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Hotel overview

Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa is deservedly considered one of the most beautiful hotels in the South Pacific. The resort is situated on the picturesque coral atoll of Rangiroa in French Polynesia, between the two passes of Avatoru and Tiputa, surrounded by a crystal lagoon and lush greenery. Guests enjoy the ultimate embodiment of traditional Polynesian authenticity and exceptional hospitality. Thanks to its excellent location, the hotel will be a convenient starting point for exploring the sights, nature of the tropics and the underwater world. Colourful bungalows overlook gardens, a coconut grove and a lagoon with a coral reef. Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa is a perfect choice for your Polynesian vacation.

Features of the resort:

  • 60 bungalows above the water and on the beach
  • Outdoor panoramic pool and indoor pool
  • Wide sandy beach and lagoon - first coastline
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Poekura Spa
  • Gym
  • Dive centre
  • Playground
  • Organisation of excursions
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike and car rental
  • Free parking
  • Gift shop
  • Free Wi-Fi on the hotel territory


  • The Te Rairoa Restaurant features a wide awning and an outdoor terrace by the pool. The chef creates a menu based on Polynesian traditions and international dishes using fresh local ingredients, daily catch seafood, tropical fruits and spices - from traditional Tahitian-style raw fish to local desserts with honey and Tahaa vanilla. Discover a new gastronomic world of tastes and aromas! The restaurant also offers vegetarian dishes.
  • The Miki Miki Bar is mounted on stilts above the magnificent Rangiroa Lagoon. The terrace offers breathtaking views of the lagoon. It’s an ideal place for fun and romantic moments. Miki Miki has a selection of tropical cocktails, the famous local Hinano beer and signature mixes.

Island excursions

The hotel offers different options for travelling around the island: on bicycles, scooters, electric cars and cars. Visit the Avatoru Catholic Church, a colourful market with souvenirs and goodies and stroll through the local streets.

Wine cellars

Fine wines are made from grapes grown on the coral islets of Rangiroa. Nowhere else except here you will see vineyards among coconut trees. Since 1992, two grape varieties have been cultivated on tropical plantations - Carignan and Muscat de Hamburg. Harvesting is twice a year - in summer and winter - to produce white and rosé wines. Indulge in the pleasure of tasting unique local wines!

Diving and boat trips

Rangiroa Island is one of the best dive sites in the world. Dolphins, stingrays, grey sharks and many other species live in warm waters all year round. The Top Dive Diving Centre is situated right on the hotel territory, and diving boats depart from the resort’s pontoon. Go for incredible experiences!

Tiputa Pass, a natural strait about 200 metres wide, between the islands of Avatoru and Tiputa, is about 10 minutes away from Kia Ora. Plankton-rich waters attract many marine inhabitants in these places. Tiputa Pass is one of the best dive spots in the world where you can watch many sea animals - manta rays, Napoleon fish, hammer sharks and many other species of sharks and tropical fish. The highlight, of course, is the wild dolphins, which vividly and spectacularly jump out of the water without fear of boats.

Water excursions

The resort offers every opportunity to fully enjoy the picturesque Rangiroa. The Blue Lagoon is approximately an hour’s drive away. You can also visit Reef Island or Pink Sand Beach, explore the splendour of the sea world and watch various tropical fish, sharks, stingrays and dolphins during a snorkelling trip or a jet ski tour.

Poekura Spa

The name of Poekura Spa in Tahitian means “pearl of light”. It is situated in the heart of a coconut grove and offers a wide range of beauty treatments and rituals.

There are two massage bungalows with double cabins and a Vaimiti area with a rain shower. Enjoy oriental, Balinese or hot stone massage, after-sun care, scrubs, foot reflexology, beauty treatments and traditional Polynesian massage - taurumi.

Each wellness treatment includes products of the popular Sothys brands or oils from the exclusive Poekura Spa range, created with such ingredients as monoi, tamanu, vanilla, coconut, mango and passion fruit. Monoi oil and tamanu are available for purchase at Poekura Spa. The Spa is open daily from 10:30 to 19:00.

How to get: Kia Ora Resort & Spa is conveniently situated on the northeast coast of the island, a few kilometres away from the airport. You can get to the resort in 15 minutes by car or bus.

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TripAdvisor© Traveler Reviews

Great hotel in Rangiroa

Very nice hotel in Rangiroa. The location is great, about 2 km from the Tiputa pass, which is one of the highlights of Rangiroa. The grounds are beautiful and the hotel is on a small beach...
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C BigSur707 Paris, France

Fantastic Sea Life at the Overwater Bungalows!

Not many choices if you want a "resort hotel" on Rangiroa, but despite being a little dated we loved our stay. Staff was great and the food was wonderful. They were very helpful with setting up our...
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C The5MRanch Calabasas, California

Beautiful Hotel

Loved our room at this hotel- we had a private swimming pool, right on the beach. Food at the restaurant was really good. The French toast at the breakfast buffet was the best we ever had- soft on...
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C Windy_Keala Kapolei, Hawaii