We are Andrea & Cinthia, an Italian - Polynesian couple
We both enjoyed hosting travellers in our house in Europe. We now decided that is time for a more ambitious project, opening a real bed & breakfast structure in Rangiroa, homeland of Cinthia.
We are trying to promote a more formative way of travelling, we believe that when someone travel somewhere he should be taking home more than a nice suntan. We would like to give you a taste of what this amazing country has to offer. From the warm welcome to the typical music and dance, the legends and songs, the food, the ramble on the lagoon with a SUP board, the smiles, the flowers as body decoration...all of this is the Polynesian way of life. We also have a good experience and an innate passion for cooking. We will make ourself the pleasure to seduce your tastebuds with our great Polynesian recipes.
So if this is what you are looking for your holidays, come and stay with us, we are waiting for you!
To name our bungalow we used the names of the Toere Pehe, typical Polynesian percussion rhythms. Each rhythm is different and used in different dances, for different meanings. So it is for our bungalow, each one has it's own vibe and personality.
Under the description of each bungalow you will find the Toere Pehe associated with...now make your choice.
Faatere, tahitian word for "leader or guide", is the bungalow closest to the ocean, the one that leads you into the property. If you prefer more fresh nights where the nice Pacific ocean breeze rock you to sleep, that is the perfect bungalow for you!
The bungalow features a double bedroom (160cm bed) featuring a hand made closet. The bathroom has a hot water shower. In the living room (containing either a sofa or a single bed, depending on the number of occupants) you will find an electric kettle and complimentary tea/coffee and a bottle of water. The room is cooled by a fan.
Takoto, means sleeping in Tahitian, this is the central bungalow, where you will still get a nice ocean breeze but you will feel a bit more "protected" from the ocean sound, for those with a light sleep.
This bungalow has a double bedroom (160cm bed) featuring a hand made closet. The bathroom has a hot water shower and few shelfs for hosting your toiletries. In the living room (containing either a sofa or a single bed, depending on the number of occupants) you will find an electric kettle and complimentary tea/coffee and a bottle of water. The room is cooled by a fan.
Puarata is the tahitian name of a beautiful orange flower (Metrosideros collina). We used this name for the vibrant red-orange color that characterize this bungalow.
This bungalow has a double bedroom (160cm bed) featuring a hand made closet. The bathroom has a hot water shower. In the fan cooled living room (containing either a sofa or a single bed, depending on the number of occupants) you will find a kettle and complimentary tea/coffee and a bottle of water. A double electric stove and a small fridge are at your disposal. Pot, pan & cooking accessories are provided.
The latest addiction to Va'a i te Moana, a big room with 4 single orthopedic mattress.
The dorm has a Locker so that you can lock your valuables, mosquito net on all the windows, a big fridge to keep your drinks and food cool and a fan. It is located on the rear of the property, where it is really quite and pleasant. The shared bathroom includes an hot water shower.
The big outside patio has a seating area and a communal kitchen with gas burner, preparation space, sink and all the necessary for cooking. The patio is used exclusively by the dorm guests.
Different activities are offered for free at Va'a i te Moana
Visit of Avatoru and main sites
Introduction to Polynesian Dances
Introduction to Ukulele
Introduction to Polynesian Percussion (Toere)
Stand Up Paddling Board
Dolphins show watching
Rangiroa also offers plenty of excursion and enterteinment to its visitors
Excursion to Blue lagon
Excursion to Reef Island
Excursion to Green Lagoon
Pearl Farm tours
Tiputa Village tour
When reserving directly from our website (or by contacting us) your 5th night at Va'a i te Moana is free! (except from
July until October)
Va'a i te Moana offers a restaurant service in the evening exclusively for its overnighting customer.
The specialities will be Polynesian dishes using ingredients sourced locally.
An example of menu would be:
Green Papaya Salad or Tahitian Raw fish
Grilled Fish or slow roasted pork
Fried banana with homemade Tahaa Vanilla ice-cream or Pumpkin Poe
Soft drink, Tee & Coffee
We do not have a fixed menu, our choice of menu will depend on what is the freshest.
If you have any special dietary request or there is something that you absolutely wish or do not wish to eat, please make sure to inform us upon reservation.
On demand we can elaborate special dietary request menus, such as Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Raw...