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Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia (MOZ)

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With a stay at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort in Moorea (Maharepa), you`ll be convenient to Temae Beach and Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course.
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Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort
Bp 28 Maharepa, Moorea, French Polynesia 98728

Make yourself at home in one of the 114 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature hair dryers and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.

Grab a bite to eat at the resort's beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-in. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

LeSpa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

Grab a bite at one of the resort's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are served daily in the restaurant for a fee.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

The closest major airports to Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort are:
Moorea (MOZ-Temae) - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Papeete (PPT-Tahiti Faaa Intl.) - 17.7 km / 11 mi

The preferred airport for Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort is Moorea (MOZ-Temae).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 11 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: XPF 3500 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: XPF 500 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: XPF 500 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: XPF 150 Per Person, Per Night


We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Based on 2602 reviews
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 02-06-2016
I recently spent a week with my family (wife, 22 year old daughter, 19 year old son) at the Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort. We had a very positive experience. The staff is friendly and happy to help with any issue that may arise during your stay (thanks Louis and Leonard). The housekeeping staff and serving staff are very pleasant and perform their duties well and with a smile. We enjoyed two nights in two of the over water bungalows and four nights in their two bedroom villa. We were f... Read more
Submitted on 03-06-2016
My husband and I recently stayed here in March 2016 for our honeymoon. We stayed for 5 nights and 6 days in an overwater bungalow (OWB). We recommend you stay a minimum of 5 nights in order to truly relax and enjoy your stay on this beautiful island. We actually bought a package deal from Costco to book our trip and stay. We did some extensive research on the cheapest deals around, and Costco won best deal during March 2016. The package deal included round-trip flights to- and from- LAX on Air ... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 03-06-2016
We stayed at the Sofitel Moorea from 21 to 26 April 2016 in a beach bungalow. We were with our 5.5 year old daughter. We had such an absolutely wonderful time over there that we ended up staying most of the time at the Sofitel. The resort is a luxury resort yet gives you a feeling of being at home. It is of human size, unlike other luxury hotels we have seen on the island. Didier, the director, and his staff are instrumental in making you feel so. There are also lots of things to do in the reso... Read more
from Picton, New Zealand
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Fantastic resort, don't get me wrong. However lots of little things that need improvement for such an expensive 5 star resort that won a luxury hotel award in 2015. The positives, great location, fantastic gardens and surrounding landscape, the most friendly staff you can expect, great diving tours, beach and lagoon snorkeling. The bad, I have travel extensively throughout the world and the worst internet access I have ever experienced is now at this resort and not in China. It was absolutely pa... Read more
from Calgary
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Having now stayed at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora, I'm probably spoiled for life for any other hotel on earth, but we enjoyed our time at this resort, too. It's not what I would consider a five-star, but certainly a solid four for the most part. The staff is very friendly and welcoming, greeting you with a hello and a smile no matter where they run into you and what job they do (other hotels should take note - THAT is how you make a guest feel welcome). The property itself is beautiful, with... Read more
from palmerston north
Submitted on 08-06-2016
We have just returned from a week in Moorea staying in an luxury over water bungalow.. The accommodation was better than we could have imagined, The room was fantastic... I do have to mention a lady in particular, This lady was working in the reception area... well luisa (hope that is how you spell it) was one of the loveliest, warm, ladies we had the pleasure of dealing with... nothing was a problem and she went out of her way to help with anything we needed... She made the sofitel experien... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 08-06-2016
We stayed 3 nights in the lovely Sofitel before we boarded our cruise ship for New York. We were in an Ocean View bungalow which was very comfortable and looked out over the pristine sea. The breakfasts each morning were delicious and we ate lunch each day at the hotel. We did have 2 meals at night at the hotel which were excellent and one night we were picked up by a shuttle and taken to a restaurant - Rudi's - about 20 minutes away. If we return to Tahiti in the near future, we will defin... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 10-06-2016
Arriving mid morning from a cruise we realised there would be a delay in accessing our Villa, however it seemed the hotel policy was to make everyone wait until the magic hour of 2pm, although we had seen our villa wasn't occupied and had been prepared! When you are a captive market at a hotel, food and service is so important and you don't want to feel like they are taking you to the cleaners cost wise. We dined only one night in the restaurant and the menu wasn't extensive and was expensive.... Read more
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 10-06-2016
