About us

About Moana Voyages

Your Guarantees

Trusting us with the organization of your journey allows you to get the best guarantee from a reliable travel agency which is recognized by its peers:

  • Moana Voyages is a department of Tahiti Cruise and Vacation, a LLC (Limited Liability Company) entered with the commercial register of Papeete under RC 05249B, our Tahiti Number is 748684.
  • Tahiti Cruise & Vacation is a company belonging to the Groupe DEGAGE. For more than 30 years, the group has built an excellent reputation playing as a major actor in the maritime industry in French Polynesia. This ensures to its companies solid foundations.

  • Our Travel Agent license has been issued by the French Polynesia Government under ref 0012/VP/02/08/05 (see official document)

  • We have a Professional Liability Insurance with GENERALI France

  • Our travel agency is a member of Tahiti Tourism (Tourism board) and is accredited by IATA (International Air Transport Association).

  • All the providers we have carefully selected highly trust us and we closely work together to get you the best offers.

  • Your online payments are done on Paybox, which is recognized as reliable and highly secured for Internet transactions.

Our Core Values

100% local team of travel consultants

Our dynamic team is formed of local agents, experts of our destination. Passionate about French Polynesia, their deepest wish is to share their knowledge and advise you to transform your journey in a unique experience.

Expert advice for your customized vacation package

We will create an “a la carte” program for you. If you travel by your own, with a significant other or if you bring your family or a group, we will work on a tailor-made adventure for you, respecting your wishes and budget.

Even if our agency is located quite far away from you, we are still 100% available by email or phone. We are committed to answer your requests within 2 business days so you will quickly forget that we are not just down the road!

“No compromise” selection of products at the best price

With our team by your side, you will be sure to get the best service to the best price! Each day, we rigorously select the services we are offering. There is no middleman between us and our providers so you will have a direct access to the best rates.
Our privileged relationship with our suppliers allow us to be permanently kept posted on new promotions and we immediately adapt our quotes accordingly. When you receive a quotation from our team, you are certain to benefit from the best rates available!

24/7 assistance during your trip

When you will arrive in Tahiti, you will be warmly welcomed by our team and you will receive your travel documentation, including our contact details in case you need to call us. 24/7, we will be happy to assist with any query you may have during your trip. Our close connections with our providers allow us to react immediately. Choosing Moana Voyages, it is opting for your peace of mind. Let us deal with the details while you are enjoying your holidays!

Our involvement for a sustainable tourism

Polynesia is a paradise we love to share with our clients but that we also must protect. Polynesian waters, reef ecosystems and the biodiversity of our lands make this place unique and we have to preserve it.
At Moana Voyages, our corporate culture emphasis simple acts for a better environment protection and mutual solidarity.
This is why we choose to support the children of our islands by giving away 4€ per travel sold to the association “Villages d’enfants SOS Polynésie Française”.
We select with attention our providers and indicates the ones who have an eco-friendly approach. Therefore, any traveler who is willing to create a sustainable journey can contact our agents.
At last but not least, we are committed to inform our clients of the wonders they will see in Polynesia but also to raise awareness around their protection. Upon arrival, each traveler will get a “traveler guide”. It contains the information necessary to adopt the correct behavior to protect our fragile and preserved environment.

Where we are ?

Physical adress

6 rue de Bovis
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Mailing adress

BP9274
98713 Motu Uta – Papeete
Tahiti
French Polynesia

Opening hours

Our office is open :
Monday to Thursday from 08:00am to 12:00pm and from 01:00pm to 05:00pm
Friday from 08:00am to 12:00pm and from 01:00pm to 04:00pm

Contact

Tél : +689 40 50 57 94
Fax : +689 40 43 61 37

Our team of Tahiti Travel Specialists

Heiana, Travel consultant

When I was a kid, my parents gave me the taste to travel around our islands. I lived in Tahiti, then Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora, Maupiti and Moorea. After my studies in Hawai, I came back to my “fenua” (my land) with a strong will to share with the world the beauty of our islands and our warming culture.
I started my carrier working for the Hilton Moorea Resort and Spa as a concierge. Over time, I had the opportunity to change jobs and worked for many 4 to 5 stars hotels. These experiences allowed me to build relationships with major local tourism players and to stay in many Polynesia hotels.
I dedicate my free time to my passion, the Tahitian dance. I also like to spend my week ends with my family, listening to ‘ukulele’ and Tahitian songs on the beach.

