It probably goes without saying that Moorea is breathtaking to look at - high green mountains towering over a vivid blue reef. However, for whatever reason, there is not a lot of construction in the hills, where it's possible to take in views of all that. The Villa Legends is an exception. Its a condo development (the "Legends Residences," roughly 40 or so units) built into the hillside right across the main road from the Intercontinental on the northwest side of the island - unlike most tourist accommodations, which are generally built right along the shore. So the view is an overwhelming advantage of the Legends - as is the relative privacy and quiet; and the pretty pleasant nature of the condo itself (hot tub on the deck is a nice touch). The slight disadvantage is convenience - you have to drive anywhere you want to go. Seriously, don't even think of renting the Legends without a car.
The other thing to note is that the west side of the island where the Legends is located is really pleasant. We considered renting closer to the side with the airport and ferry dock, and are glad we didn't. Certainly, you have ready access to a few more services on the northeast side. But there are plenty of great restaurants on the west side as well, and for my money I like the quiet and slower pace as you get farther away from the inter-island transpo.
Note also that at the Legends, even though it's a condo rental, you have access to concierge services. Clement at the concierge desk will connect you with restaurants, activities, and whatever you need - and also helped us with in a superintendent capacity with minor issues that came up in the condo.
What a magical stay we had. The two of us. In luxury on the hill overlooking the lagoon.
Full sun all day, mornings to die for. I was right in thinking that if we were up high with a magic view we would be motivated to go and explore, and explore we did.
We both dearly loved this quiet private home, tastefully decorated and with all we needed for a most comfortable stay.
I am so grateful to have had an undisturbed and restful soul refreshing stay.
If you will allow us, we will be back for longer next time. So sad to leave New Zealand weather again will be a shock after sunny 30 degree days of sun and warmth
We spent 7 nights with family in this villa with its loverly views of the ocean and lagoon. It was the perfect size for three couples and was well equiped with privacy and quiet to make our stay on the island a perfect relaxing holiday. The sun deck was particularly enjoyable with its plunge Jacuzzi and superb 180 degree views. Evening drinks watching the light fade was particularly memorable. The WiFi was excellent as was the communal pool below the private residence facilities.
Clement was a great host, professional, friendly and extremely helpful. We would recommend this villa 39 and Enjoy Villas management.
We spent 2 nights with friends in this amazing location.
Enjoy the deck, like sailing in the middle of the lagoon.
All details make this stay a true gem.
Jacuzzi, high speed wifi, 2 bedrooms, and a parental master suite.
One piece missing to get a 5 stars wow effect: we would love having a pool on the sun deck...
The pool was at the beginning of the private residence facilities with no view on the lagoon and faraway.
We recommend anyway this location!
This amazing view villa was a cherry on top of staying at this beautiful island! Incredible views, private and quiet accommodations with private plunge jacuzzi and communal pool! Clement and Anais were the perfect managers, very professional, friendly and extremely helpful, for which we are tremendously grateful! Thank you!
The villa is perfectly situated on the hill to have amazing views of the ocean and lagoon. The villa is well equipped to live comfortably and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Clement was a great host and made sure that we had all we needed to make our vacation enjoyable....he stressed that he wanted to help us with recommendations for restaurants, groceries and sights/excursions. We appreciated his attention and he made phone calls and bookings when we asked and one with short lead time. All were great recommendations! I would recommend this villa #39 and Enjoy Villas management. Thank-you Clement!
Clement was an amazing host, nothing was any trouble. Every time we asked who or where to go, he gave us the best advice. Clement arranged an amazing whale tour, we prefer to go with smaller companies where there are less tourists which is exactly what we got, there were 6 of us whale watching and we had the trip of a lifetime. The villa was lovely, clean, spacious and had everything we needed, even a coffee machine! The spa on the deck was used daily and the pool on the complex was great, we only saw 2 other people in there during our stay so had it to ourselves most of the time. The view was spectacular, many times we would be having a drink looking out into the lagoon and in the distance we would see humpback whales. Thank you Clement for giving us an amazing holiday, it was exactly what we wanted and needed!
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