Our Story

Born at Afaahiti (Tahiti) of a marquesian mother and a French doctor father, I traveled a lot with my family during my youth. After my studies, I decided to continue my travels becoming a professional dancer of Ori Tathiti and then of Oriental dance.

That took me to many different countries and made me discover different peoples and cultures. In 1989, I decided that it was time to stop hanging around and to return to my country. Therefore, I returned to Tahiti and became History and Geography teacher at Papeete, then at Hiva Oa at the Marquesas Islands before returning to Taravao.

I met my husband Tohetia, originally from the Marquesas Islands and, in 2014, we decided together to open a Guest House. I retired early from the Education Service, we imagined the plans of the project and started a new adventure.


The construction

The construction of the villas started in June 2015 but because of different reasons, the building lasted for 3 full years. Tohetia built everything with his own hands with sometimes the help of some friends, our children and myself as labor for the structural works. As far as possible, we planted the garden as the building went along.

For the choice of materials, we privileged construction wood and shingles cut and processed in Tahiti. We also chose to integrate black river stones to our project, which bring “mana” to the environment while reminding us of our marquesian origins (paepae). We also focused on the decoration of half-open bathrooms with interior gardens and kitchens open upon the terrace and the garden.

We have tried to inject a Polynesian spirit to our villas using as many objects originally from Polynesia (umete, peue, tapas …) as possible while also focusing upon luxury through the quality of the materials, individual swimming pools, modern and equipped kitchens.

The name Omati means Sun in Marquesian, that’s why our logo depicts a sun.

Discovery of tahiti's peninsula

We are located at 15-20 minutes by car from the Teahupoo mythical surf wave, from beautiful beaches accessible to children or for swimming and relaxing, from nature hikes, from warefalls … Feel free to contact us for other activities, we can put you in contact with other providers in the peninsula ...


Mauruuru and see you soon !

Choose your Villa

Find right now every available offers on our site. Browse through our offers and enjoy an incredible stay in beautifull villas for an attractive price.

30 000 XPF/night

VILLA KOKU’U (96 m²)

Ideal for couples, honeymooning or not. As you come out of the main room upon the terrace, you can dive directly into your private swimming pool

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30 000 XPF/night

VILLA IVA’IVA (96 m²)

A villa with two big rooms opening upon our tropical garden. The room on the ground floor opens upon a river-stone wall and, on the other side there is a terrace...

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20 000 XPF/night

VILLA VAI (70 m²)

Our third villa is ideal for welcoming families. It is also equipped with a big kitchen with basic ingredients available (coffee, tea, sugar oil, vinegar). From its large terrace, you can enjoy a superb view upon the tropical garden.

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Common Place

VILLA HAPATONI

This villa designed as a traditional Polynesian house or “fare potee” hosts the reception, which is open from 7h30, AM to 11h30 AM. In this common area equipped with Wi-Fi you can enjoy a big open terrace

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Have you some questions ?


Do you want to book a stay?

We invite you to contact us for any reservation or request for information. OMATI LODGE thanks you for your trust and will reply to you as soon as possible to guide you in your efforts and best meet your expectations.

Pk 2,6, route du plateau, lotissement Rodolphe Jamet. Lot DD5598719 Taravao, French Polynesia

87 73 03 49
vaireala@hotmail.com