The Intercontinental Le Moana Bora Bora Hotel Review is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities:
- NYC JFK
- Dubai, UAE
- Shanghai, China
- Papeete, Tahiti
- Bora Bora, Tahiti
- Moorea, Tahiti
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Hong Kong Island
- Tokyo, Japan
- Dallas, Texas
Getting There: Upon arriving in Bora Bora, don’t be tricked by the hotel boats. Take the free ferry which is included in your Air Tahiti fare. From there, the taxi is 200 CFP or around $20 差不多.
Prepare your angry comments, TPOL is about to complain. This hotel sucks. There I said it. It was pointless to stay here for two reasons: First, I didn’t use any points; I redeemed my annual Chase IHG free night here. Second, there’s nothing special about the property itself. Before I get into berating the hotel, I do have to say that staying here is not the worst thing in the world if you want to explore the island. If you stay at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa, you have to take a ferry back to IC Le Moana, so get your exploration done ahead of time. Now back to the criticisms.
Could they be any less friendly, less inviting? Apart from the gentlemen from Mauritius that showed us around, the staff could not be bothered to smile.
It rained the day I arrived. I blame this on the hotel.
The property isn’t very big. The pool was small and pretty cold considering the warm weather. Stick to the ocean, that’s why you go to Tahiti anyway.
I was prepared for the steep prices because I was on a remote island. Paying more than home, even if that home is New York, is expected. Still, it’s the small things that bother me. For example, why it $5 for a Coke or $3 for an espresso capsule in the room? Looking back, I may have overdone it with my beef jerky rations but if I’m guilty of being frugal than the hotel is guilty of price gouging. Meet me halfway island hotels.
If you manage to get upgraded to a bungalow for free then I commend you. If not then it’s still fine. Our room was right on the water. It was private and comfortable.
I like my showers enclosed bringing me back to the safety I once enjoyed in the womb. This one was open and airy.
I don’t think I was too harsh in this review. My criticism is primarily directed at the staff. I don’t care if I spent nothing on the room. I still flew all the way out here to enjoy my time. Being friendlier would not have been that difficult.