Your ideal trip in Polynesia?
3 days in Tahiti: tour the island, visit the peninsula and see the world famous surf spot Teahupo’o. Visit Papeete and its market and f odor a hike in our wonderful valleys.
3 days in Moorea: Tour the island on a quad, swim with dolphins in the hotel Intecontinental, grab a kayak and encounter the sting rays and sharks in the lagoon and have a picnic on an islet.
3 days in Bora Bora: stay in an overwater bungalow and have your breakfast delivered by a traditional canoe.
4 days in Tikehau: Swim with the Manta Rays, go fishing and encounter the inhabitants.
7 days in Marquesas Islands: Visit Nuku Hiva, Hiva oa and Ua Pou. Go horse riding across the valleys.
3 days in Raivavae: Have a swim at the “swimming pool Motu”

Your favorite place in Polynesia?
The beach at my grandmother’s house where I can admire terrific sunsets and, during the season, watch whales splashing along the coral reef.

Your favorite restaurant?
There are so many! But if I had to pick just one, I would go for the “Mahogany” in Moorea. They offer a mix of French, Chinese and Tahitian cuisine. Meals are delicious and prices correct. It is a friendly place.

Mélodie – Travel Consultant

Born in Santiago, Chile, from a Chilean father and a Tahitian mother, I am the intrinsic mixture of two cultures. I grew up in Tahiti while maintaining regular contact with Chile.
As my parents were in tourism in South America, I have always loved traveling to discover the wonderful world surrounding us and also to meet the locals and share their daily lives.

I started a scientific career but the desire to share my Polynesia finally made me deviate towards the path of tourism. I had then worked in different hotels and in a local travel agency and therefore developed my knowledge about our “Fenua”.

Now that I have joined Moana Voyages’s team, I am pleased to introduce you to what thrilled me the most since I was a kid and which is part of our everyday life: the warmth and natural Polynesian hospitality!

Your ideal stay in Polynesia?
3 Days in Moorea to visit the interior of the island by quad and the beautiful lagoon in Jet Ski.
3 Days in Bora Bora to enjoy the lagoon: how can you not visit this island called “the Pearl of the Pacific”? Parasailing is a less frightening activity than paragliding but with stunning views! I strongly recommend the Lagoon Tour with a stop at the coral garden, underwater life is so lively and colorful there! And finally, sleep in an overwater bungalow and be sure to check the clear skies when you’ll be on your deck.
4 Days in Fakarava for everyday wonder. This is a classified atoll reserve by Unesco biosphere where plant and animal life (even underwater) is particularly preserved.

Your favorite place in Polynesia?
(My) Home! I grew up in Paea, 25 km away from Papeete on the Island of Tahiti. Our house is bordered by a river and is located at the entrance of a valley. I love hiking there with my family and my 3 dogs. But what I like the most is having breakfast on the terrace with views of the lagoon: I watch fishermen or stand up paddle boarders and when it is the season (from August to October) we can also admire several whales.

Your favorite restaurant?
With no doubt, the “Lagoon by Jean Georges” at the St. Regis Bora Bora. This is an overwater gourmet restaurant where you can watch the sharks through the glass floor. The atmosphere is just magical for a romantic dinner!

Vaiana – Travel Consultant

Daughter of a metropolitan mother and a half Marquesan father, I have arrived in French Polynesia at 8 years old.

With a diploma in business and tourism, I’ve worked in several areas such as telephony and the hotel industry before integrating Moana Voyages’ team in 2017.
Proud of my Polynesian origins, I like to promote our little piece of heaven, which I consider as unique as indescribable.

I spend a lot of time in our turquoise lagoons, which are idyllic and soothing places.

