My best friend and I stayed at the Maitai for 5 nights and loved it! We did not want to spend tons of money and got a deal on Tahitinui for 5 nights with airfare for $2,200. We got the insurance and the buffet breakfast as well. After reading the other reports on Le Maitai, I thought it would be ghetto, but to my surprise, it was way nicer than I expected. They have great wicker furniture outside and the workers are very friendly. Our room was clean. The sink didn't drain very well, but then we called someone and he fixed it promptly. The tv is small but there's nothing to watch anyway since everything is in french. Just bring your ipad and download tons of videos and tv shows before flying over. The small island road separates the OWbungalows/beachside bungalows from the main hotel. The divide is very small and didn't disappoint me or make me feel like we weren't "one". There is a quaint and adorable dock that small boats occasionally pick guests up at. We laid out on the dock daily and jumped off when it got too hot. You can jump off the dock and not hit the bottom of the lagoon, which is great! What's even greater about this place is that there are free kayaks and outrigger canoes. I was going to pay for a tour to the coral garden (highly recommended!) which is across the lagoon. My friend and I kayaked over instead and saved ourselves about $60 each. Thanks, Maitai! We also rented bikes from the hotel ($20) and road around the island in about 3 hours. It was a great ride but we were thirsty b/c we forgot to bring water and couldn't buy any because it was sunday and all the stores were closed. About 10 minutes away is the Intercontinental hotel. If you want to eat dinner there, you can join them for the seafood buffet on Saturday nights or the bbq buffet on some other night. I forget. The polynesian dance show was a joke. That was the reason we paid $100 each for the dinner. At least the fish was fresh! Anyway, if you want to enjoy the lavish life of the upperclass, you can walk over there and get drinks, hang out, and eat dinner. Otherwise, the mahiburger at maitai is good. It's 1750 french francs. Divide that by 94 and you'll find what the price is in us dollars.
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