Bora Bora is a little slice of tropical heaven right in the South Pacific, and the island’s hottest hotels simply add to its luxurious vibe. Need a little help navigating the possibilities? We’ve got a few favorites.
The Ultimate Luxuries
Four Seasons Resort: Situated on the lagoon, this VIP-worthy property has the market cornered on chic experiences. Escape to an overwater bungalow with a private plunge pool, or cozy up in a multi-bedroom villa that looks out on the pearl-white sands.
The St. Regis Resort: Want to combine your island getaway with a tranquil spa retreat? Make a beeline for the St. Regis. The blissful bungalows are enough to warrant a postcard or two, but the Miri Miri Spa by CLARINS is what really steals the show. Book your American Express travel insurance, and get ready for supreme serenity.
InterContinental Bora Bora and Thalasso Spa: Not to be outdone by the St. Regis’ Miri Miri, InterContinental doubles down on the luxury with its celebrated Thalasso. Come for the exclusive motu villas, but stay for the deep-sea spa treatments.
Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island: Combining the amenities of a luxury resort with the rates of a four-star hotel, this tucked-away spot is ideal for weddings and honeymoons alike. Spend the afternoon snorkeling through the coral gardens, and then unwind in the evening with French bath products and high-quality linens.
InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort: Known for housing one of the island’s most popular bars, this lovely resort offers a full complement of on-site amenities. Grab a canoe or kayak from the activities desk, enjoy complimentary boat service to the sister spa, and then settle in for an evening of authentic cuisine at Le Noa Noa.
Hotel Maitai: If you’d like spend your trip tucked away among the island’s tropical gardens, Hotel Maitai is the spot for you. Situated just a stone’s throw from Matira Beach, this charming resort offers unparalleled elegance at an affordable price. Plus, the hotel’s two eclectic restaurants and bustling beach bars mean you won’t have to travel far for an island-inspired experience.
Pension Alice et Raphael: Nestled on a quiet motu, Alice et Raphael offers an intimate atmosphere with several so-luxe touches. Get comfortable in one of the traditional bungalows, and soak up the friendly, natural atmosphere.
Pension Noni: Though there’s plenty to love about the simple charms of Noni, this guest house offers one primary delight: an obvious dedication to providing a unique experience. Book a room here, and you’ll enjoy a private beach, quiet rooms and some of the island’s most stellar service.
Bora Bora Fishing Paradise Lodge: Located just 10 minutes from Faanui Bay’s primary village, this lodge is perfect for both outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Snorkel with rays, trek through the mountains, or fish for big game; anything’s possible at Fishing Paradise.
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