Okay, still preparing for my sweepstakes-winning trip to Tahiti, and I have now read literally hundreds of reviews of the IC here on TripAdvisor, but I am still having trouble deciding which bungalows to coerce my travel agent to get us into. To those who know the property, which overwater bungalows would you recommend, the Motu ones, or the Lotus ones? I know the Lotus ones are supposedly quieter (and I believe much newer facilities!), but the water looks much clearer and shallower (i.e. better for snorkeling) near the Motu ones.
The idea of being in a quieter location — away from reception, loads of families with kids, people partying — is very appealing, however, I also really want to have the experience of snorkeling right off our own deck. Is the water too rough for that by the Lotus bungalows?
If anyone here has been to the IC and has an opinion, I'd be very grateful to hear it! My hunch is that the travel agent will put us in the Motu bungalows, but since we are upgrading our Priority Club membership to Ambassador status before the trip, we expect we will be able to get the upgrade if we want it. Thanks!