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.
Italian movie producer Dino De Laurentis originally built the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort to house the crew of his 1979 film, Hurricane. Today, the resort proudly showcases vintage photos of the cast and the crew, which are on display near the aptly named poolside Hurricane Bar. Sticking with the theme of entertainment, the main restaurant, Latitude 16°, features "show" cooking with a traditional Tahitian oven used for special Polynesian nights.
Note: The Sofitel Marara Beach Resort is currently closed for renovations.
This bungalow is elegant and comfortable with easy access to the beach and a charming garden terrace. It features a king bed, sofa bed, and a twin bed available upon request.
This bungalow provides an unobstructed panoramic view of the lagoon. It also offers direct access to the beach and private sun loungers. The bedroom is equipped with the signature king Sofitel MyBed, while the bathroom features a refreshing rain shower.
This bungalow offers the best views of the land and the lagoon. It features a king bed, sofa bed, and a twin bed available upon request.
This bungalow offers direct access to the lagoon from a spacious, private terrace with sun loungers and an outdoor shower. The bedroom is equipped with the signature king Sofitel MyBed, while the bathroom features an indoor refreshing rain shower.
Overlooking the lagoon with an open-air terrace, Latitude 16° provides the perfect setting for an evening of relaxing and socializing. It features "show" cooking with an array of local specialties as well as international cuisine and theme nights.
Open for Lunch and Dinner
Le Hurricane Bar features an open-air terrace that faces the lagoon and overlooks the hotel pool. It`s the perfect setting to enjoy live entertainment in the evenings and poolside snacks during the day.
Open from 10:00AM - 11:00PM
Experience an evening at the famous Bloody Mary`s restaurant. Often frequented by celebrities, Blood Mary`s is known for its fresh food, signature cocktails and great ambiance. You`ll enjoy the catch of the day prepared to your liking, or choose from a selection of fresh dishes including crab, shrimp, steak, chicken, and vegetarian options. Open: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT and closed DEC 3 - JAN 8.
Go for a walk underwater with an air-supplied helmet and find yourself surrounded by tropical fish. This 2-hour excursion includes a boat tour of Bora Bora and snorkeling in the lagoon. This activity is not permitted for pregnant women, people with asthma, or anyone unable to walk. Ages 8 and up. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Take in the sights of Bora Bora`s spectacular lagoons on your own jet ski. Half way along the tour, you`ll stop at the Strip of White Sands in shallow turquoise waters to enjoy the blue lagoon. On a private motu, enjoy a leisurely stroll on the private island and watch a coconut show. Operates: Everyday
Book this tour along with the Sunset Cruise with Dinner at St James and the Semi-Private Bora Bora Exclusive Outrigger Tour and receive a 10% discount on all three activities.
Submerge yourself in Bora Bora`s turquoise lagoon and ride tandem on an underwater scooter. Progressive immersion is done from a hydraulic platform and an experienced diver will accompany you during your time under water. Price is per person based on two people sharing an Aquabike. See details for passenger resrictions. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Discover the history of Bora Bora and the rich legends that surround the island on a 2-hour lagoon cruise. You will learn the island's geographical history and hear the legendary stories that form the backbone of the island's culture from your captain all while enjoying the exceptional comfort of a 28-foot luxury yacht. During the tour complimentary water, soft drinks, fruit platters and shiburi will be available for guests to enjoy. Price is per person based on one couple traveling together.
