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"An Exceptional Experience!"
From the moment our boat arrived, we were greeted warmly and with a live Polynesian musician playing and singing! Havi did a superb job in making us feel like royalty during our stay. We arrived early to take advantage of our short stay, and to our delight our room was ready by noon! The staff was exceptional, and Havi whisked us promptly in the golf cart and provided a beautiful tour of the hotel - a feast for the eyes. The landscape is something out of a movie, the grounds are expansive and you even have access to a private island area. We were taken to our over water bungalow by golf cart and our blessed Havi served our every need. Upon opening the door, she surprised us with gorgeous flowers and champagne, it was almost a fantasy come true. We were celebrating our 11th year Anniversary. The turquoise water views from our bungalow and the large glass floor were breathtaking. Havi then proceeded to teach me how to wear a "Pareo" which are common on the island (a swimsuit coverup). She was so warm and helpful. Then she invited us for a free breakfast the next day in a restaurant sitting atop of a lagoon teeming with fish. We enjoyed every second of our over water bungalow. The room was cheek but simple and contained everything needed. The bed was comfortable and the best was the balcony leading to the water. We figured out how to open the sliding doors all the way so the breeze filled the whole room. We had planned to conduct a ceremony to renew our marriage vows, and we did so in the bungalow! It was perfect. At night, we were so enthralled about the openness, the breeze, the sound of the water and passing boats, we slept with all windows wide open! It was a truly exceptional experience. I most highly recommend Le Meridien in Bora Bora. We would return in a heartbeat and I am most thankful for our memorable experience during our stay. Thanks be to the Lord for loving us so much.
"Paradise on Earth"
My husband and I stayed for 7 days in the overwater bungalows for our honeymoon. Having come from a week in Mo'orea (which was also amazing), we were not prepared for how stunningly beautiful this hotel and location was! The resort is well-maintained and the overwater bungalow rooms are very clean and modern. It's not the best area for snorkeling, but the beach area is perfect for doing absolutely nothing and relaxing. The palm trees, white sand beach and crystal blue water is just perfect. The hotel itself is not too busy so the beach never felt overcrowded. The bar serves at both the pool and beach area and we were all over that. They also rent out SUPs and kayaks. This hotel also had an outrigger canoe which was a major plus for my husband who paddles. The staff at the beach hut were very friendly, funny and made us feel welcome, especially Mataihau and Jonathan. Food options are limited, but I wouldn't recommend French Polynesia to a foodie - it's more of a vacation to disconnect and relax. They have 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Breakfast was delicious, highly recommend getting the American breakfast as part of your package. It's a buffet. My only issue was the flies - there were a lot at breakfast. Le Tipanie is pretty good, but service can be slow at times. I wasn't impressed with La Trattoria as the food was mediocre at best. We mostly ordered at the bar or room service. Enjoyed their bar food a lot! Also, shoutout to Alexander at the bar for his hospitality as well! What I really do like about the Le Meridien is the turtle center that they have on the resort. We spent the day with the turtles and the staff in the center and it was an amazing experience. As it's a healing center, the turtles are sick or hurt. We got to help with their daily tasks such as preparing the food, feeding the turtles, weighing, measuring and cleaning them. It's really amazing and great when you hear their stories of injured turtles eventually being released back into the ocean. Major props to the Le Meridien for supporting this endeavor. All in all, worth every penny. Friendly staff, stunning views. We'll be back soon!
"Heaven on Earth"
Stayed here for five days in over water bungalow 340. The view doesn't get any better. The remarkable staff at this resort goes above & BEYOND. Mateo, our fun and festive guy at the jet ski area tried getting us a sailing lesson on our last day here but we were on a snorkel trip that surpassed everything we've ever had so we didn't make it back in time. The class was free and he thought we'd enjoy it. Staff went out of their way to accommodate us in so many ways. We leave here tomorrow and head for another island. We leave with great memories and we will think of the staff here who touched our hearts and funny bones. People who live here enjoy life no matter the weather. Blessings to Bora Bora and it's beautiful people.
The views are amazing! Best view of the mountain is from Le Meridien. The overwater bungalows were magical with great views and very clean. Plenty of amenities and activities to enjoy. The reef tour was amazing and worth every penny. The water is crystal clear with breathtaking shades of blue. The staff is generally friendly and the service is generally good for all things non-food. I ordered a Coke with only 4 people at the bar and the staff forgot to give it to me. On a different day, the lady working another bar would not look up to acknowledge me and there was no one else at the bar. We asked for our check at the restaurant and the staff never brought it to us. The bar/restaurant staff seems like they would rather cut off one of their legs than deliver good customer service. The Le Meridien would truly be a complete package if the restaurant/bar staff acted like they cared about the guests. This is surprising for SPG. Very expensive place to be treated like this. Not up to SPG standards if you ask me.
"Beautiful Once In A Lifetime Trip"
Beautiful property and amazing view from our over water bungalow. Staff were very friendly and accommodating to our requests. The grounds are very spacious and kept very clean with the exception of inconsiderate smoking guests who liked to throw their butts on the ground. Meals were good but expensive and the menu did not change much each night other than when buffets were offered. Not a lot of dining choices and drinks are not included. Make sure to buy a meal plan or dine on the main island. Beach was not crowded during our stay and we never felt like we were in Mexico or Cuba surrounded by crowds of loud families. Activities were offered by the resort but we booked in advance directly with the operators which was a lot cheaper. Overall the trip was amazing and will be remembered for the rest of our lives. Highly recommend Le Meridien but be prepared to spend lots of money.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM