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Last 5 reviews
A nice resort very private ,staff are very friendly food is excellent with one exception prime rib was full of fat and grizzle and not hot just one meal not up to standard everything else exceptional cant say enough good things about resort and the staff working here
We came over on a day pass!
On our honeymoon we booked the Windstar Wind Spirit cruise but wanted to have a few days pre cruise extra in bora bora so we came over and stayed at the Mai Tai and got a day pass to come over and check out the Thalasso for the day. We pre-arranged one of the early morning shuttle boats from Le Moana and spent the whole day here! We were able to lay in the loungers on the beach and explore with the kayaks on the beach. A lunch was included in the day pass at the restaurant on the beach and we were blown away with how good this place way! We were able to get all sorts of great pictures walking around the bungalow boardwalks and even went snorkeling in their lagoon area! All of this cost us just under $200 total for both of us! It was a great value and we were able to enjoy the resort and stay for the day!
Romantic honeymoon place
Same with most guess who lives in IC Thalasso, we celebrate our honeymoon at this wonderful place. I have to say, Thalasso have the most beautiful view of Mountain Otemanu, comparing with other three hotels nearby. Room is big enough. Facility is fine. Breakfast n dinner are good. You can take shuttle boat to Le Maona, but it's not free. Very appreciate Emma and Rita from concierge who provided valuable assistance and patience.
Magical place – I have tips for you!
We stopped here for five days during our tour around French Polynesia. It was absolutely magical from the moment we were greeted at the airport to the second we departed. We booked a standard over-the-water bungalow with a resort view and had very low expectations, but were completely wowed when we stepped into our vacation home. Trust me, there is no such thing as “standard” at this place. The bungalow was incredible – see thru coffee table into the ocean, living room, coffee bar, walk in closet, huge bathroom with a lovely rain inspired shower head, and the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. Here are my tips: IHG Rewards Club – Sign up for this FREE program before arriving. We were greeted with refreshing towels and the best Tahitian vanilla iced tea at check-in because of our free membership. Plus, you get free Internet with the program and possibly an invite to the manager’s reception, which includes appetizers and wine. DO NOT purchase the $200 ambassador program, as another reviewer mentioned. It’s a waste of money and isn’t recognized by French Polynesia for “free upgrades.” Transportation – This resort is on an isolated island away from everything. You’ll need to either take a taxi or higher the resort to pick you up for $70 US each way. Although this should be included in the resort price due to it’s location, I’d suggest paying the fee instead of taking a water taxi. Staff take your luggage and you won’t have do deal with a thing! It’s worth it. Dining – Preselect the breakfast buffet option at or before arrival. The discount is good and there’s enough delicious food and variety to satisfy you until dinner time. I was never disappointed with breakfast! Regarding dinner, be sure to attend the Polynesian dance and fire shows. The buffets are a bit price at $100 US each, but it was a lovely experience. SPA – We were lucky enough to get a coupon the following day after check-in for “buy one get one 50% off.” We booked our first couple’s massage ever and loved the entire experience. We went early enough to take full advantage of the spa facilities – steam room, cold sea water soak, jacuzzi, walking water massager pool, back/shoulder water massager pool, and the tea room that looked over the Pacific Ocean. We were in peaceful bliss the entire time! The massage was wonderful, and we looked down into ocean reefs through the see-thru floors the entire time. It was truly a memorable experience. Activities – Ask for the resort’s weekly activities when you check-in. They provide free access to the wedding chapel, kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling gear. Sting rays come up to a certain part of the beach for feeding around 2 and they’re wonderful to observe and/or pet. Be sure to snorkel the lagoon. Keep an eye out for the friendly eel inside one of the reefs and the clown fish within the sea anemone. Saving Money – Looking to save a few dollars? This places charges for EVERYTHING. I’d recommend waiting to book spa services until you arrive because you may be lucky like us and get a “buy one get one 50% off coupon.” Eat only two meals (breakfast & dinner) and buy a cheap bottle of wine at dinner, instead of hard alcohol. Cheap wine at a place like this is never bad wine! Bring snacks and alcohol in your luggage for in-between meals and drinks before dinner. Faucet water is potable, so drink to your heart’s content! Free activities included snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boards, sting ray petting, and educationally talks. Use of the wedding chapel is free too if that’s on your agenda! Here’s who made our stay EXTRA special: Jenifer – From the moment she checked us in, Jenifer wowed us. Her welcome to Bora Bora was like no other and her smile made us feel at home. She gave us the best tour of the resort, provided recommendations, and ensured we settled well into our villa. She checked on us throughout the stay and even gave us the best hugs on our last night. It felt like we were leaving family! Elysa – We met Elysa at the manager’s reception and were blown away by how much knowledge she has about environment studies. She’s already done a lot of work mitigating any environmental impact the resort has caused to the island by doing beach cleanup days with locals on the main island, getting all resort employees to switch their water bottles to being reusable, starting a bee keeping hive, and ensuring the reefs are healthy. We visited Elysa the following day at her reef talk and were amazed by the talk. We learned so much about reefs that we decided to go snorkeling to put our knowledge to the test. Thanks for the talk Elysa! Heimann P. – Heimann helped us with checking out of the resort, payment, etc. He was unbelievably thoughtful, kind, and attentive. He even helped us get on an earlier flight and made arrangements with the baggage carrier and water taxi. Thanks for all of your help and generosity, Heimann! Heitiare T. – We met Heitiare every morning at breakfast. She was the general manager for the breakfast dining room and always did an exceptional job. Heitiare was thoughtful, detail oriented, and attentive. We’re so happy she was there to look after us every morning. She even went out of her way to teach her staff our names, so they greeted us every morning. How special is that?! Thank you Heitiare!
30th wedding anniversary
I am changing my review. Thankyou Chatles for your reply and having spoken to staff I understand our view (happy that it relates to cost) and the bungalow though not looking at the mountain is glorious. We have had to go for the sunset cocktails for our view which is NO hardship. Food fabulous and staff gorgeous. Special place for special occasion. Can’t wait to enjoy the Ray and shark outing, whale watching and seashell massage in the next 4 days that we are here.
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