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"Bucket List Fulfilled"
An amazing place to visit. From being picked up from airport by boat, to our premium overwater bungalow, to the beautifully presented and prepared food at both restaurants, to the water sport activities, to the beach side bar, to the turtle sanctuary.... I could go on. Chanal the Concierge was extremely helpful in accommodating our many requests to organise our activities, especially the paragliding, which unfortunately after much organisation, was cancelled due to high winds which was a shame. For us, this resort ticked all the boxes. Would recommend Le Meridien as a first class resort to visit.
We were there and has been the best decision that we can ever take!! Breakfast are nice, for lunch you can eat something at the pool bar(nachos and pizza are nice)and dinners are nice as well!! We will repeat!!
Great hotel! Overwater bungalow is the way to go - it's what the majority of the rooms are and a highlight of the hotel. Rooms were great - compact but comfortable and had all you need. If you want shallow water outside your room (to be able to walk) you want a room that's closer to the beach, not too far down the pontoon. For more privacy, go farther down the pontoon but note that the water is very deep and the current is strong. You may need to bring a rope to tie your tube to something so you don't float away - no joke! I found the location of this hotel to have a great view of the mountain and to have one of the nicest beaches. Note that you have to get there by boat from the airport and if you want to leave the resort, you have to take the boat as well... even just to go to dinner... and I believe it was $38USD per person per round trip. Definitely worth getting out for dinner but food at this hotel was good. Breakfast buffet is price and was excellent. TONS of options and all very good. You sit half inside, half outside for breakfast and can feed the fish. For lunch there is a beach snack bar and a beach restaurant. For dinner, there were several options as well. Food was good. Service was a little lackadaisical. I can appreciate "island time" and I really don't need people to fawn over me but a few times I had to forego dessert because I got sick of waiting for the waitress who never seemed to return and another time at breakfast I had to ask so many times for coffee that I practically went into the kitchen to just get it myself. Not a huge deal but just a note for the hotel that service could be improved a little. Overall, though, this hotel was great. Not a huge place but had all we need and I really just can't get over how beautiful the surroundings were (that water!) ... I could have stayed for many more days and just stared at the scenery! Highly recommended!
Having frequented Le Meridien hotels in many places around the globe, I have never had an unpleasant experience until now. This is just a word of caution to those on less that a $2000 per day budget. Staying at a premium hotel on a remote island you would expect to pay a premium price for food and drinks. However, this hotel has taken that beyond the point of being ridiculous. If you want to eat for 2, plan on: breakfast $160, Lunch, $80+, Drinks $20+ each, Dinner $160. In other words, budget $400 per day to eat not including drinks. All activities, food, shuttles to the island ($28 each), etc have been developed to funnel as much money as possible from your bank account while you are there. Your $1000 per night buys you nothing but a bed at the resort.
My husband and I visited this resort over New Year's Eve. We stayed in an overwater villa with views of the mountain. It was exceptional. There were a good variety of restaurants and they organized a great event over New Year's Eve. Whilst apparently "booked out", the resort felt exclusive and not busy. The highlight of our trip was swimming with the sharks - 100% recommend it! I would also get a meal package of some sort as the meals were quite expensive. We booked through Tahiti Travel and found that they did a great job getting us the best deals and organizing everything for us so all we had to worry about was turning up ☺️
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM