Top Resorts in Bora Bora
Bora Bora is home to tropical hills, white-sand beaches, coral gardens, and extinct volcanos. U.S. News named Bora Bora “the best island in the world.” Stay at one of Bora Bora’s luxurious resorts when you visit.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa – Located on Motu Tevairaoa along 17 waterfront acres, this 80-bungalow resort features a spectacular view of Mount Otemanu. In addition to luxurious accommodations in thatched-roof, Polynesian-style, overwater bungalows, the hotel has 3 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 meeting rooms, boutique shopping, an onsite diving center, a prestigious spa and fitness center, and a freshwater swimming pool. Guests can choose between garden suites with a private pool, beachfront suites with a private hot tub, or overwater bungalows with direct access to the water. More amenities include a floodlit tennis court, mini golf, table tennis, volleyball and bocce ball courts, billiards, and a wide variety of activities and excursions, such as kayaking, outrigger canoeing, and catamaran cruises. This resort also offers full-service weddings. Manea Spa offers treatments such as hot volcanic stone healing and taurumi barefoot bodywork. The dining options include Tevairoa Restaurant, which serves Polynesian cuisine, overlooks the Bora Bora Lagoon, and offers open-air dining on the terrace. The resort is just 10 minutes by boat from the airport. Free Wi-Fi.
Sofitel Bora Bora Motu Private Island – Upon arrival at the airport, a host from the resort takes guests on a 20-minute cruise to a private island in the southeast end of the lagoon. The 21 bungalows are completely encircled by the lagoon, creating all-around views of Bora Bora. All accommodations feature terraces with lounge chairs and magnificent views of the lagoon, beach, and tropical gardens. The luxury villa also offers a kitchen and private Jacuzzi. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, free airport transportation, a free minibar refilled daily, and free access to snorkeling equipment and kayaks. Yoga and massage services also available. The main restaurant, Manu Tuki, offers panoramic views of the lagoon and Mount Otemanu, serves international cuisine, and has its own wine cellar. Guests can also request private meals served on the beach. Mako Bar offers great sunset views and daily happy hour. This resort is reserved exclusively for adults and children over the age of twelve. The 2-minute shuttle boat ride to Bora Bora’s main island is free.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora – Located on Point Matira on the northeastern side of the island along the outer coral reef, this resort offers more than 100 luxurious overwater bungalows and beachfront villas with views of Mount Otemanu. The accommodations feature traditional wood furnishings, high ceilings, volcanic stone walls, and thatched roofs. Some bungalows have their own private plunge pools. The resort features an open-air fitness center, waterfront day spa, infinity pool, tennis court, and free guided snorkeling tours of the lagoon sanctuary, which includes exotic marine life. Guests can also enjoy kayaking, catamaran cruises, windsurfing, and shark feeding. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is family friendly. Kids can enjoy the Tamarii Club, which features an indoor playroom and outdoor playground, and teens can hang out on Chill Island. The resident marine biologist offers educational snorkeling tours through the resort’s inner lagoon. The 4 on-site restaurants include Arii Moana serving French and Polynesian cuisine, Fare Hoa Beach Bar serving light fare, Sunset Restaurant and Bar serving Asian food and sushi, and Tere Nui serving international cuisine. The airport is a 15-minute boat ride away from the resort.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa – Located on Motu Piti Aau on the southeastern side of the coral reef, this eco-friendly resort is home to the award-winning Deep Ocean Spa. Each of the overwater bungalows has a large, shaded terrace with stunning views of Bora Bora and direct access to the lagoon. Or guests can choose to stay in one of three beachfront villas. All accommodations feature authentic Polynesian design and modern architecture. Recreational facilities include a fitness room, Turkish bath, and outdoor pool. The resort operates on revolutionary technology that reuses seawater for electricity. At Le Reef Restaurant, guests can dine on the terrace overlooking the lagoon or inside. Other dining options include Le Sands Bar and Restaurant, Bubbles Bar, and Corail Restaurant. The resort’s overwater wedding chapel features an impressive glass aisle and a large window with a remarkable mountain view.
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort – This sprawling 44-acre resort is located on the secluded northeastern side of the lagoon. It includes a 13,000 square foot Clarins Spa, featuring luxurious Polynesian, Asian, and Clarins Touch treatments. The resort also offers 2 swimming pools, 2 bars, and 4 restaurants. All accommodations have balconies offering panoramic views of the lagoon or surrounding islands, plus hand-carved Polynesian sculptures, exotic wooden décor, and Italian marble bathrooms. Some villas offer a hot tub or an outdoor shower. The resort has some of the largest overwater bungalows in the region, plus garden villas with private plunge pools, and the lavish Royal Estate. Suspended over the water, Le Lagoon Restaurant offers Polynesian cuisine and views of Mount Otemanu. Te-Pahu serves Mediterranean dishes, and Sushi Take Restaurant offers sushi, seafood, and sake. Far Niente serves Italian cuisine. Other facilities include Miri Miri Spa and a 24/7 fitness center. Guests have free use of snorkeling and windsurfing equipment, beachside cabanas, and sun umbrellas. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. The onsite bridal boutique offers a selection of designer wedding dresses. The resort is a 15-minute boat ride from the airport. Vaitape Village is 20 minutes away.
Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa – Nestled in the lagoon, this resort is located on the southwest end of Motu To’opua, a small islet between Bora Bora’s mainland and coral reef. It has gourmet restaurants, infinity pools, a sauna, fitness center, and the exclusive Motu Tapu islet, which used to be Polynesian Queen Pomare IV’s private beach. At the top of the hillside and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Hina Spa offers relaxation and panoramic lagoon views. The accommodations include overwater villas with lagoon views and direct access to the ocean, and 2-story presidential overwater villas. Some villas have glass floor panels with ocean views. Complimentary equipment rental for activities such as jet skiing, snorkeling, and diving. For Polynesian and Mediterranean cuisine, try Iriatai Restaurant. For beachside dining, go to Tamure Beach Fare Grill. Upa Upa Bar offers ocean views and a variety of snacks and cocktails. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and the poolside Taieie Bar. The resort is 30 minutes away from the airport by boat.
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