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Le Meridien Bora Bora

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I cannot begin to express what a great experience we had at the Le Merirdian Resort. The grounds of the resort were clean and well manicured. The food was exceptional. We did the Sushi and Asian nights at the restaurants, plus treated ourselves to a special dinner with an exceptional bottle at the Hapaina restaurant. The meal exceeded our expectations. Don't miss the breakfast buffet--you will not go away hungry or disappointed. The staff were friendly and always willing to go the extra mile to provide exceptional service. Donata, Taylor and Cathay are just a few of the many staff members that come to mind. The beach, the bungalow and the overall atmosphere of Le Meridian is a trip we will always cherish.

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary and it was wonderful! The staff were cheerful and super helpful. The highlight was definitely being able to swim with the turtles. The hotel has a turtle rescue center and the interaction of the turtles costs about 60usd for the both of us. The breakfast buffet was great and I love how this is right by the lagoon. It was really an amazing experience. The property was beautiful and surrounded by the beautiful bora bora surrounding. I would stay here again!

This hotel went above and beyond with customer service! The staff is incredibly friendly! The view from our premier lagoon bungalow was incredible. Had a fabulous traditional Polynesian massage at the spa! The dive center on properly (Dive Easy) was superior. We saw the most amazing sights underwater. Will definitely go back!

Recently returned from my trip to Bora Bora and stayed at this amazing resort. It provided all the comforts for a relaxing stay and beautiful scenery and views. The staff was very courteous and friendly. I highly recommend staying here!

we stayed there for a week on a premium over water bungalow. Bungalow was great, had a great view. food is great , it has so much to offer etc. not much else to do then swim, snorkle and kayak. best excursion was with a local dad and son(adult) who took us to swim with sharks, sting rays and snorkle, that was best event there. everything is great but lunch and dinner buffees are extremely expensive so be aware spending a lot more once there( for example , just fries were sth like 19USD, dinner buffee I think 90usd per person ) etc. But food is great. suggest to take own snorkeling gear with you since the ones there are too worn out.

We spent 5 nights there, and not in the famous overwater bungalow but in a villa by the lagoon. Could not be happier with the choice. The feeling of weaking up and see the lagoon, swimming there, the privacy...it is all incredible. Staff is more than friendly and helpfull. I would only recommend to have more restaurants open in the resort, similar to St Regis choices, That would be a plus.

We chose to spend the end of our honeymoon at Le Meridien Bora Bora. First of all, the views from our Bungalow were second to none. Throw back the curtains upon waking up in the morning, and you have the spectacular Mt. Otemanu on the other side of the lagoon. Our bungalow was very nice. It was in maybe 10 feet of water and there was a bit of a current so we didn't do too much swimming off our deck. The interior was luxurious. Our only criticism was that there was a fair amount of sand on the bathroom floor both by the toilet and by the sink. It's understandable why this is - the shortcut from the resort to the bungalow passes through the beach, but it seems that at a property such as this, that should have been cleaned up prior to our arrival. We left a note for the maid on the first night asking if it could be cleaned up, and that did not happen. So we kind of tracked sand to bed every night. Back to the property - it is stunning. There is the lagoon with its beach front, then sort of a back lagoon that is just a beautiful shade of blue. There is also the turtle sanctuary in the back - be sure to visit at 10:30 at least once and feed the sick and healing turtles! The main hotel on the property is beautiful, as are the infinity pools. The bars are nice - expensive as you would expect - but the drinks are good. We had two main complaints about the resort that prevent me from giving it the full 5 stars. I would give 4.5 if I could. One is something I have seen on other reviews. Our experience at the main restaurant - Tipane - left something to be desired. When we were seated, it took 25 minutes to be waited on. When someone did come to our table, there was no greeting, just an abrupt "Can I take your order?" The whole dining experience took about 3 hours. We were in no particular hurry, but it was just something of a slow experience with relatively poor service relative to what you would expect. And the meals were nothing special, although my wife got a peanut butter and chocolate dessert that was outstanding. We left the resort for the remainder of our dinners and were rewarded for doing so. The breakfast buffet was solid, and we had a very nice lunch at Te Ava. Overall, we would not hesitate to stay at Le Meridien here or elsewhere. I think some improvements can be made to the service, particularly in the restaurant, and think that for what you're paying for food, even allowing that this is Bora Bora, there is room for improvement. But this is a very nice place, with the million dollar view you've dreamed of having, and at a price point that is more reasonable than the other properties on the eastern motus.

We stayed in “Le Meridien Bora Bora” during our honeymoon trip to the South Pacific in November 2017. Before arriving in Bora Bora we had visited the Cook Islands (Rarotonga & Aitutaki). There we’ve stayed in fabulous resorts - especially Pacific Resort in Aitutaki was awesome. Then we had a stopover in Tahiti. From there we went to Moorea (Hilton Beach Resort) and finally to the “highlight” of our honeymoon: Bora Bora. We arrived here on November 6, 2017 and stayed for three nights. What to say about this hotel? First of all “Le Meridien” is situated in a great location in front of Mount Otemanu. The views are breathtaking. The amenities are really nice. You will find a beautiful infinity pool and you can join a lot of complimentary activities like kayaking or snorkeling. The Wifi is free and works well. The overall service of the hotel however - at least in our experience - is at its best mediocre and not really a 5-star experience. I would consider it a solid 3-star plus to 4 star experience.This applies to the food as well as the check in desk and restaurant staff. Only exception here: the activities desk did an awesome job helping us with organizing an appointment for an doctor in the mainland. Thank you for that support!! Also the hotel management was keen on helping us as we found ourselves after the check in an “standard overwater bungalow” that - at least for our expectations - was way to close to the “beach”. In fact we haven’t been aware of the fact that at least two overwater bungalows are only partially “overwater”. One bungalow is located pretty much on rocks and doesn’t even have direct access to the water (bungalow 302). After a complaint the manager of the hotel changed us from a “standard bungalow” to a premium bungalow without charging. This bungalow was situated - as we have expected - really over water. But after spending three hours in the room we noticed that our bed was covered with dozens of insects... After calling room service they told us that these insects are termites (we have never seen those before). They also explained that those termites are pretty common in the South Pacific... The thing is: on our honeymoon we stayed in 5 different 4-5 stars hotels in the Cook Islands and French Polynesia, none of them had issues like we found here. The room service suggested to spray something to kill the termites and to cleanup the room. After that we were supposed to go back to the room. We were not happy about the suggestion and asked for another room. As the resort was fully booked, they suggested to move us to another “overwater bungalow”. Now we had the chance to spent the night in the only overwater bungalow of the resort without direct water access (bungalow 302)...!!! They also offered us to move us the next day to another premium overwater bungalow. Later in the evening we went back to the termite infested apartment that had been sprayed. We wanted to make sure that we haven’t forgotten any of our stuff in there. There room had still lots of termites. Next day around 2:15 pm!!!! the new room was ready to move in. So the hotel staff moved everything to the new bungalow. This bungalow was really nice and offered great views. It also seemed to be clean and free of termites. Well, the last day we found again the remains of termites and one living termite. We now use to call this hotel the five star Hotel “LE TERMITIEN”.... By the way: The infested room was rented out the next day to another couple.... For all the inconveniences we suffered at Le Meridien the hotel manager offered us a small discount on our bill and a free bottle of champagne. This happened even without asking. If you consider the pricing of the Le Meridien this was only a symbolic action, but it helped to appease us a little. The rest of the time - and besides the issues described above we enjoyed our stay in Bora Bora. But next time we we definitely would try another hotel...

Hard to imagine where we live in a city after spending 2 weeks here... it is pretty isolated so if you are taking a lady friend do what i did and take two friends as well, least if you are boring you can laugh about them sharing a double bed in an over water bungalow LOL.

We sailed from Honolulu to Sydney on the Celebrity Solstice and had a day at Bora Bora. I had booked the VIP Experience with the hotel prior to leaving Sydney. We were picked up by a gorgeous launch and taken to the resort. An electric cart was at the wharf to meet us and the day just got better. We had a warm experience when checking in for the day. After iced tea we were taken to our overwater bungalow which was unbelievable. I recommend this as an option for anyone that only has one day at this lovely location. The staff were extremely friendly with the lunch provided sensational. We will be back to Bora Bora again for sure!

Motu Tape, BP 190 Bora Bora Bora Bora

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Bora Bora Photo Lagoon
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Motu Tape, Le Meridien Bora Bora is adjacent to Le Meridien Beach and within a mile (2 km) of Bora Bora Photo Lagoon. This 98-room, 5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a full-service spa. It's near the airport and also near Mt. Otemanu and Mt. Hue.


Dining

This resort is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the resort and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 98 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers.


Property features

Le Meridien Bora Bora features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for XPF 11760 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Beach Bungalow

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Bungalow, Lagoon View, Overwater

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Bungalow, View, Overwater (Otemanu)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, 1 Bedroom (Pool Side)

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2696 reviews