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
- 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
We had an unforgettable time! The service was amazing! The hotel is beautiful with a fantastic location! We loved our Villa, the private beach was unique, we enjoyed it very much! We loved the food! The Spa is wow! Some of the people that work in the hotel did our stay unique and fabulous! As a family we could have a great connection! We remember every day our stay there!
Four seasons Bora-Bora is The place to be. For me they have the best service in the world. They make you feel home. Everyone was fantastic. We be back for sure. Thank you again to make this trip wonderful.
If you want seclusion, minimal dining options and limited activities, this is your resort. Because we wanted fun things to do and more than four choice of places to eat, the Four Seasons was not a good match for us.
We just got back after celebrating a big birthday.
We were met on the dock and than taken to our room. We had paid for an extra night so we did not have to wait for check in. There was a lovely breakfast waiting for us.(which we paid for) and the sun was out in full force.
The room was great but housekeeping needs some lessons in cleaning...
We are Four Seasons people and always saw the GM or Resident Manager around but here you never saw any management around and no one even called the room to see if everything was perfect. I guess there is a first time for everything. I know it was off season but this is a 4 Seasons no no.
The staff at the pool and resturants were the greatest..no issues there.
There were only 2 resturants open and it became boring. My husband ordered 2 special meals as they have a new Italian Chef and one meal was great but the other not so much. I would have thought the chef would have come out to see if the meal was satisfactory, he didn't.
Overall, it was a great trip in spite of the rain. That is something you just cannot predict.
Oh well back to Punta Mita and Costa Rica.
We took a short boat ride from St. Regis and walked the grounds of the Four Seasons, they are spectacular and then had dinner at Arii Moana, their leading restaurant which is open air with a great view of the lagoon. Dinner was very good, extensive wine list, wine and water glass were distinctive but not very functional. The four of us, felt dinner at Jean Georges at the St. Regis was two clicks above.