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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

5.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   BP 516, 98730, French Polynesia
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Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Bora Bora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Batavia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing hotel, amazing staff and an amazing vacation! If staying in an overwater bungalow request an end unit. They offer the best views and the most seclusion. I also recommend booking the private dinner with the hotel. The food is very good, but it's a candlelight dinner on the beach with the waves crashing at your feet; they could serve... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Sofitel Private Island resort in Bora Bora for our honeymoon. The hotel is literally on its own 'private' island and is very secluded and quiet. The snorkeling is amazing and the views are spectacular in every direction. The overwater bungalows are definitely recommended. You can step right off your balcony into the lagoon to snorkel or... More

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Canal Winchester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay couldn't have been better from the day we arrived till the day we left. We stayed 6 nights in room 112, which was an over the water bungalow. The bungalow was amazing, it was one of the last ones the faced another private island. The water was pretty deep but only a short swim to swallow water. The... More

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Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 days, with breakfast and evening meal as part of the deal. This worked well for us, a good breaky and a 3 course meal at night, ideal. We found the bungalows great and the snorkeling wonderful, and the gear was supplied. The reefs just outside the room were wonderful, with one of the big reefs only... More

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H0564GM, Responsable relations publiques at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, responded to this review

We are so delighted to have welcome you at the Sofitel Private Island for your trip in Bora Bora ! The place is very authentic where nature and Polynesian culture are in harmony. The coral garden offers a " Magnifique " experience of snorkeling with hundreds of colorful fish... Thank you for your amazing comment, all the Sofitel Team is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent seven nights here in mid October. Be sure and get breakfast included when you book. The resort is small enough that the staff gets to know you if you stay for more than a day or two. I was greeted by Maire each morning with my request for crepe's, eggs, etc. However, I couldn't get away from the poisson... More

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H0564GM, Responsable relations publiques at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, responded to this review

What a beautiful comment ! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, all the Team from the Sofitel Private Island is very proud to have been a part of your beautiful experience in Bora Bora ! Thank you, see you soon ! More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just returned from seven nights at this wonderful resort, & can echo Speedtrpl's review, which is incredibly comprehensive & very accurate (except the evening cookies are macarons!). We had a wonderful time & are already planning a return visit. Rather than reiterate what Speedtrpl said, I'd like to add some specific notes that I hope others will find helpful:... More

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H0564GM, Responsable relations publiques at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, responded to this review

Your comment is incredible too ! We are so proud to have been a part of " one of the most wonderful weeks in your life " and that you will keep us part of this " magnifique " souvenir in Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island ! Thank you ! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

really best place to stay in BB for various reasons - it gives you the intimate feeling as there are not as many bungalows (30 sth) as in other hotels (100 and more) - you have the best lagoon to snorkel around the corner, can just grab the kanu to go there at times when all the lagoon tours arent... More

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H0564GM, Responsable relations publiques at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your "magnifique " words, which represent truly the spirit of the Sofitel Private Island ! It is the best combination to live an authentic Polynesian Journey in Bora Bora ! Our Ambassadors are so proud of their service thanks to your comment. We would be " So " delighted to welcome you back in our Private... More

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife and I spent two weeks in Bora Bora and were lucky enough to call this private Motu our home for 6 nights. Out of 3 resorts we visited this was our favorite across all categories. The STAFF: are amazing! They greeted us by name and one of the concierge (I believe her name was Hiroka) really went the... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, responded to this review

Great food, magifique staff, nice room and amazing activities, in a private island at Sofitel... This is the best combinaison for a genuine and magnifique experience at Bora Bora! Thank you for all details and keep all of them in mind forever! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We chose this hotel because it's right next to the best snorkeling spot in Bora Bora called "Coral Gardens". You can walk there from your room in about 5 minutes down a primitive path climbing over lava rock. Beach shoes are a must, and the path is probably not accessible if you're older or out of shape. There is no... More

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Didier L, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, responded to this review

I'm happy you enjoyed our beautiful snorkling spot of the private island, one of the best of Bora Bora with free access from Sofitel private island! i have noted your comment regarding the choice of juice in our complimentary mini bar! thank you for your advice! Our staff has been very happy about your comments that we share with them!... More

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Address: BP 516, 98730, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island 5*
Number of rooms: 31
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