Sofitel Moorea Kia Ora Beach Resort

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Free parking
Pool
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Bar
Spa
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The Sofitel Moorea Kia Ora Beach Resort is a property you should consider if you wish to vacation in stunning Moorea, the second-largest in French Polynesia. This serene paradise is full of flora and fauna, making it a blissful destination for newlyweds, couples, families, and those who just want their private time in paradise.

If you're an outdoors person, you can do plenty on this island, from hiking its trails that sweep through the rainforest and on Mount Tohivea's slopes. Moreover, if you like to relax, you can kick back on its white sandy beaches on Ōpūnohu Bay. You can also go snorkeling in its lagoon-type waters or even take part in water sports like jet skiing and kayaking.

Moreover, if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Moorea, you might want to check out the Sofitel Moorea Kia Ora Beach Resort. This resort is ideal for people who love great views, as it sits right over a bright blue clear lagoon with green mountains. The resort has the longest beach on the island and a protected marine area around it.

It has around 110 bungalows, 38 on the water, 11 beaches, 9 lagoons, 1 luxury villa, and around 50 bungalows in its garden. The Sofitel also has two stunning restaurants, the ideal intimate and romantic setting for couples. Ultimately, the Sofitel is a chic luxury resort that's mesmerizing if you like to relax.

Awards

While there are many reasons you should visit the Sofitel Moorea Kia Ora Beach resort, one that cannot be skipped is their awards. Since its opening, this stunning luxury destination has received many awards and been nominated for several. In particular, this destination has received the following awards:

  • Oceania's leading beach resort 2019 - 2022
  • French Polynesia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2017 - 2022
  • French Polynesia's Leading resort 2010 - 2013
  • Australasia's leading beach resort 2013

Best Time to Book

The best time to visit the Sofitel can vary based on the year. Typically, the weather is hot all year round; there's no cold season, so to say. To gain a greater idea, here is a break down of certain months you can visit:

  • March - May: Between these months is the fall season in Moorea. If you're looking for less tourists in the resort, this is a good time to go as tourism is slow. Similarly, there's more of a chance you might discover deals for the resort and attractions. The average temperature ranges between 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 86.8°F.
  • June - August: This is the winter season and is seen as the second busiest time for tourism in Moorea. The temperatures are more comfortable during this time, and accommodation tends to be costlier.
  • September - November: In these spring months, the temperatures range between 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 84.5°F (29.2°C); they typically feel good as they have good humidity and wind. Tourism in this time tends to be slow, the resorts like the Sofitel tend to have better rates.
  • December - February: This is known as the summer season and is the busiest time for tourists. The temperatures for this season tend to be 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 87.4°F.

Rooms & Services Available

Luxury Bungalow With Garden View
3 maximum amount
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The Garden Bungalow is characterized by a unique combination of French elegance and contemporary Polynesian motifs. They provide breathtaking views of the pond or the tropical gardens, which are scattered throughout the property. A magnificent bathroom with French amenities and an outdoor patio are included in the private area. Large windows that provide access to your own terrace.
Free in-room spring water
Safe deposit box in room
Baby cot on request
Sliding glass doors
Telephone
Free Wi-Fi
Work desk
Coffee/tea making facilities
Free mini-bar refilled every day with a selection of 2 beers, 2 sodas, 2 waters
One bungalow is wheelchair accessible.
Superior Lagoon View Bungalow
2 maximum amount
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The Superior Ocean View Bungalows are on the water, offering a lovely retreat with views of the lagoon. The bedroom designs blend French opulence with Polynesian flair. The French painter Paul Gauguin's use of textures, patterns, and vibrant colors has influenced the design.
Free in-room spring water
Safe deposit box in room
Baby cot on request
Sliding glass doors
Telephone
Free Wi-Fi
Work desk
Coffee/tea making facilities
Free mini-bar refilled every day with a selection of 2 beers, 2 sodas, 2 waters
One bungalow is wheelchair accessible.
Superior Horizon Overwater Bungalow
3 maximum amount
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Five Superior Horizon Overwater Bungalows, located at the top of the Superior Overwater Bungalows' deck, provide a magnificent view of the lagoon and Tahiti's island.
In-room private check-in
1 bottle of Champagne upon arrival
On call dedicated concierge
Unlimited Café Richard caps and tea facility
Free in-room spring water
Free minibar refilled once per day with a selection of 2 beers, 2 sodas, 2 waters
Air conditioning
Safe deposit box in room
Sliding glass doors
Telephone
Wi-Fi in your room
Work desk
Glass floor view panel
Luxury Overwater Bungalow
2 maximum amount
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The Luxury Overwater bungalows on Moorea's island of Moorea are the most spacious in their class, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take in the stunning lagoon right from your own deck or relax in your private solarium with a view of it. A spacious bathroom with French toiletries
In-room private check-in
1 bottle of Champagne upon arrival
On call dedicated concierge
Unlimited Café Richard caps and tea facility
Free in-room spring water
Free minibar refilled once per day with a selection of 2 beers, 2 sodas, 2 waters
Air conditioning
Safe deposit box in room
Sliding glass doors
Telephone
Wi-Fi in your room
Work desk
Glass floor view panel
Luxury Villa
5 maximum amount
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The Lagoon Edge Luxury Villa is the ultimate in relaxation on Curaçao. Its walls are decorated with works by local artist François Ravello, who was a regular visitor to the resort. The Villa has two separate bedrooms, a spacious living room, and an outdoor deck with a jacuzzi, making it ideal for a family.
1 bottle of Champagne upon arrival
Unlimited Café Richard caps and tea facility
Free in-room spring water
Free minibar refilled once per day
Air conditioning
Safe deposit box in room
Sliding glass doors
Baby cot on request
Telephone
Wi-Fi in your room
Work desk
Private Terrace

Amenities

In general, all types of accommodation at the Sofitel Moorea Kia Ora Beach Resort come with air conditioning, mini-bar, hair dryer, flat-screen TVs, daybed, telephone, ironing amenities and flat-screen tv. Alongside this, they also have an outdoor pool, tennis court, badminton court, volleyball court, golf course, outdoor pool, and more.

Getting There

You can get to the Sofitel Moorea Kia Ora Beach Resort by plane, ferry, car, or bus. If you're to fly, you must leave with Air Tahiti from Papeete, which takes around 15 minutes, covering about 18km in the distance. The ferry takes 36 minutes, and the car or bus takes approximately 1 hour.

Hotel Pros

There are advantages to staying at the resort, such as:

  • They have a lot of activities like kayaking, snorkeling, canoes, paddle boarding, and paddle boats
  • Their resort overlooks the ocean and a private beach
  • All their bungalows are made from natural materials
  • Two in-resort dining options
  • Based in a quiet location

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of staying here are the following:

  • The resort does not have a gym
  • Some guests have complained the beach chairs were damaged

Conclusion

If you're interested in staying in Moorea, you should try staying at the Sofitel. This is a resort that has won numerous awards for being the best one in French Polynesia for a lot of years. It's truly a luxury destination with its private beach overlooking the ocean. Because of this, it's quiet and peaceful to stay in. To know how good it is, try to stay in one of their bungalows on the water or the island.

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