Absolutely beautiful resort/place!
Loved the view. We had an over water villa. The water is very deep in most places so if you can't swim/weak swimmer, call the hotel and request a villa in an area with shallow water and remind them when you are checking in. My husband and I can't swim very well and we were given a villa where the water was shallow so we were able to enjoy the lagoon to the fullest.
There is the flight to Tahiti; then from Tahiti you have to take another 45 min flight to Bora Bora; then about 30 min boat ride to your actual resort.
We went in October which is Spring there so the weather was beautiful. Not incredibly, unbearably hot; just perfect. It gets quite windy though. It wasn't cold wind but it was definately windy.
Obviously if you are not a water lover, avoid a place like this because the excursions are all water related expect for the massages.
We got the private "million dollar view" massage which was $600 for 2 people which included a body scrub, foot massage, outdoor couple massage, and a lunch for 2 on the mountain top. Although I have had better massages elsewhere, the overall experience was great. The view was breathtaking; and the food served was great. I would recommend this on your trip.
The resort food was okay and not great if you do not eat seafood. They try their best to serve American inspired food such as burgers/pizza but it is very bland. Not gross; just not much taste to it. We ordered pizza from room service once for about $40 and it was not very big and tasted bland so we stuck to going to the restaurants.
If you want amazing food, check out Bloody Marys on the main island which has the BEST FOOD i have ever had!
The staff is very pleasant with smiles on their faces ALWAYS. Keeps you in a pleasant mood.
We are a young couple in our early 30s who are very social. There are mainly older couples here. WE were lucky to find another young couple who was there but that's about it. Although we were told the resort was completely full, you barely see tourist out and about even during lunch and dinner times. I guess they were in their villas most of the time. It is VERY quiet so if you are looking for clubs or active bars this is not the place. It is a very quiet, peaceful and tranquil place.
They offer cocktail making classes etc for free and they book up fast so do remember to reserve a spot right when you get there.
Do remember to look up at the stars since there aren't many lights as are in cities, you will be amazed at the beauty you will see.
we stayed for 4 nights which was just right. We would have been bored if we stayed longer than that since there aren't much stores/shops on the main island. It is very small. The other couple stayed 10 days and they were complaining that it will be too long. You run out of things to do.
The resort is gorgeous; the rooms are BEAUTIFUL! The fishes/corals are so breathtaking that you will spend the rest of your life dreaming of them. They make aquariums with tropical fish look mediocre. You will spend the rest of your life comparing every island you visit to Bora Bora.
If you have the money, it is definitely a place to visit in your lifetime. You will not be disappointed!