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This is a well maintained resort with beautiful landscaping. It is a welcoming place once you get there. We arrived by ferry and took a taxi which cost about $45 each way for three of us. The Ameriti ferry service is quite reasonable and convenient. It would be more welcoming if the hotel arranged a shuttle or dedicated a taxi to meet the ferries . January and February are in the rainy season but the temperature remains very warm and ideal for swimming both in the large pool or the ocean. There were very few annoying insects.
Fantastic views from our west-facing over-water bungalow! Very friendly staff. Great breakfast buffet. (Make sure it is included when you book, as it is expensive!) Good snorkeling right off the bungalows. Location is fairly isolated, so there are no nearby shops, etc. to walk to. As in all of French Polynesia, food is ridiculously expensive. Quality of food (dinner crepes, breakfast omelets) depended on who was cooking that day.
The hotel is lovely, and the staff is really gracious. The best part about the hotel is the truly amazing world-class snorkeling right off your balcony. Stay in the over the water bungalows if you can, as they are much nicer than the properties on the beach, which feel a bit crowded. Overall, a wonderful experience, although rooms could use some updating and property is a bit dense with lots of bungalows. An easy bike ride into town which is fun.
My wife and I visited this resort for our honeymoon back in May. We had the WORST experience which ruined our honeymoon. First of all, we stayed in a garden bungalow and the HOT water broke. We called 3-4 times to complain about it, and every night around the same time, we would be taking cold showers. The 3rd night we were finally moved to a new room BUT the room had twin beds.... They even made the bed like twin beds. I have proof! To top it all off, the HOT WATER BROKE AGAIN! We were sick and tired of complaining and figured we would do it when we got back to the states. Were we WRONG, the hotel said that since we did not complain about our experience while we were there, they would not honor our complaint. How horrible is that? We feel as if our honeymoon was ruined by this horrible experience. Another issue, a BIG issue is the flies. Flies were all over the buffet and over our food. I felt like we were battling the flies while eating. They would not stop coming and they were flying all over the buffet. I would recommend that if you were considering staying here, please do not. you will be disappointed with the service. Our honeymoon was completely ruined because of this. Please stay at the Sheraton or Le Meridian, you will definitely be happier somewhere else.
Overwater bungalows are incredibly luxurious. AND: We snorkeled right from our bungalow/personal dock with coral heads and fish galore right at hand. Staff were polite, helpful, friendly.
We love Shearton Moorea and hope to travel back soon.
Great Snorkeling right off the beach. Calm clear water with great fish. Food was great, try the local spots for dinner. Can't wait to go back!
Location nickel and dime'd on everything. Didn't even provide bottled water. Crazy high prices no extras.
This place has to be one of the nearest to paradise. I have stayed on islands all over the world and seen some pretty amazing places. This has to be the best in terms of a luxury quiet hot holiday by the sea. Snorkelling was very good and straight from the beach. The garden bungalows are fantastic... dont waste your money on an over-sea. The boat trip to see the rays is excellent. It is quiet though and more than a week may get boring I suspect...5-7 days is bliss!
Location and lagoon ,professional staff very clean hotel a little expensive for food around $25 u.s. dollars min. for almost anything LOL! only 5.00 for can of coke LOL
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.
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
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.
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!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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 was great! It helps to know some French. We even found a church close by to attend on Sunday. Each morning we walked around the resort and the flowers were beautiful. We read David Stanley's Moon Travel Guide to Tahiti and it was of great benefit as we traveled around the island. There is only one English TV channel and that is CNN. They do have one plug that is 110 volts. (They have a hair dryer but you have to hold down the button the whole time and it is not very powerful - I would bring your own) We truly enjoyed our stay and would go there again if given the opportunity.
It was a wonderful resort and we'd definitely to return to French Polynesia and stay at a Pearl Resort
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.