This forum helped us plan our trip and we would like to return the favor by posting about our trip.
We flew Air Tahiti Nui and sat in business class. Service was excellent on all flights.
Hilton was our choice resort and really enjoyed it. The property was amazing and there are so many breath taking views. Our OWB had a great view of the sunset and had descent snorkeling.
Hiking Valley of the Kings - This was not an overly extensive hike. You don't have to be in the best shape of your life to take it. Very informative and met some very nice locals.
Photo Lagoon Cruise - Vincent picked us up very punctually. We cruised all around the lagoon taking pics. We got to swim, snorkel, have drinks, and have some wonderful pictures.
TopDive - we did an intro dive because we are not certified and have never done this before. We loved it and the guys we were with were great. My husband wants to get certified now.
Raanui Tour - this is family operated. We did the 1/2 day. We got to watch our guide feed lemon sharks, rays, and fish. Then we got to snorkel around all of them. Next stop was sting rays and we got to feed them if we wanted. They were very friendly. Third stop was lemon sharks again. This time the water was deeper. We actually were able to grab them by their fin and hang on for a few seconds. Next stop was snorkeling around coral. It was a great site. There were other boats abound, but it was not over crowded by any means. Our last stop was MotuTapu. We only spent 30 minutes there. Couples that were doing the full day stayed there for lunch. We had a fabulous time on this tour as well.
Our other time was spent enjoying the beach, lagoon, our OWB for breakfast and dinner.
We did have one meal outside the resort. Our hiking guide highly recommended Bora Bora Yacht Club. We loved our experience there. The food was very good and the people were friendly, as they were everywhere.
I would suggest exchanging money in town at the bank if you need cash. The rates are much better than at the resort.
If you are staying the Hilton and want to make dinner reservations do so early. They were booked up when we were there.
The only thing we were not extremely happy with was the service of the staff at the beach bar/grill. We loved everything else about our resort.
Hope this helps anyone looking for info.