Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
What We Love
- Resort restaurants highlight fresh caught fish and meld local and French traditions
- Plenty of free activities, including non-motorized water sports, tennis and shark feeding
- The excellent Kids for All Seasons club offers free activities, crafts, meals and child-minding for children 5 to 12 years old
What To Know
- The resort is a 15-minute boat ride from the Bora Bora airport
- There’s a $24 per day fee for WiFi access in rooms
- A free boat shuttle takes guests to nearby Vaitape for shopping and sightseeing
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Room Service
Set on a private motu, or small islet, in one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world is this hideaway of lush tropical gardens and pristine beaches. Directly across, and visible from bungalows, the spa and restaurants, are the craggy green peaks of Mount Otemanu. The resort defines laid back luxury thanks to a blend of sexy yet comfortable textures in the bungalows, tiki torches that light up paths come nighttime and a staff that goes above and beyond to make sure guests are happy.
Bed and Bath
Sprinkled across the motu are 15 immaculately furnished beachfront villas and 100 over-water bungalows with high ceilings, thatched roofs and glass panels (including one on the floor in the over-water bungalows). Inside, the traditional teak furnishings are complemented by cozy cotton and linen textures in a soothing palette of creams and mocha. Roomy living spaces open onto a furnished deck for private lounging and, in OWB, a stepladder leading into the lagoon. Bungalows are stocked with snorkel gear, iPod docking stations, satellite TV and WiFi access.
The resort offers four restaurants as well as in-bungalow dining. Sit at the bar at the Sunset Restaurant and, with cocktail in hand, watch Mother Earth paint the sky into evening. For a post swim option, there’s Faré Hoa, a casual beachside café that serves a killer seared Wagyu beef with goat cheese and caramelized nuts. Don’t leave the resort without visiting the spa and partaking in one of their signature rituals, which blend ancient Polynesian practices with essential oils and scrubs made with local ingredients.
In the Area
Book a guided snorkel with the resident marine biologist, Oliver Martin, who’ll point out the exotic fish that live in the resort’s Lagoon Sanctuary. During World War II, the island was an American stronghold, and you can still visit the cannons that were left scattered throughout the island of Vaitape. After your tour, stop at St. James, an overwater restaurant that serves traditional dishes with a French twist. Coming to Bora Bora and not diving is like going to Paris and skipping the Eiffel Tower. The hotel’s concierge can help you book a dive with Top Dive Center.
How to Get There
I travel almost all the word, everywhere including Pappete, the hotel reception takes a pre-authorization with the credit card, as I said, everywhere, but in this hotel they do not say anything and charge the credit card, if you pay cash, at the checkout you have to receive a credit, none explain it, is different from all the world, nobody told me before, at the checkout I paid cash and ask for cancel the pre-authorization, for my surprise instead of the cancellation I received a credit for the credit card, but I will pay tax in Brazil, that is 6,38%, it is 6,38 % in 30.000 XFP: 1.914, I want this money back, it is a hotel fault. Everything in the hotel is really expensive, and you have to pay, because you do not have choice, why do not training the people? I am really bored, I spent a lot of money, tried to speak with the manager, and was impossible, the breakfast is excellent, but the dinner is not. After, the hotel send me a msm telling was a miscommunication, and I lost money for the miscommunication.
I will never come back, the big problem is not the amount, is how they do.
Amazing experience with excellent staff. They were always wiling to help and went above and beyond to make your stay better. Only thing that could improve is the drink menu at the bar/pool area. Cocktails were very average for the expensive price.... but the experience made it worth it.
Terrible experience, absolute waste of money .
Rooms were disgusting they are almost never cleaned with products. They basically just dust what is visible.
Food absurdly expensive for almost no choice, Boeing. And when you order room service expect to stay with the food more than 24h as they will never come and pick it up.
The hotel is really dirty, the cabanes around the pool, the chairs and transats around the beach, everything is very dirty.
And the service is terrible as you will never get what you need.