Your ideal stay in Polynesia?
4 days in Moorea. Indeed, having lived there during several years, this island is to me an essential step of any trip. You will fall for its mountains, its lagoons populated by sharks and rays (along with whales from August to October), its beautiful beaches as Temae and of course the unmissable lunch at the “Coco Beach” located in a “motu” (islet). You will get to enjoy the beautiful sandbank there, a few steps away from the restaurant.
3 days in Huahine, where you will find serenity and tranquility. This island is still authentic and welcoming. A small advice: visiting of the natural aquarium of the pass of “Fare” is essential to grasp the beauty of the island.
3 days in Taha’a. This island is known around the world for its vanilla. Only accessible by boat, you will be dazzled by this change of scene. You will want to dive in its turquoise lagoons and crystalline sea floors.
3 days in Tikehau: Part of the Tuamotu archipelago, this place is known for its bird island. You will be blown away by its beautiful pink sand beaches stretching as far as you can see. It is crucial to spend a day picnicking on one of its several “motu”.
1 day in Tahiti : Before the departure, so you can rest but also to make the last souvenir purchases at the market of Papeete for example, and to have the opportunity to taste a good local dish at the “roulottes” (= food trucks) in a friendly and warm atmosphere near the marina of Papeete.

Your favorite place in Polynesia?
Moorea, this island as beautiful and unique.

Your favorite restaurant?
The Mahana snack in Moorea, is one of the best restaurants-snacks that I know. Next to the water’s edge, feet in the sand, you will succumb in front of their menu, tasty and copious, with fresh raw fish of course!

Magalie – Travel Consultant

Born in French metropolis, in the Loire Valley, my family quickly inculcated me with a taste for travel. This may explain why I naturally chose to study in the tourism area. Whether it was in order to pursue my education or for professional matters, I started to travel all around France.  At first, I obtained a senior technical certificate in Tourism but I decided to carry on with my studies one more year in order to acquire a specific national guide diploma in Perpignan (near the Spanish boarder). Once I got my professional card, I started working as a touristic guide in South of France and then as a tour leader across Europe. I had the opportunity to discover and help people exploring the history and cultural heritage of a multitude and it became a passion of mine…
As I had to leave the Mediterranean coast and to move to Belfort (close to both German and Swiss boarders), I chose to pursue my carreer in a travel agency. And that’s a wrap! I decided to go behind the scenes and focus on the upstream work, endeavouring to arouse the interest of travelers regarding unknown destinations and making sure they enjoyed it at its best.
I spent fifteen years working in a travael agency, either in Cannes (renowned for its Film Festival), Fréjus or Antibes. During all these years, I strove to satisfy my wanderlust by exploring several countries on my own. I was lucky enough to go to French Polynesia quite a few times until the day I decided not to leave it ever again !
Today I’m delighted to help you conceiving THE travel which will make you discover Polynesia the way it is : varied islands, a predominant culture, breathtaking landscapes and, first and foremost, the kindness and hospitality of Polynesian people.

Your ideal stay in Polynesia?
3 days in Tahiti : either at the beginning of your stay (to take a rest after your travel) or at the end of your trip (to shop a little bit), depending of your flight scheduled times and your wishes ! On this main island, you can go for a walk through the colorful market of Papeete, rent a car to discover the whole island, stop wherever you want and eventually have dinner at the famous « roulottes » (typical food trucks) ! If you are keen on sports, you can even stay longer and trek a little bit : wonderful panoramas and refreshing waterfalls are waiting for you !
4 days in Moorea : Find the best way for you to discover its lagoon and its mountains… You have plenty of possibilities : a 4×4 guided tour, a quad safari, an E-Bike ride through the pineapple fields, you can even rent a jet ski or a kayak and seize the occasion to  swim with sting rays and sharks ! Located about one hour from Tahiti, the island will leave a lasting impression in your mind.
3 days in Huahine : Such a charming and authentic island… So small that you can ride around the whole island with your bike : everybody will wave to you as though you were part of the island ! That’s the Polynesian way of life…
3 days in Bora Bora : this famous island will meet all your expectations ! Even when it is cloudy, the lagoon offers astonishing shades of blue !
3 days in Tikehau : you cannot seriously leave without exploring an atoll… Life is thoroughly different over there ! Such a quiet place, with its pink sand beaches where you feel all alone… You don’t even need to venture deep in the ocean to observe magnificient manta rays. Moments never to be forgotten, either on a honeymoon or during family vacation.

Your favorite place in Polynesia?
“Pointe Vénus” : When you arrive in Tahiti by plane, it will instantly catch your eye with its white lighthouse ! I like to go there to enjoy, feel the fine black sand on my feet and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere. I like to contemplate the sunset, observe the va’a (Tahitian outrigger canoes) passing by or go kayaking in the middle of the bay where I can meet some dolphins or whales.

