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Hello, I will be departing on a cruise from Papeete. Our flight is overnight, 14 hours long + layover for connection. We are arriving at 5AM in Papeete the day before cruise. Figure we will be very tiered and jet lagged. So was looking at either Manava Suite Resort or the Intercontinental Tahiti, so we can relax by the pool and hopefully store luggage before afternoon check in. Would appreciate any advise on which resort is better for pool, rooms, food. Is either within walking distance to a grocery?

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2 hours ago, jjjct said:

Hello, I will be departing on a cruise from Papeete. Our flight is overnight, 14 hours long + layover for connection. We are arriving at 5AM in Papeete the day before cruise. Figure we will be very tiered and jet lagged. So was looking at either Manava Suite Resort or the Intercontinental Tahiti, so we can relax by the pool and hopefully store luggage before afternoon check in. Would appreciate any advise on which resort is better for pool, rooms, food. Is either within walking distance to a grocery?

Both are good choices  .... thought the Grande Dame of Tahiti is the IC. The pools at the IC IMO are superior. Both have nice rooms. IC has two markets within walking distance. A small one to the left when leaving and the largest on the island 2/3 mile to the right when leaving. Not sure about a market close to the Manava ... that's what Google maps is for 😉

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8 hours ago, Tahitianbigkahuna said:

Both are good choices  .... thought the Grande Dame of Tahiti is the IC. The pools at the IC IMO are superior. Both have nice rooms. IC has two markets within walking distance. A small one to the left when leaving and the largest on the island 2/3 mile to the right when leaving. Not sure about a market close to the Manava ... that's what Google maps is for 😉

Thank you , we booked the Manave. Husbands choice, little bit less money, and want to go to the Blue Banana Restaurant which is in walking distance. You are a wealth of info on these islands.It is our first visit and know I will be asking many more questions as i plan this cruise. Do you have any posted cruise reviews?

 

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11 hours ago, jjjct said:

Thank you , we booked the Manave. Husbands choice, little bit less money, and want to go to the Blue Banana Restaurant which is in walking distance. You are a wealth of info on these islands.It is our first visit and know I will be asking many more questions as i plan this cruise. Do you have any posted cruise reviews?

 

 

Thank you for the kudos  .... yes there is a review/information thread, hope you like pictures and suggestions 😉

 

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2457726-my-review-suggestions/

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Stayed at the Manava Suites two years ago and while not as nice as the IC we liked it very much. The rooms are nicely appointed, pool and beach great. Like many of the hotels are doing in Tahiti they have a new coral nursery where the snorkeling is great. Think you'll be very happy.

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On 7/17/2019 at 1:02 PM, Petoonya said:

Stayed at the Manava Suites two years ago and while not as nice as the IC we liked it very much. The rooms are nicely appointed, pool and beach great. Like many of the hotels are doing in Tahiti they have a new coral nursery where the snorkeling is great. Think you'll be very happy.

Thank you! Do they have mask and snorkel for use?

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5 hours ago, jjjct said:

Thank you! Do they have mask and snorkel for use?

I don't recall that they did but you could email the concierge and find out for sure. I'd not be surprised 🙂

 

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