I've put off writing this review for a few weeks because once I do, it's officially over! This was the trip of my dreams, what I thought was once in a lifetime. However, after having stayed at the Sofitel, I WILL make it back. Whatever it takes. We arrived early in the morning after a night flight. Our hotel room wasn't ready (which we completely expected, check-in is at 2pm, as normal for any hotel), but the check-in process was a breeze, and really quite fun. We listened to the hostess explai... Read more
from Nelson, New Zealand
Submitted on 28-06-2016
This resort is on a beautiful white sand beach which has a lagoon of the most unbelievably beautiful blue water. About 40-50 metres from shore are quite large patches of coral in water that is only 5-6ft deep. Here you will find lots of pretty tropical fish that make fascinating snorkelling. You can also stand in the water and hand feed fish bread. Crumble a bit in first to bring them around. We stayed in a garden bungalow and requested to be on the Temae Beach side of the resort. The other side... Read more
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The hotel grounds are pretty nice and the price seems pretty reasonable. There is a nice long beach with plenty of chairs and cabanas. The one huge drawback is the food available. There are 3 places to eat at the resort and the food is equally horrible at each. Aside from breakfast, which is great, my wife and I ate 4 meals with multiple courses for each meal and literally every dish was disgusting. I love pretty much all food and for me to say that everything I ate was bad carries some weight.... Read more
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Spending our honeymoon in Sofitel Moorea was a blessing. We were given the horizon over water bungalow which had uninterrupted ocean views. On arrival and during our stay the staff were very polite and always helpful. Room service was excellent and the room was always well appointed and clean. The water surrounding the hotel is outstanding and abundant with fishes so it made snorkelling a pleasure. We were also given access to the snorkelling equipment for free which was a bonus. Breakfast had... Read more
from Huntington Beach, CA
Submitted on 01-07-2016
The islands of Tahiti has been on my bucket list for decades and it surpassed my imagination with 5 stars!!!! Moorea Sofitel was our first 3 nights in Tahitian paradise. My husband and I chose a "Beach Front" bungalow and it was definitely right at the edges of the crystal clear lagoon in #415. It was next to the Beach Hut Bar which opens at 10am and was perfect for a little island beverage while lounging on the beach or after snorkeling in the lagoon. The beach is a combination coral and soft ... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 01-07-2016
My husband and I are here on the first stop of our honeymoon. The pros: The resort grounds are gorgeous, and the water is crystal clear. The rooms are very clean and beautiful. Lounge chairs and hammocks were plentiful and never felt crowded. Staff is friendly. The cons: The food is absolutely disgusting. Not even mediocre - but actively repulsive. Luckily we learned that restaurants in town offer free pickup and drop off and are delicious. Don't waste your money eating even one meal at he hotel... Read more
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Had several meal in bar area all were to a high standard. Drinks service a little slow but all in all worth a visit, especially if you like steak Ta Ta it was amazing, so was tuna. The surrounding just tops it all with amazing views and clear waters.
from Luton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Wonderful hotel. Good food. Excellent beach bungalow - well equipped with kettle, mini bar/fridge, ice machines nearby. Excellent housekeeping. Good sized bath towels - very important!! Beautiful setting. Lovely staff. Paradise!!!
from Westport
Submitted on 04-07-2016
My wife and I wanted a vacation to celebrate 35 years enjoying life together - and where better to celebrate life...French Polynesia. Really, our key criteria: 'no pressure', being away from work and spoiling ourselves. So we decided on Moorea (somewhere we visited as teenagers). The Sofitel Moorea provided a wonderful setting for us to enjoy the 'local activities' available - including swimming with sealife...ATV Moorea tours were brilliant. I think you need to be clear that everything in F... Read more
from Cold Lake, Canada
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We stayed in the end Overwater Bungalow. It was so peaceful and quiet whenever we were in our room. The room itself was beautiful and well set up. Had our own deck and ladder to swim in the ocean anytime, it was especially wonderful on the full moon nights. The service was excellent and food at the restaurants was superb. For it's location, it was out of the way enough that it was quiet, but easy and quick to get anywhere. Will definitely coming back for another stay soon.
from Peterborough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We were greeted with a smile, fruit drink, cool towels and a Lei. Our room wasn't quite ready so we had a drink in the bar. Drinks, as in the whole of French polynesia are quite pricey and not well mixed. The room was beautiful. There was a writing desk and large comfortable bed. Plenty of electric sockets. Behind the bed was a large piece of furniture that housed plenty of storage, mini bar and coffee maker (nespreseo) and kettle. Beyond that was the bathroom with separate toilet. There was an ... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Tahiti is truly the most exotic and beautiful place we have ever been! We stayed in an over water bungalow and it was even more spectacular than we expected. We couldn't have been happier. If we return to Tahiti, and I very much expect that we will, we won't stay at the Sofitel resort again however. It was a beautiful resort but the cost of food and drink is absolutely exorbitant, way past the point of reasonable. In addition, the food is not very good so its frustrating to pay such a large ... Read more
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Me and my friend live in the bungalow over the water, it includes air conditioner, free wifi, and it is also convenient for you to rent snorkeling equipments and towels once check-in. The view is very beautiful, hotel also has friendly staff. we really enjoy living in this hotel.
