Had I known that my husband had chosen this resort, I would have definitely cancelled and booked somewhere else. When we decided to honeymoon in Tahiti, I was excited! I was looking forward to the trip. We spent one night in Tahiti at the Radisson, then five nights at the legends resort, which was amazing. Though we didn't stay on the beach, we enjoyed waking up every morning to the view outside. Also, the staff was amazing. They greeted us with smiles. Whenever we needed transportation, they were always on point making our arrangements and most of the time, we didn't have to pay. It was even fun learning their language, as they took time to teach my husband such sayings as, "moruru". Needless to say, I enjoyed it very much! Then, we got to Bora Bora. The view is just amazing. The island is hands down the best. The water is just crystal clear and very enticing. You know you are in a luxury place once you land. It is the island that beckons you to stay on an overwater bungalow. Well, the first clue that told me that I would hate this stay was when no one came to greet us at the pier. So, here we were in a foreign place, with no idea of how to get to the hotel. Then we were told that a taxi would be getting us in a few...which turned out to be about an hour later. In fact, he came just as we were getting not another taxi. When we finally arrived, we were given some drink that tasted like powdered mix, unlike the drink that we received in Moorea, which was fresh pineapple juice. I could barely hear what the young lady was saying because I was taken back by the super outdated decorations in the lobby.
When we got to the room, I started to cry. He room looked like a motel in which someone came in and tried to decorate it with flowers. There was a super tiny outdated television, compared to the flatscreens in both Moorea and Tahiti, a broken French door that serves to separate the bathroom from from the bedroom, a broken drawer that was left hanging out and a view of their swamp in the porch. Yes, a swamp, not the ocean. My husband knew that I wasn't happy and when we asked if we could get a villa on the beach, we were told that none was available. When we told them that we wanted to cancel, they did not try in any way to appease us. In fact, we were told that we couldn't get the remainder of our money.
Breakfast was so bad that I almost threw up. Here we're dogs and cats in the breakfast area and the food was so cold. The sausages and eggs were very unnoticeable to be what they were. All in all, I was very displeased, and if it were possible to give a zero, I would. Next time, I will definitely take a hands on approach in planning our next trip there.
P.s. thankfully, the Intercontinental was within walking distance because that is where we spent all of our time. Their staff was very kind, and the food was superb. If you want to have a truly fun time in Bora Bora, shell out the cash for it. It is worth it!
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