We will be staying at the Le Maitai in January on a package deal and I am concerned about room location. If you are familiar with the property, please send ANY information you may have. Is it worth it to upgrade to beach or O/W bungalow? Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Meg
Meg Its been a few years since the wife and I went to French Polynesia. Hope this is still current. For Bora Bora, we chose "Le Maitai Polynesia". Anyhow, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. It is a very nice facility but not overly ostentatious. Meals at the beachside restaurant were pleasant and fun. We were not quite as happy when we tried the more formal restaurant near the hotel lobbv. But there are not too many other nearby choices. We did have an over-the water bungalow. After roughing it in Moorea and on the Aranui, I decided we deserved a splurge. Happened to luck into the one bunglow farthest out into the water. Worth the splurge. Shower big enough for two! On the other hand, our adult daughter stayed in a regular room. Advantage was that there was a great view from her room. It is up a hill but still only a couple of minutes from the beach. She would join us for cocktails and snacks on the balcony in our over-the- water bungalow. One suggestion might be to split your lodging so that you have a couple of nights in the over-the-water bungalow. You perhaps could save a little money by staying in the regular rooms for part of your trip. Even though you did not ask, spend an entire evening at Bloody Mary's because that is so much fun. They will provide transportation to and from your hotel. Schedule the first bus in the evening to go and the last bus to return. Bloody Mary's is not designed just to eat and run. I know some people say Bloody Mary's is a tourist trap. But, if you are in the right mood and especially if you can connect with others sitting at the bar, its a great evening. Recognize it for what it is and have a ball. And get a male member of your party to escort you into the men's room (after he checks it out to make sure it is otherwise empty) and take notice of the flush mechanism on the urinal. Enjoy Dick Oettel
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