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Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise – Royal Overwater Villa, Hilton Bora Bora

Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise – Royal Overwater Villa, Hilton Bora Bora

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Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Royal Overwater Villa – Living Room

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.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Living Room

The room was very romantic at night with the lamps on.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Living Room by Night

After we came back from dinner at Villa Mahana the first night, we had a treat of water and candied fruit waiting for us.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Treat 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.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort

The walls were wood paneled and there were paintings on the wall.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Wood Panels & Paintings

There was a desk and chair for Daraius to set up his laptop and work for a bit.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Desk & Table

The bedroom had a large canopy bed.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Canopy Bed

The bed faced the deck and had windows on the side to take in the gorgeous blue water.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
View of the Water From Bed

The bathroom was large and had his and her sinks and a tub.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Large Bathroom

The bathroom had a large glass tile to see the fish!

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Glass Tile in the Bathroom

There was also a very small shower room.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Small Shower

The amenities were the usual Hilton amenities which you find in other Hilton hotels.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Hilton Amenities

The room had a little organizer for our clothes and it looked so cute!

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Clothes Organizer

My favorite part was the wraparound deck that had a Jacuzzi!

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Royal Overwater Villa Deck

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!

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Emily in the Jacuzzi

There was a table to sit out and eat.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Table on the Deck

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.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Deck Chairs

There were stairs going to a lower deck.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Stairs to the Lower Deck

But it wasn’t 100% private because you can see the decks of the other villas.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Emily on our Lower Deck

The roof of all the villas had thatched roofs.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Daraius on the Deck of our Villa

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.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
Boats Going Past The Villa

But we really enjoyed our room at the Hilton Bora Bora!  It was the nicest of all the rooms we stayed in Bora Bora.

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I find your trip reports 'inspirational'... what good are the points if you don't get motivated to redeem them?

Good mix D, like the way you do it!


Could you please let us know how to find 2 nights for 50k points? It seems for the dates I checked, it is 50k per night.

The room looks lovely. Bora Bora is definitely on my bucket list. The pictures really are outstanding.

I love the trip reports too. They give me ideas on where to go, and I was already planning on going to Bora Bora in the next year so your detailed trip report is HUGELY helpful and enjoyable! Please keep these coming!

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@Ralph - I don't know the depth outside #107, but you could email the hotel to ask.

@QA - An even simpler way is to scan the headline, determine if it is a trip report, and STOP reading. 🙂 I'm surprised that you want to see "travel deals" posted on the blog and kept hush-hush elsewhere. I'd be glad to oblige. 🙂

@Corie - Us too! I want to go back!

@LisaPA @Jenny
- Thanks!

Personally, I like the trip reports. I wouldn't want the blog to ever be all one or the other - the trip reports break up the textual monotony of the card deals and tricks and give me some places to consider for future trips. I've never been a tropical island kind of gal, but the jacuzzi on the deck over the ocean is pretty much the definition of awesome.

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