The best Bora Bora resort for your vacation
Here I am again with an article on resorts in Bora Bora that I wanted very thorough. Indeed, many of you are asking me questions about the different accommodations on “the pearl of the Pacific”. The most frequently asked one is: where to go for a honeymoon? Is this resort better than another? Or simply: which hotel resort to choose in Bora Bora? I will try to answer as fully as possible these questions in this article. As you’ll see, I’ve started with affordable hotels to end up with the most prestigious ones. There is something for every taste and for every budget! So, whether you are going on a honeymoon trip as a couple, for family vacation or even on your own, whether you want a beachfront villa or an overwater bungalow, you will find what you are looking for.
For my part, Bora Bora is an island that I have learned to appreciate over time. To be honest, I was initially a little unconvinced about this destination. But as I came to the island, I got to know and appreciate it. Besides its postcard beaches, there are actually quite a lot of things to do on Bora Bora.
I now let you make your own opinion on each resort and choose the one that suits you best. Of course, I couldn’t test all of these accommodations, but here is a summary of: what I have seen on the island, feedback from friends or family, or general opinions about these ones. Hopefully this will help you make your choice for your next vacation!
All the pictures in the article have been provided in agreement with the accommodations mentioned (through two travel agency locally). Unfortunately, I was unable to retrieve photos of all the places.
Please note that at the time of writing, the two Sofitel resorts of Bora Bora are currently closed. I don’t have any reopening dates yet.
What hotel range are you looking for?
As on all the Polynesian archipelagos, you will find on Bora Bora different ranges of hotels: entry-level, mid-range and high-end. I am not talking here about Airbnb, guesthouses or campgrounds, because this is not the subject of this article. But you should know that they do exist, and, by the way, I talked about them in the article mentioned above.
You will find 2 and 3-stars hotel in the entry-level and mid-range. Of course, they are much less equipped than the luxury establishments, do not offer long lists of activities/excursions and do not always have a swimming pool… It remains true that the hospitality there is generally just as warm as in the big luxury resorts and the price is much lower. It is the perfect compromise if you want to spend a few days on Bora Bora, where everything is very expensive, without breaking the bank.
High-end resorts usually belong to the 4-star category, and most often to the 5-star category. The services offered are excellent and the locations often perfect, with breathtaking landscapes and a stunning view of the lagoon crystal clear waters. Whether you are on your honeymoon, a couple looking for tranquility in your romantic getaway, or just want to treat yourself, these accommodations should be perfect for you! It’s up to you to choose what you want for your time on Bora Bora!
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A small clarification about this article. The objective is to give you a general view of all the beautiful accommodations and hotels you will find on Bora Bora, in the middle and high-end range. Obviously, I had to make some choices, and not all the establishments are on this page. If you think that other hotels or places should be listed here, feel free to leave us a little comment!
Entry-level and mid-range hotels in Bora Bora
The Oa Oa Lodge
Welcome to the west coast of Bora Bora, by the sea, ideal exposure to enjoy beautiful sunsets! The location of this hotel is interesting, since it is only 1 km from Vaitape and 6 km from the Motu Mute airport (free airport shuttle service offered by the hotel).
Each accommodation has an outside, but you will not have the same view if you are in a garden view bungalow or in an overwater bungalow, with ocean views!
The interiors, however, are more or less the same: simple, but in the Polynesian style, which allows you to be imbued with the atmosphere. No air-conditioning here, but you will be able to enjoy a natural ventilation.
The infinity pool overlooking the lagoon is simply magnificent (I’ve been there) and kayaks are available to discover the aquatic world.
We won’t hide it: it’s a 3-stars hotel, a bit old, deserving some renovation works, but which remains quite correct in my opinion and a very good value for money.
