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“Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise” Trip Report Index:
- A Bad Start & a Few Hours in Los Angeles
- Air France Lounge – Los Angeles
- Air France Business Class – Los Angeles to Papeete
- Getting to Moorea
- Hilton Moorea, Panoramic Overwater Bungalow #87
- An ATV Tour in Moorea
- Whale & Dolphin Watching in Moorea
- Eating in Moorea
- Moorea to Bora Bora
- Bora Bora Airport To InterContinental Thalasso
- Emerald Overwater Bungalow #204 at the InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora
- Jet-Skiing in Bora Bora
- A 9 Hour Bike Ride Around Bora Bora
- Eating in the InterContinental Thalasso
- InterContinental Thalasso Coral Garden Suite
- Around the InterContinental Thalasso
- Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
- Royal Overwater Villa, Hilton Bora Bora Nui
- Dinner at Villa Mahana
- Eating in the Hilton Bora Bora
- Is Food Expensive in Bora Bora?
- A Day in Papeete
- Air Tahiti Nui and Southwest Flights Home
- Conclusion & Blog Giveaway!
Daraius: We reached the hotel at 8:00 am, but it was too early to check-in. I had negotiated an upgrade from a garden bungalow booked for 50,000 Hilton points for 1 night to a Panoramic Overwater bungalow for ~$200 per night. I had requested bungalow #87 which is right at the end, so I was happy to hear that bungalow #87 would be prepared for us once the folks staying in it left.
Bungalow #87 is right at the end and is a bit more private than the other bungalows, but it is also more windy.
We freshened up in a transit bungalow, walked around the hotel and took pictures of the hotel and different room locations, had lunch and then checked into our bungalow at ~12:00 noon.
Here’s a video review of the bungalow and a view of the other bungalows near #87.
There was a large living room past the bathroom as you entered.
Our favorite spot was the deck of our 1st overwater bungalow!
There was a big deck with beautiful views of the lagoon.
There were 2 deck chairs to lounge on.
With a very peaceful view from them.
But the most exciting part of the deck were the stairs leading down to…
…a smaller deck…
…with stairs directly into the lagoon!
Daraius: The best part about the room was the view and the private deck where you can go snorkeling or swimming in the ocean! I could have looked at the water forever.
Emily Jablon: There was even a place to shower by the lower deck. Notice the solar panels at the top of the bungalow too.
We took a quick peak under the bungalow, and didn’t want to do that again!
Daraius: In terms of privacy, bungalow #87 was right at the end.
But not entirely private since we could see the deck of bungalow 86 through our living room window. Have a look at the video to see what’s around the bungalow.
Emily Jablon: There was also a table in the main deck – great for eating and gazing into the calm waters.
The room was so nice….it had a full bathroom with a rainbath shower…
…a full bathtub…
… and his and hers sinks.
The bedroom opened into the bathroom, though there is a privacy screen.
The room also had a bed which was very comfortable.
The shutters in the bedroom opened which let in a nice breeze.
There was a living area with a sofa, chair, tv, and a DVD player.
There was a glass bottom to see the fish, but we didn’t see any. But it did make for a very pleasant experience.
Bungalow #87 is right at the end, so there are high winds outside. We could hear them at night! The water was also a bit chilly to go swimming in.
We got up at 6:00 am the next morning for our whale and dolphin watching expedition and could see the beautiful sunrise from our room!