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What We Love

  • Powerboat transfer from the airport to the overwater bungalows
  • A spectacular coral garden is a short swim away
  • On-demand boat shuttles between the island and Bora Bora’s mainland

What To Know

  • Bora Bora is a 50-minute flight from Papeete, Tahiti
  • It’s not Photoshopped: the lagoon really is that ridiculous shade of blue
  • The mini-bar is stocked with free drinks
  • Resort Fee: A $2 city/local tax, per person, per night will be collected at the property.

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

From overwater bungalows to unbeatable snorkelling, this private island resort distills the best of idyllic Bora Bora

The Look

This intimate outpost with 21 bungalows (overwater or waterfront) feels a million miles from its mainland sister property, the Sofitel Marara Beach Resort, a five-minute boat ride away. Opting for the island puts a magnificent coral garden – home to schools of butterfly fish, angelfish and Picasso triggerfish – within easy reach of snorkelers.

Bed and Bath

A porthole is embedded in the polished floorboards for a peek at the marine life below. From the overwater bungalow’s king bed, gaze past a private sundeck to admire the drama of Mt Otemanu, which dominates Bora Bora. Bathrooms feature double vanities and a rainfall shower (three bungalows have tubs); amenities are from Lanvin.

Beyond

Kayak and snorkel hire is free; don’t miss the coral garden (boats bring snorkellers here from all over Bora Bora). Dine at the resort’s open-air, pandanus-thatched Manu Tiki restaurant; at the Mako Bar, slurp bright tropical cocktails garnished with fresh bougainvillea and frangipani blooms. Sunset is best absorbed from the hilltop.

In the Area

Swim with reef sharks and cuddle a stingray on a lagoon eco-tour aboard a traditional outrigger. Sign up for an island tour and discover cannons tucked into mountain-top rainforests by American forces during World War II. Visit a pearl farm to admire these luminescent little beauties with extravagant price-tags. Shuck the shoes and dine at Bloody Mary’s – a laidback sand-floor institution that’s fed and watered the likes of Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Johnny Depp.

How to Get There

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Bp 516, Nunue, Vaitape
Bora Bora, 98730 French Polynesia

Reviews

Special thanks Genaral menager mr Pierre
Bülent Ç

We are coming very far way from Bora Bora, me and my wife we are living in dubai. Sofitel Bora Bora private island hotel is like a heaven so nice we are loved staff is so nice friendly all of them thanks food is awesome ocean is perfect room we are stay is bungalow 130 number so nice is view mountains and Laguna so nice. Special thanks mr Pierre such beautiful staff he have and so nice welcoming felled like a we are at home. Mr. Pierre all the best you and your brilliant team l recommend everyone this hotel you ll enjoyed .Accor hotels group thanks

beautiful location and friendly staff
buzzbear09

Firstly, Bora Bora is beautiful and where the hotel is located is perfect for the best view! The bungalows are beautiful and rustic however I missed a bathtub.
The staff are so friendly and helpful and i cannot fault them at all. We were made to eellike family from day one. The welcome was stunning and I couldn't fault anything from the staff.
If the weather is windy, you will know about it from the bungalow, they seem to catch it all, but go over to the other side and its calm.
The beach isn't great but only a short shuttle over to Matira beach solves that.
The breakfast was excellent, lots of variety and cooked to order items were tasty.
We ate in the restaurant twice and really enjoyed the food and the service again was excellent.
The snorkelling at coral gardens was fantastic and so close to the hotel.
Also, we had a couples spa package which was beautiful, the best treatments and therapists Ive ever come across and in paradise! thankyou.
We had a wedding blessing at the hotel and it was wonderful - absolutely stunning and something i will never forget. So thank you.

The only negatives are, there is no swimming pool and as Marara is shut for refurb you dont have one to use.
The shuttles were not regular towards the evening and were not late enough. We had a table booked at St. Regis for 8pm but had to cancel as there wasn't a late enough shuttle to get back to the Private Island.

Thankyou for a wonderful holiday

I loved Everything and Everyone Here!
Jaze C

We were treated like royalty from the time we got in the boat from the the little airport to go to the private island until we left and went back to the little airport to leave. I LOVE THIS PLACE! I plan on going back again. Customer service is fantastic. Worth every penny!