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The Sunset Hill Lodge
In this family run hotel, located on the island of Bora Bora, the motto is autonomy. Each accommodation is equipped with a kitchenette, allowing you to cook. Shops and “roulottes” (places to eat) are located nearby (5-10 minutes’ walk). Ideal solution to save money! You will have the choice between one of the 7 studios (Sunset) on the mountainside or one of the 4 studios (Moana) on the waterfront, with direct access to the lagoon. All accommodations have one thing in common: a very colorful decoration. Most of them have a sea view (if this is important for you, don’t forget to check it when you book).
According to the feedback I have had, the hosts are very attentive to their guests and the price of this lodge is very affordable for an island like Bora Bora. No swimming pool for this 3-stars establishment, but it doesn’t really matter: the sea is just a few steps away.
At the southern point of Bora Bora, the Temanuata Village enjoys an excellent location, with restaurants and shops less than 10 minutes’ walk. But above all: it is located on the beach of Matira, which remains the most beautiful beach of Bora Bora (without considering the motus). Ideal with children, because very quiet, this long strip of white sand and its lagoon with changing colors depending on the time of the day are a delight for the eyes!
In this family run hotel, each Polynesian style beach bungalow has a terrace. My advice: book the rooms 1 or 6, which are for me the best ones for their point of view, facing the ocean!
From your bungalow, you will have only a few steps to reach the private beach, with deck chairs and beach towels provided. Finally, to enjoy your trip until the very last minute, a luggage service is offered, as well as a shower with toiletries and towels. Very appreciable service, before getting back on the plane! Yes, this is a 2-star hotel, but it has many positive points, including the price.
Hotel Royal Bora Bora
Not so far from the beach of Matira either (about 10 min walk), this 3-star hotel is located at the south-east of the island. You will have the pleasure to enjoy lunch on the beach and admire the sunrise on the motu Piti Uu’Uta. What better way to start the day? Taking a dip in the pool facing the lagoon? It is also possible at the Royal Bora Bora!
Renovated in November 2019, the rooms are nicely decorated and well equipped: minibar, air conditioning and flat screen TV (even if in such an idyllic setting, the TV is not of much use in my opinion…). Small downside, if you are looking for a room with a sea view, here there is none: all of them have a view on the garden (which is honestly sometimes just as good).
You will be in for a treat with the chef’s local specialties and, if you are lucky enough to stay there on Fridays and Saturdays, you will be able to soak up the Polynesian atmosphere, with traditional music bands. Prices are in the average of 3-star hotels on Bora Bora (about 200 € per night for two people, breakfast included).
Blue Heaven Island Lodge
If you spend your vacation at Blue Heaven Island Lodge, you will have the privilege of being on a private island, located north of Bora Bora, on the Motu Paahi Faanui. However, you are not cut off from the world, as the lodge provides guests with a free shuttle service to the main island.
The philosophy of this family pension? Simplicity and respect for nature. Adepts of ecology and energy saving, everything is well thought-out in this sense: use of solar energy, rainwater recovery, fans rather than air conditioning, no swimming pool but the lagoon to take a dip, no TV, and Internet which works intermittently. Here, you will really forget about the modern world, to regenerate yourself and enjoy nature to the fullest!
The guesthouse can accommodate a maximum of 10 people, which means that you will be almost alone. The bungalows, with coconut leaf walls and thatched roofs, reflect the Polynesian spirit. The inside of the rooms is just like the outside: simple, but in the pure tradition of the archipelago. For honeymooners looking for the best vacation after their wedding, the establishment even offers an overwater bungalow. My opinion? A little more expensive than the accommodations of the same range (3-stars), but calm is priceless…
This establishment is located on the Matira point, 50m from the beach and 4.5 km from the center (Bora Bora). It has free private parking. If you haven’t rented a car (which is still highly recommended to move around the island), bicycles are lent for free. Here, you are closer to the B&B than to the hotel. I personally love this closeness with locals! Moreover, the owners are really nice: they give you a lot of advices and information to organize the activities of your stay. They do everything so that your trip goes as well as possible. For social network addicts: you will be able to connect to the Internet all over the establishment, and for free. This service deserves to be highlighted, because it is sometimes an extra service!
