Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa

  • Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa is just a short walk or bike ride from the famous Tiputa Pass for amazing drift snorkeling
  • There is an onsite dive center at the resort for convenient underwater adventures
  • Rangiroa is even home to a local winery!

Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa is located on the northwest part of the atoll of Rangiroa, between the passes of Tiputa and Avatoru. Nestled in the heart of a magnificent coconut plantation, bordered by a white sand beach and a turquoise lagoon, the hotel boasts an elegant and refined architecture in perfect harmony with its environment.

The Hotel Kia Ora includes 60 villas and bungalows with exceptional style, scattered throughout the coconut grove, on the beach an overlooking the lagoon.

A spa with a rain shower and a fitness room completes the hotel facilities. On the waterfront, a restaurant and bar sitting on stilts surround a swimming pool with jacuzzi.

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  • Hotel Kia Ora offers a variety of bungalow categories with refreshed Polynesian style
  • Most of the bungalows have their own private jacuzzi or plunge pool
  • An American buffet breakfast is included daily with your stay, if booked through Venture Tahiti
  • Check-in is at 2pm/Check-out at 11pm – Late checkout (Day Room) or Early check-in available upon request for an additional fee, subject to availability
  • Changing rooms with showers are available so you can freshen up before flight back to Papeete, or upon an early morning arrival
  • There are a total of 60 bungalows at the Kia Ora – 10 Overwater Bungalows and 50 Beachfront/Garden bungalows (most are equipped with either a pool or jacuzzi)
Bungalows and Villas


The Beach Bungalows enjoy a prime location, facing the crystal-clear lagoon of Rangiroa. All have a private outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by a deck overlooking the lagoon so you can take in the panoramic view spread out over the horizon. Rock in the hammock alongside the beach for a holiday in paradise. The interior has been refreshed and retains the original Polynesian style of the hotel (wood furniture, local handicrafts). There is a spacious living room and a separate bedroom, both open to the terrace on lagoon side, and to the bathroom on the garden side. The bathroom features a very large shower.


This bungalow is just like a regular Beach Bungalow with Jacuzzi. There is an additional bedroom on a second floor with a king-size bed and breathtaking views of the sea. This bungalow is a great option for families.


This category faces the lagoon and combines Polynesian influences with sophisticated, modern style. Our favorite feature is a nice infinity private pool on the terrace that overlooks the beach and the lagoon. Inside, the bed is the focal point of the room as it faces toward the deck with great views. There is a small sitting are as well. All around the room, murals with soothing colors, representing ancestral Polynesian motifs, add a touch of warmth. The bathroom is separated by frosted glass panels and carved wood providing a feeling of space. Behind the bungalow, a coral wall has an open-air bathtub lined with tropical plants.


These are our favorite bungalows with a private pool & garden surrounded by walls of white coral. This very pleasant & intimate room category has been totally redecorated in a modern style. In your garden, you will find a long plunge pool and a “fare pote’e” for outside dinner. Inside, the main room has a king size bed and a sitting area. The room and the bathroom are both very spacious and luminous. There is a walk-in shower inside as well as an outdoor bathtub surrounded by plants.


These villas are very similar to the interior and feel of the Villa with Pool. They feature an additional living room space separated from the bedroom that has access to the deck, pool and garden.


The Overwater bungalows are the best place to enjoy the Rangiroa lagoon. They feature a large terrace and sundeck for excellent outdoor living. There are stairs from the deck down to a private swim platform for easy access to the lagoon. Inside, the main room serves as the bedroom and living room. There is a glass floor panel in the seating area allowing you to see the marine life below. The spacious bathroom has a bathtub with separate shower.


These are the largest unit at the resort and would be great for a family to share. They have the bedroom and bathroom of a Villa with Pool, the extra living space of a Junior Suite. In addition, they have another separate bedroom with bathroom. They also have an extended deck around the pool. Lots of space for up to 5 people!

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Food & Drink

Kia Ora offers one main restaurant and a bar serving snacks. The resort features a beautiful blend of Tahitian and French cuisine with local fresh catch and local ingredients such as: coconuts, fruits, vanilla, and Rangiroa honey.

There are a few small local restaurants and snack shops located in the nearby village of Avatoru as well as a grocery store when you can stock up on drinks and snacks for your room.

Room service is available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during restaurant opening hours.


  • International & Polynesian fine cuisine.
  • Specialties of seafood and fresh fish from the lagoon.
  • Buffet Breakfast from 7am to 10am
  • A la carte Lunch from 12pm to 2pm
  • A la carte Dinner from 6:30pm to 9pm

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Please click here for a representative dinner menu.


  • Enjoy a barbecue buffet featuring Tahitian delicacies and International options followed by a Polynesian Dance Show
  • Barbecue buffet with Polynesian show on Wednesday & Sunday (according to current occupancy)


  • Overwater Bar, open daily from 9am to 11pm
  • Snacks are served between 11am and 5pm
  • Located over the lagoon, this bar is the ideal place for a nice refreshing cocktail as you lounge by the pool or relax on the beach


  • Should you desire romantic, private dining, the resort can accommodate.

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Activities & Spa

The Kia Ora’s main appeal is the amazing diving on the island of Rangiroa. The island features exciting lagoon activities and adventures including:

  • Shark and ray feeding tours
  • Wild dolphin watching
  • Snorkeling the famous Tiputa Pass
  • Deep sea fishing, and
  • Diving

There is an onsite dive center at the resort for convenient underwater outings. You will also find some great snorkeling just in from of the resort. There are also activities at the resort like canoes, kayaks ad more.

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Some of our favorite complimentary activities include:

  • Infinity Pool with a jacuzzi
  • Hammocks on the beach
  • Snorkeling equipment for your use
  • Kayaking
  • Canoes
  • Stand-up Paddle Boards
  • Fitness Center
  • Bicycles & Scooters for rent
  • Billiards
  • Library
  • Parlour Games, Petanque and more!


The resort’s Poekura Spa (‘The Shining Pearl’ in Tahitian) offers a range of massages & treatments (massages, face & body treatments, manicure, pedicure, etc.). Located in a tranquil garden setting, they have 2 double massage cabins and a vichy shower.

The spa is open daily from 10:30am to 7:00pm. The hotel concierge will assist with spa arrangements upon arrival.

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Amenities & Resort Map

Standard room amenities include:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Daily Bottle of Mineral Water
  • Instant Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • Bathrobe & Slippers
  • IPod Docking Station (30pin)
  • Mini fridge, Minibar filled on request
  • Free WIFI Internet access throughout the whole property: bungalows and public areas
  • Private Bathroom/WC
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable TV & Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • In Room Safety Box
  • Outdoor smoking only in designated areas
  • Welcome with fruit juice and a refreshing towel
  • Shell lei upon departure
  • Complimentary water sports equipment (non-motorized) including snorkeling, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, etc.
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Rangiroa and Fakarava in the Tuamotu Atolls named by CNN as one of the world's "most epic" Diving destinations. We agree, of course. Let us know if you'd like to visit this part of French Polynesia. We'd be glad to help.

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