Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise – Eating in the Hilton Bora Bora

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Dining at the Hilton Bora Bora

Breakfast at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui

Daraius:  The buffet at the Hilton Bora Bora wasn’t as nice as  the buffet at the Hilton in Moorea.  The buffet regularly costs XPF 3,200 (~$35) per person.  However, Hilton Gold elite members get free breakfast and internet, so Emily and I saved $70 on breakfast each day with our Gold elite status.

You can get Hilton Gold status with a virtual move to Australia or with the Citi Hilton Reserve card.

However, only the “cold” portion of the buffett is included in the Gold elite breakfast.  You have to pay 1,000 XPF (~$11) up charge for the hot supplement.  I paid the up charge to sample it for the blog, but didn’t think it was worth it and wouldn’t do it again.

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Emily at the Tamure Grill

Breakfast is served in the Tamure Grill restaurant which is by the pool.  The restaurant has sand on the floor to give it a rustic atmosphere, but I didn’t care much for it.

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Tamure Grill

The buffet had the selection of the usual cold meats…

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Meats and Salads
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…jams and juices.
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There was an upcharge for certain items on the menu.

If you paid the 1,000 XPF (~$11) up charge you could get the American Breakfast which included , waffles, French toast, eggs benedict, boiled eggs and poached eggs.

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Hilton Bora Bora Breakfast Upcharge

Lunch & Dinner at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui

After a few hours, Daraius and I went back to our room and had lunch.  We made the emergency soup bowls I brought from the US in case I could not eat the food at the resort because of my fish allergy.

We boiled some water in our kettle and had soup, chips, and snacks for a meal.  You can also ask to clear out the mini fridge in your room and stock it with supplies from the supermarket (meats, cheese, yogurt, etc.) on the main island.

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A Frugal Lunch

We dined on Auntie Chun’s Udon soup bowls, local sweets, plantain chips, and Pringles.  It was a great way to save money, and a light soup was just what we were both in the mood for.

You can also have lunch at the Tamure grill, but we had a late breakfast the next day and skipped lunch.

The hotel has a restaurant, the Iriatai, which is open in the evening for dinner and serves French and Polynesian food.  The restaurant is indoors, but the large doors are open and the breeze could get a bit chilly late in the evening.

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Dining at the Iriatai

The restaurant wasn’t particularly cheap, but it could add up if you ate there every day.  Risottos were 1,900 XPF (~$21).

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Iriatai Menu

And main courses were 3,400 XPF (~$37) or more.  I had the beef, and…

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Beef Steak
… Emily got prosciutto and goat cheese salad.
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Prosciutto and Goat Cheese.

For dessert, Emily had a chocolate dessert and I had molten chocolate lava cake with lychee ice cream.

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The food was ok, but not as good as Villa Mahana!

Outside the hotel

The Hilton charges 700 XPF (~$7), per person, for a round-trip boat shuttle to the main dock, Viatape, in Bora Bora.  However, the 6 pm and 7 pm shuttles cost XPF 1,500 (~$15)  for a round-trip boat ride, which I suppose is the hotel’s way of discouraging you from eating outside.

There are often Roulottes or trucks selling food outside the dock in Viatape and you are walking distance to a few restaurants. 

Here are the shuttle timings when we visited.

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Hilton Bora Bora Shuttle Timings

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