Your favorite restaurant?
“Maeva’s Café “: located on the 1st floor of the famous market of Papeete, you can have lunch in a colorful, buoyant and convivial atmosphere. I invite you to taste their « coco milk raw fish » with its uru and taro french fries ! Probably one of the best dishes of the polynesian culinary heritage…

Eileen – Travel Consultant

Of Asian and Tahitian descent, I was born and raised in Tahiti, in the charming city of Mahina, which is located on the East coast of the island. When I was younger, I spent most of my spare time with my family, at the Point Venus beach. There, my father and sister would teach me how to use a bodyboard. Nowadays, I endeavour to keep practicing whenever I can but I also happen to be keen on “Ori Tahiti”, the tahitian dance, which I started at the age of 17. It allows me to feel connected to my roots, to share my culture and to convey a message.

After my bachelor’s degree, I went in France in order to continue my studies but I missed the turquoise lagoons so much that I decided to go back home, near my kith and kin. My internship at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa definitely prompted me to choose this sector. As I feel really close to our environment and culture, two dimensions which are encompassed in Tahitian dance, I will be more than pleased to share it all with you.

Your ideal stay in Polynesia?
3 days in Tahiti so that you can visit the city, explore the island and also watch the amazing tahitian show, named “Heiva”, in July.
3 days in the island of Raiatea for the most adventurous of you so that you can climb the Tapioi and Temehani mountains. These hikes offer a magical sight of the lagoon and of the Taha’a island (also known as the “Vanilla Island”). As Raiatea and Taha’a happen to share the same lagoon, you can easily go to the island of Taha’a in order to explore the extraordinary coral garden.
3 days in the island of Bora Bora, indulging yourself in an overwater bungalow so that you can make the most of your vacation and really enjoy the blue lagoon.

Your favorite place in Polynesia?
I would probably say the island of Raiatea, it is magic ! People are so kind and welcoming. Everyone knows each other,the atmosphere is really friendly. Every time I go there, I fall in love all over again with this place.

Your favorite restaurant?
If i had to choose one, I would opt for the Hilton of Moorea. The meals are exquisite and the view is breathtaking. Moreover, on Sundays they concoct a special brunch where you can choose between French, Tahitian and American dishes while listening to local music.

Naïs – Travel Consultant

Born and raised in the South of France, near Marseille, I got used to travelling all around the world with my parents at an early age. After graduating with a degree in tourism, I started travelling on my own, eager to learn about foreign cultures, before heading back to the Alps for professional matters.

As I have been studying tourism and public relationships, I am used to work in the cultural sector and to promote destinations. After visiting several countries, I decided to settle down in Polynesia. The generosity, kindness and hospitality of Polynesian people, the gleaming green of the abundant vegetation and the various shades of blue quickly convinced me. It is a pleasure to make you discover this secluded paradise, which will undeniably move you. 

 

Your ideal stay in Polynesia?
3 days in Tahiti to discover the island during a 4×4 excursion and get to explore the most famous spots such as the blower’s hole, the three waterfalls, the surf spots and belvederes. Eventually, you should go for a hike so as to admire the island from a whole other perspective, standing still between these lush mountains, contemplating the panorama.
3 days in Moorea to navigate in the middle of the Opunohu and Cook bays, swim surrounded by sharks and sting rays, improve your paddling skills and sunbathe on an idyllic white sand beach.
3 days in Huahine to make the most of this wild and preserved island, observe the various varieties of fish among the beautiful coral garden, savor yummy local meals while sitting in the ocean.
2 days in Maupiti to sleep on a motu and feel utterly alone, far away from crowd, observe the majestic manta rays and ride a bike in order to discover hidden spots.
2 days in Taha’a to get to dicover the secret of the Vanilla island, observe both fauna and flora and taste delicious juices.

Your favorite place in Polynesia?
Fara’Ura valley’s waterfalls: I have a soft spot for waterfalls, let me tell you. There you can see at least four of them, you can take a well-deserved nap listening to its sound and jump into the natural ponds.

Your favorite restaurant?
The Tonoi snack in Raiatea, it feels like a real cocoon with its fairy ligths. When the sun goes down, the atmosphere is so special… Have a try, their fresh lobsters are magic, an experience not to be missed !

