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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #525 on: April 20, 2015, 06:05:08 PM »
When are you scheduled to go?

Later this year.

Frankly, though, after all the research, I think I'd rather just return to MLE, for my money/points.

Conrad MLE is probably the single best redemption in the Hilton portfolio, and being HH DIA, I'd have a decent shot at an upgrade to OWB with plunge pool. And, even if I didn't, their beach villas look phenomenal to the point where I almost wouldn't even care if I got the upgrade.

Whereas, the points options in BOB look... underwhelming, even if you are able to win the lotto and find an OWB at IC Thalasso, the room looks... old.

Sure, there is the Hilton BOB, and the LM BOB (both of which only have plunge pools at the tippty top end, read: presidential villas), the topography is better, but combined with the routing options, I think MLE takes the nod.

Most of the above can be discarded if one is prepared to drop $1500/night at St. Regis or Four Seasons.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #526 on: April 20, 2015, 06:30:48 PM »
Later this year.

Frankly, though, after all the research, I think I'd rather just return to MLE, for my money/points.

Conrad MLE is probably the single best redemption in the Hilton portfolio, and being HH DIA, I'd have a decent shot at an upgrade to OWB with plunge pool. And, even if I didn't, their beach villas look phenomenal to the point where I almost wouldn't even care if I got the upgrade.

Whereas, the points options in BOB look... underwhelming, even if you are able to win the lotto and find an OWB at IC Thalasso, the room looks... old.

Sure, there is the Hilton BOB, and the LM BOB (both of which only have plunge pools at the tippty top end, read: presidential villas), the topography is better, but combined with the routing options, I think MLE takes the nod.

Most of the above can be discarded if one is prepared to drop $1500/night at St. Regis or Four Seasons.
Guess I'll be the only one to experience both. I'm heading to BOB in June and working out MLE for February.

I care more for the real hard product, which is the location.

I start my preference with the Hardest to get to places, most dangerous, Most beautiful ETC...... first, than work my way down.

If I'd need to hike there, so be it



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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #527 on: April 20, 2015, 06:35:58 PM »
Guess I'll be the only one to experience both. I'm heading to BOB in June and working out MLE for February.

I care more for the real hard product, which is the location.

I start my preference with the Hardest to get to places, most dangerous, Most beautiful ETC...... first, than work my way down.

If I'd need to hike there, so be it

Routing options were but a fraction of my post.

...unless of course you consider accommodations AND routing options to not be "real" hard product.

To me, a trip comprises plane + hotel + destination.  For me, a trip must have at least 2/3.

If it's all about destination for you, then it doesn't matter if you, as you say hiked, and slept in a tent, but for me it takes more.

Besides, I didn't cancel my BOB trip :P
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #528 on: April 20, 2015, 06:38:14 PM »
Most of the above can be discarded if one is prepared to drop $1500/night at St. Regis or Four Seasons.
Still no pool.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #529 on: April 20, 2015, 06:41:49 PM »
Still no pool.

Some rooms do.

Besides, the reputed service at those places may even make up for it apparently.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #530 on: April 20, 2015, 06:44:57 PM »
Some rooms do.

Besides, the reputed service at those places may even make up for it apparently.
That ain't $1,500, that's $2,500+
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #531 on: April 25, 2015, 10:28:57 PM »
Anyone know what the deal is w  customs and bringing in food?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #532 on: April 25, 2015, 11:14:18 PM »
Anyone know what the deal is w  customs and bringing in food?
You are allowed to bring in food, including meat.

https://tahiti.visahq.com/customs/

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #533 on: April 26, 2015, 12:36:57 AM »
Later this year.

Frankly, though, after all the research, I think I'd rather just return to MLE, for my money/points.

Conrad MLE is probably the single best redemption in the Hilton portfolio, and being HH DIA, I'd have a decent shot at an upgrade to OWB with plunge pool. And, even if I didn't, their beach villas look phenomenal to the point where I almost wouldn't even care if I got the upgrade.

Whereas, the points options in BOB look... underwhelming, even if you are able to win the lotto and find an OWB at IC Thalasso, the room looks... old.

Sure, there is the Hilton BOB, and the LM BOB (both of which only have plunge pools at the tippty top end, read: presidential villas), the topography is better, but combined with the routing options, I think MLE takes the nod.

Most of the above can be discarded if one is prepared to drop $1500/night at St. Regis or Four Seasons.
Is this a positive guess or you saw such reports?
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #534 on: April 26, 2015, 12:37:38 AM »
Seen it.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #535 on: April 26, 2015, 02:50:55 PM »
Not sure if he checks this thread. He didn't go in the end.
I don't check it much but now that you are thinking of going I decided to stop by  :)

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #536 on: April 26, 2015, 03:26:20 PM »
I think I'll stick with the Le Meridian, I got a good rate ( relative) for the best room, the premier Mt Otemanu View, that would save me over $1200 for 2 nights VS the St. Regis standard.

Hope I'm doing the right thing

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #537 on: April 26, 2015, 03:48:29 PM »
I think I'll stick with the Le Meridian, I got a good rate ( relative) for the best room, the premier Mt Otemanu View, that would save me over $1200 for 2 nights VS the St. Regis standard.

Hope I'm doing the right thing

How many night are u going for?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #538 on: April 26, 2015, 03:49:51 PM »
How many night are u going for?
2 owb at le meridian, 2 non OWB

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #539 on: April 29, 2015, 09:16:10 AM »
You are allowed to bring in food, including meat.

https://tahiti.visahq.com/customs/

Doesn't show u can bring meat AFAIK

Just doesn't show u can