from Indianapolis, Indiana
Submitted on 08-07-2016
We recently visited for our annual anniversary trip. The Sofitel did not disappoint. We stayed in at the Sofitel Moorea for 3 nights in an overwater bungalow (room 116) with a lagoon view. We had amazing snorkeling right off our deck - although we were slightly unhappy with the public dock that was right in front of our deck. I would recommend booking an OWB with an ocean view. The bungalow was very clean and the housekeeping crew did a great job while we were there. The (included) breakfast was... Read more
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Thank you Sofitel for an amazing week! Honestly.. From the romantic dinner and the perfect room and also the amazing treatment! we couldnt ask for more! Everyone really! We went one week to Bora bora and one week to Moorea.. Normally Bora Bora being the place we decided to go and booked a 5 star hotel! We have to say Sofitel Moorea was not far from this! The Hotel is so amazing that part of us even miss it when being in Bora Bora! Please if you go to this Hotel book room 217! And say hello to t... Read more
from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Submitted on 11-07-2016
This was our first visit to French Polynesia. We stayed in an overwater bungalow for six nights and it was a peaceful, heavenly retreat ... perfect for our honeymoon! Rooms very well appointed and Rachel, our housekeeping person, was so polite and considerate with our schedule as well as kept everything very clean and well maintained. We stayed in a bungalow looking back toward the island of Moorea. At first we weren't sure we wanted that view, thinking we might prefer to look out at the ocean, ... Read more
from Somerville, Massachusetts
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We booked online and were able to get a bungalow room right on the water. The sunrise was amazing. To see the sunset you need to go towards the Hilton. The breakfast buffet was amazing and plenty of options. If you ask for a latte at breakfast they will make one special no charge. There is buy one get one cocktail happy hour 5-6 which is work going to. The surf shop has a certification scuba classes which are worthwhile if you have the time and desire to scuba. You will see sharks and an array o... Read more
from Rochester, New York
Submitted on 13-07-2016
A one night stay here was really not adequate to enjoy all the services of this resort. That said, they have a great beach, great staff and a decent, although slow, restaurant. As is typical of over-the-water "bungalows", a significant number of people do not have a house as large as one of these bungalows. The are superbly equipped and would be a great place to stay for a week or a month. Service is great, staff always wants to go the extra mile. When we visited there was a Polynesian danc... Read more
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 13-07-2016
The beautifully landscaped gardens surround the individual bures or you can choose an over water bungalow, all are large and well-equipped. A buggy can be called to transport you to the main reception area and restaurants - a great help if there is an elderly person with difficulty walking. The main restaurant and bar overlook the water with views back to Papeete, and dining at the special seaside candle-lit restaurant is a must. The entertainment includes Polynesian dancing and music, and we ... Read more
Submitted on 14-07-2016
We stayed at this hotel for four days in late June and had a great trip. We love to explore on our trips and thought moorea was a great island for this. We arrived by ferry at 9:00am and had reserved a car from Avis for two days and felt that was plenty. We did the circle tour of the island and stopped at the belvedere lookout. We decided to do the 3 coconuts trail from the lookout and it was about 6 miles there and back. The trail is well marked and starts directly behind the lookout to th... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Great overwater bungalow, window in the floor to watch the tropical fish, fine restaurants, and, especially, staff members who adopted us like members of their own family. Special appreciation for Delphine Fontaine, Caroline (at restaurant), Rakael (housekeeper), and concierge Ju Jing. Already thinking of our next visit.
Submitted on 16-07-2016
My husband booked our 10 night vacation for our 32nd anniversary at this most beautiful location. I had looked at these bungalow years before thinking how inviting they looked. We were not disappointed. This is a wonderful location. Our OWB was sooo beautiful and the amenities were wonderful as well. The shower with the glass doors that open to outside is blissful in its self. Our room was taken care of by Rachel who was outstanding in her performance and personality. The staff including Maihere... Read more
from Victorville
Submitted on 20-07-2016
This property is absolutely beautiful!! I loved everything about it - the privacy, the staff, the food, the location, and the rooms. I will definitely be back! Perfect place to celebrate my 50th birthday!
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We stayed for 6 nights in the over water bungalows, three nights in a horizon luxury over water and three nights in a horizon superior overwater, absolutely beautiful. We were able to step off our balcony and snorkel in beautiful water with amazing fish life. The Resort was great, the service at breakfast was superb (especially Caroline) always friendly and helpful. The food was excellent in all the restaurants we went to. The rooms were beautiful and the resort staff were always very friendly a... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 23-07-2016
I stayed here for the first part of my honeymoon for 4 nights. We stayed in the Luxury Beach Bungalow. We had planned a few excursions, but all companies picked us up at the resort. Resort staff were friendly and very accommodating. The infinity pool is great and right in front of the beach. The snorkeling is one of the best areas off the beach on the island, in my opinion. The drinks and food were ok, but not outstanding. I recommend trying the buffet on Wednesday night for the Polynesia... Read more
from Gold Coast, Australia
Submitted on 24-07-2016
An overwater bungalow at Tahiti has been on the bucket list for my wife and I for the past 34 years since we were married & it was well worth the wait. Being 54 years of age you can't not expect some kids & friends to come along, so daughters 21 & 23 had a garden villa, as did our best friends and their son. Everything you see in the photos and dream about are true at this hotel. Overwater bungalow with glass section of floor. Stairs down into the water for ease of access for snorkelling. We wer... Read more
from Auckland Region, New Zealand
Submitted on 24-07-2016
What a break and could not have picked a better place to stay , the Sofitel Moorea was fantastic. We thought the staff were brilliant , helpful , friendly and really eager to ensure our stay was the best. We stayed in a beach front bungalow you could not have wished for more , room was well appointed and views were like a picture post card. the food at the resort was fine and we also found that the local supermarket provided all the extras you needed well worth the bike ride. We did have a few ... Read more
from Paris, France
Submitted on 25-07-2016
The room was very nice, with plenty of space even with a bed for our daughter, very nice bathroom and relaxing view on the small lake in front (n°502). The sandy beach is long and clean. You find the long chair at any time of the day. If you decide to test the polynesian canoe, make sure to put life jacket on you as it can easly returned up side down (as it happened to us :-)). Every evening there is a Polynesian show, which is not in every hotel.
from Auckland Region, New Zealand
Submitted on 25-07-2016
What a fabulous place to stay 2 couples in our late 60 and we stayed in 2 beachfront deluxe units right on the beach. We did have the backs of the overwater units to look at but they are far enough away it didnt matter. Late November and the weather was fabulous. You can virtually snorkel all day, lots to see and not dangerous in anyway. Lovely buffet breakfasr each morning and at night any of the resturants will send a van for and take you home again. Flying air tahiti nui was wonderfull as wel... Read more
from Auckland Central, New Zealand
Submitted on 29-07-2016
What an amazing resort my husband and I spent the weekend in a overwater bungalow and it was fantastic, from the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and helpful, the water was so clear and beautiful to snorkel and swim in, the food was amazing especially the buffet on Saturday night and great entertainment we especially enjoyed Sunday nights performance, can't wait to enjoy this wonderful resort again.
