An exceptional location on an island opposite Mount Otemanu, a lagoon with surreal colours, a superb and original site, excellent services and quality food: The Meridien Bora Bora is an institution which will suit couples, families and people who love postcard landscapes and water sports.
This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.
The hotel is 7.5 miles from Vaitape (5 min. by boat) and 6 miles from the airport (10 min. by boat).
The Meridien is not a hotel especially devoted to families but it does have a "family friendly" program and supplies (marine) facilities adapted to kids at interesting prices (meals are free for kids under 3 years, 50% reduction for those under 12). The environment is safe for toddlers: the water is not too deep and there are no roads on the island. The hotel has a protected lagoon which hosts hundreds of aquatic species, including threatened tortoises. Kids can sponsor the latter. Finally, the Meridien has two bungalows which provide "spa" care.
The Meridien is in a magic setting, has a splendid lagoon, a breathtaking view on Otemanu and Pahia mountains (highest island point), and it enjoys an exceptional location on an isolated island on the east coast. The hotel is totally surrounded by water thanks to a protected lagoon which hosts a large variety of undersea species. Public spaces are beautiful, functional, friendly, and largely open to the outside. ?t has an extremely refined decor and architecture with an authentic "South Pacific" style. There is a collection of masks and Papuan dresses. In brief, the Meridien guarantees a 100% seaside stay, with 82 bungalows on stilts and 17 "beach" bungalows. In a "fine and relaxed" atmosphere.
The Meridien accommodations are certainly the most original and beautiful among Bora Bora hotels and have wonderful ethnic decor that combines the warmth of dark kohu wood and white stained wood. The rooms are not huge but are very good dimensions (645 feet˛) and are organized in an original way: the dividing wall (located almost in the centre of the room and flanking a sofa) which allows access to the bathroom, which is very beautiful and has a bathtub enclosed with wood shutters, a spacious shower with sewage disposal system on the ground, a double basin, beautiful mirrors and wall lamps. At your bedside, you will find a large dressing room (near 54 feet˛) with console table, wide shelves, and an enormous electronic safe. On the other side, a desk transforms into a vanity. Opposite the sofa, a low wooden table is designed over a large transparent slab (more than 43 feet˛) which allows you to see undersea wildlife, including rays and sharks! Finally outside, a beautiful terrace with wooden chairs and lounges gives access to the lagoon through an esthetically pleasing spiral staircase. Nothing is missing - there is even a DVD player (borrow at reception).
The main restaurant occupies several levels of a wooden area in a superb setting on the edge of the lagoon. Large windows are open to show the surrounding environment. The table decor and beautiful crockery are very nice. The menu offers a wide range of French, international, and Tahitian specialties. Another restaurant serves breakfasts on the beach (snack in high season). In the main restaurant, the Tipaniers, you will have the choice of either a buffet (different themes every day) or the a la carte menu. Top quality cuisine. Ideal for a "one-to-one" by night or on the edge of the lagoon at sunset.
The Meridien beach dimensions are ideal. It is bordered by water on both sides - a double display that allows to you to bathe in the protected lagoon or the other lagoon. There are deckchairs and sunshades. Towels are available (in the rooms). Several sailing canoes, catamarans (for a extra charge), kayak, and pedalo are available. The hotel offers deep-sea diving with "Nemo World" diving club.
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