What is(are) your name(s)?
Muriel and Alain Ruiz
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
After living the hustle live of Paris we decided to move on an atoll and make a huge change in our life! We found this piece of land between ocean and lagoon with turquoise colors and built our bed and breakfast. We called it Bounty as that name sounded full of connotations both local and international: Mutiny of the Bounty, the famous film with Marlon Brando; the well known brand of chocolate. It is only when we got our first English speaking guests that we learned that it was also an English adjective meaning a lot of things we have to live up to!!!
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
The atoll of Rangiroa in French Polynesia has the most spectacular views in he world. Our bed and breakfast is a perfect place for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle. At a few steps from the beach of both the lagoon and the ocean, Pension Bounty is a prime location for scuba divers and for those loving to watch the sun rise or sun set over the clear and sparkling water. At Tiputa Chanel, a half mile away you can see the dolphins playing and jumping the waves.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
Our guests said they like the way we welcome them and appreciate our availability. They like the fact that we organize everything about excursions, snorkeling and scuba diving. We have diner with them and they seem very happy about being around a table with guests of different nationalities. I love to help them translating their words in French, English, Spanish or Italian. Of course the best is the atoll itself and its sites and it is one of the best spots in the world for scuba diving.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
From Tahiti Tourism Office Pension Bounty has received 2 Tiare, out of a maximum of 3. Thanks to the weather in Rangiroa the meals are taken outside all year around. A deck furnished with a large and unique table allows our guests to group together for breakfast and diner in front of the tropical garden. A free pick up is also offered by the restaurants around. We have diner with our guests and we serve grilled and cooked fish of very different varieties, fished a few hours before in the ocean and the lagoon. There is a library with some 300 books in 5 different languages, free bicycles and free Wi-Fi connection.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
We have 4 rooms for 2/3 people with equipped kitchenette. The maximum capacity of Pension Bounty is 12 people. Double bed or twin bed + 1 single bed according to requirement .
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
We welcome you to 4 comfortable studios, where the calm and tranquility will captivate you. Each double studio with European comfort requirements includes: Equipped kitchenette, Bathroom with hot water, Mosquito screen on door and window, Safe, Ceiling fan, Large deck, table and chairs, deck chairs, Extra bed available.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
Each double studio with European comfort requirements includes: Equipped kitchenette. Bathroom with hot water. Mosquito screen door and window. Safe. Ceiling fan. Large deck, table and chairs, deck chairs. Extra bed available. Free Wifi connexion.
Which room is your personal favorite?
Our 4 rooms are similar.
What do the room rates include?
Rooms are fully inclusive of all taxes, breakfast, unlimited Wi-Fi connection, round trip from the airport, unlimited use of bicycles and palms, masks, tuba.
Do you offer any special packages?
Yes, we have a Long Stay Special Offer and Scuba Divers Special Offer. You can see the conditions according the season on our web site.
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Our breakfast is partially self service and includes coffee, several types of tea, chocolate, 5 kinds of fruit juice, bread and mild and salted butter, cheese,12 kinds of jam, fruits. In complement and always free we serve eggs cooked according to requirement.
When and where is breakfast served?
On the island with the sun we wake up quite early! So we serve breakfast on the large deck in front of the garden from 7.15 to 8.15. Thus the time to go on an excursion or to go scuba diving is plenty!
Are dietary needs accommodated?
We try to meet the specific requirements of or clients with no additional payment but we are situated on an atoll in the middle of the Pacific ocean!
Do you serve other meals?
Breakfasts and diners are served at Pension Bounty. Our guests have lunch most of the time during the excursions. They can also choose a restaurant around or to prepare their lunch themselves using the kitchenette in their studio.
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Each studio has an equipped kitchenette.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
To respect the peacefulness and quietness wanted by the guests we do no accept children under 12 years old and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Do you accept pets?
It is not allowed to bring animals on the atoll without a very long quarantine.
What is your smoking policy?
No smoking rooms but allowed on the deck and in the garden.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
Yes there is one but our guest arrive by plane or boat.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
Our atoll by itself is quite uncomfortable for disabled people and our rooms have no specific facilities for that purpose.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
Fire alarms are included. Up to now we are lucky enough to live in very quiet and safe surrounding.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
We always try to accommodate time to check in and check out according to the flights of our guests. In addition a room with shower and toilette is at their disposal if they wish to do a last nice swimming in the lagoon just before departure.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
The minimum is 2 nights but such a short stay would not allow our guests to fully enjoy the beauty of our atoll!
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
The best way is to fill up the form on our web site or just us send an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is you cancellation policy?
To confirm a reservation we ask an non-refundable down payment equal to one night.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept payment by credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), wire transfers, cash.
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
The warm climate allows everyone to walk around lightly dress. At table we appreciate that our guests wear a shirt or tee shirt.
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
Guests are usually very happy to share the feeling and the impressions they get from the different Polynesian islands, excursions and dives they do with guests from other countries. In 6 years we have received guests from 58 different nationalities!
Is there something more that you want to share about your property?
You have read it, now it's time to live it!