Our stay so far at the Le Meridien Bora Bora has been great! The renovations done to the overwater bungalows(which we got upgraded to as Starwood Platinum members) are fantastic (except for the mattress which is clearly left over from the pre-renovated room and not super comfortable). While they aren't as big as the suites you get at the St. Regis, you have everything you need plus a glass-bottom floor which takes up most of the room (last night watched baby sharks and one rather large shark swim underneath us). Even if I had more $ to spend, I would choose to stay here over the St. Regis and Four Seasons because of the large turtle lagoon which you have access to snorkle here which really sets this place apart. Right now there are 31 large-ish turtles which as part of a conservation effort will be released into the wild once they reach 3 yrs old. There are tons of tropical fish in the lagoon and the snorkeling is better in there than in the ocean! Also, after having been around most of the island on a boat, I can easily say that the location of the Le Meridien is the best - the view of Mt. Otemanu is perfect - it is really beyond belief and pictures do not do it justice. The hotel has a small private island where you can order a picnic lunch and kayak over to. The staff here is attentive, and Alain the PR director goes above and beyond to help/assist wherever he can. The 2 negatives are: 1. the food at Tipanie, the hotel's main restaurant. It is no secret that the food in general in Bora Bora is not fantastic and is amongst the priciest in the world. But we were especially unimpressed with the food we ordered off of the a la carte menu (an appetizer and a main came out to $80 and was really unappetizing). 2. The "fitness center": you really cannot call this a gym. The equipment is pretty much unusable - there aren't even free weights - pathetic especially since they did such an amazing job with renovations around the resort and they forgot that when people are on vacation they still want to work out! As an SPG Platinum member I tried to see if a workout would be possible at the St. Regis but they charge approx $35 per person to use their gym plus we were quoted about $70 to be taken over there (next door) on a boat in order to use it. Overall though, I highly recommend this place (and it's "sister hotel" Le Meridien Tahiti, which isn't as lavish but still on a beautiful property)! PS - make sure to book the "top table" at Villa Mahana restaurant well in advance of your trip - it's the best restaurant on the main island and they do free taxi pickups from the dock that the hotel boat will shuttle you to. Also, had a great day excursion with Maohi Nui to swim with sharks, feed the rays, and have a polynesian picnic!
- 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