Fabulous and Family-Friendly: Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
It’s no secret that my family is a huge fan of the island of Moorea. It’s our little slice of heaven and we have found a home-away-from-home at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa. It’s luxurious enough to make you feel pampered, but casual enough that you can relax and recharge with the ones you love.
Why We Love Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
I have never been to Hawaii, but rumor is that most of the resorts are gigantic. Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is not. It has just over 100 rooms and all but a few are self-standing bungalows (bures) with their own private gardens. The deluxe garden bungalows are closer to the beach and feature private plunge pools. The overwater bungalows are in a class of their own and come in two categories: regular and panoramic. There are also two suites that are good for larger families.
All of the bungalows we have stayed in had a comfortable king bed, a day bed that was perfect for our daughter, a TV/DVD player, a safe for valuables, a small fridge, and a beautiful bathroom with separate shower and clawfoot tub. The outlets do not require converters so you can charge all your devices (if you must!) directly into the wall. All of the bungalows have private outdoor sitting areas and of course, the overwater bungalows offer you and your family direct access to the glimmering lagoon.
Here are 5 quick tips and things to know about staying at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa:
1. Checking in to Paradise
If you are not renting a car, the resort can send a van to pick you up at the airport or ferry dock. If you arrive early and your bungalow is not ready, the front desk team member may be able to offer you a transit room for a few hours or you can leave your bags in the reception, change into your bathing suit and take a nap at the pool or eat lunch. After you are checked in, a team member will take you and your luggage in a golf cart and transport you to your bungalow!
2. To upgrade or not to upgrade
If this is your first and possibly only trip to Moorea, I would recommend purchasing a guaranteed upgrade to an overwater bungalow for at least a few nights. If you are looking for extra privacy, you can book the panoramic category, but the regular overwater bungalows are perfect, save for a few that are very close to the beach where your privacy could be limited. The bungalows closest to the road might be a little bit noisier, but all-in-all the property is quite tranquil.
3. Earn your Points
If you haven’t already, sign up as a Hilton Honors member to earn points for your stay. Hilton Honors members can request later check-outs and receive complimentary WiFi. Gold and Diamond members can enjoy a number of valuable benefits including elite status point bonuses, space-available upgrades and continental breakfast.
4. Perfect your Packing List
Dress is casual at the resort, so no need to go overboard on the packing. But I do recommend that you pack plenty of sunscreen, hats, mosquito repellent, extra camera batteries and water shoes. The resort supplies good quality snorkel kits so unless you are picky, save the space in your bags. Bungalows have a line to hang your laundry in the bathroom, so a travel-sized bottle of laundry detergent might come in handy, too!
5. Family Movie Night
All of the rooms we have stayed in have had television sets with DVD players that can play U.S. DVDs. We have spent many evenings cuddled together in our room watching movie favorites after a long day in the sun. Think about bringing a few of your favorite DVDs from home.
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A self-proclaimed Jersey Girl (with a soft spot for Jon Bon Jovi), Amy currently resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and 11-year old daughter. She picked…