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"Awesome - Amazing - bucket list "must do""
From the moment we were met at Le Meridien's water taxi dock and greeted by name and led to an over water bungalow, we knew we were in for an amazing experience. Post card view from the balcony, spiral staircase leading to pristine waters (which you can light up at night under your room and watch thru the Plexiglas floor). This was the most serene place I have ever experienced. Quiet, slow paced - the perfect getaway if you are just looking to slow way down for awhile in a place with nothing but postcard views. Very cordial and knowledgeable staff who helped plan dinners and activities (if you're looking for any). I don't have enough colorful and positive adjectives to do justice for the description.
"Paradise - stunning beauty - enjoyed every minute"
Spend 9 days at this amazing hotel - both in overwater bungalows and a 2 bedroom Villa - having both experiences is highly recommendable. The views, the colours, the people, the atmosphere and the privacy this hotel offers is fantastic. Our children loved it and we felt safe to let them run around on their own and enjoy some time off from mom and dad! The staff is nice and always helpful and you get the feeling they are proud about the paradise we get to visit. The only thing the hotel needs to do something about is the restaurant in the evening. The food we had was really good, but the wait times and the staff is not at the level you have everywhere else in the hotel. But the waiting times is something you quickly forget and instead you focus on enjoying everything Bora Bora and this hotel offers
"Stunning beauty everywhere you look"
We spent a week in an overwater bungalow overlooking the volcano and loved every minute of our stay. The place is just like the postcards but better. You can spend the day doing activities including diving (there's a dive shop at the resort), swimming, paddleboarding, jetski, snorkeling, games at the beach or trips into town. Or you can do nothing - you really don't need to leave your bungalow. We're Starwood people so our decision was between here and St Regis. They really are worlds apart and if you want to spend the money (it was 3 x the price when we booked) then you can go there - however, we loved the Le Meridien as it has everything we wanted and more. Also, it's quite social - you can hang out at the bar and socialize with other guests and meet some lovely people. I've read a few reviews about the food - you have to understand that Bora Bora doesn't have any agriculture (other than fresh fish) which means that everything has to be imported - a long way! So they do a good job for what they have (but yes, it could be better). My only complaint was that I have food allergies and the menu/buffets didn't describe clearly what was in the food. I asked the staff when I had questions and they checked for me - but we've stayed at a few resorts/hotels since and the menu and signage at the other resorts all made it much more clear so I didn't have to ask anyone. A few tips for travellers - everything in the hotel is very expensive. That includes alcohol, food, transfers to the mainland.... so be sure you budget for that before you go. The good news is that you can bring a bunch of duty-free alcohol in with you and keep in your minibar. We brought in about 5 bottles of wine, plus vodka and a gin. Regarding time of year - we went in the rainy season (January) but it only drizzled once in the entire week. Otherwise, it was hot and sunny. The in-room TV is shockingly bad. We brought an iPad and watched Netflix when we wanted to see a show or movie. Overall I highly recommend this resort - we would definitely come back and stay again.
"Amazing Holiday in Paradise at Le Meridien Bora Bora!"
We took our three children to this resort for an Easter vacation away and we were blown away by the hotel service and 5 star accommodation. We stayed in the two bedroom villa on the lagoon, we would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for the perfect place to relax, unwind, enjoy the sites and water activities the island has to offer. The full day excursion around the island was the highlight of our stay, swimming with sharks, mante rays and the coral garden was just glorious. We were lucky to have Manu as our skipper and guide for the day, highly recommend this trip.
"Beautiful resort but could be better..."
Overall, nice resort. Beautiful grounds, beautiful views, nice included amenities(gym, turtle sanctuary, kayaking, two pools, other water sports). The beach is extremely well manicured with lots of chairs and palm trees. The real gem is a the turtle sanctuary where there is a free program that provides excellent education about the turtles and a chance to feed them as well--this was a highlight of our trip. We stayed in an overwater bungalow and the room was lovely. In terms of the things that we were not a fan of--this is a medium to large size resort so it is difficult to have an intimate experience. Many of the service and wait staff seemed overwhelmed and therefore were not extremely friendly. In terms of the food, the breakfast was fine but the dinner was actually awful. It lacked any flavor a.k.a spices and salt. We stopped eating dinner at the resort(other than burgers) and preferred to pay money to take the water taxi to go into town to find higher quality food. I also think that it is slightly ridiculous that the water taxi is an additional fee considering it is the only way to leave the resort or to actually see Bora Bora. Overall, not a horrible resort but if we return to Bora Bora, we may look into some of the other resorts on the island.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM