The hotel is set in really stunning scenery. The beach is protected by a reef and the water is clear and fairly shallow. No coral but you can swim all over safely. The bungalows are beautiful, huge living area, comfortable bedroom, huge bathroom and dressing room. Lovely deck. The panoramic bungalows are advertised as having direct access to the beach but in reality they are set up on a rocky outcrop with a precarious ladder that takes you down to the water. Dont think it is worth the extra. The other bungalows are either facing the lawn which leads down to the beach, a few are right on the beach, and the others are facing a natural salt water inlet which looks like a river but the water is crystal clear seawater with jungle the other side. The food is expensive but good quality. At lunch there is a BBQ with a good variety of fish and meat. Service we found efficient. There is really no other dining option, so we ate in the hotel the 4 days we were there. The only other place Kue Ngy is a walk along the beach and wade through the water, or follow a path over the hill, but was closed 2 days we went there. Ile de Pins is a "dry" (no alcohol sold except in resorts) island so if you enjoy a post dinner drink in your room, take your own. Drinks in the resort are expensive.There is a 12kg per person luggage limit, and 3 kg hand luggage, and they monitor it closely, so pack light. The Natural Aquarium is a must. Follow the path but where you think it disappears, opposite a wooden house, just wade through the water and you will find the path again about 20 yards further. The water there is crystal clear, there are huge fish and it is quite stunning. This is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and we have travelled extensively.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paradise is shaped like this. Le Meridien Ile des PIns overlooks the pristine white beaches of Oro bay, just 15 minutes from the island's airport, and is nestled in a centuries old coconut grove, redolent with the scent of lush, tropical vegetation. Le paradis ressemble a cela. Le meridien Ile des Pins donne sur les plages blanches immaculees de la baie d'Oro, a seulement 15 minutes de l'aeroport et implante au coeur d'une cocoteraie seculaire, regorgeant du parfum exhale par une vegetation tropicale et luxuriante. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Ile Des Pins Hotel Ile Des Pins
- Meridien Ile Des Pins
- Ile Des Pins Meridien
- Ile Des Pins Le Meridien