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"Most beautiful place I've ever visited! Definitely a great choice for couples!"
Bora Bora was the best decision I could've made for my honeymoon! I've been to several island and beach destinations and this was by far the most beautiful and tranquil. The resort was beautiful and relaxing and I loved that it wasn't over crowded and I could take pictures with no one else in them. It is definitely worth paying a little extra for a bungalow further out as well so you can get even more privacy. There was a lot of things as far as customer service that we thought would bring us elsewhere on our next visit. Most visitors come in on an early flight 9-10am and then depart on a late flight 5-6pm and they are very strict on their check in and check out times. So after you've been flying for over 24 hours you get there (they are aware of when you are arriving) and the best they offer you is a non air conditioned shower where the windows are half open offering minimal privacy and then you are left half asleep waiting to get into your room until 2pm. Same for check out day, you must check out by 11am (even if you are and ihg member). Our bags were taken to a closet where other guests were in and out of all day so we felt very un easy about that as well. The food was also not that great. We had a couple of things that were pretty good. Shrimp tacos and my husband like the burger. But we were disappointed in the breakfast and the show/breakfast we paid for 85 dollars per person and the food wasn't very good and they never even explained the culture behind the dancing. I had no idea why they were doing what they were doing, it would've meant a lot more to understand the meaning. We found some really good places to eat in walking distance of the hotel. Mai tai and a pizza place. We also shopped at the market for beer and snacks for the day. All in all the hotel was great. The room service was amazing. The people were so kind and the atmosphere was to die for!
"Celebrity treatment in Paradise"
Wow Wow & Wow! This place blew me away and the pictures don't measure up to being there in person. When we arrived at the Le Moana resort our room wasn't ready but everyone was friendly. They had us complete a few forms out and then they gave us a tour of the resort. I had signed my husband up for an IHG membership earlier in the year. Luckily prior to coming they released a reward night one week before we were going to be in Bora Bora so I booked one night in a beach bungalow. Once our room was ready they walked us not to a beach bungalow but out to an over water bungalow. Tim said they were giving us a bit of an upgrade. Our room had a panoramic view of the mountains and it was incredible. Once we got our room I never wanted to leave. I loved the French Polynesia feel of the decor. The coffee table glass slides out so you can feed the fish. We spent most of our time just relaxing on the deck overlooking the Bora Bora Paradise. I even got 2 for 1 happy hour Pina Colada's to take back to our room so we could enjoy happy hour on our private deck and our location was super private. We loved the room and resort. It was a perfect night. Everyone at this resort is so friendly and welcoming and made us feel like a celebrity. This location is great you can walk to restaurants from this resort. I ordered a pizza to go from Lucky House for a snack. We dined on our deck and had pizza with a view. Matira Beach is beautiful and a great place to watch the sunset. I didn't stay on the Mutu but I don't think I would like being stuck over there having to take boat shuttles across to dine on the main island. If I were planning another trip to Bora Bora I would spend two nights on the Motu at the Thalsso and 3 nights at the LeMoana. Our time was limited this trip and I wish I had a second night at the LeMoana. We only had 3 nights in Bora Bora and we spent the other two at the Bora Bora Yacht Club. I would definitely stat here again if I get the chance to come back to Bora Bora. It's a beautiful place!
"Beautiful Bora Bora"
I have to say I spent months of reading reviews and trying to decide on which hotel to stay at in Bora Bora and I am so glad I picked Le Moana. I picked this hotel mainly for the location, I wanted the flexibility of eating at different restaurants due to being a veggie, I was worried I would not have much choice eating at the same hotel every night if your on the island. When we arrived at the airport in Bora Bora the Intercontinental rep checked us in and pointed us towards the boat. This was a speedy transfer taking 30mins first of all to the sister hotel then on to Le Moana. The colour of the water is unreal, I didn't think it would better than some of the places I have been like the Maldives, Mauritius or Fiji but it does, its breathtaking. We were greeted at the hotel with a cold drink and towel and then shown around the resort. The resort is lovely, not too big but just how I imagined a Bora Bora hotel was going to be. The staff are lovely and really look after you, they all wear the traditional dress which is really nice to see. We had an Horizon Overwater bungalow, this is further out on the pontoon which is great. The water is beautiful and is only waist height when stood up. You can even walk all the way across to the beach which we did on a number of times due to friends of ours having a beach bungalow. Having seen inside the beach bungalows I would have to say if I came back again I would stay in one of these, but if you have never stayed in a water bungalow before then it has to be done it's a great experience. The set out of the rooms are very similar with the over water bungalow being bigger, they both still have their own sunbeds out on the deck as well as a seating area. The sliding glass table in the water bungalow is really cool and a great way to see some of fish that come around the coral that is under each bungalow. I would suggest taking some beach shoes with you as you do come across crabs, sea urchins and sharp bits of coral while out in the water. Breakfast was buffet style and had a good selection of different foods. We did eat here once for lunch which was also very good, but most days we went down the road to the little supermarket and got fresh bread, cheese, meat and made our own lunch. We did eat an evening meal twice at the hotel and on both occasions was really good, after reading some reviews about the food I was a little wary, but I can only say it was really good. The good thing about staying at Le Moana is you can easily access restaurants not far from the hotel and certain one's like Bloody Mary's will pick you up and bring you back free of charge. (Even though I would say this restaurant is over rated), go next door to the Lucky House this is really good and has plenty to choose from even for me being a veggie. The happy hour that the hotel has is at 6-7pm can be a bit hit and miss with regards to getting your second drink or not, they do get very busy and could do with more staff at this time. Its worth making the most of it as you will find like everything else in Bora Bora its very expensive. Even when you speak to the locals they also say its very expensive for them as well. We used some of the water sports that were free of charge like the paddle board and the canoe's, bit windy for the paddle board, best trying this at the Thalasso hotel where there is no wind. Don't be put off by the wind here at Le Moana as its a nice breeze to cool you down. On one our third day we took the boat over to the sister hotel Thalasso to see what it was like. First impression was wow really nice very impressive, we stayed all day and used the facilities including the water sports. We did find this resort a lot busier around the pool and the overwater bungalows seem closer together. I have to say I am still glad I stayed at Le Moana, its got more of a personal touch, staff get to know you and it has a Polynesian feel to the place. Apart from it being a little windy it was a brilliant holiday and after all the months of research which hotel should I go to, I would highly recommend this one.
"Beautiful but food needs a little attention"
Beautiful property with friendly services. Although there was a construction going on they provided compensation in terms of F&B which was nice. Generally the property was close to perfect, except for the food. Personally i found their food in both restaurants a little bland, (sands and reef) so for every meal I had to ask for salt and pepper which was provided but shortly after it was taken away as it seemed other patrons were asking for s&p too.. every meal was a game of salt and pepper hide and seek session. Would be nice if every table had their own salt and pepper. Other than that, paradise on earth. Would highly recommend this resort~
"Peaceful and picturesque"
Bora Bora is everything you read and hear about, and more! The Intercontinental Le Moana was a quiet and peaceful place with idyllic views over the lagoon and the mountain. Staff are very friendly and helpful, right from the moment we were met at the airport, then transported by boat to the hotel, the greeting at the hotel and the consideration at check in. We had a wonderful stay and will return.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM