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IC Moana vs IC Thalasso

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IC Moana vs IC Thalasso

Going to Bora Bora in a few weeks time. Originally had a booking at Le meridien, but after reading reviews about renovations etc have decided to change hotels.

Down to 2: IC Moana and IC Thalasso. Any thoughts?

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1. Re: IC Moana vs IC Thalasso

Good idea.

IC thalasso is a resort built in modern contemporary style with a polynesian touch and a sort of formal air to it, set on a motu like LM (same one actually)

You'll have to take a boat shuttle to LeMoana if you want to visit the main island.

LeMoana is a Polynesian style hotel (little outdated imho) on the main island more laid back like LM.

LeMoana is in the Matira beach area with a small supermarket and different restaurants within walking distance.

I would go for the Thalasso because it's service, decoration (done in great taste) and the villa's really give you your money's worth.

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Hi there,

The post above gives great info. I will add that the Thalasso is a five star property and the Le Moana is a four star property. The Thalasso has a stunning view of Bora Bora-Mt Otemanu from the motu location and the overwater bungalows are incredibly large and have every creature comfort. The decor of this property is modern and contemporary. The Le Moana is all about the beach and you can walk to a few local eateries and a market. Personally I like the bungalows here. They have a nice tahitian feel but are smaller than the bungalows at Thalasso. Both are sister properties so one can take the boat shuttle between the two and use each facility (ie: pool, sign for drinks, meals etc). The Thalasso is a big step up.

sunny regards,


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3. Re: IC Moana vs IC Thalasso

We stayed at the Le Moana 2 years ago and we liked it a lot. We went to the Thalasso for dinner one night (you must go to Le Reef, regardless of which hotel you choose) and although it was nice, we felt it was too modern. We went there to experience the tropics, not a hotel that we could find here in the US.

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I was faced with the same thing. I originally made my reservations for Le Meridien but the resort could not guarantee that the construction would be completed by the time I arrive (in 4 weeks) so I changed my reservations and am now staying at IC Thalasso. I hear the food is amazing and I like the fact that it's 5 stars.

Have a great trip!

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5. Re: IC Moana vs IC Thalasso

Thalasso is a huge step up from Moana. The rooms there, when combined with the view, are very, very impressive. IMO, a definite 5-star property.

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