Sandrine, Sales Supervisor

Vahinetua is my Tahitian name which means, the woman of the ocean…
Born in Tahiti to parents from the Tuamotus islands, I have spent my entire childhood swimming in the lagoon of Tikehau, Island that took my heart forever and where my ancestors grew up. Coming also from a marquesian and an Austral Islands family, no wonder Polynesia runs through my veins and that I am so proud to share my culture, my joy of life, our traditional songs, our dances and our well known warm hospitality…

After a short stay in Hawaii, the call of my fenua (country) was too strong and I decided to comeback in Tahiti to reunite with my origins.
I first worked with my sister, owner of the Tikehau Village guesthouse and then I joined the M/S Paul Gauguin crew. Strong of my experience aboard the ship, I’ve decided to bring my support to the « Cruise Department » of one of the biggest travel agency in Tahiti.

I joined the Tahiti Cruise and Vacation team in 2016, after having worked for an online travel agency for 10 years. My daily routine is to offer our guests the sun, the lagoon and a daylife dream keeping in mind the same goal: make you want to visit our beautiful paradise to experience our islands’ perfumes, our monoï of tiare tahiti, get into the vibes of the toere and the ukulele, moove your hips on a « tamure », taste the famous « poisson cru », dive in our turquoise lagoons and bring back with you beautiful memories.. and who knows, you might want to come back !

Your ideal trip in Polynesia?
2 days in Tahiti to rest from your trip and to walk around the market of Papeete, maybe to spot some nice souvenirs to bring back home? And if you are not too tired, you can join a Jeep tour to visit the wonderful valley of La Maroto.
4 days in Moorea to visit the Belvedere and taste the delicious homemade tropical fruits jam. If you come between June and October, you might get the chance to encounter with some whales and dolphins. Join a « Lagoon Tour » with Felicie (Mahana Tour), and enjoy her famous picnic lunch on a private motu (islet).

2 days in Tahaa where the « coral garden » is waiting for you, swim with colorful fishes, come and discover the Vanilla Island and its white sandy motu.. .
3 days in Bora Bora, the pearl of the Pacific, lay back and enjoy a stay in an overwater bungalow, you will be amazed by the most beautiful lagoon of the world…
3 days in my home Island, Tikehau: this little paradise where you can have the chance to swim with manta rays in 6 meters deep. You will adore to walk on the pink sandy beach surrounding the islets.

Your favorite place in Polynesia?
I let you have a guess.. I also love Moorea where I once, wanted to live but I finally choose Tahiti.

Your favorite restaurant?
Our restaurants are so different that it is difficult to pick just one but I would say « La Plage de Maui », laid on a white sandy beach in Tahiti Iti’s peninsula. You can enjoy there lobsters, shrimps cooked with coconut milk and curry sauce and taste the famous platax with ginger.

Caroline, Product & Marketing Assistant

Born in the North of France, I spent most of my childhood in French Polynesia before heading back to French metropolis at the age of sixteen years old in order to continue my studies. Eager to learn and willing to broaden my knowledge in languages and culture, I decided to attend a preparatory class in litterature, with English and cinema as specialization fields, my two subjects of predilection. As I wanted to pursue a multidisciplinary education which matched my professionnal goals, I then chose to integrate a famous business school. .

In 2015, during my gap year, I had the opportunity to go back to Tahiti where I worked at the sales and marketing department for the Meridien Tahiti and the Pearl Resorts afterwards. I fell in love again with the island, its culture, its “mana” (spiritual power), its inherent generosity and its way of life.

Thus, even though I was really thrilled to discover new horizons as I settled in Kingston, Ontario in order to pursue my cursus and latter in Rouen, I quickly felt homesick.

In 2017, once I got my diploma, I took the decision to go back to my adoptive land. At that very moment, my academical background took on its full meaning : I could kill two birds with one stone, conjugate work and passion while using both skills and knowledge to promote what I love the most : the beauty of our islands.

Your ideal stay in Polynesia?