Practice yoga on a beautiful private island with Bora Bora's brilliant blue waters and majestic Mt. Otemanu as your view. This 60-minute yoga session is specifically designed for relaxation and invigoration and the certified yoga instructors will be able to customize their instruction to your skill level. After the hour session, enjoy the surrounding peaceful waters with snorkeling and swimming. Nourish yourself with a delicious arrangement of local fruits and juices as a post-workout treat. Price is per person. Operates: Everday
Enjoy a half-day fishing experience on the calm lagoon waters of Bora Bora. Catch a variety of fish including jacks, rainbow runner, blue fin trevally, bigeye trevally, small barracuda, needle fish, and snappers. Your captain will also take you closer to the barrier reef upon request. Price is per boat, maximum 4 guests. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Experience Bora Bora from the skies with a scenic flight around the lagoon and a flight over the neighboring heart-shaped island of Tupai! After a safety briefing with your pilot, you will be equipped with a headset with microphones and enjoy a guided tour of Bora Bora with bird's eye views of the lagoon, the overwater bungalows, Mt Otemanu and the various motus that surround the island before heading over the open sea to the stunning heart-shaped island of Tupai with its lush greenery, white sand beaches and brilliantly blue lagoon. Operates: Everyday
Experience the beauty of Bora Bora from the skies with a scenic flight around the lagoon and a stop on the neighboring heart-shaped island of Tupai! After a safety briefing with your pilot, you will be equipped with a headset with microphones and enjoy a guided tour of Bora Bora with bird's eye views of its stunning scenery before heading over the open sea to the beautiful heart-shaped island of Tupai. Once you have marveled at the natural heart shape of the atoll from the sky, you will land on its untouched sandy shores for a true private island experience. Operates: Everyday
Available for travel starting 4/1/20
Skydive over the beautiful island of Bora Bora and enjoy breathtaking views of the gorgeous natural landscape and turquoise waters. You'll jump from a minimum height of 10,000 feet, from a private plane, securely harnessed to your personal skydiving instructor. Honeymoon package also includes video and photos of your adventure. Transfers not included. Price is per person based on two people traveling together. Operates: MON WED FRI, weather permitting.
Circle the island with your professional and experienced guide. Learn the island`s legends, discover the American WWII cannons, visit an ancient temple (marae), and meet a local family who will serve you fruit from their plantation. You will also visit villages where you will learn how to make your own sarong and discover the local fauna of the island.
Arrive at a vibrant coral garden where you`ll have the opportunity to snorkel in clear and shallow waters. Your guide will then take you to feed the sharks and stingrays. You`ll be able to get in the water and swim with them or simply watch from the boat.
Learn to snorkel using the new full head snorkeling mask that incorporates a built-in snorkel to provide wide visibility, with no fogging and no mouthpiece. Start in shallow water where your guide will provide instruction. You will then make a stop in average depth to view the colorful lagoon fish before going to deeper water to observe the manta rays or eagle rays. Perfect for swimmers of all skill levels. Ages 6 and up. Transfers included.
Embark on a unique snorkeling adventure with four different stops around the island. You`ll snorkel in the most preserved and vibrant coral gardens of the lagoon and encounter a rich variety of marine life including anemone fish, moray eels, and the beautiful and graceful Manta rays and Eagle rays. The #1 Trip Advisor rated activity on Bora Bora! Operates: Everyday
Enjoy thrilling water sport activities across Bora Bora's picturesque lagoon. Choose from wakeboarding, waterskiing, monoskiing, or tube towing. All levels of experience welcome.
Includes pick-up from your hotel`s dock. Maximum four persons allowed. Children under twelve years of age are not permitted. Choose from 1 hour or 2 hour excursions. Operates: Everyday, May through December.
Savor a glass of Champagne on a motorized canoe, watching the sunset while you cruise the lagoon to a private motu. As the Tahitian night sky unravels before you, on comfortable lounge chairs, your star-guide will tell old stories and legends of how Polynesians decoded the night sky to help them with their travels. Operates: MON WED FRI
Marvel in the magical beauty of a Bora Bora sunset on the Okeanos Pearl, French Polynesia's first solar-powered deluxe catamaran. Guests of the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa can hop aboard the sleek and luxurious catamaran for an unforgettable cruise into the golden hour, complete with a selection of rosé, white or red wine, beers and soft drinks. This sunset cruise is unlike any other on the lagoon with zero emissions, a chic ambiance and stunning views at every turn. Only available to guests of the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa.
