Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

Nunue - Bora-Bora, BP 516, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Hotel Description

For a tiny South Pacific island, Bora Bora holds a remarkably prominent place in that part of the brain where our beachiest travel fantasies are held. So why Bora Bora and not, say, the equally populous South Pacific island of Naaru? For one, Bora Bora simply looks the part. A dollop of jungle-green hundreds of miles out to sea, the island is lined with soft white-sand beaches, surrounded by crystalline bays and warm lagoons, and protected by an arc of lush little islets just beyond. But as much as the screensaver-perfect South Pacific setting, one comes to Bora Bora for a hotel like the Sofitel. After all, being marooned on a remote tropical island is improved considerably with some breezy, vista-rich beach bars, a pristine pool overlooking the ocean, and a luxe little (or not so little) bungalow to retire to after long, languid days in the sun.

At the Sofitel Bora Bora, the biggest decision you’ll need to make is just how out to sea you want to cast yourself away. There’s the main resort, comprised of a smattering of suites, bungalows and villas set along (and in some cases perched above) Matira Bay, with the main island waiting to be explored just out the back door; and then, a lazy boat ride or inadvisably strenuous swim away, there’s the private island. The main-island option is slightly more convenient — but then again waiting for the room service boat to arrive at your private island bungalow isn’t exactly the worst form of inconvenience one could suffer. Either way, cloud-like beds, plasma screens, stone-tiled bathrooms and luxurious French elixirs by the side of the bath come standard.

Though the idea, for the most part, is to do as little as possible, there are a few things to occupy those driven to restlessness by all the tropical relaxation. The crystal blue waters are perfect for snorkeling, and kayaks and windsurfers are available for rent — though with the sea at most a short walk from your doorstep, you don’t need organized activities to get in the water. And if you’re in the mood for something terrestrial, the private island is lined with quiet paths and trails leading to a number of small beaches, some outfitted with patio furniture or even outdoor showers. If all the parasols and loungers jumped ship en route to a life more domestic, they nonetheless look perfectly at home.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 30 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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