60,000-Point Steal: A Review of The St. Regis Bora Bora

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

At just 60,000 Marriott points per night, the St. Regis Bora Bora can be an out-of-this-world deal. The pros: fantastic redemption, huge property, great beach and lagoon, very large base villas, good food and drinks. The cons: base room availability is incredibly limited, expensive food and activities, staff overlooks important details.

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Paradise, Perfected: Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa in French Polynesia

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa is everything you’ve ever dreamed of in an overwater bungalow destination, giving pricier resorts in Bora Bora a serious run for their money. Pros: elegant, eye-poppingly beautiful, heartwarming and kind staff. Cons: impractical to book a room here in perpetuity. 

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Grounded in Paradise: A Review of the InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

InterContinental’s digs on Moorea are solid but not exceptional, impacted by its liberal definition of “overwater” bungalow. Pros: turtle healing center, friendly concierge desk and relative affordability. Cons: deceptive “overwater” rooms, subpar water clarity and lackluster on-site eateries. 

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Sunset Special: A Review of the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

If you’re going to splurge for an overnight stay in Tahiti before continuing on to paradise (or heading back home), you won’t find a better pool and sunset combo near the airport. Pros: one of the more incredible infinity pools ever created, ideally positioned for sunsets behind neighboring Moorea and walking distance to food trucks. Cons: very expensive, the majestic pool closes too early and no free shuttle to PPT.

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