Hmmm, I posted info this morning on here and it disappeared into cyberspace!!!
Teresa & Julie, we are staying for 3 nights before the cruise at the Manava Suite Resort Hotel. It's on the water and it's close to the airport and the port in Papeete.http://www.spmhotels.com/resort
We got a lagoon front suite for $223 US/Canadian per night. It's got a kitchenette. There is a little supermarket just up the street and local places to eat. There is also restaurant at the hotel but I understand it's very expensive.
If you are interested try booking it on-line. That's where we got our good price, on Expedia.
There are lots of good writeups for this hotel on TripAdvisor.
Here is the info on the hotel. http://www.spmhotels.com/resort
See you in September!
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