from St. Petersburg, United States
Submitted on 31-07-2016
My boyfriend and I are traveling back from our Tahitian vacation which included a week at the Sofitel Moorea. We rented an over the water bungalow (#105) and loved the location, view and privacy it offered. It was spacious with great A/C, a comfortable bed, large closet and bathroom. The staff was polite and friendly but could use some serious training to improve skills and create a more efficiently run resort. We also thought that management needs to be more active or even visible. Here ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We'd like to thank everyone at Sofitel Moorea, you made our stay the best ever. We fell in love with this island and the hotel. The staff were all so friendly and efficient, and always had a smile on their face. Yes, sometimes service was a bit slow, but hey! you are here to enjoy and relax, so it didn't bother us at all. The location is just incredible, crystal clear waters, with plenty to see and explore. We had a lagoon view bungalow (#309) and could not be happier. It was on the other side o... Read more
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 03-08-2016
On arrival at 11am we had to wait until 2pm before we were directed to our room, a discomfort. The room was great, although the southerly wind blowing directly into the room for a day was not comfortable. Service in the bars and restaurants was superb, waitresses very friendly. We would have used the 'K' restaurant more often if our Accor Plus card was accepted there. Only French television was a disappointment, no English sport!! no English music video channels??? CNN is not acceptable. Water q... Read more
from Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Had an incredible honeymoon here in April/May. Weather was shocking, but our overwater bungalow was beautiful and really made the trip, it's definitely worth the extra $$. The beach was probably the nicest on the island, and the sunrise & view of Tahiti is amazing. Restaurant was very nice, and the romantic dinner package was lovely even though the weather was soo bad. Staff were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend Sofitel.
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 04-08-2016
We love Sofitels and have stayed in them around the world. This one was arguably the most beautiful one we've stayed in. We stayed in a horizon luxury overwater bungalow and it was well worth the splurge! The bungalow is at the end so your view is unobstructed by other bungalows and you get a great view of Tahiti. We enjoyed the breakfast daily, it came with our room. They do Polynesian shows every night, which we also enjoyed. We did do the Polynesian buffet meal, again worth the splurge! Go ea... Read more
from Green Valley, Illinois
Submitted on 09-08-2016
The beauty of the scenery from Sofitel Ia Ora was magnificent. The staff made us feel like family and went above and beyond their normal duties to make sure our stay was exceptional. I was surprised to find out that a man (Charlie)I met in Moorea was working at Sofitel Ia Ora. So, on my birthday returning from an excursion the taxi driver knew Charlie and brought him to me. He gave me a big hug and we reminisced the days of old (Some 30 years). We exchanged email addresses to stay in touch. Our ... Read more
from Katy, Texas, United States
Submitted on 09-08-2016
When we got to the hotel, we had to wait until 2 to get our room and the room was not what we expected. We had a bungalow over the water and ours faced another bungalow. Not what we wanted. A few calls to the front desk and a call from our travel agent got us moved to a better room the next day. If you go here and you are staying in a Deluxe Bungalow over the water, you will want a room number 200 to 208 (even numbers only). These have a great view of the beach and the ocean. The room was nice, ... Read more
from Beaconsfield, Canada
Submitted on 13-08-2016
We spent two weeks in Polynesia, and we visited four islands during our stay. The last one was Moorea and we stayed at the Sofitel. It has been an amazing experience. We had the very last room over water, with a unique view. The room was breath taking. Very large, with a nice bathroom. We had a patio from which we could go directly in the lagoon. Very quiet. Restaurants (3 in total) are all good. Breakfast buffet... so much choice, you won't believe it. And everybody is very nice and professiona... Read more
from Santa Cruz, California
Submitted on 14-08-2016
My husband and I wanted a relaxing beach vacation and this place more then met our expectations! First of all, Moorea is not Hawaii. It's much less developed and much less crowded and arguably more beautiful. We picked this location because we read that it was on one of the best beaches on the island and that you could snorkel right from the beach. The beach was big enough that although the hotel was full, the beach never felt crowded. And it was easy to find good snorkelling in the clear, cal... Read more
Submitted on 29-08-2016
The rooms very cozy and clean (me and my wife tried the luxury garden bungalow), the staff warm and friendly and the food delicious, especially at the K restaurant (do not miss the opportunity of the exclusive dinner "pieds dans l'eau" at the K restaurant!). In three words: A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE!
