Before purchasing this trip around 8 months ago, I read the reviews online about Le Meridien and saw that they were somewhat mixed. i have stayed in several Le Meridien hotels, especially the one in LA. I decided to take the plunge and booked a 7 night stay there for the end of November 2011 for my honeymoon. It was indeed expensive, I purchased an overwater bungalow with the breakfast and dinner included. However, I wanted to go big because it was our honeymoon. Many people on here speak down on the food, in my opinion it was borderline amazing and it was bountiful. Breakfast has everything from eggs benedict, omelettes, cereals, pancakes, waffles, fruit, pastries, bacon... There were so many selections that you would have to be the pickiest person in the whole world to not to find something enjoyable to eat. All of the food is very expensive just like anywhere else on the island, but you have to expect that when you go here. The huts are nice, clean, have a bathtub, walk-in shower, large glass floor, and a suitable balcony. The beach at the hotel is absolutely breathtaking, perfect for a post card. If you have seen the movie "couples retreat" it is basically the same view facing the mountain. You can walk out waist deep for over 100 yards. We spent hours and hours on beach or under an umbrella by either of the two pools and the bar. If you do not order specialty drinks the alcohol is not too ridiculously priced. You can enjoy a rum and coke for $9-10. Also, you can have a panini and french fries lunch for $20. You can make it work if you don't order a filet mignon for lunch with a Pina Colada. If you go there and think you are not going to spend money then you should probably go to Mexico or The Bahamas, which are nice as well. But, I will tell you, this resort is breathtaking, the staff was always quick to help out, you never have to wait in a line for a drink or table for dinner. There are open lounge chairs all over the beach and pool, you never have someone right next to you. It is luxury, however, it is island luxury. They are a bit more lenient on things compared to staying in a 5 star hotel in the US. The amazing views and relaxing ambiance will be memories that my wife and I will have forever. PS we are already planning to go back for our five year anniversary. PS PS do the shark and ray feeding that you can book at the hotel, it is only $100 per person, but you get to swim the with rays and the sharks if you choose to (once in a lifetime).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Meridien Bora Bora is a luxury resort set on an islet surrounded by the most beautiful lagoon in the world. Our resort offers guests a contemporary design blended with Polynesian culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Bora Bora Hotel Bora Bora
- Bora Le Meridien
- Le Meridian Bora Bora