Bora Bora Le Meridien Resort

360º Panoramas
  A view from the Restaurant  
  A view of the Resort  
  An Overwater Bungalow  
  View from an Overwater Bungalow  
  A Beach Bungalow  

Le Meridien Bora Bora, opened since 1998, has one of the more spectacular settings in Bora Bora. Located in the lagoon on the southern tip of a 10 km long "motu" (islet on the coral reef), this resort is 20 minutes from the airport by boat, and 10 minutes from shore.

Because of its size and location this resort provides seclusion and a feeling of "paradisiac" remotness.

Bungalows are well spaced-out, and you may hardly see the other guest. Another interesting feature of this location is that the reef is accessible behind the property, with lively fish and coral life to explore. If you do not care to go into Bora Bora for more than a day or two, this resort is the closest to finding the "desert island" fantasy with five star pampering.

An regular ten-minute boat shuttle takes the guest to a landing on the main island, where car and scooter rentals are available, as well as (infrequent) public transport. The drive to the more populated area of Bora Bora takes about 20 minutes.

Le Meridien Bora Bora comprises 100 typically Tahitian bungalows of which 85 are overwater and 15 are beachside.

Each spacious bungalow offers an tasteful modern-Polynesian decor with the comfort and amenities expected from a five star resort, including: a large bedroom with a sitting area, a bathroom and an outdoor terrace with steps to the water.

The large glass floor area is an unexpected window into the lagoon and was a unique feature of this hotel until the new Sofitel Motu duplicated the concept.

Beach Bungalows - Steps from the sandy shores of the interior lagoon, beach bungalows feature a private deck and hammock, perfect for lounging nearby.

Overwater Bungalows - Featuring largest glass floor panels of any resort in French Polynesia, you will be captivated for hours by the blue hued waters and sea life below. Step out of your bungalow onto the deck of your Overwater Bungalow where you can spend many hours relaxing in private. The crystal waters are only steps away, as you descend the ladder from your private deck leading directly to the lagoon below.

Premium Overwater Bungalows - Located at the end of each pontoon, Premium Overwater Bungalows feature the unobstructed breathtaking views and additional privacy.

Room Features:
Radio, hair dryer, air conditioning, ceiling fan,TV, in house video, coffee & tea facilities, telephone, mini bar.


Paid Activities
Facilities
Guest Services

Shark/Ray feeding
4X4 Safari
Diving
Deep-sea fishing
Sunset cruise
Snorkeling picnic cruise
Glass bottom excursion
Jet ski
Jeep safari
Lagoon fishing
Circle island tour
Sail boating
Catamaran picnic cruise

Freshwater Swimming Pool
Weekly Polynesian Craft Market
Weekly Polynesian Buffet and Dance Show
Le Tipanier Restaurant & Terrace
Vini Vini Bar & Terrace
Miki Miki Bar
Restaurant Te Ava
Pearl Boutique

Business Center w/ Internet Access
Windsurfing, Kayaks & Outrigger Canoes
Snorkeling gear
Ping Pong
Game Room
Snooker Lounge
Boutique

Facilities and Activities:
Swimming , Scuba diving and snorkeling , Sailing, Windsurfing, Deep-sea fishing , Beach barbecues, Outrigger canoes, Catamarans, Petanque. Free Island and Airport Boat transfers, Boutique, Tour Desk, Room Service, Laundry, Swimming Pool.

Restaurants:
Le Tipanier Restaurant for breakfast and exotic cuisine. This restaurant proposes authentic local and international cuisines, accompanied by the music of a traditional Polynesian band
The Restaurant Te Ava has a casual Polynesian ambiance and offers grilled meats, fishes and seafood. Inspired from a Tahitian village, it features casual dining by the beachside swimming pool.
The Miki Miki Bar is shaped like the prow of a boat and overlooks the lagoon with a stunning view of the resort and the island of Bora Bora.

Children: One child under 12 is free when sharing room with parents; Children under 12 : 50% of meal plan

Published Room Rates: $900 to $1,445 per night for 2 people.

Meal Rates: (P.P.) Tax, Service & Tip Included
Meal Plan (Brkfst./Dinner) : $130
Buffet Breakfast: $35
Continental Breakfast: $29

When you book through TahitiTravel, you always pay less than the published rate

Resort Reviews
by TahitiTravel clients)

 

...We've stayed at both Le Meridien and Thalasso...and yes, Thalasso rooms are VERY large, but Le Meridien have those glass panels on the floor, a much better beach and the service is better at Le Meridien, however Thalasso service is excellent, but Le Meridien is exceptional. We're going back to Le Meridien next year for our tenth anniversary (we got married at Le Meridien) but we are also going to stay at Soffitel Motu, then on to Rangiroa.

We saved the best for last. No complaints here except for the food & beverage service was a little slow. But then again, where did we have to go?? Had a great o/w bungalow with an unbelievable glass floor. It felt like you were walking on air. Be careful of the large surfboard coffee table - guaranteed you'll run into at least once. Didn't need air conditioning because the rooms were very breezy. All the activities were great - definitely do the helicopter, shark/ray feeding and the 4X4. We were able to walk off the property easily and walk for miles. Observed
the locals, fishing and preparing muscles. It was nice that you have a choice of 2 restaurants for dinner if you are on the meal plan. The "A La Carte" restaurant was the best with jazz playing, food and wine was great. Would definitely come back here again!!
Joe & Lisa

