bungalow, at the bar, or in privacy in front of the lagoon, take a break and enjoy a moment all to yourself!

With a bottle of Champagne and a platter of sweets prepared by our Pastry Chef, this short break will be the time for a convivial moment with your partner or with friends! An irresistible treat for those with a sweet tooth!


Attention, focus is on you! For one to two hours, the hotel’s appointed photographer will capture your most beautiful moments in Rangiroa. As a couple, with friends or family, these photo sessions are open to all.

A professional make-up artist / hairdresser is available upon request. You can choose a 50 or 100 pictures shooting in high definition . Don’t hesitate any longer, prepare your most beautiful outfits for your photo shooting.

Rangiroa is the largest atoll in French Polynesia, offering a gigantic water playground, as well as the longest road in Tuamotu. Whether you like relaxing on the beach or around the pool, scuba diving, sunset cruises or simply bicycle rides, you can satisfy all your desires in Rangiroa!

Our team will help you to choose the most exciting excursion to make your stay in Rangiroa the most entertaining and fulfilling. Our favorite excursions are: Blue Lagoon, Reef Island, Tiputa Pass, Pink sand.

Rangiroa is the largest atoll in French Polynesia, offering a gigantic water playground, as well as the longest road in Tuamotu. Whether you like relaxing on the beach or around the pool, scuba diving, sunset cruises or simply bicycle rides, you can satisfy all your desires in Rangiroa!

Our team will help you to choose the most exciting excursion to make your stay in Rangiroa the most entertaining and fulfilling. Our favorite excursions are: Blue Lagoon, Reef Island, Tiputa Pass, Pink sand.

Read a book in a hammock by the beach in the shade of the coconut trees; Relax in the pool and have the feeling of floating in the lagoon beneath the endless sky. Kayaks and Tahitian canoes are available.

Many hammocks are ideally located along the beach in the shade of coconut trees to read in peace in a quiet and privileged setting. No one will disturb you except for the beautiful white doves that fly above you.

Feel free to enjoy the translucent and the abundant marine life of Rangiroa. Our pool boy team will provide you with the snorkeling equipment you need for a pleasant swim.

What better way to discover an island than to walk around the alleys and chat with the locals? The Catholic Church of Avatoru has a magnificent exterior mother-of-pearl sculpture that every believer respects and salutes.

Masses in French Polynesia are warm and colorful, the inhabitants wear their most beautiful hats and sing religious songs. You will easily find this church but other places of worship as well. The island has five different religious professions.

Did you know that Rangiroa is one of the capital cities of the Tuamotu archipelago? The island has the only Junior High School in the Tuamotus and welcomes many boarding school teenagers from different neighboring islands such as Manihi, Tikehau, Mataiva, Fakarava,… You will not miss this school by its large structure.

The Rangiroa Wine Cellar is a necessary stop! You will learn how Rangiroa wine is produced, how the harvest takes place, and at the same time taste the wines of the production: dry, sweet and rosé.

The activities office offers you excursions to fully enjoy the gigantic Rangiroa atoll – 200km in circumference – and its large lagoon. The Blue Lagoon, about 1 hour by boat from land, is the most popular excursion.

As the name suggests it, this deep blue lagoon is of breathtaking beauty. Surrounded by shoals showing the silhouette of coconut trees on the far out motu (islets), this amazing place looks like a second lagoon in the lagoon.

You will also be able to observe Rangiroa’s natural environment as closely as possible: Pink sandbanks, or coral reefs with their fossils and small natural ponds.

You can discover the splendour of the marine world and observe the different varieties of fish and marine mammals as you drift the famous Tiputa Pass. It is normal to encounter a multitude of tropical fishes, sharks, manta rays, and many dolphins.

Departure from the hotel is at 9:00 am towards the Blue Lagoon – a small lagoon on the reef of the huge Rangiroa lagoon. After a boat crossing of about an hour, you will arrive on this sublime landscape surrounded by crystal clear waters.

The guide will take you to visit the motu (small neighboring islets) to discover some of the fauna and flora. On site, you can enjoy a soft drink, feet in the water and admire the splendor of the landscape.

Back on the motu, a magnificent barbecue will await you for lunch. You can then sunbathe, snorkel or take a nap in the shade of a coconut tree. Before heading back, you will observe a multitude of sharks and for the more adventurous, you can swim with them in their sanctuary.

Discover the marine life of Rangiroa lagoon from a glass bottom floor boat. You will be able to admire and observe the marine fauna while staying on board.

The vision tour will bring you to the famous pass of Tiputa and to the natural aquarium to watch fishes and others marines species. It is a great activity to share with your family. It is a 1 hour tour available during ongoing current only.

Departure from the pontoon of the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa. The schedule time depends on the tides and currents. The Activities Desk can provide you with specific information.

The first stop will be at the Aquarium, a spectacular site where you can swim with a multitude of tropical fishes, each more beautiful than the others.

The captain of the boat will drop you off at the entrance of the pass where you will get into the water and let yourself drift to observe the splendor of the marine world, carried by the current.

If you prefer, the guide will accompany you with a buoy to help you to enjoy this pass drifting. This drift snorkeling will give you the opportunity to admire many varieties of fish, sharks, manta rays and dolphins for the lucky ones. This drifting can be done several times in a row.

Depart from the hotel at 9:00 am towards the Reef Island to discover this exceptional site. After a boat crossing of about an hour, a sublime landscape of crystal-clear waters will await you.

The guide will take you on a walk to discover the reef island. You can then swim in the coral gardens and discover magnificent tropical fishes.

It will then be time to enjoy a wonderful barbecue prepared by the team and discover Polynesian culture with a session of basket and hat weaving. A last stop not to be missed, the discovery of sharks, before the return crossing by boat.

A departure from the hotel is planned at 9:00 am towards the Pink Sand Beach to discover a paradisiacal landscape. During a boat crossing that lasts about two hours, the captain will make a stop for a refreshing swim.

You will then arrive at the famous Pink Sand Beach, an unforgettable site where you can enjoy the scenery and take beautiful pictures. It will then be time to enjoy a sumptuous barbecue prepared by the team.

A last stop not to be missed, snorkeling to discover a multitude of tropical fishes before returning to the hotel.

Unique in the world, wine are produced from vines grown on the coral islets of Rangiroa. It is only in Rangiroa that you can see a vineyard among coconut trees !

Dominique Auroy, a businessman from Normandy, started growing vines in Rangiroa in 1992 and succeeded after several years of tests and efforts in 1999. Two grape varieties are cultivated (Carignan and Muscat de Hambourg), drawing from the atoll soil and tanned by the Polynesian sun.

The harvests take place twice a year, during the summer and southern winter, to produce white and rosé wines. Only 40,000 bottles are produced each year. The activities desk will give you all the information you need about the days and times of the visits.

About 10 minutes from the hotel is the Tiputa Pass, a natural channel about 200 meters wide between Avatoru Islet – where the hotel is located – and Tiputa Islet.

Many marine animals travel through this pass, attracted by the plankton generated in this area thanks to the complex encounter between the ocean and lagoon currents.

The Tiputa Pass is one of the best diving spots in the world to observe many marine animals: Manta Rays, Eagle Rays, Napoleon fish, Hammerhead sharks and many other varieties of sharks and tropical fish.

But the highlight of the show, of course, are the wild dolphins that majestically jump out of the water! At sunset, when the sea currents are stronger, you can watch the dolphins jumping and playing in the waves!

Rangiroa is located in the Tuamotu archipelago and is situated 340 km northeast of Tahiti. The island is made up of over 240 small motus (islets) in the shape of a ring. The crystal-clear water and different depths of the lagoon offer an array of blue colors.

The volcanic Tuamotu islands have no mountains since they are older and have sunken into the ocean. They are called atolls and offer a much drier climate than the higher mountainous islands.

The village of Avatoru is located on the western end of the main 12 kilometre islet. On the other end between the airport and the famous Tiputa Pass you will find the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa. The map specially designed for the hotel guests gives an overview of the Avatoru village and its main points of interest.

Rooms: 60
Price: from 405 EUR per night


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