Le Meridien Bora Bora5.0 out of 5.0
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From the personal greeting and resort tour as we stepped off the boat, we were made to feel special, and that continued throughout our stay. Our overwater bungalow was perfect, the staff friendly and helpful, and every meal was a delight. Truly couldn't fault our holiday. If there's an excursion that everyone must do, it's the shark and ray feeding. Unforgettable!
Beautiful resort! We came here on our honeymoon and stayed in an overwater bungalow at the end of the pantoon, overlooking the motu. We were in room 242 and it's literally the very last bungalow at the end of the pantoon. My only disappointment were the food. We don't eat raw fish, beef or pork so we didn't have much options. I was very disappointed with the buffet dinner we had one night. We paid $180 for both of us and I literally had a bottle of water and some fruits. The options are not what I thought it would be. I wish the resort would have had some more dining options and cater to those who don't eat raw fish, beef and pork. Very limited when it comes to chicken and vegetarian options. The resort is beautiful. It literally has the best views of the motu. The bungalow rooms are very spacious and nice. We are not very demanding and picky so to us this was the perfect place. The staffs were very friendly and willing to help you with whatever you need. The walk from our room to the resort wasn't so bad. At first I thought it was going to be difficult but it takes less than 5 mins. If you're not use to walking I recommend not opting for the end of pantoon rooms. They do have the golf carts to drive you but it's not guaranteed. We enjoyed the glass bottom floor in the bungalows. It was cool to see fishes swimming while laying in bed.
Amazing place, nice food, beautiful room, pristine water, lovely staff, would go back in a heart beat. I've been to the Maldives twice and would have to say Bora Bora is my fav...the culture, scenery.
We had the best room with the best view, thanks to booking through Costco Travel. Staff were excellent and the location was just amazing. We loved seeing all the wildlife! We highly recommend this resort and Bora Bora. It's my favorite place on earth so far. :)
We had the best stay at Le Meridien Bora Bora. The staff were all so friendly and the location was prime! Excellent value for money also. My only minor criticism is the weather was pretty bad when we were there and we struggled to sleep in the wind due to the banging of exterior furniture. It would have been good to have some help from management with some 'to do's' to help avoid the noise. But other than that, the place was amazing. Facilities are great etc etc. Highly recommended for anyone looking to travel to Bora Bora
Overall you could not ask for much more! The rooms are lovely, the staff was nice. The beach and lagoon were perfection. And the Turtle center is not to be missed. My only request would be to have an evening option. We did not go here on our honeymoon, but just for a vacation away from the kids. The place shuts down by 9pm. It would have been nice to have something open later even if it was just for a few of the nights a week.
Iorana!! We've toured most of the hotels located in the mainland and other Motu's. By far, Le Méridien has the best location and best view of Mount Otemanu. More beach access, amenities, water sports activities and most especially calmer water than other hotels along Motu Piti. It's my second time at this resort and as always, we have received excellent service from their staff. Great experience as always!! Mauru'uru!! Shout out to Bryan & Jay for helping me rescue my mavic. #lemeridienborabora
We just finished 5 short days in paradise and we cannot wait to go back. After almost a year of planning, we had the unfortunate experience of having bad weather on what historically should have been the best month (August) in terms of weather. Regardless of the weather (which is beyond anyone's control), we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Le Meridien Bora Bora. Pros: The view of Mount Otemanu is completely breathtaking and is the best among the resorts in Bora Bora. We visited St Regis and Four Seasons, and I would dare say that Le Meridien has the best view of this natural wonder. The beach is wonderful. Although there were a lot of guests in the resort, the beach never felt crowded. Of course certain choice areas are usually taken (those with direct access to the sunlight) but there are other areas in the beach where you can just sleep, read and just relax to your heart's content. The overwater bungalow is amazing! I have heard other reviewers complain about the size but I beg to disagree. The size of the unit is more than enough for two to three people to maneuver. The size of the glass bottom is a wonderful surprise. Pictures would not do the units justice. The food is delicious and is more than enough to satisfy you throughout the day. I know that some reviewers were not happy with the food probably since they stayed longer. But I believe the menus in both