Le Meridien Bora Bora
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
With a stay at Le Meridien Bora Bora in Bora Bora (Motu Tape), you’ll be minutes from Le Meridien Beach and close to Bora Bora Photo Lagoon. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Mt. Hue and Mt. Otemanu.
Make yourself at home in one of the 98 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Satellite programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Bora Bora? This resort has facilities measuring 2691 square feet (250 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
Arriving at the Bora Bora Airport, we were greeted by the hotel with leis and quickly shuttled via motorboat to the property. We were given a full explanation of the property with a tour and refreshing juice to start. The only negative comment was reception kept saying our room was ready and to return in ten minutes but after the third try we finally could check in.
The overwater bungalow was fantastic. The view was magical and the floor glass bottomed watching tropical fish swim below your feet. Everything about the room was nice and romantic with excellent air conditioning. And the balcony was perfect for relaxing and jumping into the beautiful clear water. The hotel had various lagoons to swim in and provided free snorkel and kayak equipment. The staff were very friendly and helpful always.
The pools were also nice and relaxing. The breakfast buffets were quite good although they ran of items often such as tomatoes for omelets or the miso soup or croissants. Jean Marie was an exceptional server for both breakfast and lunch. But the views of the lagoon and fish were wonderful! The concierge arranged all activities for us (avoid Bloody Mary's--tourist trap rip off on the main island).
I give this property my highest accolades as the stay was relaxing and fun and the rooms over water world-class! I highly recommend and plan on returning.
Totally loved this resort!! Largest glass bottom bungalows, amazing water and picture perfect views. Loved that they had a lagoon too! Turtle sanctuary on site and Beach staff very helpful and friendly! All the staff very welcoming.
The highlight of our first trip to Bora Bora/Moorea/Tahiti was our stay at Le Meridien. We were treated so special from the minute we stepped foot on the dock. We were shown all around the property in our golfcart ride to our OTWB. Bungalow was awesome-spacious, comfortable, great shower, walk in closet, plenty of towels, clothesline over the tub. Jumping in the water from your own private deck-awesome! Bed - extremely comfortable - loved the linens- duvet was not too heavy. AC was cool enough and has an overhead fan. Had a mountain view so we had a bit of a walk to our meals -we are in our early 60's and healthy- no problem.Very happy with our breakfast plan 8 days/dinner plan/5. Breakfast buffet - vast and delicious and restaurant is beautiful overlooking the lagoon. We ate dinner at both restaurants. Both lovely,very attentive service and we were never rushed..Beach/pool -Towels were plentiful-no checking them in and out. Staff not breathing down our throat asking if we wanted drinks/food-loved that! They were around just enough if you needed them. Reservations- we changed our reservations a couple of times-They could not be more helpful. We made two consecutive reservations-5 nights OTWB/ 3 nights beach bungalow.THEY offered to try to keep us in our OTWB the entire stay at no extra charge but they were booked-but they tried up to the last minute! Beach bungalow is almost identical found the deck to be buggy compared to OTWB but not too bad.Would stay at Le Meridien again.
This hotel is a "value" for experiencing an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. There are newer and even "fancier" options out there, like the Intercontinental and St. Regis to name two. It is ideal situated on a motu looking straight across the channel toward Mt. Otemanu, the iconic peak of Bora Bora. The grounds are exceptional and the lagoon immediately in front of the resort is among the most placid we saw in Bora Bora. There is an ample selection of gear like SUPs and canoes, and a very friendly and courteous staff. The overall food offering was slightly above average in our experience at French Polynesia hotels, but then again, food is highly subjective. Compared to the American experience, or even an experience in Hawaii, French Polynesian cuisine is comparatively bland, but very fresh. The French side of the influence means a heavy offering of fresh bread and pastries, as well as crepes, which all were delicious. Overall I'd say a couple who hasn't experienced any of the rest of French Polynesia will likely be quite happy with their stay, although if you go elsewhere in FP you might start to see some of the negatives of Le Meridien and Bora Bora in general. While our overall experience at Le Meridien was good, there were some things that were annoying and/or could be improved: 1) The vast array of bungalows are accessed by long boardwalks. The boardwalks are constantly serviced by a stream of golf carts carrying luggage, people, supplies, and maintenance. The result of this is it is very difficult to relax in the bungalows because all you hear day and night is the carts scooting back and forth, and when they reverse, the constant screech of the reverse noise. We heard this at night too. You can't block it out either because some of the windows are just slats. 2) endless boat traffic. The bungalows farther out in the channel are quite close to the "shipping lane" for all the boat traffic coming into Le Meridien and the nearby resorts, as well as every jet ski and boat tour coming and going. Here too there is an endless stream of motor noise, day and night, passing the bungalows. Between this and the cart, as well as being packed in tight to all the other bungalows, you hardly get a serene feeling of French Polynesia. 3) the balconies. Compared to other resorts the balconies at Le Meridien overwater bungalows are minuscule, and because they chose to pack so many in, they are angled in such a way that the view of the mountain is not straight on, but only at an angle from the short side of the balcony. The result is your view is mainly of the other bungalows. Le Meridien has also chosen to use flimsy cheap webbing as the slat material on the balcony, which obstructs what little view you have and looks sort of cheap. The wooden deck railing was also quite loose, the outdoor shower pressure anemic, and the overall maintenance of little things like trim paint was poor - there was peeling paint in spots and this was visible on many of the bungalows. For what one pays to be at the resort, and the overall appearance of other areas within the resort, this was sort of surprising and disappointing. Other negatives weren't about Le Meridien, but just Bora Bora in general. The resort experience here, more so than any other part of French Polynesia, was very artificial and manufactured. You could really sense the scale of the commercialization of the experience here, with an endless array of resorts and a sort of manufactured honeymoon experience that is copy and pasted at every resort. If Bora Bora is one's only experience in French Polynesia, especially if one doesn't even cross the channel onto the mainland of Bora Bora, I think it would be quite the superficial and hollow experience of what French Polynesia's islands have to offer. However, with these various negatives it is also important to point out that the staff were incredibly friendly and all seemed genuinely interested in making every person's experience a great one. The vibe overall at the resort was relaxed and pleasant. The turtle center was also an excellent and unique experience.
If you’re going to book in Bora Bora choose a newer or remodeled place. The beach and lagoon here are nice . However, the ow bungalows has no screens so they fill up bugs and geckos ... not just one or two 8 or more running all over your room. The bungalows move and shake with every wind gust. If you get sea skip you do not want to stay in one . And they are not private. You are right next to everyone else all lined up. The curtains and mirrors and everything away in the wind even with the windows closed because they have open air slats you can not close at all and they have no screens. I didn’t know I would be paying soooo much to be “ camping “ in the wild! We stayed in a garden suite at the Hilton in Moorea which is more like a jungle and had no problems with anything. We are now on the water away from everything being over run by bugs and geckos...
the food options are also not plentiful .
Although the snorkel trip we took here was amazing I recommend Moorea for ease of getting around and restaurant options and scenery