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"10 stars from us, simply perfect"
We have just returned from a 5 night stay at Thalasso. We had a wonderful holiday. We are a working couple, early 60's who needed a restful time before the busy Xmas season. We arrived in the evening and check in was very quick. We are not members of any preferred group and after a copy of our passports we were off to our bungalow. Wow, we could not believe the size of the bungalow. It was the size of a small house. Great attention had been taken with the design. It was spacious with lots of storage for clothes. We are so over living out of a suitcase in a 5 star hotel. There were fans and an airconditioning system which not only worked but was quiet. There was plenty of lounge around space inside, a huge shower and a separate toilet away from the bathroom. The coffee table with its view below to the sea was a nice touch. In the morning we appreciated the view to the coast. We were in room 204 and looked to the atoll where there were palm tress and bush. We could imagine ourselves on our own desert island. The deck was large with 2 loungers and a table and chairs. You could lie in or out of the sun as you wished. There was a tap on the lower deck so you wash the salt off before climbing back to the deck. The water was warm, not so deep, but no current. The bungalows all face slightly away from each other and I noticed that guests in our area swam a lot as it was more private that the bungalows facing the beach or the mountain. That said the mountain view was impressive and from the end of the boardwalk, very close. There was construction work on the end but nowhere near us. The power was off for an hour one morning but we had a notice delivered the night before and we went to breakfast at the time. Breakfast was the usual excellent fare. We had lunch and dinner at the Sands as it was the most casual. The food was good and the wine list very good. We enjoyed drinking French and Tahitian wine for a change though we could have had NZ wine if we wished. The staff were the hotels main asset. They were friendly - all of them. The service at the Sands was excellent - Vaimai in particular deserves mention. The housekeeping staff were very pleasant , friendly but inobtrusive. We did one excursion but were happy to read and swim and sunbathe. We were surrounded by honeymooners from all over the world who seemed to want to do the same, so it was perfect. Sadly the same could not be said of the Intercontinental in Papeete and I will review that soon.
We staying in an emerald overwater bungalow and it was spectacular! The bungalow was more impressive and luxurious then i could have imagined! We were blown away! The resort is impecable and the staff are lovely and very accomodating! honestly we didn't wan't to leave It made for a magical honeymoon that I would love to recreate again oneday!
"Best resort ever!"
My family stayed 4 nights here. The over water villa was very spacious and beautiful. All the people working in the resort were friendly and kind, especially the pool boys! They had activities at noon and ray feeding at 2pm everyday. My son was anticipating the hat making on the last day so badly, but it rained a lot, so we were worried the activity might be cancelled. He asked one of them and they set up the activity at a place under a roof and started making hats for him and my daughter. Those two hats are the best souvenir that my son ever had, he said.
You cannot go wrong with this place! Simply amazing. We stayed for a week. The staff, the food, the over water bungalow, it was just an incredible place! Enjoyed a few excursions and some amazing snorkelling. Swimming with sharks and stingrays was a big hit for us! Highly recommend trying that! Everything was perfect for our stay. This will be a tough vacation to compare anything too!
"Amazing and unique place - the most beautiful place on earth"
We stayed for 4 nights in this incredible paradise. Truly beautiful, we had a villa over the water, which was spacious and comfortable, and the view - WOW!! The highlight, which we didn't tire of, was being in the Infinity pool, sipping a Bora Bora colada from a coconut. We did some trips (Jet ski - highly recommended!) and scuba diving during our stay. We saw black tipped reef shark, and mantas. My dive computer showed a water temperature of 29C - it was never cold. We've never seen such beautiful blues and turquoises - the colours of the sea are exquisite. The cost, and time, coming here from Europe, is a lot, and the prices: be prepared!! But high prices seem the norm here and also in Papeete. It also rained a lot the one day, and some showers on other days. What a place for romance with someone special!!!!!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM