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 RatingBased on 2009 reviews
The WIND is just pummeling on this side of the island. Too windy to snorkel, kayak, or even just relax on your deck :-(
We were in Tahiti and Moorea 4 years ago and it was our absolute favorite vacation, and we were so looking forward to coming to Bora Bora for our 20yr anniversary and renewing our wedding vows. Sadly, the wind was so punishing for 6 days at Le Moana that we couldn't really enjoy any of it. Our wedding ceremony was originally scheduled for Tuesday which got pushed to Thurs due to wind/rain, then again to Friday due to wind/rain. We finally held the wedding on Friday during 23kt gale force winds; not exactly the postcard perfect wedding :-( Overall the resort is has a nice small boutique feel albeit a quite outdated, and the staff are absolutely outstanding! Sadly, the wind makes it difficult to enjoy your stay here. The water currents are too strong making visibility poor for snorkeling, it's too windy to canoe/kayak out to the coral gardens/aquarium, and you can't even sit on your private bungalow deck because the wind is too unpleasant (good luck trying to light a cigarette). Of our 7 days in Bora Bora we did get one where the wind speed was under 20kts, and I must admit the sea life around the Le Moana is quite stunning. We took a kayak for a 20minute paddle out to the Coral Gardens/Aquarium, and it was the most incredible snorkeling I've ever seen in my life! The coral was vibrant colors of reds and blues, and the fish were absolutely everywhere; my wife even saw a small 4ft reef shark! We had previously taken a shuttle (6600xpf) to the Thalasso and snorkled a bit as it is much less windy on the motus, and although a much bigger beach area the sea life was not nearly as impressive. I might recommend spending a few extra dollars and staying at one of the resorts on the sheltered motus such as the Le Meridian, Thalasso, St Regis, or Four Seasons just to avoid to relentless wind. They are facing the lagoon so they are sheltered from the wind by the motu islands. If you are on a budget and want to stay at Le Moana, on the windy days I recommend taking the shuttle to Thalasso to enjoy the calmer weather and waters :-) But wherever you stay, don't miss a trip to the Coral Gardens!
We booked an year ago just in case. Read so many reviews. Decided to be smart and take public ferry and a taxi to hotel but last minute changed our mind and went for the fancy hotel boat pick up. It was expensive but it was an unforgettable experience. We were greeted and had a flower garland. Then the boat ride! So spectacular.First stop was at sister Thalasso spa then ours. Colours of blue crystal water and the whole atmosphere was breathtaking.We were greeted with a fruit drink and face refreshers.We had a personal assistant ( guessing each guest has an allocated personal assistant to look after things)We were given an introductory tour and we felt so welcomed. We stayed in a beach bungalow for a night and moved to Horizon over water bungalows.We loved them both. Lagoon was great. We walked in the water to the end of the lagoon. You need your reef shoes. There are sea urchins and corals. Water was so clear. We borrowed snorkels, canoe stuff and extra beach towels from the little hut on the beach. That was really great. Rooms looked beautiful. Some of the wall decor needs fixing but still beautiful. Beds were so comfortable, tea coffee facility but no milk. free water every day, plenty of bathroom amenities, good wifi, etc-- You can relax and enjoy. Restaurants were really good. Staff always friendly and polite. Breakfast was great. For some reason fruit wasn't sweet as I expected. They have an egg making station just near the hot crepe and waffles. We only found out the last day. Went for the Saturday night cultural buffet. But didn't see many cultural dishes. That was a bit disappointing. Reception was very helpful. After few conflicting answers over the phone we realized that they communicate well face to face. We tried to book some tours but they were not available any more. Hired a car and drove through the island and it was fun. There was a super market in walking distance. We got few snacks from them. We booked dinner at Noa Noa for the cultural night. Concierge completely messed up our booking by not booking it for us. If you book something please follow up later to see whether they actually done it. It was embarrassing to turn up at dinner and staff refusing to believe that you have a booking. We loved the glass bottom floor in over water bungalow. They have placed corrals right under so you can see all the fish. We witnessed an Octopus spreading ink towards a big fish who attacked it. Incredible. Staff was really helpful. Always greet you and wait for you to pass. We book a taxi to take the ferry through reception. We would love to stay here again.
Exceptional. Mind blowing.
Stayed on a bungalow over the water. Incredible. Worth every penny. Meals are great: simple to gourmet, elegant presentation, fresh ingredients. Staff is very responsive and kind. I can't think of a criticism. We stayed at Bora Bora and then Rangoria. Definitely in the top four vacations of my entire life.
Most expensive 3 star hotel ever
We expected a top-notch place that really offers luxury and looks at least half as good as the price tag suggests. The rooms are ok yet nothing over the top and quite close together. The staff is very friendly but not too efficient. Many parts of the resort look very old and are not well maintained. The pool is very small and could use a lot of cleaning as there is a huge algae builtup on the outside wall...I guess thats for "eco" reasons, as they also try to sell very expensive "fish fodder" for "eco" reasons to the visitors. Restaurant is all expensive but at least you can walk outside and get all the options of Matira and the main isle. The truth is that many hotels in Bora Bora look like this and the glammer is more from the lagoon than from the infrastructure. Very annoying and dangerous stray dogs also around the property (like everywhere on Bora Bora).
Overwater bungalows, oh yeah.
Okay so the high end ICE is the thalasso Which is a beautiful property, and have high end restaurants, bars and multiple pools. But personally we liked la Moana better. It is on mainland and we went to other outside restaurants (they come and pick you up and drop you off) and activities were frankly a little easier to do. It’s right next to Matira jets and atv walking distance. Which by the way is great. I never jetskied before and it was so much fun. You can go to a little market walking, and pick up a bottle of wine and some beer because drinking is very very expensive at the resorts. Read 25 per cocktail. Wow. Definitely hit happy hour when it is two for one. The bungalows are great. Bring a float. Try paddle boarding and kayak out to the coral gardens with snorkels. I think if I was to do this again, I would return to Le Moana then do two days at the thalasso. One thing this resort lacks is a fitness center and a spa. You have To go to thalasso for that. The staff is wonderful. Shout out to Mao and Maya. Maruru!