Enjoy an unforgettable day as you circle the island of Bora Bora by boat with a representative of Raanui Tours. You`ll snorkel in the beautiful coral gardens, watch the graceful stingrays in their natural environment, and get up close and personal with black tipped reef sharks. This excursion includes a stop at motu Tapu for a traditional Tahitian barbecue. Operates: MON TUE THU FRI SAT
Explore the snorkelers' paradise that is Bora Bora's lagoon with a full-day lagoon cruise with shark & ray experiences as well as a motu picnic lunch. Spend time swimming amongst vibrant coral gardens teeming with tropical fish before sailing to a shallow area of the lagoon where you will interact with sting rays and small black tip reef sharks. End your time on a small motu where a traditional Polynesian lunch will be served while you enjoy the pristine tropical landscapes alongside cultural entertainment. Operates: Everyday
Circle the island with your professional and experienced guide. Learn the island`s legends, discover the American WWII cannons, visit an ancient temple (marae), and meet a local family who will serve you fruit from their plantation. You will also visit villages where you will learn how to make your own sarong and discover the local fauna. At the last viewpoint you will toast to the sunset with Champagne while being serenaded by ukulele.
Enjoy an exhilarating kite surfing experience on Bora Bora`s turquoise lagoon. You`ll learn the techniques involved with the sport and have the chance to try it out. All safety and kite surf equipment are included. Suitable for beginner-expert in skill level. Price is per person based on two people traveling together. Operates: May through December everyday, weather permitting.
Enjoy the perfect combination of two great adventures. You`ll first explore the island on a 4X4 Jeep Safari, then explore the lagoon and have the chance to swim with sharks and stingrays. This excursion includes lunch at the famous Bloody Mary`s restaurant. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy the perfect way to end an incredible day on the lagoon of Bora Bora, a romantic sunset cruise aboard Vitamin Sea. Feel the tranquility of the surrounding waters as the sun sinks and disappears below the horizon. Savor the moment while you enjoy a chilled glass of Champagne as you are enchanted by the colorful display in the skies above. Time will stand still as you let the breath of the wind carry you away into the night. Price is per person, maximum 8 passengers. Operates: TUE FRI
Discover Bora Bora's lagoon in a unique and exciting adventure with a private treasure hunt for the family! Your personal captain will take you to three or four stops within the lagoon for sightings of manta rays, eagle rays and tropical fish of every shape and color. Children will be guided throughout the tour to find different clues before arriving at your final destination - a ship wreck where the elusive pirate's treasure is hidden. Soft drinks, snorkeling equipment and towels will be provided. Price is per person, based on 4 people traveling together. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy the thrill of surfing in the breathtaking and (waveless) lagoon of Bora Bora! Spend 30 minutes learning how to use the motorized carbon fiber board and then take your new skills to the calm lagoon and fly over the bright blue Bora Bora water. Participants must be in good physical condition. Ages 18 and up. Price is per person based on two people traveling together.
Embark on a unique whale watching experience in Bora Bora! You'll journey outside the barrier reef into the open ocean to observe these gentle giants. Weather and sea conditions permitting, you may also have the opportunity to swim with them. Mineral water and soft drinks will be provided. Please note that although whales are commonly seen in these waters on their annual migration, seeing them is not guaranteed. Operates: Everyday from August 15 - October 31
Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise aboard the Loveboat in Bora Bora. This private excursion is perfect for honeymooners. You`ll glide across the shallow waters of the island`s famous turquoise lagoon, enjoy complimentary champagne served in a fresh coconut, and leave with 100 photos to remind you of the experience. Price is per person based on two people traveling together. Operates: Everyday, weather permitting
Enjoy a romantic cruise aboard the Loveboat for a private circle island tour of Bora Bora with a photographer. You`ll stop to admire scenic views, go snorkeling in Bora Bora`s famous turquoise lagoon, enjoy complimentary champagne served in a fresh coconut and leave with 250 photos to remind you of the experience. Price is per person, based on two people traveling together. Operates: Everyday, weather permitting
Enjoy a two hour Sunset Cruise of Bora Bora`s magnificent lagoon on a Traditional Polynesian Outrigger Canoe with a maximum of five other couples. Sip Champagne while admiring the spectacular views. After the cruise, you will be dropped off in Vaitape for a romantic dinner at St James, one of Bora Bora`s highest rated restaurants. Private tours available upon request. Price is based on two people traveling together. Operates: MON WED FRI
Book this tour along with the Tandem Jet Ski Tour and the Semi-Private Bora Bora Exclusive Outrigger Tour and receive a 10% discount on all three activities.
