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What We Love

  • An enviable location on one of the most beautiful islands in the world
  • Bungalows with unobstructed views of the beach
  • A heated outdoor infinity pool
  • Chilled lagoonside cocktails at the Hurricane Bar

What To Know

  • Some rooms have glass panels in the floor for spotting marine life
  • There is no room service after 9:30 p.m.
  • WiFi is not free
  • The resort is wheelchair-accessible
  • Resort Fee: A $2 city/local tax, per person, per night will be collected at the property.?


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Luxe island retreat in idyllic Bora Bora with overwater bungalows, an infinity pool and a killer spa

The Lowdown

Originally built by Italian filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis as the location for his 1977 movie Hurricane, the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is a chic tropical retreat less than an hour by plane from Tahiti. Situated between a white sand beach and a turquoise lagoon, the resort comprises 55 traditional French Polynesian bungalows, some of them suspended over the water (with viewing panels in the floor), some with terraces overlooking the sea, and some nestled in the lush gardens, which are dotted with swaying palms and hibiscus flowers. The rooms are tricked out in soothing russet red with wood floors, high ceilings and oversize sun decks. During the day choose between scuba diving, a 4X4 island tour and a canoe ride across the lagoon. Later, kick back with a Tahitian spa treatment or chill out on a lounger by the serene and secluded infinity pool. Sample French and Polynesian fare at the wood-domed Latitude 16 Degrees restaurant, then head to Hurricane for lagoonside sundowners.

In the Area

Nicknamed the Pearl of the Pacific, the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora is as close to paradise as you’re likely to get in this world. And while cocktail sipping and beach lounging will likely fill a lot of your schedule, there’s also plenty of scope for adventure. World class diving and snorkeling are available on the island’s glittering reef, the warm, shallow waters making this region ideal for beginners. Sightings of reef sharks (not man-eating ones) and manta rays are practically guaranteed. Hiking is also popular; the dormant volcano, Mount Pahia, offers a grueling but rewarding climb. And if you’re here in July, don’t miss Heiva I Bora Bora a Polynesian festival with dance, music and beauty pageants.

How to Get There

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
Bp 6, Nunue, Vaitape
Bora Bora, 98730 French Polynesia


4.0 Very Good 1452 Reviews
Best of the best

We had the unforgettable time of our life, nothing to complain about everything went smoothly, Would love to come back soon thanks a lots Julien for the warm service and the surprise birthday singing group, it made my day......

Fantastic experience

It has been always one of our dreams to stay in a over water bungalow. We did it in bora bora at Sofitel. The service was incredible, the food, the location. We couldn’t have asked for anything better.

The dream became true

We had the fortune to be guess on the unbelievable paradise of Sofitel Hotel Marara Beach Resort for almost two weeks and we have stayed on the over water bungalow .

Luxury room, excellent service, superb food and fantastic animation made our honeymoon unforgettable.

We would hight recommended to all of you to visit Bora Bora e to stay at list 10 days to the Sofitel Hotel.