2 days in Tahiti so that you can rest from your trip, visit the Papeete market, discover the Papenoo valley in 4×4 and progressively get used to the Polynesian framework.
3 days in Moorea to contemplate the landscape from the belvedere, ride a horse, paddle along the lagoon and take a sunbath at Coco Beach, on the motu.
2 days in Bora Bora, inevitable stopover, in order to appreciate the calm provided by an overwater bungalow and enjoy the comfort of a five star resort.
2 days in Huahine, a wild and authentic island, which brims with legends. Bike around the island and take advantage of a boat excursion to taste the famous “ma’a Tahiti”, litterally sitting in the lagoon…
3 days in Rurutu to explore the caves, eat juicy oranges along hikes, enjoy the mild climate and swim with whales.

Your favorite place in Polynesia?

The Tahitian peninsula where you can feel utterly disoriented; it is a quiet place, all about lush green.


Your favorite restaurant?

I would definitely recommend l’Auberg’in, located on the heights of Papeete. The restaurant overlooks the capital and, if you arrive early enough, you can contemplate the sunset while watching boats returning from Moorea. An intimist setting, a breathtaking sight, an attentive staff and succulent meals. I highly recommend the burrata and its red pepper sorbet, the crispy parrot fish and the chocolate fondant, a staple of French cuisine. 

Nanihi, Product & Marketing Manager

Born in Tahiti, I also lived, studied and worked in other countries such as New Zealand, Chile and Spain. Along with my studies, I’ve had the chance to experience a variety of professional experiences over the last years; in a luxury hotel in Bora Bora, in a winery in Santiago or in the creation of a startup incubator in Barcelona. These many changes of environment have allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of diverse cultures, allowing me to interact effectively with a sense of ease. After several years overseas, I returned to French Polynesia to live in a completely new way my passion for travelling, foreign languages and for encounters without borders. Indeed, the travel industry is a lively sector I have always been attracted to. Ocean lover, I spend a good part of my free time free diving or on my paddleboard..

Your ideal stay in Polynesia?
2 days in Tahiti to discover the capital of French Polynesia
4 Days in Moorea to enjoy its soothing landscape
3 days in Tetiaroa to see at least once this mythical island
4 days in Fakarava to explore its amazing underwater life

Your favorite place in Polynesia?
Ahe is a very special island for me. This small atoll in the Tuamotus, which shares the surreal beauty of the other islands of the archipelago, holds a special place in my heart as I spent some unforgettable moments there with my entire family during my childhood.

Your favorite restaurant?
Although there is a large number of places that I have yet to discover (to my delight!), The Mayflower in Moorea remains my favorite one so far. The restaurant’s simple and yet sophisticated touch, the subdued lighting atmosphere in the evening, the talent of its chefs … there is so much to enjoy, feet in the sand, at the Mayflower.

Emmanuel – Agency Manager

I arrived in French Polynesia in 2000 with a background in the hospitality industry. I first worked few years as a Cruises Department Manager for an agency in Tahiti and then created and ran a travel agency during 13 years in Papeete before joining Moana Voyages in 2016.
During all these years, I have been lucky enough to visit many islands in French Polynesia, staying in all the hotels marketed by our agency and testing numerous excursions.
Therefore, I personally know the major players of the Polynesian tourism industry and developed close relationships with our providers.
As for leisure, I am passionate about scuba diving and my different trips in the islands gave me the opportunity to wet my flippers on the most beautiful spots in Polynesia. I also love sailing and I never miss an occasion to embark around our islands. Sailing is, to my opinion, the best way to discover the high islands of Polynesia.
Loving trips and photography, I never travel anywhere without my cameras and a small drone which shoots aerial photos.

Your ideal trip in Polynesia?
2 days in Tahiti to visit Papeete and cross the island with a four wheel drive.
3 days in Moorea to watch whales (between August and October) and go hiking.
7 days cruising with a catamaran between Raiatea, Huahine, Taha’a and Bora Bora
2 days in Bora Bora to enjoy a fancy hotel staying in an overwater bungalow
4 days in Rangiroa to dive
6 days in Fakarava (North and South) to dive

Your favorite place in Polynesia?
It is hard to pick just one but 2 places come on top of my mind. The Hanavave Bay in Nuku Hiva and its fantastic sunsets and Fakarava, south pass, where you can dive with hundreds of sharks.

Your favorite restaurant?
I always recommend my clients to end up their journey with a last evening at the Coco’s in Tahiti. It is for me the best restaurant in Polynesia.