restaurants are more than sufficient for a week's stay. The service was not that all slow. After the reading the reviews, I was expecting the worst. We were able to finish all 3-course meals from 1 to 1.5 hours and some of our meals lasted 1.5 hours because my partner and I deliberately slowed down our pace. The staff of was friendly and efficient! Whether the staff member was French or a local, I enjoyed almost everyone's level of service! Wifi is decent in almost the entire resort. From the lobby, to the restaurant, to the beach and even in our end of pontoon bungalow. Decent enough that I was able to upload videos taken from my gopro, phone and drone. Lastly, the turtle center's feeding hour and healing hour are worth it. The feeding hour is free, the healing hour (where you get to clean, swim and interact with the turtles) is with a fee. Both activities are very informative and you will learn so much from the staff taking care of the turtles. Cons and room for improvement: While generally the food was extensive and satisfying, I believe the breakfast should add more variety. I can understand why some people are turned off with the breakfast choices but most likely due to lack of variety after spending so many days in the resort. The cost of transportation is unreasonable. I think it is expected that all guests will have to take the boat transfer from the airport to the resort. Why isn't the cost for the transfer included in the hotel rates? This is something I cannot understand. I mean, it isn't as if guests have the option of getting their own transfers. Tips: 1. We stayed at unit 326, end of pontoon premiere bungalow with the great view of Mt Otemanu from your porch. In all honesty, while the view was outstanding, the end of pontoon villa isn't for everyone. The current is strong and when it happens that you bad weather, you are at the forefront of the strong winds battering the resort. This may be unnerving for some especially with the accompanying movement of the bungalow. If this is no issue with you and you prefer one of the best views of Mt Otemanu, then this villa is perfect. Otherwise, get premiere villa 331 or 335. Great views and yet, the lagoon under the villa is ok for swimming. 2. If you want to be sure that you can swim regardless of the weather, then the beach villa is for you. The villas are located at the resort's inner lagoon which is safe to swim at even if the weather turns bad. 3. Of course buy your alcohol somewhere else, not at the resort. The prices are crazy and if you love alcohol like me, buy at your applicable duty free store. Buy also snacks outside so you can cut down on costs. 4. Try the turtle center's healing hour for 6,000 xpf for two. Great experience! 5. Try Reef Discovery if you want great snorkeling. But be aware that they do not do shark feeding. If part of your agenda is shark feeding, then you book this with the hotel or other providers. 6. Book ahead for your tours. We noticed that the tours booked via the resort is more expensive than booking directly with the providers such as Reef Discovery. I will be back again at this resort and hopefully the weather will be much better!
The location of this hotel is simply stunning. We booked an end of pontoon overwater Mt Otemanu view room. The room was a little dated in style with slightly erratic air con, but it offered the most beautiful vistas from the wide deck. It also had direct lagoon access down a winding metal stairway. While I would not have changed this room as it offered exactly what I was looking for from the island, the peace and quiet was regularly shattered by the jet skis from neighbouring hotels as they made their noisy way across the lagoon. Not a problem for me, but it may be for others coming here for quiet contemplation. Breakfasts here were substantial and offered a good selection. In the evening the restaurants had a varied although pricey range of options. Housekeeping and the Food & Beverage staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The concierge team were also very good in recommending activities. It is worth checking the bill on departure as we had several items included which we had not taken, but these were removed without any argument by reception once it had been pointed out to them. While this was an expensive hotel at the time we visited, it did meet expectations and we enjoyed our stay immensely. Its only a shame the location is so far from the UK otherwise I'd be returning annually!!
I'm lucky enough to have stayed at Le Meridien a couple of times. The exceptional experience begins before you arrive. I can't thank Cecile and the team enough for such a flawless and friendly experience. I appreciated the organisation of transfers by boat in Bora Bora and also the attention to minor detail. The resort itself in my opinion has the best view in Bora Bora and the rooms/bungalows are perfect. Special mention of the turtle sanctuary on site where they nurse sick and injured turtles back to health. I do so hope to be able to come and see you again soon.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2641 reviews