Imagine a quiet island with kilometres of white sand beaches and lush vegetation, surrounded by crystal blue waters. Imagine yourself staying in a luxury resort on that island, whether alone, with your spouse, or with your entire family. Bora Bora, a Pacific Ocean island that is part of French Polynesia, is the ideal vacation getaway. Because it is bordered by a lagoon and a barrier reef, this island is very lovely.
There are two mountain peaks in the heart of Bora Bora, as well as magnificent rainforests that span the entire island. It’s a place that’s both luxurious and wild. The climate is moderate all year, with winters rarely dropping below 70 degrees. Bora Bora is the ideal tropical holiday place due to its tropical environment, surrounding protected reef, and infinite beaches.
Given the small size of the island (less than 150 square miles), you’ll want to choose the best resort for your needs so you can experience everything Bora Bora has to offer. Each resort has something special to offer its visitors, and you’ll want to make sure you’re receiving the greatest deal possible for whatever vacation you’re planning. Here’s our 10 top places to stay to experience the breath taking waters of Bora Bora.
1. Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
The Marara Beach Resort is a luxurious hotel with immaculate beaches located on Matira Bay, tucked between the clear blue seas of the island’s surrounding lagoons and lush, tropical gardens. The accommodations here are luxurious bungalows with views of the ocean and lush tropical gardens.
2. InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort
This resort caters to individuals looking for a more personal vacation experience. The InterContinental Le Moana Resort, on the island’s southernmost tip, is ideal for couples. Guests will be able to stay in luxury over-the-water bungalows that appear to float above the clear blue waters and get up up and personal with the aquatic life.
3. Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort
The Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort is a ten-minute boat trip from the airport on Motu Tevaiora, and is well situated for both privacy and convenient access to the mainland. The resort is positioned on a coral islet with no neighbours, giving visitors the illusion of being on their own private island while yet allowing them to explore the rest of Bora Bora at their leisure. Overwater bungalows and garden pool villas are available at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort.
4. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
The Four Seasons Resort is bordered by a lovely lagoon and coral reef, with sandy islets and a true tropical paradise feel. It is ideal for all of your family vacation needs. The Four Seasons offers beachfront villas with one, two, or three bedrooms, as well as one or two-bedroom over-the-water bungalow suites.
5. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
This is a beautiful, environmentally friendly resort on Motu Piti Aau, with stunning views of Mount Otemanu towering in the distance. Blue waves and exotic landscapes surround the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort. With 80 overwater villas, this resort is more intimate, providing a really unique guest experience.
6. Le Meridien Bora Bora
The Le Meridien is a beautiful hideaway, set on an islet surrounded by the lagoon and sandy beaches, with contemporary Polynesia architecture and interior design. This resort features 99 bungalows, several of which are over-the-water and have glass bottoms, allowing guests to get up close and personal with the lagoon’s turquoise waters.
7. St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
The St. Regis Resort is a secluded island retreat with 44 acres of groomed tropical gardens situated against a white sand beach and overlooking the scenic lagoon. Guests have the option of staying in one of two spectacular villas: an over-water villa or a beach front property. You can also stay at the Royal estate if you are a discerning guest coming with a large party.
8. Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
The Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island offers the most unique and luxurious experience for guests. After a 20-minute voyage, you’ll arrive on a private island islet surrounded by the lagoon that protects Bora Bora’s mainland. Relax in a garden bungalow or experience the thrill of an over-the-water bungalow.
9. Conrad Bora Bora Nui
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui resort is great for a private, hidden island vacation, nestled in a quiet cove between the tropical greenery of a rolling hill and the pure blue waters of the lagoon. A beach villa, a king garden villa, or an over-the-water villa with direct access to the turquoise lagoon waters are available to guests.
10. Matira Hotel
Matira Hotel is located on Matira Point, with a pristine beach and the volcanic peaks as a backdrop to the lagoon’s crystal-clear waters. With 14 bungalows either along the beach, with a garden or lagoon view, or some along the road, this is another island paradise suited for anyone seeking a private experience.
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