Escape to your private Polynesian Villa on Motu Ahuna and enjoy the luxurious, isolated sanctuary of your exotic fare on Bora Bora, considered one of the most exclusive and beautiful island destinations in the world. Separated from the main island, Motu Ahuna was the traditional retreat of Bora Bora’s high chiefs, and where Puni, a fierce warrior-chief, exchanged gifts with Captain James Cook, the first European visitor. The exceptional location of the islet, with its incredible view of mythic Mount Otemanu across the turquoise lagoon, never lost its attraction and served as natural decor in several classic South Seas films like “Tabu” or “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Marlon Brando. Ancient Bora Bora royalty certainly knew how to relax and now, you too can experience the ever-present soothing powers of this enchanted island. Your morning will start invariably with a magnificent sunrise unfolding right in front of you. To fill your day you can walk the early morning beach where the only footprints will be your own. Go swimming or snorkeling in the lagoon, your natural spa, which, due to the nearness of the only pass to the open Pacific, is charged with invigorating ocean minerals. Explore the reef, or paddle your outrigger canoe to marvel at the coral and multitude of colorful fish. Or, indulge the ultimate farniente, and just daydream in your hammock to the sound of rustling palm leaves in a breeze. A small motorboat, that you will pilot yourself, is at your disposal to explore the lagoon or buy supplies in Vaitape, the main village of Bora Bora, about 10 minutes away. Private and discreet, Villa Ahuna offers two fare (thatched roof bungalows) and one large fare pote (thatched roof open air lounge with bar and kitchen) situated on four acres of landscaped beach property. It has its own rain water supply and solar electricity. Perfect for two couples or a family who are looking for a secluded getaway on beautiful Bora Bora.
Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5)
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
: I grew up on the island of Bora Bora and will always remember the many happy moments when my parents would take my two brothers and myself for boat rides to snorkel, explore the reefs or to fish. Often, we would beach the boat on Motu Ahuna islet, where I loved to comb the beaches for shells or driftwood. We cooked freshly caught fish on hot coral stones and climbed palm trees for coconuts to drink their pure water. Years later, when I studied Biology in France, I would dream about Bora Bora and having a home on one of its pretty islets. When I returned, my parents urged me to pursue my dream, so for years, I’ve slowly been creating my own little island Paradise. The result is Villa Ahuna, and I am happy to share it with you. Tea Suchard
Owner purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Owner chose French Polynesia
It is Peaceful, Secluded and close to Nature..
What makes this Villa unique
You Can: Swim, Read, Relax, Paint, Meditate
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic get away from the tourist scene.
The place was beautiful and relaxing. This is not your typical island retreat. You will have to rough it a little. No air, room service or walking to the store but that's the whole point of this place. To fall off the edge of the earth into your own paradise.
Property was well taken care of and clean for being an open house, no doors or windows in the main house. Sleeping quarters were covered and lockable.
Caretakers were attentive and left us to our own unless we needed something. Brought us fresh fruit a couple of times. Little bit of a language issue but hand signs work well enough.
Lots of tours for seeing the island and the surrounding water. We were provided with a 15 foot boat to do our own site seeing and getting back and forth to the main island for food, etc. If it rains, you get wet. If the waves are a little rough, you get wet. This is all part of the adventure.
There were 4 of us and we had plenty of room to hang out. The views from the house and property are beautiful. Bugs were not an issue due to the constant breeze over the island.
Bora Bora is a wonderful place to take on this adventure.
Paradise Adventure in Bora Bora
Iaorana. We stayed at Motu Ahuna Villa in mid May and had chosen that time frame to be sort of in between the summer and winter seasons. It was a good choice with highs in the upper 80's and lows in the upper 70's every day. We had some rain, but not much, and there was a nice breeze much of the time.
There were 4 of us (2 couples) and we had the most wonderful vacation. It truly was the trip of a lifetime. As others have said, you need a bit of an adventurous spirit or this is not the place for you. It helps to have at least one person with some boating experience. Cooking our own meals, including those over the fire pit (barbeque), was all part of the experience that we will forever cherish about this trip. I really enjoyed my cold 22 oz. Hinanos sitting on the picnic table by an evening campfire, watching the stars (there have to be more stars in Bora Bora!), and the boats coming and going through the pass in front of the Motu.
We will never forget the great memories that we've taken away from this vacation. From the very beginning when Maeva met us at the airport, we knew everything was going to be great. The homemade Leis she brought us were beautiful, and much nicer than those for others staying at resorts. She is such a genuinely nice lady. Everyone was very kind and welcoming to us throughout our stay. There was a slight communication barrier with Joelle and Tatiyana (spelling?), but they were both very nice and it was good to know that there was someone on
the island that we could go to if we needed for any reason. The villa was perfect and certainly as described. We enjoyed watching every sunrise and sunset every day we were there. On our trips to Vaitape in the small boat, we had no problems and everyone in the village that we met was equally friendly. We all will never forget the smell of the fresh baguettes being brought out from the oven to the front of the store at Chin Lee's or Super U. They were so good and I'm sure we'll never find them that fresh again any where here in the U.S. Rocky, our tour guide on the jeep safari, was perfect. He was very friendly and knowledgeable, and answered all our questions about the island. My wife and my sister will cherish the black pearls they brought home from Bora
Bora. Your store (The Farm) is incredible!
I hope we are able to return some day.
Thanks again (Mauru' uru) and if you ever need a good reference for your villa, I would be more than happy to provide one.