Good to know: the two rooms on the first floor (Matira House 1 and 2) have a shared bathroom. The one on the ground floor (Matira House 3) has a private bathroom and a terrace.
The price per night is reasonable for the services offered. Cash is required, as payment is only this way.
Oa Oa village
If you like modernity, the Oa Oa village is the place to go! From the outside, the architecture of the bungalows sets the tone. The interior has nothing to envy, with modern materials and a very appreciable surface area: from 40 m² to 120 m², depending on the type of bungalow chosen (Deluxe garden view, Standard or Family bungalow). The 5 units are made up of spacious sleeping areas, an XXL bathroom with double washbasin, glass shower or spa bathtub, a kitchenette, and even a private swimming pool for 4 of them!
It is a very good value for money for a mid-range, and breakfasts are included in the price. Moreover, the establishment is located in Faanui Bay, about 5 km from Vaitape. Close to Mount Otemanu, the mythical place of Bora Bora, you will enjoy yourself if you are into hiking like me!
Full villas for rent
If you come to Bora Bora with your family or friends, you may want to rent a villa. No constraints, you are free to do whatever you want and it’s quite a good way to save money. You will easily find something which will make you fall in love with the island, some villas being really magical.
This superb 150 m² house is located on the Ahuna motu, a small piece of land west of Bora Bora. For your trips between the motu and the main island, a small boat is at your disposal (navigation notions are however necessary), it’s just great class! Built in the pure Polynesian style, you will be amazed as soon as you enter the place, open to the outside and entirely made of wood. The two bedrooms are also gorgeous, with their four-poster beds and their decoration. Have a sit on the private beach and contemplate the incredible view of Mount Otemanu, with the turquoise lagoon in the foreground. The setting is simply heavenly. In my opinion, that’s good services with a correct price for this atypical place.
Vini villa Bora
It is on Vaitape heights, the main city of Bora Bora, that you will find this architect’s villa. Here, you will enjoy a superb view of the lagoon, but you are not directly on the beach (even if it is not that far). You still have the mirror pool to freshen up! The advantage is that all amenities are just 5 min away.
You won’t find here the Polynesian atmosphere, but you will be immersed in the ultramodern spirit, with trendy colors: white walls with blue and green touches, marbled tiles on the floor, state-of-the-art equipment, among other things.
You will benefit from the services of a 24/7 concierge, who will be able to offer you additional services: home chef, photographer, private transfer from the airport, shopping, Polynesian show, cruises, etc.
This 175 m² house can accommodate up to 6 people (it has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) but beware if you come with your family, children are only accepted from 12 years old. Count about 600 € per night, breakfast served every morning on the spot included in the price. To be honest, if you are a group of six people, I find the price very interesting: about 100 € per person and per night, which is not much more expensive than some guesthouses, but there you’ll have a dream setting!
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Villa Bora Bora Lagoon
One of the bright sides of Villa Bora Bora Lagoon is its location. Indeed, from your villa, you have only a few meters to go to the lagoon by your private pontoon. What more could you ask for? Access to the village of Vaitape is easily done walking, since it is only 1 km north. Another strong point: the hospitality of your hosts. Upon your arrival, you will receive an excellent welcome, personalized with small attentions, which is always a pleasure!
The living room, with its wooden floor, typical decoration and large open spaces, offers a magnificent view of the lagoon. In the evening, take time and admire sunsets from your terrace. You won’t get tired of it! The only small downside (we have to find one!): the price, which is a little higher than usual in the same range of accommodation …
Bora Bora One
Do you want the very best of the island? You will find it at Villa Bora Bora One. I think this 30,000 sq. ft. property is the most luxurious in Bora Bora. Located on the motu Piti Aau, it is only accessible by boat. It has nothing to envy to the most prestigious hotels, both in terms of decoration (ethno-chic style), location (it couldn’t be better!), and services offered (everything is done to cater your needs and desires).
