Le Méridien is one of Tahiti’s most luxurious accommodations. The hotel features 150 units, ranging from suites and overwater bungalows to rooms with views of the lagoon and botanical gardens, as well as a Japanese koi pond and walking bridge. Set on a beach, it also offers kayaks, canoes, and snorkeling equipment, which guests can use for free to explore Tahiti’s famously vibrant underwater life. There are even two bars and two restaurants, plus regular Tahitian feasts and dance shows.
After a long flight from Los Angeles, it is quite pleasant to arrive at the newly remodeled Le Meridien. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and quiet. Drapes open to a lovely, watery landscape. A shade in the bathroom opens so one can soak and enjoy the view. Water bungalows are lovely. Wood walls and adornment give them a feeling of warmth. A unique amenity: the hotel offers access to an artist's workshop. Artists can bring their materials and work there free of charge. My main criticism is the food service which is pricey and mediocre. Wanting to grab a bite at the bar, I found the service to be almost non-existent.