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This was our third stop in the French Polynesian two week tour. We stayed 4 nights at Intercontinental in Tahiti, and six nights at St Regis in Bora Bora. This was the best by far. The St Regis was wonderful, but we like this resort better. The Bora Bora over water bungalow were large and beautiful. Of course the views of the sunset every night were spectacular. We saw sharks(black-tip), rays, and tons of fish under our bungalow. We only ate at the one main restaurant and never at the high end restaurant. We did do the private romantic dinner on our deck one night which was super nice under a full moon. The food at this resort was the best we had during our two week stay. Many of their dishes are fish, and a lot of raw tuna caught the same day, awesome. We did the Polynesian buffet the one night which was super good, plus we had great entertainment. This is a smaller and more personal resort. We felt like everybody knew us. The snorkeling was just a short walk down the beach and is outstanding. Buy the fish food at the front desk. The fish go crazy for it. We enjoyed our tour arranged by the hotel to the main island of Tahaa. We visited the pearl farm,the vanilla farm and the rum store. The only place on the resort that had air conditioning was our room, which worked very well. Otherwise shorts and cool shirts for dinner. Some people who had the family beach rooms said they had some mosquito issues. We did notice them a few nights at dinner, but they do provide bug spray. We were right at the end of their rainy season, so I think they may have been worse then usual. My wife and I had a great 80 minute couple massage. I would go back, especially if it was closer.
"Nice beach bungalow "
As we were traveling with 2 kids we decided to stay at the beach bungalow + pool. It's was perfect for a family of 4. Very spacious bungalow, extremely clean with top class amenities. Spacious bathroom with an outdoor bathtub. Wonderful. But....be prepared for a long walk if you want to reach the pool. We were expecting more about the room pool. It was almost the same size of the bathtub, but that's ok, the crystal clear sea was just in front of us. A little disappointed with the restaurant. Was expecting more (in terms of food, service and decoration). The pool area is not fancy and does not have many chairs. Needs some improvements to fit the hotel standards. Nice coral reef to dive. Last but not least: we found plastics and some bottles at the beach :(
"Oh, my. Everything I hoped for."
We stayed for 6 nights in a Bora-Bora view overwater bungalow. Our teenaged daughter said it was a living hell to be so isolated, with no Internet except at the restaurant and no kids her age. MIddle-aged spouse and I--of course--had come here to escape from all that. Nothing to do all day but swim in the most extraordinarily clear calm water, eat fine French fusion food, read, and sleep. Hotel was fully occupied, but we felt like the only guests. The lagoon is preternaturally beautiful--shallow, white sand bottom. I came to terms with my fear of sharks (there was a little 2 foot black tipped reef shark who lived right under our bungalow and pointedly ignored us). Living in Hawaii, we know it's easy to make palm-thatched huts totally Disney-kitch. This was not kitch. I am not sure I want to know what the Hotel did to keep mosquitoes at bay, cockroaches and lizards out of the roof, etc--but they did. Budget for $200/day food for a family of 3. Seriously. If you expect and plan for it, then you won't be resentfully shocked--and it's worth it. Other reviewers had misgivings about the food and made excused about 'well, they are far outside the supply lines...'I'm a total food snob and was very happy.
"wonderfully relaxing hotel"
stayed here for 4 nights and was able to relax in a 2 br beach front suite. The room was spacious n had mosquito netting around the bed, large bathroom and living room too. The food was ok as breakfast was included but there were very few evening dinner options. They had happy hour daily at the swim up bar which was awesome and snorkeling in the coral garden was great. The surrounding ocean was terrific as the water was shallow and so enjoyable. Overall a very nice place to stay but don't forget the bug spray for the mosquitoes.
"Best Snorkeling on the Planet"
Clear waters, healthy coral reefs, hundreds of fish. The best snorkeling on the planet in the coral reef garden. Only 4 feet deep at most. This is the best feature of the property. There is a small pearl store here or you can visit the local pearl farm. Limited to one restaurant, but quite pricey. You can also take the ferry to the main island for local food truck food, but the highlight is the snorkeling. Snorkeling access off the peer from each room porch as well.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM