Bora Bora Le Meridien Resort
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.
Facilities and Activities:
Children: One child under 12 is free when sharing room with parents; Children under 12 : 50% of meal plan
Rates: $900 to $1,445 per night for 2 people.
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...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
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.
...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.
...We just returned from Le Meridien BB last week !! (12 nights)
...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.
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.
...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.
....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
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