This romantic cruise accommodates only six couples for an intimate tour of Bora Bora. You will swim in pristine waters, snorkel in coral gardens, and encounter sharks, stingrays and colorful tropical fish. Included in this excursion is a delicious lunch served on a secluded motu where each couple will have their own private table. Relax and enjoy your meal with a stunning view of Mount Otemanu. Private tours available upon request. Price is per person, based on two people traveling together. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Enjoy the perfect combination of two great adventures.You`ll first explore the island on a 4X4 Jeep Safari and then explore the lagoon by Jet Ski (price based on 2 people sharing one Jet Ski). This excursion includes lunch at the famous Bloody Mary`s restaurant. Operates: Everyday
Spend an unforgettable day exploring Bora Bora by land and sea. Begin your day exploring the mystical beauty of the island and Mt. Otemanu on an ATV. Take a break for lunch at the world-famous Bloody Mary's Restaurant before heading out for a leisurely afternoon of snorkeling and interacting with the black tip reef sharks and stingrays found in Bora Bora's magnificent lagoon. Price is based on two people sharing one ATV. Must be 11 years of age or older with a minimum height of 4'7" to ride the ATVs. ATV drivers must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy the perfect combination of two great adventures. You'll first explore the lagoon by Jet Ski, then have the chance to swim with sharks and stingrays in their natural environment. Excursion includes lunch at the famous Bloody Mary's restaurant on Bora Bora. Price based on 1 Jet Ski for 2 people. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy an exhilarating view of Bora Bora from your own colorful parachute as you parasail over turquoise blue waters near Matira Beach. Watch for turtles, sharks and stingrays below, or gaze out toward Mount Otemanu and the surrounding islands of Taha`a, Raiatea and Maupiti. Includes transportation from the main island. Operates: MON TUE WED FRI SAT
Start your day with an unforgettable adventure as you cruise across Bora Bora's infamous blue lagoon aboard a Vitamin Sea 40-ft. sailing catamaran. On this excursion, you will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, soak up the sun, and admire the incredible views. While aboard, you are welcome to use the vessel`s many amenities including: sunbathing mattresses, towels, music, refreshments, snacks and one bottle of Champagne per couple. Operates: TUE FRI
Discover unknown treasures with a combination ATV and Jet Ski tour of Bora Bora. Enjoy exceptional landscapes and the brilliant colors of the lagoon as you journey through the lush trails of Bora Bora. During the 2.5 hour ATV ride, you will ride to the top of Mt. Popoti with many scenic stops along the way. After descending from Bora Bora's highest accessible summit, enjoy a casual lunch at the world-famous Bloody Mary's Restaurant before taking off on a thrilling afternoon of Jet Skiing around the lagoon. Zip through the crystal clear water and stop at a small motu for an interactive coconut show. Price based on two people sharing one ATV and one Jet Ski. Operates: Everyday
Circle the island with your professional and experienced guide. Learn the island`s legends, discover the American WWII cannons, visit an ancient temple (marae), and meet a local family who will serve you fruit from their plantation. You will also visit villages where you will learn how to make your own sarong and discover the local fauna of the island. Price is per person, based on one couple traveling together.
Marvel at astonishing tropical landscapes from the comfort of a seaplane as you fly over Bora Bora and the neighboring heart-shaped atoll of Tupai. Glide over Bora Bora and experience the beauty of this famous island from above. Sights will include birds-eye views of the overwater bungalows, Matira Beach, Motu Tapu and even glimpses of the cannons left behind from World War II. After a short flight over the open ocean, you will arrive at the pristine atoll of Tupai who's sight from the air will leave you in awe as you return to Bora Bora with a thrilling water landing in the peaceful lagoon.
