Archive for May, 2008

Club Med Bora Bora

May 13, 2008

I took a recent trip to the Club Med in Bora Bora, Tahiti as I wanted to see how the all-inclusive resort option would work in French Polynesia. Well, what can I say, considering Hinano beer s run $5-8 a pop everyehre on the island, I think I got my money’s worth on that alone. Thats right, Club Med, in addition to including all buffet meals, also includes OPEN BAR, which is unheard of in Tahiti. All the Hinanos, cocktails, wine, mai -tais and various umbrella drinks you can handle, and no bar bill! That makes paradise even a little more attractive. Aside from the food and drinks, Club Med prides itself in their activities program. Windsurfing, sailboats, kayaking, snorkeling (by boat) and a variety of land sports are all included. One of my favorite parts of the resort was not actually at the resort itself. Club Med gives their guest access to a private beach on a motu, just a 10 minute boat ride away (several departures a day) with water so crystal clear and a view of the island so breathtaking, that we spent most of our time there. We got to laze under thatch roofed tiki huts, swim with stingrays, and sip cold Hinanos, at times with the whole beach to ourselves. Club Med’s evening entertainment is hit or miss, but they do have one of the only discos on the island, and even the locals come to find a little nightlife on an otherwise very quiet island. Accomodations are Polynesian bungalow style, beds were a little stiff for my tastes, but overall comfortable, fairly private, and nicely appointed rooms. Ours was right on the beach and worth a splurge. In Idyllic Bora Bora, where everything seems overpriced, Club Med came in at a great value and and even greater experience for watersports enthusiasts and social beings. For more information on Club Med Bora Bora, check out