Submitted on 29-08-2016
Thank you Sofitel staff for making our time there very memorable. We loved our stay and appreciate the exceptional service. We will miss your smiling faces and pleasant attitude. Can't wait to come back! Thank you especially to housekeeping (Rackael);breakfast crew (Poerani and Taitania);Tama at the bar/pool. Loved Moorea!!
from Newcastle, Australia
Submitted on 30-08-2016
Stayed at this resort in August 2016. The check in process was quick and easy. As we arrived earlier then the check in time our room wasn't ready yet but we expected this would be the case. We had our swimmers in a back pack and headed for a swim and some lunch while the time passed. The room was lovely with a really large bathroom and was very clean. The cleaners were lovely and did a great job. It overlooked the lagoon. We sat on our deck enjoying the view and when we wanted to swim we just w... Read more
from Christchurch, New Zealand
Submitted on 02-09-2016
Our second wonderful stay at the Sofitel. The staff are beyond amazing . A special mention to Reiva, Jean, Caroline, Edna and Yu Jing for their incredible care and attention to us. We are so grateful. We would also highly recommend the island boat tour with Teva. His knowledge and passion of Moorea is evident to all.
from Bracknell, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-09-2016
If you want a good quality hotel in Moorea give this a try, the staff were excellent as were the facilities and dining, breakfast being particularly good. It's what you would expect a Sofitel hotel to be and it did not disappoint.
from Auckland Region, New Zealand
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Traveling as a couple we stayed in a luxury beachfront bungalow. Everything from check in to check out was faultless. The bungalow was superbly positioned and had everything that we needed. The glass shower doors that opened to a small enclosed garden were a lovely touch. The only small thing that could have made the bungalow better would have been the inclusion of a small fridge to keep the complimentary bottles of water (and the bottle of bubbles) cold. Any small request that we had was met ... Read more
from Gilbert, Arizona
Submitted on 14-09-2016
The over water bungalows were paradise. This is the kind of place dreams are made of. I went with my girlfriend. We never wanted to leave! The bed was a canopy bed. The bathroom shower was a walk in/outdoor shower. Deck was spacious with an outdoor shower as well.
from Samoens, France
Submitted on 15-09-2016
This is my second negative review about a supposedly 5 star hotel after le Tahaa during my stay in French Polynesia. This is my second disappointment. I really don't understand how all luxury hotels sites can provide such wrong information. They should really update their information. What was true a few years ago isn't today. These hotels are old and need a proper renovation. I feel sorry for the staff, because they are always nice and helpful.
from Barcelona, Spain
Submitted on 15-09-2016
It was our first stay after a 36h journey for honeymoon. Everything amazing, rooms so comfortables, staff extremely nice and food delicious. On Sunday & Thursday they have great Tahitian show, barbacoca, pareo and coco show. Worth to try!!!
from Austria
Submitted on 16-09-2016
The place was full at the time we spenta week there, but we never had problems with finding a place for whatever we were looking for. There was always ample room around you, be it on the beach, or in the restaurant. The quality of food was French, i.e. very good, the prices accordingly. A set menu (3 courses) in the restaurant starts at 75?. But you can also hace something small, like Sashimi, Lasagne, catch of the day or the likes in the bar for less than half the price and you still are si... Read more
from Chicago
Submitted on 18-09-2016
great place to get away and relax-- luxury without destroying the beauty of nature--over the water bungalows are awesome--on the down side, the rooms are way too expensive and the hotel food is good but not great--but it is not a tourist trap and the beauty of nature and the friendly people make it a great retreat--a combination of the old time beauty and relaxation of the south pacific with modern luxury
from Oregon
Submitted on 20-09-2016
We stayed 4 nights here to start our 9 day vacation and had an excellent time. We had a lagoon view room which was great. Amazing view and a very nice room with nice amenities. The hotel has a nice beach location and close to airport and ferry slip. We arrived early and were welcomed by Luisa who did a very nice job get us checked in and orientated. She Also got us into our room 2 hours early - thanks you !! The lagoon had nice coral reef areas with lots of fish great for snorkeling We had di... Read more
from Arlington, Virginia
Submitted on 21-09-2016
My husband and I had a great stay at the Sofitel for our honeymoon. The resort was stunning and our overwater bungalow was amazing (I would opt to get the luxury one over the standard overwater bungalow). The staff was very nice, always greeting us wherever we went and they were always eager to help. The water was gorgeous. After going to a few of the other hotels on the island for various reasons, I will say that the Sofitel was way better than the rest (maybe minus the Hilton)). The water was ... Read more
from Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Room - we stayed in villa 217, an overwater bungalow at the end of the pontoon with unobstructed views of the island of Tahiti and also the beach and hotel property. The views were stunning! It does get quite windy on this side of the island, however the breeze is welcomed after a long day in the hot sun. For our room specifically, we noticed that if you left the toilet room door open you could smell sewage faintly, but only if you left it open for long (the toilet room is a separate stall off t... Read more
from Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Stayed here earlier this month and enjoyed every moment. The property is beautiful with a very nice layout. We stayed in a garden bungalow, but still had a wonderful view of the water from our patio. The snorkeling was great with crystal clear and calm water just steps away every day. My wife enjoyed a spa day and was very satisfied with the experience. The breakfast buffet was good and had slight menu modifications daily. Cannot complain about any part of our experience.
from Honolulu, Hawaii
Submitted on 24-09-2016
When you invest in a vacation, Dining becomes important and excellence expected. We selected Sofitel Resort for our stay because of the International Reputation of the 2 starred Michelin, Execitive Chef, Gulliaume Burlion . Howerver, on our arrival, we were concerned when we could not find his name featured on the Menu, Hotel Manifest or any Marketing advertisement whatsoever. The Resort should identify, recognize and commend of their Chef's well earned world wide accomplishments. (Google) The p... Read more
Submitted on 24-09-2016
We have spent 2 nights in a very lovely bungalow over the lagoon. Great location and the lagoon itself is beautiful (beautiful blues, quite fishy, very clear waters). Very friendly and professional personel. Very nice breakfast. Disappointed though by the "K" restaurant (nice settings but food clearly below our expectations). Also the hotel is very exposed to the wind - jumping into the lagoon from the bungalow is not that attractive when the wind blows too much.
from Oxford, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Beautiful resort, beachfront with plenty to do. Staff is very accommodating, food is great,and the live entertainment is awesome! The Bungalow we stayed is is wonderful,and just a 2 minute walk to the beach. No matter what you do, get up in the morning and watch the sunrise over Tahiti from the beach. You will not regret it. Also, enjoy a huge buffet for breakfast and dinner...while eating dinner enjoy the view of Tahiti at night.....the lights are beautiful as well.
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Tucked in well away from the main road so no noise. Well maintained and in much better condition than the Sofitel in Bora Bora. Excellent breakfast but the bottle neck is the one guy who makes an omelette or fried eggs to order....please put two cooks on here at peak time! Excellent pool. Franck at reception was soooo helpful, firstly with lending us an adaptor plug and secondly attempting to rectifying a hassle we had with a tour operator. The wireless internet was no good in the bungalow and s... Read more
Submitted on 28-09-2016
Idyllic beach and landscape Crystal lagoon 32deg Superbungalows Delicious cocktails. T' punch especially Extremely good food and wine list Tartare ceviche sashimi Delicious salads. Black angus meat Above all Extremely kind and efficient personel. Fabulous natural kindness which makes this polynesian hotel in moorea the best of the best relaxing place for lovers in the world BRAVO TO THE TEAM
from Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Submitted on 30-09-2016
The stayed 3 nights at the Sofitel during our honeymoon in french polynesia. Moorea was our first stop in french polynesia. We arrived very tired after a 36 hours journey from Spain to Tahiti and unfortunately the room was not ready but they invited us to have breakfast as it was only 8 am. The breakfast had a great selection of fruits, breads, juices... The Restaurant K is also very good and we highly recomend a dinner at the K. We really enjoyed it. During the stay we really enjoyed our sta... Read more
Submitted on 01-10-2016
I wish trip advisor had 1/2 star ratings available because really this resort deserves 4-1/2 stars. It surpasses 4 star but doesn't quite make the cut for 5 star for 2 specific reasons: the beds and the pool area. Things we love about it: 1. Proximity to the ferry. 2. Best view on the island...much better view than the other 3 main upscale resorts (Hilton, Manava, and Intercontintal) because from Sofitel you have an amazing view of the entire island of Tahiti since the resort is on the east s... Read more
Submitted on 02-10-2016
My husband and I stayed in a garden bungalow during our recent trip to Moorea and had a very good experience. The beach is absolutely gorgeous and the our room was spacious and nicely appointed. We also stayed at the intercontinental on Moorea and much preferred the Sofitel for the grounds, room and service. The food and drinks were also better (though expensive at both places!) The service was slow, but we saw that in all our hotels in Tahiti, so I advise other travelers to go with it and emb... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 03-10-2016
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful hotel for our anniversary and loved almost our entire stay. The grounds are beautiful and the water was amazing for swimming or snorkeling. Our only complaint was that they had a large rap concert open to the public on Saturday night, which was our actual anniversary. I am not sure why management thought this was a good idea as a large portion of the the hotel guests were couples there for a quiet, romantic holiday. Our bungalow was about a 3 minute walk... Read more
from Raumati Beach, New Zealand
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Everything about the Sofitel in Moorea is wonderful. The location, the quality of accommodation. (We had a luxury garden villa that was next to the lagoon), the staff did whatever it took to make sure you were happy. Breakfast was excellent and plenty of choice as you would expect from a hotel catering for a mainly US customer group. Yes the brochure price is expensive but it is worth it and the prices of drinks and food was similar to other places on the island. One thing for Kiwi travellers to... Read more
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Blown away by this resort, it was beyond what we had imagined, we were not disappointed by anything or anyone. Highly recommend overwater bungalows and breakfast, we think we have put on about 2 kgs each.
from Newcastle, Australia
Submitted on 19-10-2016
This was a fantastic place to stay in moorea. We stayed in an over water bungalow and were able to swim with a range of tropical fish and hire sup boards to paddle over the clear blue water. Beds were comfortable and breakfast was great. Only down side was the service at dinner time, our orders were confused multiple times meaning lengthy waits in between meals, but over all tasty food. Definitely recommend this resort!
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Nice beach villa. Relaxing and peacful Food in restaurant is good Convenient location and staff are nice and fun Swimming pool is nice also Snorkel is not much to see but beach is good Ice machine nearby
Submitted on 19-10-2016
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from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-10-2016
The villa was very luxurious, and beautifully designed so that although it was right on the beach with people directly outside it was private inside. The hotel itself had a great beach bar on the sand for lunch and several restaurants. There was music and dancing every evening, happy hour for half price cocktails, plenty of places to sit around and enjoy the sea views.
