- 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
- 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!
Emily: Daraius used 50,000 Hilton points, per night for two nights, to get a basic room and then he emailed the hotel and paid 20,000 XPF or ~$216 per night for an upgrade to the Royal Overwater Villa.
The room was amazing! It was ~1,400 square feet and had a large living area with views of the water, a large bedroom with a canopy bed, and a large deck with a jacuzzi!
Daraius: There are two Royal Overwater Villas at the Hilton in Bora Bora – #107 & #126. We asked for #107 because it is more private, but were assigned #126.
The villa was very large and had a huge deck with a jacuzzi, but it was overlooking the resort’s dock and we could see (and hear) the boats going to and from the resort. Royal Overwater Villa #107 is definitely more private! But we were still delighted with our room!
Emily: The living room was spacious, and while it wasn’t as new as the room at the InterContinental Thalasso, it felt more “homely” with the wood panels.
The room was very romantic at night with the lamps on.
After we came back from dinner at Villa Mahana the first night, we had a treat of water and candied fruit waiting for us.
The room had three glass topped tables to see and feed the fish, a sound system, a small TV, and a minibar for our food. There was also a kettle to heat up water. One day, we made noodle soup to save money and to enjoy the view from our deck.
The walls were wood paneled and there were paintings on the wall.
There was a desk and chair for Daraius to set up his laptop and work for a bit.
The bedroom had a large canopy bed.
The bed faced the deck and had windows on the side to take in the gorgeous blue water.
The bathroom was large and had his and her sinks and a tub.
The bathroom had a large glass tile to see the fish!
There was also a very small shower room.
The amenities were the usual Hilton amenities which you find in other Hilton hotels.
The room had a little organizer for our clothes and it looked so cute!
My favorite part was the wraparound deck that had a Jacuzzi!
It was perfect for the cooler, windy nights here. We had a dip in the jacuzzi at night and it was so romantic being under the stars by ourselves!
Also, we never had to worry about mosquitoes. We brought spray, but never had to use it!
There was a table to sit out and eat.
There were deckchairs for lounging, but they weren’t very comfortable. The deck chairs at the InterContinental Thalasso had cushions on them, and that level of detail was missing at the Hilton.
There were stairs going to a lower deck.
But it wasn’t 100% private because you can see the decks of the other villas.
The roof of all the villas had thatched roofs.
The only drawback of Royal Overwater Villa #126 is that it was in the line of sight of boats and we could see the hotel’s main dock from the side.
But we really enjoyed our room at the Hilton Bora Bora! It was the nicest of all the rooms we stayed in Bora Bora.