Where To Stay In French Polynesia
Oh. My. God. We leave for our vacation to Moorea and Bora Bora NEXT MONTH! So. Freaking. Excited. In anticipation of our trip, I thought I’d do a little post on the hotels we chose to stay at.
What I love about this resort is that aside from the overwater bungalows, they also have garden bungalows with plunge pools! I’m a sucker for plunge pools, more so than overwater bungalows, so I love this option! And, surprisingly, the bungalows WITH POOLS are less expensive than the overwater ones! I can’t remember the last time I preferred something that’s LESS EXPENSIVE.
So not only did we NOT use points, and are excited to keep collecting them, but in true Hilton fashion, they offer an advanced purchase rate that’s FAR LESS EXPENSIVE than their traditional rates.
We opted for the Deluxe Garden Pool Bungalow with Pool, which isn’t the most expensive accommodation, but isn’t the least, either. These are the orange garden bungalows on the map below. I feel they are worth the additional cost, because unlike the yellow bungalows, you don’t have to share a wall, and you’re also closer to the pool, restaurants, and beach.
If you’re not a Hilton gold member or above, consider opening a Hilton credit card. There’s a $95 annual fee, but it automatically bumps you to Hhonors gold status. This means you get FREE breakfast daily AND FREE WiFi. For the cost of both of those things in Moorea, the $95 fee is definitely worth it.
Four Seasons Bora Bora
This is my absolute DREAM hotel room. In fact, this particular room is what MADE ME want to go to Bora Bora in the first place. If this room was anywhere else in the World, I’d be going there instead.
My overwater bungalow dream is named the Otemanu Overwater Bungalow with Plunge Pool at the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora. It boasts over 1,500 square feet of luxury (compared to the standard bungalows that are around 1,000 square feet), and aside from the amazingly large plunge pool, it has a cushioned bed ON THE DECK, and a hammock/trampoline OVER THE WATER.
There are only four of these amazing rooms, and as you can see from the map below, they are located at the very ends of the pontoons, (with the longer walkway) to provide the best views.
I’m not gonna lie, at $4k++ PER NIGHT, this room is pricey. If you don’t want to spend that much, check out their standard overwater bungalows – because even those are pretty fabulous, but then again, I don’t know what Four Seasons accommodations aren’t amazing.
While the standard overwater bungalows don’t offer plunge pools, or extra-large decks with beds and hammocks, they still boast amazing accommodations OVER THE WATER, with viewing glass, decks, and luxurious amenities.
The standard overwater bungalows are all the same size, but offer varying views. At around 1,000 square feet, the only price difference comes with the choice between a mountain view (most expensive), followed by lagoon, and lastly beach view.
Can’t wait to experience all of this fist hand! It’s so soon!