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 22-10-2016
This is NOT a "luxury" hotel I will say that the staff, for the most part is incrediblt well meaning, and there are many employees who really want to make your trip special (including the male breakfast manager), but for the most part, it all seems like a lot of good intentions with not such great results. The hotel feels constantly understaffed, even though there are employees everywhere. First day at breakfast it took us 20 minutes to get someone to bring us coffee. Tonight, I went to the ... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 23-10-2016
We loved this resort! We were fortunate to have found a TERRIFIC travel agent, Teresa Nelle of Luxury Hideaways (800-644-6659). I usually enjoy planning our trips, but was too busy with work, so I found and called Teresa, who specializes in French Polynesia. I am so glad I did, as she was extremely responsive, selected the perfect resorts and rooms for us, and our flights and inter-island transfers were seamless! We stayed at two resorts, and the Sofitel on Moorea was the first. It is well-... Read more
from Canada
Submitted on 24-10-2016
There are a lot of activities you can do in Moorea. The picnic is a must-do activity! You will get to swim and snorkelling with some baby Sharks and friendly sting rays at clear water lagoon jus a few minutes away from the resort. Most unforgettable experience is the beach picnic prepared by the captain crew! They prepared such an amazing lunch with a variety of seafood and BBQ ribs, WITH wine and beers! Do not hesitate to visit this treasure island if you have enough budget. It is the place y... Read more
Submitted on 25-10-2016
The Sofitel was a dream hotel. From the time we arrived and then until our checkout, everything was perfect. We loved the breakfast's in the morning and all of the food we ate. The restaurant for the Polynesian show wasn't our favorite but the Vue bar was incredible. We will be coming back.
from New York
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Nice hotel and rooms. We stayed at the beach front huts very nice recommend getting rooms 417 + Front ocean view away from beach music and crowds and street type traffic which is in the back huts. Food doesn't have a lot of variety. Breakfast and diner was good.but ate the same thing every day. On the each you need shoes as beach has a lot of shells. Town is some local store but good to get water from local supermarket. The people that made our stay nice at the hotel are several friendly emp... Read more
from Salt Lake City, Utah
Submitted on 01-11-2016
We stayed in a over the water Bungalow and it was Amazing the kind of amazing you dream about and cant wait to return . Crystal Blue clear water with lots of tropical fish the island of Moorea is one of the most beautiful places on earth we liked it better than Bora Bora . Both Amazing but not as easy to get around on Bora Bora and it was raining in Bora Bora so it hard to compare because of that . The people are nice and not pushy love French Polynesia
Submitted on 01-11-2016
Staff very kind, always smiling. Very good location, we could snorkel around the hotel and very near of the beach you can see all the diversity of coral and fishes. Good food, maybe a bit expensive but it is common in such a place like a resort. If you can, book for quad excursion, awesome!!
Submitted on 04-11-2016
So we stayed here a few days before taking a cruise. It was to be our place to relax and rest from the long trip and to b e ready for the cruise. It was very relaxing! We felt as if we were living on top of an Aquarium. The blue lagoon and coral gardens were amazing. The wait staff were extremely nice and accommodating (I think some of them worked all shifts, as there were there for every meal). It is an older resort that is showing some signs of fatigue (understandable with the conditio... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 06-11-2016
Great stay in the overwater bungalow for our honeymoon. Don't bother coming here unless you're doing an overwater bungalow and make sure breakfast buffet (which was great) is included. A lot of local restaurants will pick you up and take you back to the hotel for free. Recommend leaving vs having dinner at the hotel...cheaper and food is better. We went to Rudys, Moorea Beach Cafe and Mahogany and ate at Pure one night to see the Polynesian show. Staff was very nice and service was great. Would ... Read more
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 06-11-2016
Beautiful hotel. We went to a few others and this was my favorite. The pool is nice and the lagoon has good snorkeling. There is a beach which is nice because some of the hotels on moorea just have water. Bora Bora is a must go AFTER Moorea. Moorea provides good island adventure and garden beauty and Bora Bora just has nice lagoons. I would recommend just doing a garden bungalow for this hotel and lagoon bungalow in Bora Bora after.
from Fargo, North Dakota
Submitted on 08-11-2016
We had a lovely stay here. We were upgraded to an overwater bungalow which was fantastic. Our stay included breakfast each day. There was a fantastic variety of hot and cold items, fresh juices and wonderful croissants. The resort is not near any other restaurants or shops so that is a little bit of a problem if you don't have a car. We did rent a scooter one day right from the activities desk which was quite simple. Some of the restaurants offer free shuttle service as well. The bar had a nice ... Read more
from New York Lincoln
Submitted on 12-11-2016
Bungalows were a good size and very comfortable ,with a good size rain shower,and the were close to the beach and lagoon.we bought beach shoes at the hotel which made getting in to the sea much easier.Hotel supply snorkelling equipment and you can access snorkelling area straight from the beach. Breakfast buffet was really good and the food was good and there a dance show most evenings.The service in the bar and restaurants should have been better for this standard of hotel and did not match the... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 13-11-2016
We stayed in an over water bungalow which is a truely beautiful experience. We loved waking up and snorkelling before the sun came up, using our private shower as we stepped back up into room before enjoying a well supplied buffet breakfast. The snorkelling around the bungalows was not as impressive as areas of Noumea or the Great Barrier Reef we have encountered but the cultivated areas are really well done and the resident Octopi are lovely. Plenty of excursions on the island made this a wonde... Read more
Submitted on 13-11-2016
The place was great at beginning of week. Then families descended with blow up toys for pool. Parents weren't watching and keeping kids quiet. Food great. But menu was limited. We ate out at like cal restaurants two of the seven nights.
