Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
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.?
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
Actually I stayed at Intercontinental Thalasso where they write (on the welcome paper) ‘be aware of wild dogs’! If I knew that before I would have stayed at Sofitel where I went for a lunch to visit some friends. I saw their devotion to changing the crazy situation of the poor dogs on the streets of the island! Well-kept hotel in a fantastic location taking care of animals: what else?
Looking forward to going back to Bora Bora to stay at Sofitel and to see the dogs’ situation changed!!
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Its a 2 part review, we stayed here for 4 nights.
1st - beautiful resort, great views, fish, beach, water and bungalows are great. Service other than restaurant is perfect!
2nd - upon arrival, they do a direct sales pitch for a romantic dinner, which is not cheap and it was very bad, food unremarkable, strange service, odd timings. Also we ordered the same 2 dishes from the bar, on different days and got different results. Give 3 stars only because i don't get why a 5 star hotel needs to push that romantic dinner onto to its guests, when the night costs much more than that dinner. If you do push the dinner then make sure its 5 star quality. Felt like a major ripoff.
Everything else was good.
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......