Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Intercontinental Moorea Review and Trip Report

Our trip to Bora Bora, Moorea & Tahiti





We were just sitting around being bummed with the less than spectacular Hilton Diamond stay. We decided to hurry up and pack and take an early taxi to the IC Moorea. The private taxi was $25 from the Hilton to IC and a scenic 10 minute trip. The rain held off until we got our luggage out and under the roof of IC. Perfect timing. 
We were greeted with usual amazing ambassador recognition. We were led to the ambassador check in area, which were nice seats in a roped off, exclusive area. We were served two fruit drinks with hand towels that had that amazing Tiare fragrance that I have fallen in love with. I looked at the Mister and said "we are home." He very much agreed. They gave us two vouchers for Mai Tai's at the bar for our Ambassador welcome. 


 This trip has hands down shown me which hotel chain will receive my loyalty. 
While we waited for our room, we went to see the dolphins and the sea turtles. We were able to see both and take pictures to email to the kids back home. 
Sea Turtles

Dolphin Habitat

We had just come back from swimming with the dolphins in the Bahamas, so seeing the sea turtles was exciting and new for us! 
The landscape and scenery here are exactly what I was looking for when I decided to come to Moorea. Hilton let me down and made me a little nervous of my decision to come to Moorea, but this is exactly what I wanted to see. Lush, velvety-green mountains (that are extinct volcanos.) Turquoise emerald waters with the mountains in the backdrop are to die for. I think I would rather have a lagoon bungalow here or a beach bungalow (versus an overwater bungalow) because of the views.  

There were no robes or slippers in our room. Maybe the bungalows have them?
We spent several hours in the infinity pool. The sea wasn't the view I couldn't stop staring at, but the volcano was the most beautiful part. I was mesmerized. Unfortunately both our cameras were charging so we didn't get any pictures of this. 
We received a pinapple delivered to the room as a thank you gift for being an Ambassador. 

Ambassador gift

Upon checkout I chatted with a lovely lady from the South of France named Maud. She had helped us the day before when checking in also. We discovered that both of our Grandmas are from the Amiens area of France! She commented that my French accent was good and it made me so happy. I felt my Grandma was beaming with pride. I have been using my late Grandmother's wheel chair and feel like I am bringing her presence with me on these trips. Again we were thanked for our loyalty as we were leaving. 
Premium Lanai room




Bathroom amenities

Complimentary Mai Tais