"We hope to make your stay with us a relaxing and pleasurable
experience- one you'll be able to take back home with you and never
Pension Tupuna is peacefully situated on the waterfront of beautiful
Bourayne Bay on French Polynesia's Society Island of Huahine- Iti.
The bay is one of the most picturesque parts of the entire island and
our property is fairly remote in its secretive location. At night, you
can hear the waves of the nearby ocean crashing against the coral reefs.
During the day, you'll be enchanted and soothed by the lovely sounds of
birds chirping in the surrounding forest.
We have a nice little private sand beach right on our property and
are located (by good fortune) nearby one of the nicest strips of beach
on the entire island, the location of the now famous but non-existant
Hana-Iti 5 star hotel which was unfortunately destroyed by a hurricane
We're also not far from the village of Fare, but you'd probably have
a hard time finding us the first time without a guide. Rest assured, we'll
pick you up from the airport in our custom 4 wheel drive vehicle at no
Natural Setting, Beautiful Setting:
Landscaping with the beautiful and natural surroundings of Huahine is
There are plenty of trees and flowering plants including vanilla,
mape, and tamanu, among others. The Tupuna grounds and gardens are all
artfully designed from local, native plants and lovingly arranged to
please the eye and spirit.
We are connoisseurs of plants and enjoy creating art objects and
working with things we can find right here on the Tupuna grounds.
This allows us to offer you more than just a stay on Huahine, but an
experience of the island that you will be able to take home with you and
Rooms & Cottages:
In the same spirit as our carefully landscaped grounds, our cottages
are designed to make you feel comfortable and a part of your natural
Cut and shingled from wood right here on the grounds, they are
simple, single rooms, with large beds, a night-table and electric
lights. We decorate them with art and fabrics that are interesting to
the eye and soothing to the taste... one of a kind creations we enjoy
sharing with our guests!
Rooms are clean, with comfortable bedding, and all equipped with
mosquito nets, if you should need them.
We have 3 rooms (individual bungalows) available and discounts are
available for extended stays.
Rates include all taxes and a free breakfast consisting of juice,
tea, water or coffee and bread, jam, butter, honey, and many kinds of
fresh fruit from the island.
Gourmet dinners are cooked every night and available at an affordable
rate. We serve delicious and healthy island dishes but welcome you to
tell us what you like!
Our individual bungalows have their own private washrooms with hot
water and shower. Each one is designed in the same natural and unique
style as the rest of the buildings and landscaping on the property. In
addition, there are 2 more communal washrooms within close vicinity of
your bungalows which have the flush toilets on the premises. These are
communal and cleaned regularly and we also have laundry facilities
available on request.
Custom Cooking, Comfortable Lounge:
We love to cook tasty meals for you in our comfortable lounge! In
order to prepare the best meals for you, we'll need to know your tastes,
likes and dislikes. Then, we'll purchase the fresh food from the market
and cook it the same night we buy it.
Our nightly gourmet dinners are affordable and compete in quality
with any of the finest restaurants on the island! In fact, one of our
chefs used to be the head chef at Huahine's only 5 star restaurant.
If you're the self sufficient type, it's no problem to make your own
meals and buy your own food. Our kitchen is equipped with a freezer,
refrigerator and gas stove for cooking.
You'll enjoy your lunches, dinner and drinks in our specially
decorated "island lounge" complete with woodwork and natural
sculpting from things we find on Huahine. You can listen to music if you
wish, create custom "island" jewelry, sip exotic cocktails,
party as late into the evening as you want or discuss your plans for the
next day on Huahine.
We love to share our knowledge of Huahine island with you. We enjoy
helping you plan and coordinate many activities including:
- snorkeling tours
- horse back riding
- world class scuba diving
- deep sea fishing expeditions
- renting cars for circle island exploration
There are many other activities you can do also which we would be
happy to tell you about.
On the Tupuna grounds, there are:
- sun worshipping is always a good option
- kayaks & mid-size Hobie Cat sailboats available at no extra
Our own specialty activities include:
- visit of our garden, we have many varieties of flowers and
tropical fruits trees
- Take a 4X4 trip around the island with Franck or Loretta and you
will see archeological sites, old fish traps of Maeva village,
peal farm fresh water blue eye ills, beautiful landscape and fauna
- Please ask for the current rate of this service.
Kaya and Her Girlfriend:
Kaya is our classic Huahine dog friend! She is very playful. She has
a wonderful spirit and personality and is very, very friendly. And now
we are happy to announce we have another dog friend for Kaya to keep her
What kind of dogs are they? We have no idea, but they look amazingly
similar to many other dogs on the island! We love their skills as
watchdogs for our property and know they look forward to meeting you
"in person", or, in their case, "in doggie".
Both animals are quiet, clean, and well behaved. For those people
who don't like dogs, no problem, we understand and can keep them away
from you if you wish.