Of all of the family pensions that I had visited in French Polynesia, this is THE BEST that I had stayed in. This place has all of the convenient and comfort of a modern mid-range hotel but with a price of a no frill pension.
The pension resided on a small, beautiful, and clean campus with six coconuts tree, cemented sidewalk, and night-lights. The new place was built in the year 2004 and is run by a lovely French couple name Alain and Muriel. They will do everything to make your stay in Rangiroa and especially in their pension enjoyable, and memorable.
As you came from the airport to the pension, the Alain will greet you with a very refreshing juice fruit cocktail ñ an excellent gesture consider how hot you are. Then you will find a 1,5 bottle of fresh water in the refrigerator.
Breakfast at Pension Bounty is truly bountiful and full of choices. It consists of bread, butter, jam, tea, coffee, milk, cereal, fruit juice, honey, Swiss cheese, fruits or just about whatever Alain and Muriel has in the kitchen they will put it on the table for you.
Three of the biggest problems for visitors to French Polynesia are no-no bugs, mosquitoes and heat within the pension. Pension Bounty solved all three problems with no extra cost to the guest. All of the four units has mosquito screen on its glass, slide door and window, allowing the slide door and window to remain open, but keeps these pesky bugs out!
The ceiling fan cools the occupants and also moves the air from the main door to the window and outside. Therefore, the air in the units is constantly circulating in and out. This is the only pension in French Polynesia that I am aware of that has mosquitoes screen, and the units is about 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than all other pensions that I had stayed in.
Pension Bounty offered the following amenities: Kitchen with stove, refrigerator and cooking utensils Private bathroom with hot water Mosquito screen door and window Metal Safe Box with key Ceiling fan Large deck with roof King size bed Yard water faucet to wash snorkeling and SCUBA diving equipment Immaculate - without roaches and mosquitoes The word bounty means generous. Truly, the owner has made the name Pension Bounty to live up to its name.
Linh - Austin TEXAS