Submitted on 14-11-2016
We loved our stay at the Sofitel! The breakfast buffet in the morning was fantastic! They had a large variety of foods and excellent juices!!! Our OWB made our stay in paradise unforgettable! We were in the odd 100s facing out towards the water and mountains! The coral around the bungalow was spectacular...and we had lots of fish that swam below and around our bungalow everyday!!! A special thanks to Caroline at the restaurant and bar! She was by far the best and took amazing care of us... Read more
from Hacienda Heights, California
Submitted on 15-11-2016
Spent our honeymoon here and we must say that it was one of the best times we have ever had!!! Everyone is friendly and helpful, even though there may be a bit of a language barrier at times. It's not enough to cause confusion. The restaurants here are great! If you don't want to leave the property, u don't have to. Had a private dinner and we had the same server most of the time. Carolina and Angele were very sweet and fun to be around and we will never forget them. Property itself is beautiful... Read more
from Gold Coast, Australia
Submitted on 17-11-2016
We stayed here as part of our honeymoon package and were not disappointed... What an amazing location , The OWB , Wow , The staff , very friendly and helpful.. The food was very good and all amenities were good also..We didn`t find the language barrier too difficult, just have a basic understanding of certain French helps as well.. The ocean itself was magnificent with the more colourful coral out near the end of the OWBs.. The coral in close was bleached and broken. However still fine for a d... Read more
from Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-11-2016
We arrived on an Island with lush vegetation, warm tropical breezes, blue skies, sun and huge smiles from the ground staff at the airport and were quickly whisked away to an idyllic haven of peace and tranquility. The staff were outside to greet us with the traditional flower lei, our cases were taken care of and magically appeared in our room. We were given a seat a welcome drink and all the hotel arrangements were explained to us and we shown to our accommodation. We had chosen an over water b... Read more
from Makati, Philippines
Submitted on 19-11-2016
A resort as so many others, but provided by Sofitel, the high end type of property of the hotel chain. Doesn't match the overall quality of some other Sofitels, but we enjoyed our stay. Close to the airport for a EUR14 taxi ride, so don't get ripped off by tour operators charging more fir shared transport. We had a nicely luxuary appointed garden bungalow. Many bungalows are in a beautiful garden and close to the beach. Breakfast was excellent, other meals as you should expect for tourists group... Read more
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 20-11-2016
Moorea is a great island to rent a car and drive around. We stopped by this hotel during our trip and decided to stay here. The service is fantastic and it is close to the Avis car rental at the ferry doc. This is a spread out Hotel that does not feel crowded. A mix of guests from all over gives it a poly cultural feel. Being from the San Francisco area we like that. True bungalow we had was cute and spacious with a shower that opened up to the outdoors. The breakfast buffet was also very nice... Read more
from Winston Salem, North Carolina
Submitted on 21-11-2016
My husband and myself just returned from a lovely stay at the Sofitel. When I review I like to give a little extra on my reviews for those who like a little extra. I hope the info will be helpful. So we arrived at PPT airport and once we cleared immigration there were taxis waiting to take us to the ferry. It was $25USD with tip included to get to the ferry. We booked the Terevau Ferry. It was $17USD roundtrip pp. It was a quick ride of maybe 25mins. Once we arrived in Moorea, there were taxis... Read more
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 23-11-2016
Recently my hubby and I spent five nights in an end of pontoon luxury horizon overwater bungalow. The was to be a celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary and my birthday so we chose this Sofitel resort based on its luxury reputation. The location, the beach and the resort as a whole is fabulous. Our OWB, room 121, was at the end of a pontoon of bungalows and very private. We spent most of our time snorkelling the reef located right off our deck. The water is crystal clear and very war... Read more
from Canada
Submitted on 24-11-2016
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in a lagoon view bungalow. The lagoon is beautiful and great views of Tahiti. The crystal clear blue water is right out of a picture. There is also great snorkelling right off the resort. We brought our own gear but they provide snorkelling gear for the duration of your stay. Watch out for the parrot fish we were both bit on the ankles! Also the beach is fairly rocky and lots of coral so I would recommend water shoes (and I never wear water shoes). We brou... Read more
Submitted on 26-11-2016
Stay: 4 nights Room: Beachfront bungalow Facilities: Pool, bar, two restaurants, spa, souvenir shop & a pearl jewellery store Check-in: 1400 Check-out: 1200 Hotel loyalty: Le Club Accor This beautiful hotel really lives up to expectations for its gorgeous location & facilities. The grounds are compact without being expansive, & is easy to navigate. It is also just 1 km from the ferry port & close to the golf club & airstrip The food at the bar & two restaurants are exceptional - particularly t... Read more
Submitted on 27-11-2016
We stayed here for 7 days for our honeymoon in an over water Bure it was awesome! We dined in both restaurants on site and found them to be a very high standard all staff over the whole complex were extremely friendly and welcoming we would definitely recommend
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 01-12-2016
In our opinion, the best hotel on Moorea. Beautiful rooms, beach, the BEST snorkeling on the island hands down! Super friendly staff, great breakfast, good drink selection at the bar, etc. Overall, we highly recommend it. The only area that could use improvement is the dinner menu - good but not great. But there are many outstanding restaurants to eat at on Moorea - and most of them will pick you up and bring you back to the hotel for free! Stay here - you will NOT be disappointed!
from Zurich, Switzerland
Submitted on 06-12-2016
This was our first stop in French Polynesia and we loved every minute of it. Beautiful bungalows with gorgeous views. Excellent service. Great snorkeling around the bungalows. The food at the hotel is pretty good and reasonably priced. Great value for money!
from South Bend
Submitted on 07-12-2016
We stayed at the Sofitel for the first 5 nights of our honeymoon this past November and fell in love with this hotel right away! The property is absolutely gorgeous. They greet you with fresh fruit juice and a cold washcloth that smells like lovely gardenias. We stayed in a luxury garden bungalow, which was right behind a small beach bar. We still had views of the water! Easy walk without shoes to the bar and water. The rooms were very nice, with a wonderful bathroom! The cleaning staff wa... Read more