Review: Hilton Diamond Upgrade and Benefits at Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort in French Polynesia

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Review: Hilton Diamond Upgrade and Benefits at Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort in French Polynesia

Conrad Bora Bora Nui in French Polynesia is one of the aspiring resort properties in the world. The property is part of Hilton's program and therefore you can use Hilton points to redeem for a free night stay there. This property is one of the Hilton's top tier properties and the cash rate at this property can be $1,000/night easily. The approval of my Amex Hilton Aspire card offered a weekend reward night certificate and an automatic Diamond elite status with Hilton that can be super beneficial when it comes to staying at the Conrad property in Bora Bora. Using the weekend free night certificate along with the 5th night free on award stays with Hilton at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui were the way to go.

Overwater Room Upgrade

The standard award room starts at 89,000 Hilton points per night. Keep in mind that when it comes to award night stays with Hilton, you receive the 5th night free and Hilton does not charge resort/destination fees on award stays.
The standard award room type is King Garden View Suite. The Hilton weekend reward night certificate can also be used towards the standard award room. However, as a Hilton Diamond elite member, our room was complimentary upgraded to the King Overwater Villa. Prior to you stays, it's worth contacting the property to inquire about the upgrade to the overwater room. You may be given cash upgrade options to upgrade based on your check-in dates and availability, or you may be given complimentary upgrade straight to an overwater villa. Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort's contact email is info@conrad-borabora.pf.

Review: Hilton Diamond Upgrade and Benefits at Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort in French Polynesia
Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort - King Overwater Villa

Continental Breakfast

The complimentary continental breakfast is part of the Hilton Diamond's benefit, which can save several dollars when it comes to staying at the Conrad Bora Bora resort because the resort is not in town so you are going to be stuck at the resort eating and drinking there. The continental breakfast is a buffet style breakfast. The breakfast consists of variety of hot and cold food items along with some pastries and fruits. You also have the option to order a la cart menu which costs around $12 extra. Truthfully, the continental breakfast is plenty. They change things up every day from bacon, fish, shrimp, chicken, pork to spring rolls, congee and rice, etc. Try to get the seats that provides breathtaking views of the lagoon at the restaurant. You can't complain when you are eating free breakfast with a view!

Review: Hilton Diamond Upgrade and Benefits at Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort in French Polynesia


Late Check-out

Being a Hilton Diamond member, you can request for a late check-out. It is pretty common to leave later in the day as the resort requires a flight from the mainland Tahiti to Bora Bora, then a boat ride from Bora Bora's airport to the resort. It was nice that the property allowed us to check out at 5PM in order to catch our late evening flight to Tahiti.

Other Diamond Benefits:

  • Two bottles of water per stay.
  • 100% elite tier bonus points. 
  • Premium Free Wi-Fi in guest room and lobby
  • In Room personalized amenities include:
    • 1 bottle of Juice
    • 1 bottle of Water
    • 1 bottle of sparkling water
    • Chocolate Truffles

Bottom Line

Having Hilton Diamond status can yield significant benefits when staying at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui resort in French Polynesia. The benefits that offer complimentary room upgrade to the bucket-list overwater room stays, complimentary buffet style continental breakfast for 2 each day and late check-out to name a few are simply very rewarding. 

Living the points life, I did not go out my way to spend several hundreds of dollars to stay at Hilton each year in order to accrue nights to earn their top tier Diamond status, instead I applied for the Hilton Aspire Credit Card that gives me the automatic Diamond status and 1 weekend free night certificate every year that can be used towards the standard award room at worldwide Hilton resorts such as this Conrad Bora Bora Nui resort.


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2 Comments

bgetter said…
How far in advance did you email the resort for upgrade inquiries?
PL said…
We did it a week prior, but we didn't really mind if we didn't get the overwater room. If you want a guaranteed upgrade, you should contact the property as soon as possible because the rate they quote to upgrade can fluctuate based on their overwater room's rate. Otherwise, if you are a diamond member, it's subject to the availability for complimentary upgrade.