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Reviewed 7 May 2017

We stayed 4 nights in the bungalow facing the sea. Amazing view to wake up with!
We loved the food and the owners were very friendly, recommending us many activities which allowed us to make the best out of our short stay in Maupiti.

The atmosphere at the pension was great. Everyone gathered for dinner, which was a nice moment to each share our daily adventures.

Our only regret is not having stayed longer!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nils M
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

What can you say about this place that hasn't been said already a million times?
The owners are lovely people who love sharing their knowledge about the island, giving great tips on where to go and what to do. The food is fresh and well prepared, and you'll having trouble finding a better breakfast spot, looking out to the ocean with Bora Bora in the distance. The rooms are basic but well maintained and have everything you'll need, including a little deck to enjoy a drink or two. The island itself is a paradise with unspoiled beaches and pristine water and marine life (do not miss the manta ray snorkeling!).
Other advantages: the free (!!) drinking water, free kayaks, nice conversation, and their dog Durga (who is also the best tour guide on the motu).
Le Kuriri is not a luxury resort but an authentic, friendly and thoroughly enjoyable place to stay if you're looking for peace and quiet and beautiful nature.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TdeLux
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had spent 5 nights here on honeymoon. Camille came to pick us up by boat - probably the best transfer so far. We were then greeted with Lis on arrival and given an overview of the island by Anne Marie.
We stayed in a spacious garden bungalow consisting of authentic Polynesian architecture and with an outdoor shower. Kuriri is one of around 16 pensions in Maupiti and is located on a Motu South East of the island and near the pass.
You do get to see outdoor wildlife and it almost feels like camping, or glamping with a service!
There are kayaks and snorkelling gear available to use where you can go to nearby coral gardens which are in between the Motus.
There's also a library of books both in the room and in the dining area.
The hosts were very welcoming and made every effort to help you make the most of your stay. Even their pets were friendly and sociable.
We were taken out a few times on the boat to go snorkelling. We also had the option to go to the main island which we did for one of the days. I recommend to do the mountain walk and bike hire on different days as we tried to fit both into one day and it was too much.
Breakfast was the true continental style with fruit, bread and home made jam.
Dinner was almost always fish with vegetables on the side. I'm a vegetarian and although the supplies/ingredients were limited at the time, they did make every effort to try to cater for me and others with dietary requirements. The onus was on me though to come up with veggie dish ideas other than omelette. I loved their home made ice cream. That was their best dessert. They should do more and add it to their day menu.
For lunch they were very accommodating as we only wanted a small sandwich to keep us going. Drinking water was also supplied throughout the stay.
There's beer, wine and coke available to buy during your stay. If you like a different canned drink then it wasn't a problem to bring your own from the main island and put it in their fridge.
In summary, the website explains the accommodation as it says on the tin. So not the most luxurious (compared to the big chains in Bora Bora) but it was good enough for us. There is hot water for showers. Electricity is solar powered but is sufficient for charging devices. It's not for you if you like to use a hairdryer and if you don't like having wildlife in your room.
We really got to know the other guests who were all nice, as we had dinner together every night. The vast majority of guests are French so the conversation over dinner may well also be in French. Not a problem for me as it was a good refresh of when I studied it in school. Both Camille and Anne Marie also speak very good English.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank meljw98
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Forget the Brando, St Regis or anywhere else in the Society islands that promises a beautiful peaceful location and a feeling of exclusivity with a personal service. Camille and Ann Marie offer it in bucket loads. You practically have your own motu with small beaches, a shallow lagoon, coral garden, a choice of kayaks and a vast bungalow which you share with only three other bungalows.

This all begins when Camille collects you from the airport in his boat. Ann Marie gave us all the information we needed on arrival and kindly loaned a snorkell and flippers we could use in the lagoon. They could not do enough to ensure we had a comfortable stay and want for nothing.

The bungalows are spacious and well laid out. They are unlike anything i have stayed in before, built in local Polynesian style, with bathrooms incorporating an outdoor garden. Imagine that! Le Kuriri is sympathetic towards nature and there was plenty about, in the best sense, tiny lizards catching mosquitos, little crabs in the bathroom garden and the electricity is generated through solar power, the water comes straight through a filter from the island, bottles of drinking water are handed out as needed and much of the food and drink is made up fresh on site.

The grounds have numerous enclaves to allow you to find your perfect spot to sit, sunbathe, shelter from the sun, read or lounge in a hammock. This is the ideal place to enjoy a remote, peaceful life on a motu. If you need activity, take a kayak out, snorkell in the corals or take a transfer to Maupiti and spend the day walking up to the peak and cycling around the island.

If there are any particular snacks or anything else you cannot do without, bring it with you. Otherwise enjoy the continental breakfasts, coffee, home made jams and the hearty evening meals. The evening meals are sociable occasions, the proprietors wil have already introduced you to the other residents and will come and join everyone at some point during the meal to join the conversation, impart their local knowledge and check everyone has everything they need for the night and the following day.

Oh, and despite the serenity, there's WiFi on site, too.

I would love to stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bentun
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stayed here is 2009 and it was one of the most romantic places to honeymoon. The food was served family style and was delicious. We saw Manta rays to and from the island. We biked the main island and met a lot of the people. I want to go back!

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lisa N
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