BY Christopherson Business Travel |

Hotel Review: Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa in Rangiroa

I recently returned from French Polynesia where I stayed at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa in Rangiroa. The hotel is about 20 years old, but just completed a major renovation and reopened in March 2012. The property includes 60 villas and bungalows with exceptional style, scattered throughout a coconut grove, on the beach, and overlooking the lagoon.

I was able to spend two nights in a villa where I had my own private garden and plunge pool to enjoy; it even had an outdoor bathtub. The overwater bungalows are wonderful, but for a different experience–the garden villas are fantastic as well.

The island is known for great diving and we were able to take a day trip to the Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of snorkeling and swimming with sharks. Rangiroa is about a one hour plane ride from Papeete and well worth it!

The South Pacific is home to some of the most romantic island destinations in the world and the idyllic resort settings alone make it easy to escape.

When you’re ready to take a break from business travel and the cold winter weather, look no further than the tropical islands of Tahiti.

To book your own relaxing South Pacific retreat, contact an Andavo Travel advisor today.