Independent review for Le Maitai Polynesia on Bora Bora Island in French Polynesia

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Le Maitai Polynesia offers excellent value for money on the main island of Bora Bora and makes a great base for enjoying the many excursions around the island and lagoon. The property is located on the southern end of Bora about ten minutes walk to Matira Beach with the coastal road bisecting the property. The main reception, main restaurant and Garden and Ocean View Rooms are located on the mountain side of the road.

Le Maitai Polynesia Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront off coastal road on south side of Bora Bora main island
  • Getting There:    50 minutes flight from Tahiti International Airport + 20 mins by road / boat
  • Unique Qualities:    Good base for exploring with pleasant beach location
  • Ideal for:    Couples and Families
  • Hotel Features:    48 Rooms & 26 Bungalows, Swimming Pool
  • Dining:    Restaurant & bar - some independent restaurants close by
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Water activities, 4WD tours, Hiking, Lagoonarium
  • The Beach:    Good - narrow fine white sand extending along resort front
  • The Ocean:    Excellent - sandy bottom with protected lagoon - good for swimming
  • Snorkelling:    Good - abundant reef fish and some corals off from beach
  • Other Activities:    Kayaks, Windsurfing, Catamarans, Jet Skis, Glass Bottom Boat

The Garden Rooms are located in a two story building surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens. The Ocean View Rooms are located in a two-storey building higher up on the hillside - those on the upper floor have lovely views out to the ocean, whilst those on the lower floor have partial ocean views being more obscured by the mature landscaping. All rooms have private veranda, king size bed and air-conditioning.

Across the road on a narrow strip of land fronting the white sand beach are the seven Beach Bungalows. Although prime location, they back on to the coastal road and don't offer much privacy as the beachfront here is used by all guests. There's a nice swimming pool and beachside restaurant offering good value meals and the 19 overwater bungalows extend into the lagoon which offer beautifully simple rooms with the only drawback being that verandas don't offer absolute privacy from its neighbouring bungalow. Otherwise, the overwater bungalows offer great value.