General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy: - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating2057 reviews
Just finished 5 nights at the Moana it was great. The location for us was the key. Being on the island of bora bora (not the motu), it allowed us to walk/bike to restaurants, stores, etc while still having the convenience of a first class pool, restaurant, room service, etc. We met people staying at the 4 seasons, Conrad, Sofitel private, etc that were paying $30-50 each way (per person) to get off their resort and into Vaitape. So if having flexibility to eat/chill at multiple places is important, then Moana is a great choice. Regarding the resort, everything was perfect - check in, the room, the view, the glass coffee table, buffet breakfast, the couple of lunch/dinners we ate onsite, house cleaning, check-out, etc. Employees were very friendly and accommodating. Couple of must dos: - dinner at bloody Mary’s - Swim/scuba w the sharks - Pizza at Lucky House - Feed the fish thru your glass coffee table - Bring 2 liters of alcohol (per person) into Tahiti, grab a couple Yeti water bottles (only thing that keeps anything cold) and mix a lot of your own drinks. - Go to the little store right across the street from the Moana and grab some beers for your room. We travelled with a yeti cooler but it was probably overkill Only downfall is that the water isn’t real deep so no cannonballs from the upper deck.
Best place to stay on Bora Bora
We have stayed at this resort for a week and it is fantastic. The staff is beyond friendly and helpful, the manager circulates and speaks to guests daily to check in on how their visit is going and the resort is so nice. Our overwater bungalow has a coffee table with glass to see the fish swimming beneath. It is amazing and the water is beautiful turquoise. I just took a shuttle to the other IC Spa and it’s a trade off. This one doesn’t have the spa, however, its on the main island so you are able to be picked up by local restaurants and tours without having to shuttle over here so it’s more convenient. Everyone should try this place-it’s truly a bucket list destination!!
This place is brilliant. We stayed in an over water room which was luxurious and amazing. Being able to feed the fish from the room and climb down the ladder to the sea is special. The resort is extremely well kept with very friendly staff, easily one of the best resorts we have stayed at. The kayaks and paddleboards are a great addition and kayaking out to the sofitel private island is a must with some amazing snorkelling. Thanks to the staff member who recommended this. The bar and restaurant were good and price is as expected at one of these types of resorts. Shop with all snacks beer wine etc is at the end of the road. We took a boat to the other intercontinental on the island and it is also very special. I am glad we stayed at le Moana though to have access to the mainland shop, easy access to tourist shops at Vaitape, bloody mary's etc (worth a trip). Amazing place in a beautiful location. Thank you
Beatiful!!! the staff is amazing!! We were a group of 6 and had a wonderful time. Our room was amazing and the resort is clean and beatiful. I can not say enough about it. The food and drinks were quite pricey so bring your own rum and wine from the duty free..
Pearl of the South Pacific!
We are from Minneapolis, MN. We spent five nights here, after spending our first three nights in French Polynesia at the sister resort, the InterContinental Mo'orea Resort and Spa (on Mo'orea, of course). We got a wonderful deal, through Costco Travel, which included round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti; all ferries and island-hopper flights; overwater huts; and daily breakfast. (Some Costco travelers also got dinner included, depends on when you booked.) This resort is peerless, absolutely gorgeous! There was no check-in as we know it - we were seated in small groups in a lounge, and personally escorted to our overwater bungalow, where our luggage awaited us. Our hut had a swim-off deck (with a ladder), an incredibly comfy bed and pillows, a well-equipped bathroom, and a lounge with a desk and a glass-bottomed coffee table (the lid slid off, and you could actually feed the fish below!). Wifi was very dependable. The staff was attentive, and so friendly! We had breakfast included, but all other food was very, very expensive ($19 for a cocktail, $21 for a burger and fries). We found some more inexpensive local eateries within walking distance (on the beach), and a local market where we bought candy, beverages, etc. We were there during "rainy season," in January, so the weather was a bit unsettled, but we also had lots of sun and warmth. We rented scooters (only $58 for 24 hours!), and drove around the island - highly recommend! If you don't stop, the trip is only about an hour. We stopped at various scenic overlooks and markets along the way, very interesting. Recommendations: bring water/coral shoes, as the beach can be rugged for walking and swimming. Also, bring a lot of sunscreen! One person found it for $50 in the resort gift shop, $30 in a shop outside the resort. I bought black pearl earrings as a souvenir - I guess Bora Bora means "black pearl." They are lovely, and a great gift - as well as Tahitian vanilla, for which the country is famous. They also have pareos (Tahitian beach wraps/dresses) much cheaper at the local markets. We bought some French wine at a local supermarket, which had an abundant display, for only $12 U.S. Otherwise, a bottle of Grey Goose vodka was about $105 for a standard-size bottle! We brought some vodka from home, packed in leak-proof water bottles, and put it in our suitcases. Came in VERY handy. We also took bagels, peanut butter, fruit, yogurt, etc., from our free breakfast, and used it for lunches. We brought snacks (such as beef sticks and trail mix), also, from home. The air temperature was consistently in the higher 80s - ocean temp was about the same, no shock value upon entering! The aqua/turquoise color of the ocean is unlike anything you've ever seen - even in the Caribbean. There were two pools, both fresh water. The lower one (more shallow) had a sand bottom. The upper one went as deep as 5 1/2 feet, and had a lovely waterfall at one end. We felt like we had the place to ourselves - no crowds, and plentiful beach chairs and umbrellas. There is really no nightlife - there was one themed dinner while we were there, with local dancers and singers, but we didn't attend. A very quiet, relaxing place! On our last night, we went to an area landmark - Bloody Mary's! It's a restaurant without walls, and a sand floor. No menu - just a spread of seafood and some beef, from which you select your entree'. I had parrot fish, the best fish I've ever had! This trip went without a hitch. A dream vacation!