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My Husband and I stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon in November of 2005. They messed up our reservation the first night - but totally made up for it in the end and treated us like royalty after that. Must stay in a Deluxe Overwater - Regular ones are not worth it (terrible location and view of the beach instead of lagoon). Definitely come back here again!!!!!!!!
If you like dirty bathroom and pool stay in this hotel. Not up to 4 star quaility. Would recommend the Hilton or Sofitel. The reviews that are posted over rated
Honeymoon trip = fantastic. Spent days snorkeling around bungalows! Rooms immaculate. Very helpful concierge. Overwater bungalow - best choice, for sure. Don't need a deluxe one. Plus, deluxe ones get most ''snorkel traffic'' in front of porches anyway. Landings provide perfect sunrise/sunset vantage points. Snorkel gear/kayaks available, pineapple and coconut at the pool. Hotel is the only one really in walking distance (2 minutes) of ''town'' with bakery, luncheon place, stores, banks, post office, car rental... Nowhere else on island was as convenient for walking.
Totally satisfied except for dining experience. Gourmet restaurant was closed for renovation. Dined at main restaurant during first evening of stay. Had fish which was totally tasteless and dry. Breakfast buffet selection mediocre. Quality of baked goods, breakfast meats, etc was poor. For same cost, there is a good selection of nearby restaurants serving much better food.
It was a wonderful resort and we'd definitely to return to French Polynesia and stay at a Pearl Resort
We recently returned from a week at the Moorea Pearl Resort. We stayed in the over the water bungalows and lowed every minute we were there. We took advantage of the free snorkeling gear and the best snorkeling was right off our bungalows (409 and 410) We saw a large variety of fish, even an octopus and a turtle. We also enjoyed swimming and the Kayaks. We definitely would stay here again. The weather was wonderful. Only a couple of rain showers. The staff was extremely courteous and friendly and after the first couple of days knew which bungalow we were staying in. The maid service was excellent and the beds were very comfortable. There is a small fridge in the room to keep drinks and water in but it took a while to get it cold. We rented a car and traveled around the island. The only disadvantage is the food is a little pricey but was very good. The show on Wednesday and Saturday were very good. .There are many restaurants within a thirty minute drive. The ice cream at the patissiere...
The Pearl was a wonderful anniversery experience. The location is great for walking 5 minutes into ''town''. All of the other resorts are too isolated. The food was beautiful and yummy. Hard liquor is very pricey. We enjoyed a romantic dinner on the beach that we will never forget. There is a barking dog next door, so be sure to get a bungalow away from it. Garden bungalow pools are really more of a big pond, but nice. You must check out Eva Perles for pearls. She's knowlegable, helpful, fair and has the nicest selection of pearls on the island.
We spent a week at the Pearl, staying in a premium overwater bungalow, and honestly we can not say enough good things about the resort, the staff, and the location. The bungalows are somewhat dated but very clean and well kept. The private decks and amazing views of the Pacific made for a very peaceful vacation. We spent a ton of time at the pool, and the staff was very helpful in making sure that offsite activities were scheduled as we wished. The restaurant menu is somewhat limited; but the food options on the islands in general are not great. One certainly does not go to Tahiti for the food, so it is as we expected. There are shops and a supermarket within a 5 minute walk, but everything of interest on the island is within a 15-20 minute car or bus ride. We will be returning again very soon and highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for the perfect escape.
The hotel is located on a wonderful beach, nice views of Tahiti and great snorkeling. We enjoyed ourselves despite the fact that the hotel staff was on strike. We did not find out about the strike until we arrived. Upon check in we were told that there would be limited services, i.e: no room service and the gourmet restaurant was closed. We found out more from the locals when we were exploring the island. This strike was going on for a year before we got there. Please call ahead and make sure the strike was resolved.