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"Endless beauty and truely relaxing"
We stayed in Premium overwater bungalow in March 17. It was hot and humid, so be prepared for sun protection, and drink heaps of water. We found the facility and service very good overall. Any issues we had (first world issues really) were actioned immediately and politely. Ask questions to get the most of your stay. The staff are friendly, and will do all they can to make your stay enjoyable If we had one complaint, it would be the cost and scheduling of the shuttles to Viatape. There should be more frequent services at a lower cost. Just plan any trip to "town" you have to make. Our SPG membership gave us discounts, so effectively they shouted us a free drink or two. Cocktails are great, and we found the food of high quality. A little limited in choice after being there for 7 nights, but we broke this up with a trip to Bloody Mary's one night. Well worth it. We also took advantage of their sister Resort, St Regis. We had free transfer and enjoyed a nice lunch. Yes a little more costly, but worth it. Try and pick a nice day and get up early and walk past the Heliport to catch the sunrise. Views and the beach are just so relaxing, so just chill out and enjoy. The room is functional, clean and very comfortable. The Wifi was a little patchy in the room, but strong in the Resort.
"Paradise!! With the most amazing View of Mount Otemanu!!!!"
My husband & i traveled here for our Honeymoon. We spent 8 nights in total at Le Meridien. The 1st 4 nights we spent in a classic motu bungalow. This didn't provide a glass floor but we did have semi access to the ocean. There were stairs leading down to some rocks which you could climb off of & into the ocean very easily. Just be careful if you do get this room as i had only arrived 10 minutes & i fell & cut my hand from the coral. This is obviously no fault of the hotels, just my clumsy self. The bungalow was in the perfect position, only a 2 minute walk to the pools, restaurants, bars & beach. The last 4 nights we had upgraded our room to an over water bungalow. The bungalows are the exact same size, only the balcony was much larger & obviously we had direct access to jump straight into the sea. The massive glass floor is amazing! we found from arrival to departure the staff were very helpful & welcoming. We had the most amazing experience at this hotel. i am a very fussy eater, so dinner wasn't ever very appetizing to me. however, breakfast selection was an amazing buffet & room service was always delicious, as well as the pool bar food. Expect to spend between $200-300 per couple per day on drinks & food... but it is Bora Bora & of course it isnt going to be cheap. it is a bucket list location!! there wasn't very much of a nightlife, this is understandable as it is mostly honeymooners who holiday here, but i think it is missing something for night time, just to have the option.
"Le Meridian is Magnifique!"
This was my eighth trip to Tahiti (5th to Bora Bora) and was the first time I stayed on that side of the main island. I had almost booked at St Regis and was absolutely glad I chose Le Meridian instead. I had some friends staying at St Regis and went over for a visit --I think they must've called the FBI to do a background check on me to be able to see my friends there! It was quite an ordeal just to go over for a few hours visit ! It was a bit too pretentious for me at St Regis and I made a wise decision to stay at Le Meridian where all the staff were so friendly and accommodating and met so many new friends that were guests. The beach was superb and the view was spectacular-it was awesome to enjoy this side of the island and a different perspective of Mt Otemanu. My room was exceptional and was at the end of the pontoon. Wifi was terrific and one thing I noticed from all the other overwater bungalows I have stayed in Tahiti , this one seemed to stay cooler. There aren't much fish to see but I did see an occasional sting ray and a baby shark. I highly recommend the Lagoonarium where you can swim with sharks and rays. I only had breakfast every day at the resort so I cannot comment on lunch or dinner-I'm allergic to seafood! I did go to Bloody Mary's and The Bora Bora yacht club for dinner with my friends . So if you're looking for an excellent resort --you will feel at home with the friendly staff at Le Meridian . Merci pour une autre experience incroyable Le Meridian 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
"Beautiful resort and friendly staff."