The other reviews said it all. I am fortunate to have been to Bora Bora many times .I have stayed at very fine hotels but this experience is special.It is as you would hope a getaway to some exotic ,private, non touristic , primitive island would be but with everything you need,if you are content with the kind of vacation where you relax and find the you that was lost all those years ago, this is it.One of the most beautiful spots on the most beautiful Island in the world.
Tea does so much to make the island comfortable. I was not bitten once by a mosquito and you are in the tropics!!! My wife and I used only one of the bungalows,but next time we will bring two friends for the same price for one of the most wonderful experiences of their lives. It is not just a place to stay,it is an adventure
The most unique, fun place to stay ever! The trip of a lifetime!!!
We have always dreamed of a trip to Bora Bora, and envisioned ourselves staying in an over the water bungalow. But after doing extensive research, we decided that we wanted an experience more authentic and private. The over water bungalows look great in pictures, but in reality they are right next to each other and you have very little privacy. We found Villa Ahuna and I knew instantly that this was where we wanted to stay for our dream trip. I booked the property for 9 nights. We were a bit nervous since we had never been to Bora Bora, and we weren't sure of logistics, the location, etc. We are both boaters and sailors, so the thought of having a small boat as our primary transportation for vacation was very exciting to us.
All of our communications with Tea, the owner, were gracious, and any questions we had prior to our arrival were answered promptly. We were greeted at the airport on arrival by A young woman named Bellen, and a boat driver named Tuma. Bellen was a pleasure to meet, and she gave us our initial introduction to Bora Bora, and a quick tour of the area by boat, pointing out restaurants, markets, places to dock our boat, etc. We arrived at the Villa, and Bellen gave us an extensive briefing on the property. Pictures don't really do this property justice - it is huge, and there are several gazebos, docks, beaches, tables, eating areas spread around it. The main living area is very large as well. There is a huge kitchen/bar area with seating around the kitchen. There is a stove, refrigerator, sink and a full supply of cooking utensils. The living room area is also very large, with 2 couches and 2 loveseats/chairs. There is beautiful artwork all around, shells, carvings, and other island art. The property came with it's own cat, Mitzi, that was the sweetest, friendliest cat I have ever encountered.
The sleeping accommodations are in 2 bungalows that I think came from the Old Bora Bora Hotel that was destroyed in a storm. Each has a lovely king size bed and bathroom. Although there is no air conditioning, there are fans provided, and we had no problems sleeping. One of the most memorable things is waking up at sunrise and hearing the waves breaking on the reef just outside the door. We fed the fish from the dock, and there was a small octopus that lived by the dock that ate every morning.
The small boat provided was adequate for trips to Vaitape for shopping as well as circling the island. If you crave adventure this is the place for you!
paradise for individualists
We stayed in august 2011 one week in villa ahuna with our 2 children. We found a beautiful villa with all equipments you need ( washing machine, freezer, a little motorboat for 4 people, refrigerator ) to have a comfortable stay. The 2 bedrooms are seperate bungalows and formerly belonged to the hotel bora bora and are very charming.
Everything was safe on the island, you can lock the bedrooms, refrigerator and you have 2 safes .
The location is perfect on the pass tevanua, you have motu tapu in front and the scenery mountain of BB aside. The beach is natural. Only a few people stay sometimes on the other side of motu ahuna, so you are alone on a tropical island. You can spend the day fishing, snorkeling, suntanning, reading, observing the ships entering the lagoon or just enjoying the beauty of BB. Taking the boat you reach vaitape in 10 minutes for shopping and you can discover all the fantastic places of BB by yourself. There were only a few mosquitos who bothered us. Everything in the villa was clean, but you have to know everything is open to nature, so you have to accept some little visitors, if you don`t like it, go to las vegas....
But the villa is built very stylish with a lot of good taste. You can compare it to north island on the seychelles.The sun is getting up behind the hills of BB and goes down to the ocean. These are the moments i will always remember.
The contact to the owner Tea Suchard and her family was very very warm. She took us from the airport, explained evertyhing on the island, invited us to her home, where we spend a wonderful afternoon, with her daugther Kohei, her father Erwin Christian and his wife Ahe.
After ahuna we stayed on the beautiful rohotu fare lodge and the luxurious four seasons and Tea took us to both hotels with her own boat complimentary.
Tea said we were the 2. guests on motu ahuna, she opened in 2010. A american couple stayed 4 weeks.
We are in close contact with her and her family and thank her for her everything
Motu Ahuna is a very special place on BB, you will find nothing comparable.
So if you dreaming of an extraordinary experience, don`t hesitate, go to villa ahuna and be happy, but keep an eye on the villa so we want to come again.
Villa Ahuna, paradis sur l'eau!
difficile de trouver les mots pour décrire cet endroit tellement il est magique! lLa villa constuite dans le style traditionnel est magnifique! Et le cadre est incroyable! vous vous levez, vous marchez cinq mètres dans le sable et vous vous baignez dans les eaux turquoises du lagon! dépaysement assuré! et le petit bateau mis à notre disposition nous a permis de nous rendre sur l'ile de Bora à notre guise.Mais le Motu ne serait pas le même sans Tatiana et Joel ! Ils en sont un peu les gardiens et l'âme...toujours présents mais avec beaucoup de discrétion ils sont toujours prêts à répondre à toute question ou demande. Ils ont largement contribué à rendre ce séjour inoubliable!nous n'avons qu'une envie : y retourner!
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