We selected a beach bungalow on the turtle lagoon since that was the main reason we chose this resort. The waters of Bora Bora are magnificent and nothing can compare to the various rich colors of the Bora Bora lagoon. The staff of Le Meridien was professional, but less warm, probably given the size and busy atmosphere of the resort. The resort has a wonderful view of Bora Bora proper, and is well laid out. The lagoon is fabulous, and we really enjoyed snorkeling with the all the various sea creatures, especially the turtles. They have an overwater lagoon restaurant that was gorgeous and we enjoyed the food. However, the buffet is over-priced and not that enjoyable. The bungalows are so much smaller than Tahaa and also a bit dark and cramped. We felt bad for those who stayed over-water at Le Meridien after having experienced Le Tahaa Private Resort, since there truly is no comparison. We visited Bora Bora one day and rented a car and drove the island itself. The people were wonderful, and we visited than market, shops, and churches. We purchased my pearl on Bora Bora, and had dinner at the famous Bloody Mary's, which we did thoroughly enjoy. We also went on the shark/sting ray feeding excursion, and have to rave about Tevia Tours...it was very exciting and worth the money. They toured each resort with us, and next time in Bora Bora we would select the Sheraton Nui tree-top bungalow for a different experience(this resort was VERY large)or possibly the Sofitel Motu for great privacy. Le Meridien was a nice experience, and we did enjoy our time there, and the resort itself is quite nice, but the dreary bungalows are a bit of a downer.
Heather

...This is an excellent hotel. Bungalows are clean and well decorated; grounds are outstanding, beach is amongst the best in Bora Bora (we looked at the other hotels). The landscaping is maturing and there are lots of palms and shade. The pool is small but fine for a refreshing dip, and there were umbrellas. The aerial photos of the motus are misleading in that they all seem to show long stretches of white sand beaches on the ocean side. You can walk to the ocean in 5 minutes, but like all the motus, the ocean beach consists of fist-sized chunks of broken coral which are extremely difficult to walk on, much less sit on. We also tried to walk along the lagoon side past the hotel, but don't bother. People are living there, and there's a lot of trash, fences and mosquitoes. Stay on the hotel beach! It's so nice; hammocks and lounge chairs, shade or sun as desired, the lagoon on one side and the "inner" lagoon on the other.
VIEWS: You'll now pay extra for an OW with a "premium" view of Mt. Otemanu. those with this view are far from the main hotel area and it can be inconvenient. Many have views of the lagoon only (lovely). Those facing away from the island on the outside of the path have views of the motu and/or the ocean (also lovely).Those facing left when looking from the beach will not see the sunset (however you can watch it from the beach or the bar). Those facing away from the island on the inside of the path look back at the hotel (not ideal but not that bad). The only undesirable views are those on the right side nearest the shore, which face the (very near) boat dock. People will walk through your view all day until midnight,and you won't have privacy on your deck. The one snorkeling spot no to be missed is across from the Meridien at fitiiu point, Giant manta rays.

...We just returned from Le Meridien BB last week !! (12 nights)
One word : excellent ! The site of the resort is amazing - impeccable service etc ... ! Yes, the pool is very small ... but who needs a pool when you have the most beautiful lagoon under your feet !! We stayed at 335 - at the far end of the lagoon facing the main Island : what a view !
The service is very personal and the staff very helpful - if you would like to stay in a other room - the reception will be very helpful in fulfilling all your wishes !
Ilse

...We spent our honeymoon there in November and we personally thought that we were at the best hotel on the island. The view was incredible, the service was excellent, the shuttle service to and from the main island and the airport was very prompt and convenient. We spent five nights in an OW bungalow and we had plenty to do the entire time. Besides having the world's most beautiful lagoon at your doorstep, guests could kayak, snorkel, play ping pong or pool, and many other free activities. There is a Polynesian show on Tuesday & Friday nights.
The bungalows were decorated very nicely and the plexiglas portion of the floor was great.

We were met in Bora Bora immediately by representatives from Le Meridien. They had their own boat for transfers. We were whisked away to the hotel. It was perfect. They take care of everything. The motu was unbelievable with perfect beaches, perfect adventures, and perfect weather. The first 24 hours it poured like I have never seen rain pour before. It was amazing and soothing. The OTW were beautiful with lovely views...by far the best on the island and we went around the whole thing by water and land. The service was impeccable. You have to go to Bloody Mary's...freshest fish around. All the prices were extremely reasonable except for cars and taxis. But considering gas is $11.00 per gallon and everything is imported with 100% tariffs, it is not surprising. If you stay, do the jet ski tour...it was a great way to see the island by water. Also, do the safari jeep tour immediately. It gives you a great overview of the island.
Richard

...Just returned from 5 nights in an overwater at the Meridien. Definitely the way to go at this resort. Plenty of breeze in the overwater makes them much cooler / less buggy then the beach rooms. Rooms are very very nice. We had some bad weather during our stay which restricted the ability to swim off the bungalow due to strong currents on a couple of days. There are not a lot of reef formations under the bungalows, so snorkeling is not great right from your room. Also, some rooms are near the paths for the various boats, which can be noisy.
The hotel has a lot of activities, and is a good base for getting out and doing things. I highly recommend the 15minute helicopter tour of the island. The pilot is well versed in the history of the island, and flew us for somewhat longer than the 15 minutes. Great views of sharks in the lagoon! If there are 2 couples, the helicopter will pick you up right behind the hotel. The Manta Ray dives take place just off the end of the hotel. The diving company at the hotel does a pretty good job with beginners or experienced divers. You can also rent a car and tour the island yourself.
Overall we enjoyed our stay very much. It is a shame that the reef is dying off on Bora Bora. Other islands have more interesting reef and snorkeling opportunities, but Bora is a beautiful place. Also highly recommend dinner at the Hotel Bora Bora.

....Amazing! So great that we are going back next year. Since we stayed in Le Meridian on Bora Bora first the Intercontinental on Moorea (Moorea in general) was a huge disappointment! Le Meridian had good service, food and privacy. I would highly recommend it!

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