I can’t enumerate everything, but here’s what to expect:
- 5 huge rooms with bathroom
- fully equipped kitchen: but the staff is here to cook and serve your meals in one of the 3 dining areas, each with a different theme
- discovery of the lagoon, scuba diving, or fishing on board of the private boat of the villa, driven by the captain
- Polynesian cooking classes
All these activities are included in the price of the villa. In short, if you are looking for prestige, you will find it, but prestige has a cost…
High-end hotels in Bora Bora
In this part, I’ll present you the exhaustive list (well, I hope so!) of top-of-the-range hotels on the island of Bora Bora. In these luxury establishments, you won’t pay less than 500 €/night, but as I often say, it’s worth it to please yourself from time to time, isn’t it? They are paradisiac places, perfect if you are a couple, on a honeymoon, but also if you come with your family, children particularly appreciating the proximity to aquatic fauna. Most of these prestigious accommodations offer overwater bungalows, something you have to experience at least once when on the island.
I will therefore try to help you make your choice among the 9 high-end establishments currently established on Bora Bora, knowing that several criteria will guide your choice: location (on the main island, on an islet in the lagoon, on a motu off Bora Bora), services offered, view, rates, etc…
I will not talk about the Meridian of Bora Bora which has definitively closed since the Covid crisis.
Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora
I’m going to tell you about our personal experience in this hotel, since I had the chance to stay there for a few nights. First of all, the location: it is ideal in my opinion, since the Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora is located on the east coast of the main island (which is convenient to get around and to access all the activities). You are less than 10 min walk from the beach of Matira, which I no longer praise (haha). But you’re also that close to restaurants such as the Bora Bora Beach Club and Restaurant (with its excellent table, warm welcome and the ballet of rays on the beach) the Noa Noa Restaurant and its refined cuisine or the Matira Beach Restaurant and its splendid setting. For car rental, it is also perfect, since you will find the Avis rental agency right next door.
In this 3-star hotel, you will find 4 types of accommodation: ocean view room, garden view room, beach bungalow and overwater bungalow. I recommend the last two. The constructions made of exotic wood, bamboo and woven pandanus for the roof, as well as the decoration with pearls, shells and wood will plunge you into the Polynesian atmosphere. In the bungalows, you will find all the necessary comfort: mini-bar, TV, air conditioning, tea/coffee service, safe.
But what differentiates the overwater bungalows is of course the location. Diving into the lagoon, from your room, what a life!
In the end, good value for money if you want to treat yourself to a few nights over the sea, without breaking your piggy bank. Here is our complete opinion about this hotel.
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Conrad Bora Bora Nui
This wonderful complex, which is part of the Hilton group, enjoys an excellent reputation, and for good reason! Even the most “basic” villa is luxurious: 100 m², private infinity pool, lagoon view, with of course all the necessary equipment in the room. If you are coming with family or friends, treat yourself to the gigantic and prestigious presidential villa on the water, which is no less than 300 m² and can accommodate up to 6 people. It is just an impressive house with its 2 floors, its 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (where you can contemplate the ocean directly from your bathtub), its living room and its sauna. Outside, you can be laid back on one of the 3 terraces, in the infinity pool or in the jacuzzi tub. And for the price, you’ll even get personal butler service! If you prefer, you can go a little further in heights and rent a slightly less spacious bungalow, but with a breathtaking view of the lagoon.
Regarding restaurants, you won’t be disappointed: with no less than 6 restaurants to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Located on the Motu To’opua, the 5-star hotel is only 20 minutes by boat from the Bora Bora airport. Its ideal orientation will allow you to enjoy beautiful sunsets, with Mount Otemanu as a backlight. Children are welcome and even enjoy a special reception at the Tamariki Kids Club. Concerned about environment, the establishment joined the Biorock program for the preservation of marine fauna. That’s why a turtle-shaped structure has been installed, at the tip of the pontoon of the Upa Upa Lounge Bar, to help coral reef development.
