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We recently stayed in an "upgraded" over water bungalow. The bathroom sink filled up, toilet required multiple flushing. Called maintenance twice, gave up. They provide you with one bottle water per day for two at no charge. Asking for an extra bottle was like asking for gold. On one date, one of the front desk clerks gave me a small bottle of water from the back office. On a second ocassion, another clerk stated they have none, and sent me to their store in order to purchase one. Overall, the staff were courteous and friendly, the locale needs a makeover. As far as the breakfast buffet goes, they should really head over to the Hilton in Moorea as a reference guide as to what a buffet should offer, presentation as well. The internet (wi-if) in our bungalow, or lack there of, was from the dark ages. Per staff, the island of Tahiti uses up the bulk of their wi-if, and thus slow as molasses. The island of Tahiti is a 45 minute plane (ATR) ride away. I didn't buy their excuse. They really need to upgrade their IT infrastructure as well. The Hilton Moorea wi-if, outstanding, and they are closer to the island of Tahiti. They really need to invest in this property. Not worth what we paid. I forgot to add the day they failed to fill their portable ice chests for their bungalow guests. I forgot to mention, woke up one morning to see service techs working underneath my bungalow, and having to shut the water off. No one bothered to let us know of their repair, lack of running water, and the fact that maintenance would be whirling on our bungalow, ever heard of privacy' During our stay, we had a large contingent of U.S., Canadian, British, New Zealanders, yet no English speaking channels on TV, except for CNN. Again, no consideration of whom you cater to. Did I mention the Hilton in Moorea offered English speaking Channel, with movies' Here is our strong suggestion for the owners, you need to facilitate a major overhaul of your property.
"Just not worth it"
Having been to some of the other islands in French Polynesia we were really excited about visiting Bora Bora. We deliberately booked the Intercontinental because it has a dive centre and we stayed on one of the lovely over water bungalows. The room itself is beautiful with a lounge, bedroom, bathroom, dressing room and view of the mountain. Sadly they were building more bungalows so our view was spoilt by cranes which they gave us a credit note for. The rooms are lovely - one of the best we've stayed in, however I was overall disappointed with the hotel. The food was average at best and the hotel was just not that special. When you're paying $1500 a night I think you deserve a special experience and this was just average. There's also no poit staying there for the diving which itself is average and the boat picked up people from the St Regis and Four Seasons meaning you are first on and last off the boat. We went to the main island which is also a bit of a let down. Even the famous Bloody Mary's is distinctly average. Personally I would recommend avoiding Bora Bora and going to Rangiroa - especially if you want decent diving, Polynesian beauty and at less than half the price.
"Book Le Moana!"
We had the most amazing experience at the Moana Resort. Firstly I want to acknowledge the staff and how truly AMAZING everyone is. We just got back from our honeymoon a couple days ago and still talk about the staff who truly became like family. My husband and I got sunburned and some sun blisters on our arms- the staff was quick to take care of me. They checked up on us every morning and brought us a cream to help with the burn! Vahine, Fefe, Joann, Jeremy, Nahamia- I can go on and on. They made our experience excellent. The love, care, and attention they showed us was incredible and nothing like I have ever experienced. The hotel itself is amazing as well! We were very happy to be so close to restaurants and local markets. Also the beach is amazing. We had a photoshoot there and the pictures are outstanding. I give my experience 5 stars!
"One of our favourites of our French Polynesia trip!"
Loved the Le Moana on Bora Bora! We'd debated back & forth so many times about whether to stay on a motu resort or on the mainland and in the end decided that we'd rather stay on the main island as we always like the option to visit different restaurants easily on our holidays. This way we could easily get out & about without having to catch a boat over the main island. In the end we were pleased that we chose the Le Moana for this very reason, but also because of the stunning beach it offered (better than the ones I've seen pictures of on the motu hotels which mostly appear to be man made) and also the close proximity to Matira beach. The hotel itself is definitely a bit more rustic (but in a good way) to some of the big 5 star resorts on Bora Bora, but don't let that put you off. We had a Horizon Overwater Bungalow (OWB) since it was our belated honeymoon & loved being able to snorkel off our deck without being immediately below anybody else's room! We both agreed though that having done the OWB thing we would stay in one of the beach bungalows for the cheaper price as they also looked great too. But you have to do the OWB at least once I guess to tick it off the list! We loved the friendliness of the staff & the French lady (sorry can't recall her name) who ran the place was fantastic & really went out of her way to come & talk to the guests when they were having drinks or dinner. This was not just to make sure everything was okay, but she also had a genuine interest in her guests it seemed. The food at the hotel was good enough but nothing outstanding, but still plenty nice for the price (by Bora Bora standards!). The breakfast was one of the best out of the hotels we stayed at in French Poly however so 10 out of 10 for that one! We were unlucky with the weather sadly during our stay with a lot of rainy or overcast days (which the locals said was more like January weather than May!) but it was an El Nino year so it seemed to have messed with the expected conditions. Such is life though & we still made the most of it kayaking out to the coral garden (about 20 - 30 mins) & snorkelling. We also hired a moped & circled the island which was nice, visiting Bloody Mary's & stocking up on supplies in Vaitape. There is a supermarket (small) a few minutes walk from the hotel which was handy & the Lucky House pizza place was also just round the corner which we ate at a couple of times. Most other places will come pick you up for free as well if you make a booking. Prices weren't quite as crazy as we were expecting thankfully, probably on par with London prices or slightly higher (drinks being the most expensive), but still more than you'd pay for say a meal in the US in our experience. We made the most of the half price cocktails during happy hour each evening, which it seemed most other guests were doing too. All in all a great stay & we're hoping to save up to return for our 10 year anniversary & we just hope the weather gods are a bit kinder to us next time!
My husband and I stayed here for 5 days for our honeymoon last week, We had such a great experience and definitely recommend Le Moana to others. The rooms were beautiful, cozy, and meet all of our needs. My only critique regarding the room was the shower pressure. We had just come from the InterContinental Moorea Resort and the shower and water pressure was so much better - it was very disappointing here. The grounds were very beautiful. I loved the different and vibrant plant life on the resort. They do an amazing job keeping up with everything. The staff was very friendly and warm. The only staff we didn't love was the front desk staff - they weren't as friendly as the rest of the staff. They kind of treated us as if we were an inconvenience to them. Happy Hour was always enjoyable and the staff was really wonderful. They put a lot of work into making it nice for the guests. We're very happy with our stay at this resort and definitely recommend it to others. Just keep in mind - the wifi is poor here (I'm sure it is for most of the island) so don't expect to watch Netflix or get anything done online. Also, do not shop in their gift shop - WAY too expensive. There are a couple of other little stores just down the road (about 5 minute walk) that is way cheaper (for snacks, water shoes, floaties, etc). Also, the water is very shallow under the over water bungalows. Initially, we were disappointed but after reading a review over the Hilton where someone said it was too deep and the current too strong, we realized we would prefer shallow water. The current was very strong in the two islands we stayed at on our trip so we were probably better off with shallow water and not having to fight against the current much. - just don't expect to dive into the water from your bungalow :) All in all, we highly recommend this resort!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM