We want to make the most of our time on Moorea so we are actually anxiously awaiting our bags to arrive in the room. They didn’t take long but it felt like an eternity when we know we are on limited time here.
Let’s explore our room while we wait.
The ceilings are super high. It is lowered in the bathroom, where required for pipes, privacy and function.
The bungalow is a decent size. Equiped with the essentials. The shower has a big frosted glass panel that would look to the deck. It lets in a decent amount of natural light. For Triston this is an annoyance. There are no curtains so we can’t block the light out in the morning and the ceiling of the bathroom is partially open so when the light comes it it will brighten the bedroom.
Not a huge deal breaker but it is an odd trend. To have a room that will always be bright. I mean, don’t hotels realise people go on holidays to relax? Not to be woken up at a sparrows fart by the sun blistering in or kept awake by emergency/ambient/guide lighting that is left on all night?
Again, we have opted for a plunge pool room one land. The Hilton is the single most expensive hotel per night, good thing we are here just one night. If we had points in the program we may have redeemed them here but we didn’t.
Our bags arrive, we ransack them to find our swimmers. Everything is everywhere. That does the trick. Sunscreen applied, we sit on the edge of our pool while it soaks in. The wait is frustrating and the evening is coming so I suggest we just go to the beach.
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa beach
When we checked in we were told to head out to the Rotui Grill and Bar, which sits our on the boardwalk between all of the overwater bungalows. They said is was a great spot to catch the sunset, in case the water was too cold to go for a swim by the time we are settled and ready.
Temperature wise, we are doing ok, in the water and out. What is happening is we are losing light fast. Dressed for a swim, we have a dip after our walk out to the restaurant but we don’t have masks so we can’t snorkel.
With the light gone we sit by our pool and enjoy the sunset.
Dinner here is the best food we have had all trip. My photos of our meal are just terrible. We have dinner in the Arii Vahine restaurant.
We only ordered mains but we get a free amuse bouche. I found it super tasty, Triston gave me his as well.
I had chicken and Triston had steak. Both were really tasty. Don’t let the blurry photos fool you. It was the best food by far.
After dinner we head back to our room and straight to bed.
Moorea day 1 was 5 April 2018
Updated 6 October 2019