Very good 7.6
Based on 16 reviews

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About Pension Paparara Dive and Lodge


Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Pension Paparara Dive and Lodge is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Fakarava. Only 0.6 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Pension Paparara Dive and Lodge ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service.

Pension Paparara Dive and Lodge is home to 6 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as linens, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, wake-up service. The hotel's private beach, diving, fishing, garden, water sports (non-motorized) are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Pension Paparara Dive and Lodge.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • car hire
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Water sports

  • private beach
  • diving
  • fishing
  • water sports (non-motorized)

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • garden
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-5 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 6-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 2000 XPF
Distance from City Center: 0.6 Km
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 6
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 2005
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 8.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.1
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for Money 6.8
  • Food/Dining 8.0

Martin W.
United States
March 26, 2016
02 dive people were great!

Alexandra M.
March 08, 2016
Great location & dinner
Very peaceful, beautiful lagoon, fantastic dinner, perfect location, nice trip to "Lagon Bleu"

Cathal M.
December 05, 2015
Lovely staff and fantastic food
Food was excellent, kayak and bikes available, stay was tranquille
I really enjoyed staying at Pension Paparara, Corinne and Jimmy were great hosts and sorted everything out during my stay. The bungalow is right on the water so you will fall asleep to the sound of lapping water on the beach right on your doorstep. Food was exquisite and you will not be hungry. There is also opportunity to do all the tours available on Fakarava, and I would not hesitate to recommend staying.

Rene W.
September 25, 2015
Not a dive lodge anymore
friendly staff, good food if available, free Kayak rental
Very basic bungalows,no warm water, masses of mosquitos, close to a very nice dives center (Dive Spirit Fakarawa), pricey for what it is ..

christian S.
September 07, 2015
Review of Paparara
Location, food, transfer to/from airport
M'y stay sas OK, the hotel location is great and the staff friendly, my main criticism concerns the room which was very small and not comfortable (separate bathroom, broken chair, limited lighting, etc.). I feel that I overpaid for the room (bungalow) I got. There is a dire need for a good hotel in Fakarava.

Maria C.
May 17, 2015
Experience bounty life
Location, diving, dinner

Alzbeta C.
March 08, 2015
lagoon bungalow
beautiful environment near lagoon, good home-made food, quite and relaxing place
beautiful bungalow with lagoon view, but with opened interior (mosquito net over beds included), remote location, not possibility to move without car or bike, very good home-made food but without possibility to choose menu and no drinking water or boiling kettle provided by the hotel, activities possible, but dependent on sufficient number of participants, overall relatively expensive for what is provided.

Valentin M.
December 20, 2013
nice hotel at reasonable price
location,nice beach,friendly staff
it was a very pleasant experience, very friendly staff, delicious food, nice beach

Juergen S.
October 08, 2013
Nice but basic
family atmosphere, excellent meals, friendly staff
The host couple Ato and Corinna could not be nicer and more helpful, but our cottage could be called rustic at best, with the creature comfort limited to 24 hr electricity and running cold water, and mosquito netting over the bed. The food prepared by our hosts was excellent (rich breakfast, 3-course dinner every day), and Ato or Corinna drove us to town or the airport when asked. As fairweather snorkelers we did not join Ato on one of the excursions he offered, since due to the incessant stron wind even the lagoon was quite choppy with white-caps.

Hilary B.
United States
August 05, 2013
The place is a magical and i enjoyed every minute.
Simple, picturesque, on the beach.
The owners, Ato and Corina, were very friendly and informative, the food was good, and eating meals with the other guests (all Francophone) was a very useful way to get my French back up to speed!