The expansive and immaculate St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is the ultimate South Pacific splurge. Located on the secluded northeastern side of the lagoon, this luxurious island lair is home to some of the largest overwater bungalows in the region. While these perched abodes are the most enticing, the resort features a diversity of accommodations including garden villas with private plunge pools and the lavish Royal Estate, which has welcomed a number of the world's most elite.
The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is a floating oasis in the South Pacific. It features all overwater bungalows with only three beachfront villas as the alternative. Found on the southeastern side of the coral reef, these luxurious accommodations face the spectacular Mount Otemanu and boast incredible views of Bora Bora.
The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora exudes an effortless luxury. Located on the northeastern side of the island along the outer coral reef, this exclusive enclave is one of the premier resort options in Bora Bora. The overwater bungalows, some of which have their own private plunge pools, boast exceptional views of the lagoon or Mount Otemanu. They incorporate a fascinating architecture, featuring walls made of volcanic stone and decorative accents fashioned from mother of pearl.
The Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is found on a small botanical garden surrounded by water. Located on a private island enclosed in the southeast end of the lagoon, the resort is only two minutes away by boat from the main island. Unlike many other reef resorts that have lagoon on one side and ocean on the other, this retreat is completely encircled by the lagoon, creating an all-around gorgeous view of Bora Bora. It is also reserved exclusively for adults and children over the age of twelve, maintaining a quiet and intimate oasis for couples and honeymooners.
Le Méridien Bora Bora is the perfect blend of French chic and Polynesian charisma. Located on the northern tip of Motu Piti A'au, a small islet that sits along the eastern coral reef, the resort faces the main island of Bora Bora and delivers a gorgeous view of the iconic Mount Otemanu. The overwater bungalows, which make up the majority of guest accommodations at the hotel, feature the largest glass floors of any other resort in French Polynesia.
The Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa is tucked in a cove of white sand and black lava rock. Located on the southwest end of Motu To'opua, a small islet floating between Bora Bora's mainland and coral reef, the resort faces out toward the open ocean. Soaring Mount Otemanu becomes the backdrop to the hotel when approached from the water, but the rooms and bungalows primarily enjoy views of the lagoon and an endless blue horizon.
The Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, boasts some of the most traditionally designed accommodations in Bora Bora. The resort is located at the southern tip of Motu Tevairoa, the largest islet dotting the outer reef toward the northwest. Only ten minutes by boat from the airport and fifteen minutes across the lagoon from Vaitape, this is the most conveniently placed resort among those located away from the mainland.
The InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is one of only three hotels located on the main island of Bora Bora, affording easy access to Vaitape and Matira Point, often considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The resort's overwater and beachside bungalows share a southeastern view of the outstretched lagoon and the nearby islands of Raiatea and Taha'a.
The Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is located on the eastern side of Matira Point toward the southern end of the island. This setting provides convenient access to some of the popular attractions on the mainland, including the town of Vaitape and the famed Bloody Mary's Restaurant. The resort features a variety of garden, beach and overwater bungalows, all of which overlook the coral reef and the ocean beyond, encompassing views of Raiatea and Taha'a.
The lovely Maitai Polynesia is found on the main island of Bora Bora near the beautiful Matira Point, offering convenient access to the shops and restaurants around Vaitape. This boutique hotel is located beachside and hillside, with a small road separating the main building from the shore. The hotel rooms ascend the mountain, giving the upper units a spectacular lagoon view. Across the way are the beach and overwater bungalows, which offer shoreline access and incredible views of the lagoon and beyond.