In short, you won’t find a room for less than €800 per night, but you are in a luxury hotel. The sum of each well-thought-out attention and details, the location and the numerous facilities of this complex are probably worth the price. In any case, I would be tempted to try it for a few nights, knowing that I only had excellent feedback.
Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort
Located less than one kilometer from the Maitai, its location is the highlight of this hotel in my opinion, with the Matira beach, delicious restaurants and car rentals nearby. In addition to the location, special mention for the warm and personalized welcome. As soon as you arrive, the staff and management will take care of you. You will immediately feel at ease in this 5-star hotel!
Here, you won’t be able to choose the view, since all the accommodations have the same one: a view of the lagoon. We’ve seen much worse! You will have the choice between 4 types of bungalows (beach, lagoon overwater, horizon overwater, end of pontoon horizon overwater), and the Poevai overwater Horizon Suite. The bungalows are not extremely large (36 m²) but have all the necessary comfort. The Suite, with a surface area of 92 m², is in fact made up of 2 bungalows that can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children. A piece of advice: choose the overwater villa at the end of the pontoon or the suite, if you can. Not overlooked, you’ll feel alone in the world…
The little extra of the hotel: its free activities which will make you discover the Polynesian culture. You can, among other things, attend a Tahitian raw fish preparation workshop, an introduction to the va’a (local pirogue), a demonstration of pareo knotting or an animation of traditional costumes. It’s really nice! To sum up, I would say that this 4-star hotel offers good value for money (from 700 € per night, for a couple).
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Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
This establishment belongs to the same family as the Intercontinental Moana, but we are here on a 5-star rating. It is thus the upscale version. Located on the Motu Piti Aau, east of Bora Bora, the access is only by boat: assured rest during all your stay! The setting is heavenly, with a spectacular view of Mount Otemanu, surrounded by the lagoon with turquoise waters.
The villas are named after precious stones (which says a lot about these little “jewels”) and the 4 suites at the end of the pontoon are called “Brando”. These last ones benefit from a privileged location and a fabulous panorama, without any opposite. You will feel like you are in the middle of the lagoon, with nothing around you: just translucent water and underwater fauna. It’s a unique sensation!
All bungalows are spacious, built with natural materials and on stilts. From your terrace, dive directly into the natural aquarium you have under your feet: you will love it! The most luxurious ones also have a private pool. For the other accommodations, you can still enjoy the splendid swimming pool on the beach.
An important feature of this hotel complex with a fitness center: it is the first in the world to draw ice water from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to air-condition the establishment. Furthermore, hotel guests are invited to visit the private lagoonarium, a veritable nursery for corals, and learn more about the preservation of the underwater world, thanks to the marine biologists’ explanations. Very informative!
The echoes I’ve had about this hotel are unanimous: you will surely not regret your investment for an unforgettable vacation (the lowest rates are around 1,000 €).
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
Located on the east coast of the main island on a white sandy beach, a little north of Matai Polynesia Bora Bora, the location of this hotel appears to be very interesting to explore the island, as I said before. In this human-sized resort, you will have the choice between a bungalow nestled in the tropical garden, a bungalow on the beach or different types of overwater bungalows. There is something for everyone! The establishment was recently renovated, with a neat decoration made of typical materials. The wooden floor and furniture as well as the warm colors plunge you into the Polynesian atmosphere. All accommodations have the necessary comfort, including a king bed, which will allow you to spend restful nights.
If you want a little entertainment, the Sofitel Bora Bora offers some themed evenings, at Latitude 16°. It is the only restaurant of the hotel, but its international cuisine will please everyone, and its terrace set on the lagoon has a magnificent view of the lagoon. You will also be charmed by the beautiful infinity pool that blends in with the horizon. For snorkeling fans, you won’t be disappointed! A shuttle boat will take you to a private and secluded island (where the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is located). There, you will be able to put on your fins, mask and snorkel to enjoy the natural aquarium awaiting you. You will be delighted!
