After a 5 hour flight and a 23 hour timetravel from NZ, we stayed for 3 nights at one of Carlos' bungalows. We slept 10m from the sea and had a beautiful view of the ocean. The bungalow (there are 3 in total) itself is spacious and basic. All the equipment is available. The first morning we enjoyed baguette and pain au chocolat for breakfast! Carlos has bikes, kayaks and bodyboards to borrow.
You preferably need a car to travel around, bevause its quite remote. There are free bikes but the nearest town is 7km away so it takes a while doing the groceries :)
On our last day Carlos took us on a transfer to the west coast and he showed us around for free! We saw all the highlights and heard the background information about Tahiti from a local. Very nice and a good way to learn about French Polynesia. Thanks for that!
Carlos could not have been a better host! He picked us up from the airport with leis, stopped to show us a few of the sights on the way to our bungalow, and even took us grocery shopping before dropping us off. The photos of this location do not do it justice, it is even more beautiful than the pictures show! Carlos has kayaks, bikes, bodyboards, and paddleboards all available to use during your stay for no extra charge. It was an absolutely incredible stay and we would love to stay there again. Thank you Carlos for an amazing start to our honeymoon!
We cannot say enough good things about Carlos and his bungalows! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Carlos was there to meet us and was wonderfully helpful and generous. Our bungalow was clean, comfortable, quiet and secure. The bathroom was lovely and even included bathrobes. Available to us, free of charge, were kayaks and bikes, among other things. At first, we were not certain about the location but soon realized how lucky we were after experiencing the heat and congestion of Papeete. From Fare Arearea, we were able to conveniently explore Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti from coast to interior. We really enjoyed the roulettes and bakery in Taravoa, a small commerical centre very close by.
My wife and 1 year old baby took a trip to New Zealand and had 4 days to enjoy Tahiti on the journey. Carlos and his wife made us feel like family. We arrived late they greeted us at the airport with a traditional leis.
The next morning they had breakfast for us then that afternoon they have friends over for traditional Tahitian BBQ. We had a feast of fresh fish, chicken, fruit, bread fruit, taro root and much more. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly.Carlos also drove us to the grocery store and helped us find the best meals for our stay.
The next day Carlos took us to a nice snorkel beach. On our last day he drove us to airport and gave tour of island along the way. Carlos has a house in Papeete and he allowed us to stay there and wait for our late night flight after shopping at the market.
The location is right on the beach and there are plenty of activities on beach. We wish we had our older kids with us cause they would have a blast playing in the surf, kayaking, paddle board, biking or swimming in nearby waterfall. When the whales are near Tahiti they swim right next to beach. There is also a nearby reef you can paddle to for snorkeling.
Thank you Carlos!
We stayed 9 nights in Faaone at Fare Arearea. We decided to go there because it looked like a wonderfull place for a reasonable price, what is really not easy to find on Tahiti. Our decision was perfect. The location is very nice, directly on the beach, spotlessly clean and perfect to relax. It is far away from any tourism center.
Carlos organized every thing from airport transfer to dive excursion, shopping and outlook tours as well as ferry tickets to Moorea. But not only these services where provided, he also gave us bicycles, kajaks and masks to snorkel. On top of all that he gave us fruits and uru to taste some tahitian specialities. We had some really delightfull days there.
Carlos started this project 18 month ago with the goal to create a place where you can enjoy Tahiti without spending a fortune. The very reasonable price gets even lower, when you plan to stay longer. Just contact Carlos. All in all he was the most carering host we ever had we can highly recomend this location.
Wonderful spot on a beautiful beach on a quiet site of the island. We would stay here again. Clean, great location and beautiful views.
Excellent affordable beautiful family friendly oceanside bungalows equipped with clean sheets & kitchen-great stove-boils water fast!!!
Nice 30min. beach walk, great body surfing for the kids, kayaks & SUP available....Carlos is an excellent host-very informative, friendly & loves nature!!! Don't forget to eat breakfast with him the 1st day-that's where he tells you all the information you need! He & his wife met us @ the airport with leis & helped us take some luggage to the bungalows! They also helped us take luggage back when we departed -with leis again-so hospitable -we'll be back soon!!! We love Fare Arearea!!!