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Around 250 family boarding houses ("pensions") or small family-style hotels are to be found throughout the five islands groups of Tahiti and Her Islands. They can accommodate close to 3,500 guests in over 1,250 units.
For travelers who prefer the simplicity and authenticity of the local experience, small hotels - which are a crucial part of island development - are the ideal type of accommodation, similar in approach to the French rural cottages. The welcome is warm and friendly. Most establishments offer land excursions and outings discover little-known local traits by foot or in all-terrain vehicles, or by boat to go out on the lagoon for an inforgettable picnic. The well-planned menu of healthy, natural family cuisine, with freshly caught fish, and local fruit and vegetables is a chance for guests to savour the Tahitian culinary arts.
Accommodation classifications, which have progressively been introduced since 2002, is a guarantee that standards of comfort and quality can be trusted. Factors taken into account for classification are the natural surroundings of the hotel as well as the quality of facilities and accommodation. Whether up the mountain surrounded by luxuriant greenery, or nestled beside the lagoon, these small hotels - dwarfed by nature and often built of local materials - are sure to make a lasting impression on you. "Haere mai" is the name of the Association that represents small and family hotels in Tahiti and her Islands. It is a name that literally calls you to "come and join us".