My opinion on this hotel: excellent choice if you want to visit the island of Bora Bora and taste the luxury of a 4-star hotel, while being in an affordable price range.
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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Still in the Sofitel range, we’re going one step up, since the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is a 5-star! The location is really perfect for those who love snorkeling, as I already said: you will not get tired of the beauty of the place. It is located on a private island (the Motu Piti U’uta), in the heart of the lagoon. The advantage is that it is close to the main island, since it is only 2 min by boat. You can even get there kayaking! That’s personally what I did when I spent a few nights at the Maitai (which is just across the street).
At the time of writing, the hotel is undergoing renovations (the reopening date is not known yet), so I can’t really tell you much about the rooms. But considering the prestige of the establishment, I bet the renovation will be successful and will probably live up to your expectations. What I can already tell you is that, in this hotel, you will have the choice between luxury bungalows nestled in the vegetation, overlooking the ocean or over-water bungalows. In terms of facilities, you can enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool and private beach and unwind on its original deckchairs, shaped like palm leaves.
There is only one restaurant, the Manu Tuki, but you can still enjoy lobster, Mahi mahi à la Tahitienne or Opunohu shrimps. Are you a vegetarian? Don’t worry: a menu is specially dedicated to you. And in the evening, don’t forget to stop by the Mako Bar to taste their fabulous cocktails.
Luxury, unique spot, paradisiac setting, with the proximity of Bora Bora as a bonus: it’s the ideal mix to make your trip in the Polynesian archipelago a success! As for the quality/price ratio, I will be able to tell you a little more about it when the hotel will be renovated. Suspense…
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
I had the chance to have breakfast and spend a day in this idyllic resort, which has been restyled in 2020, and it’s apparently a success! The combination of traditional decoration and modern lines seems to be simply superb.
This complex is quite imposing with its 108 bungalows and villas, its 3 restaurants (serving international, gastronomic or typical cuisine) and its spa. It is located on the Motu Tevairoa, northwest of the main island of Bora Bora (about 15 minutes boat ride away), and I can guarantee that the setting of the hotel is just magical. I spent a few hours taking pictures on the beautiful main beach with an extraordinary view of the lagoon and with the Mount Otemanu in the background!
For the choice of the bungalow or the villa, it will be complicated! Here, no “basic” accommodation, as each one has its own particularities and assets. I will spend some time on each of them, trying to help you choose. Apart from the royal beach villa which is 436 m² (!), the garden and beach villas have the advantage of being the most spacious: 122 and 144 m². They both have a private swimming pool and the same facilities. The villa garden has in addition a covered outdoor dining area. The royal beach villa can accommodate up to 8 people (6 adults and 2 children under 13 years old), ideal for large families or for a trip with friends! Its huge rooms, direct access to the beach and the lagoon and private swimming pool with postcard view make it an accommodation that can only please!
Finally, the overwater bungalows: if you want a private swimming pool, then you will have to choose the overwater villa with swimming pool, as it is the only villa having one. For the others, what differs essentially is the view: on the lagoon, for the lagoon stilted bungalow facing south-west; or on the most famous rocky peak, for the overwater bungalow with Otemanu view. As in all the establishments, if you choose to spend your nights overwater, the end of the pontoon is the best choice!
In short, this 4-stars hotel offers a very good quality/price ratio, and we will try to come back to test this beautiful accommodation with our family in 2021 (keeping our fingers crossed!). I had already been more than happy to discover this magnificent setting for one day, so I don’t even dare to imagine the magic of the place after renovation!