On board a luxury Bennington pontoon boat, Tanoa, your guide, will take you on a private discovery tour of the lagoon of Bora Bora. This tour highlights the best of Bora Bora`s magnificent lagoon and includes stops for fishing, snorkeling in the Coral Garden, shark watching, stingray feeding and snorkeling above the graceful manta rays. Refreshments include fresh local fruits and unlimited drinks such as water, local juices, soft drinks, Perrier, and Hinano Beer. Operates: Everyday
Embark on a romantic cruise together and admire the brilliantly colored sky as the sun gently sets over Bora Bora. After a short cruise, you will be taken to a motu for an authentic al fresco dining experience for two. Enjoy a 3-course meal featuring fresh and local ingredients with water, soft drinks and an assorted selection of alcoholic beverages, accompanied by the melodies of a ukulele. This unforgettable dinner is ideal for proposals, family dinners and other special occasions. Operates: Everday
Embark on a cruise through Bora Bora's lagoon and enjoy breathtaking landscape views at every turn. During the cruise, stop on a small islet for a unique photo shoot opportunity with your loved one with your feet in the sand and the stunning tropical vistas as your backdrop. Included in this cruise are non-alcoholic beverages onboard plus 50 hi-definiton images delivered via Dropbox within 10 days. Operates: Everyday
End your day on a 34-ft. luxury catamaran for a leisurely cruise around Bora Bora’s glistening lagoon. Allow the experienced crew to guide your cruise to the best places to view the sunset. Once you arrive at the sunset point, enjoy a selection of appetizers served alongside Champagne. Catamaran is equipped with WiFi, an MP3/iPod connector for music, a humidor with a selection of fine cigars, snorkeling equipment, a bathroom and a deck shower.Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Spend the morning exploring Bora Bora's pristine waters with a private guide who will expertly lead you to some of the best snorkeling sites in the area, teeming with a multitude of colorful fish and vibrant marine life. From there, head to a private island where a chef has created a delicious vegan meal for you filled with fresh, local ingredients prepared Tahiti-style. Relax and enjoy your meal as you experience the peace and tranquility that can only be found on a quaint Bora Bora motu. Price is per person based on one couple traveling together. Operates: Everyday
Take to the skies for an unforgettable 20-minute scenic helicopter flight over Bora Bora. Arguably some of the most magnificent landscapes on the planet, you will experience the beauty of Bora Bora's lagoon from a new vantage point. After a safety briefing with your pilot, you will be equipped with a headset with microphones and enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent island with bird's eye views of the lagoon, the overwater bungalows, Mt Otemanu and the various motus that surround the island. Operates: Everyday
On board a luxury Bennington pontoon boat, Tanoa, your guide, will take you on a private discovery tour of the lagoon of Bora Bora. This tour highlights the best of Bora Bora`s magnificent lagoon and includes stops for fishing, snorkeling in the Coral Garden, shark watching, stingray feeding and snorkeling above the graceful manta rays. Operates: Everyday Closed from mid-December to mid-January.
This package of 10 dives can be used by one person or shared between two people (5 dives each). The dives can be split between Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Fakarava, Tikehau and Rangiroa. Operated by TopDive Dive Centers. Includes free Nitrox for all certified Nitrox divers.
Enjoy a private charter with professional and experienced crew. You`ll have access to top-of-the-line fishing equipment and expert advice for the best fishing advantage. Catch a variety of fish including Blue Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna and Barracuda. Charters available for 3, 4, 6 and 8 hours. Price is per boat, with a maximum 8 people. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
This hotel offers a central location on the mainland and good value for your money. It holds unique significance for the De Laurentis family and plays a role in the history of motion pictures, since the entire resort was built for the 1979 movie Hurricane, starring Mia Farrow.
Extra person charges may apply and vary, enquire at time of booking.
Cribs and rollaway beds may be available and should be requested at the time of booking: fees may apply.
Passport identification and valid credit card are required upon check-in for incidental charges.
Check-in time: 2 PM Check-out time: 11 AM