Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise – Hilton Moorea – Panoramic Overwater Bungalow #87

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Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise –  Hilton Moorea – Panoramic Overwater Bungalow #87

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Emily on our Bungalow’s Deck

“Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise” Trip Report Index:

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.

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Hilton Moorea Map (Click for Larger Image)

Here’s a video review of the bungalow and a view of the other bungalows near #87.

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Emily Outside Our Bungalow

There was a large living room past the bathroom as you entered.

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Emily in the Living Room

Our favorite spot was the deck of our 1st overwater bungalow!

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Daraius on the Deck

There was a big deck with beautiful views of the lagoon.

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Beautiful Views

There were 2 deck chairs to lounge on.

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Emily on the Deck Chairs

With a very peaceful view from them.

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The Upper Deck

But the most exciting part of the deck were the stairs leading down to…

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Going Down

…a smaller deck…

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…And Down…

…with stairs directly into the lagoon!

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Straight Into the Water

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.

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I Could Stare at this 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.

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Time for a Shower

We took a quick peak under the bungalow, and didn’t want to do that again!

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Below the Bungalow

Daraius:  In terms of privacy, bungalow #87 was right at the end.

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Other Bungalow (#86) in the Background

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.

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Bungalow in the Background

Emily Jablon:  There was also a table in the main deck – great for eating and gazing into the calm waters.

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Breakfast Table

The room was so nice….it had a full bathroom with a rainbath shower…

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Shower

…a full bathtub…

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Bathtub

… and his and hers sinks.

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His & Her Sinks

The bedroom opened into the bathroom, though there is a privacy screen.

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View From the Bedroom

The room also had a bed which was very comfortable.

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The Bed

The shutters in the bedroom opened which let in a nice breeze.

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Bedroom Shutters

There was a living area with a sofa, chair, tv, and a DVD player.

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Living Room

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!

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Sunrise From our Balcony

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Very informative, thank you. One suggestion for Daraius. Let Emily do the camera work.

Great trip report! I also stayed at the Hilton, just a few months ago. Your review is spot on and is still very accurate of the current quality and conditions of the Hilton Hotel and Island of Moorea. I didn’t get to visit Bora Bora, but that is next on the list.

Hi there- a couple of questions-

1) what number bungalow would you suggest in the regular overwater bungalow category- 98 or 99 look good?

2) Also I have heard the wind comes from the SE in June, did you notice a prevailing wind direction?

Thanks

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@Bill Jacoby – They look good to me, but you can also browse FlyerTalk to see what folks think of those bungalows. I can’t remember the direction of the wind.

Hi, you booked a garden room for 50k per night…is that the rate all the time or is it seasonal? I looked at some dates in July and the Hilton site says 110k per night? Thanks

Great trip report. It looks like they put in a new deck on #87 since we were there in May 2011.

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/pointsmilesandmartinis/2011/11/hilton-moorea-review-french-polynesia-trip-report/

That bungalow definitely has the most private deck of all the bungalows.

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