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
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You want to experience the highest level of quality? The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is made for you! This magnificent 5-star resort is located on the motu Tehotu, northwest of the main island. Unfortunately, I have never been there, but I can tell you that the opinions are unanimous: this hotel is just incredible! The service is perfect, combining rigor and Polynesian warmth. The attentions and smiles are present to guarantee you a memorable stay. Special mention for the room service, which pamper you. The catering is excellent: treat yourself by trying each of the 4 restaurants, which offer different culinary experiences.
The various activities and excursions on offer allow you to vary the pleasures from one day to another. You will have a wide range of choices: infinity swimming pool, guided tour of the lagoon sanctuary snorkeling, discovery of the surroundings by canoe, tennis, catamaran trips or shark feeding. Children will not be outdone as they are greeted like kings at the Kids Club.
The overwater bungalows and the seaside villas are more sumptuous the ones than the others. The typical architecture, the warm wooden decoration, the ethnic and chic furniture and the breathtaking views make each of these accommodations a true Eden.
Are you dreaming of getting married or renewing your vows in French Polynesia? The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora takes care of everything, so that you can live a unique experience and magical moments. This day will be truly perfect: preparation at the Spa, a trip in a traditional Polynesian canoe, a ceremony in the Polynesian tradition, dinner on the beach to the rhythm of Tahitian songs and dances, without forgetting the photographer to immortalize this enchantment…
Even if the prices are increasing (no accommodation less than 1 500 € per night, and more than 20 000 € per night for the 3-bedrooms villa with private swimming pool), the quality/price ratio remains very good. So, will you let yourself be tempted?
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Also located on a motu (the motu Ome’e, east of the main island), this 5-star hotel is one of the best choices on Bora Bora. By choosing this address, you are sure not to make a mistake! Composed of 90 suites, there is something for all tastes: oceanfront villa, in the garden under the coconut trees, overwater, with outdoor shower or view on the lagoon, with swimming pool or direct access to a private beach, for lovers or for large families, etc. But they all have one thing in common: you’re going to make a big wow when you open the door of your luxurious villa. You’re not in paradise, but you’re getting closer to it! I didn’t have the opportunity to set foot there either, but I can imagine the slap once we got there.
The lagoon is just splendid: take your mask and snorkel and dive into this true natural aquarium. You can spend hours contemplating the multicolored fishes, rays or sharks. The hotel also has two swimming pools: the main one, with the bar directly located into the pool and the Oasis pool, the adults-only one.
Enjoy one of the best dining experiences in Bora Bora at the restaurant Le lagoon by Jean-Georges. The cuisine is reputed to be fantastic and the setting of the restaurant is a real treat: nestled over the blue water, glass floor on the outdoor terrace will allow you to contemplate the sharks under your feet. A unique experience! But if you rather eat in your villa, the flawless and attentive room service is at your disposal 24 hours a day.
Regarding rates, you won’t find a price per night lower than 1 500 €, but we are in a very good value for money. No doubt you won’t regret your investment. There would still be a lot to say about this establishment, several times decorated for its top-of-the-range services. I’ll let you get an idea for yourself, if you’re lucky enough and have the privilege to stay there!
That’s it, I’m finally coming to the end of this long article! I wanted to detail the accommodations I find interesting, for each range of hotels (from 2 to 5-stars). So, I hope I have helped you with your choice of accommodation for your future vacation in Bora Bora. You can always consult my other articles, if you want more precise details on the hotels I have tested. If you wish and are looking for nice accommodations in French Polynesia, I have written a full article about honeymoons in Tahiti (and French Polynesia). I give there my point of view on how to do things, ideas for itineraries between the Polynesian islands and especially my recommendations for accommodations in the different islands.
For those who want to treat themselves in luxury and enjoy the Polynesian white sandy beaches, another option available is to redirect yourself to a Tuamotu atoll. The archipelago offers, in particular on the atoll of Rangiroa and Tikehau, superb luxury beach hotels, feet in the water, where you can enjoy all the beauty of the place and especially its rich underwater world! If you are preparing your trip, don’t hesitate to check out our complete guide on hotels offering overwater bungalows in French Polynesia!
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