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Fakarava: Vaiama Village

Sometimes people may get the wrong impression when I talk about Polynesian Pension de Famille. These places, like Vaiama Village, are not crappy accommodations, but rustic variants of design hotels in Polynesia. With a family atmosphere.

It's not the super duper pricing of Bora Bora or Taha'a resorts, yet you easily land on 20000 CPF (163€)/night for a double bungalow, with breakfast+dinner included (here's a good idea, since there are few to none restaurants).

Welcome to our bungalow in Vaiama Village.

The whole thing is decorated with things apparently made by the owner, with shells nicely tucked into small details, fresh flowers from the garden & traditional pareu.

The shower is just sand, covered with crushed coral. An eco solution, which really catches the eye.

Not as much as the private beach view though.

The Pontoon is great to hang-out or snorkel from.

And the views, speak by themselves.

So you can walk around for quite a while, just to get hungry on time for dinner.

Dalia's cuisine is awesome (yet a bit too heavy for me).

Parrotfish! It was the first and last time ever to eat our best friend under the water...

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