This was our second trip to Bora Bora with the first time we stayed at the Hilton Nui (now call the Conrad). From the time we arrived at the airport and were greeted by our host to the time we stepped off the boat we were treated as a VIP in all phases. The room was not ready when we arrived but the hotel has a changing room with showers next to the baggage storage area so you can change into your swimwear and start the fun. Our room was ready by 10 am and was smaller than than the over water bungalows at the Hilton but were much more updated and have a huge glass bottom in the main room. The resort is beautiful and the beach is the best in Bora Bora. Our week flew buy and we stayed at the resort most of the time except for a half day excursion in town and a 2 hour jet ski tour around the island. Peace and quiet and no phone to worry about.
"Five for Fabulous!"
You may read some negative reviews about this resort, but my advice is to ignore them unless you're an ignorant muppet looking for a cheap all-inclusive, college style party vacation where you expect the resort staff to hover over you and hold your hand 24/7. As for cost...it's Bora Bora, it's a bucket list destination, it's going to be expensive. Expect to spend $200-300 US per couple per day for food and drinks (depending on your habits). I highly recommend the "Half Board" meal plan. For approximately $75 US per person per day, you can indulge in the amazing breakfast buffet, plus a 3 course meal at either Tipanie or Te Ava restaurants (drinks and tips not included). The breakfast buffet is a massive spread of delicious culinary wonders, so much so that you'll likely over eat and want to skip lunch anyway. Both restaurants offer a delightful mix of French, Polynesian and Mediterranean inspired dishes. When ordering, keep an open mind to the fact that you are in an exotic location, they are going to do things differently here, and there is also limited access to certain fresh ingredients such as lettuce and tomatoes. So yeah, the Greek salad is not going to be as you remember it from that little back street, hole-in-the-wall cafe in Hersinossis, but it's still quite delicious. When it comes to the food, step outside of your comfort zone, be adventurous, order that cold tomato/melon soup...you likely won't regret it. Even if you have no real intention of leaving the resort while there, I highly recommend at least taking the boat shuttle to Viatape, on the main island. Do this on your first or second day after arriving in order to stock up on beer/wine and any light snacks that you might like for enjoying on the deck of your bungalow in the afternoons or evenings. The town itself is small and mostly dotted with little pearl shops, but still quite interesting to see. Be sure to stop at the little mobile Shave Ice truck in the center of town and indulge in one of the refreshing, Hawaiian treats as the temperature and humidity will be stifling and air conditioning limited in Vaitape. The cost of the boat shuttle from the resort to Viatape is approximately $30 US per person round trip. Definitely book a premium over the water bungalow if you can. The views from these bungalows are spectacular and the water is a bit deeper where they are situated. There's nothing quite like getting up in the morning a diving off your deck into the crystal clear, sky blue water. The bungalows are all very beautifully appointed with lots of wood accents. The large glass section of the floor casts the most beautiful blue light into the room by day, and a magical glow by night. The bed was amazingly comfortable; like sleeping on a marshmallow. If you find the resort staff to be aloof, it's probably because they are trying to give you some space to enjoy the tranquility, and allow you escape from everyday life. We found the resort staff to be extremely friendly and accommodating anytime we needed them. The guys in the beach hut were always laughing and having a great time, engaging with everyone. There are loads of onsite activities. At the beach, there were kayaks, SUP's, outriggers, etc all free for use by guests. There were also jet ski's and a few other motorized activities available for a fee. There is a turtle sanctuary/hospital on site where they are working to help sick and injured sea turtles. As a guest of the resort, you can tour the facility, learn about how the program started and even help feed the hospitalized turtles in the morning. There is no extra cost for this. However, there is an automatic $10 donation to the turtle center applied to you resort bill on arrival. This will be discussed with you at check out, and you will be given the option to decline, but once you see the work they are doing, you will likely be happy to make the donation. Overall, my husband and I had the most amazing week at Le Meridien Bora Bora, and we fully intend to return one day.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM