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Polynesia is not just about luxury hotels on stilts. There are also more simple and more affordable accommodation, pensions, where the atmosphere is also more family and very warm.
Like at home
I keep a dazzling memory of the island of Maupiti, where I spent a few days in october 2012. Unlike its neighbor Bora-Bora, Maupiti has no luxury hotels. The inhabitants did not want it ... So, the atmosphere remained very authentic and the only accommodations are B & Bs and boarding houses.
I tested the pension of the motu Auira, held by the adorable Gilbert and Edna (see here their Facebook page). Comfort is simple: bed with mosquito net, fan, shower, in a fare (bungalow) individual, on a beautiful beach! In reality, you don't need anything more in Polynesia... And it's a real pleasure to feel at home, to have the impression of being part of the family, after having accompanied Gilbert fishing and tasted his tasty raw fish marinades with coconut milk.
Prices vary from one archipelago to another, depending on the situation of the pension and benefits. Basically, it takes between € 70 and € 110 per person per night, half board.
To find the nicest pensions, it's worth taking the time to look for recent reviews from travelers, forums and blogs. Better to book in advance, to be sure to find a place in the pension of his dreams. Since there are only a few rooms, they display very quickly complete.
AT RangiroaI stayed at the Cécile pension. As my birthday fell in the middle of the trip, I was treated to a big cake with candles and a mini ukulele concert in the evening! A delicate attention, organized with the complicity of my traveling girlfriend...
Short, Polynesians really have a sense of hospitality and hospitality. These are not empty words. We really realize that by staying in pensions.