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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

5.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   BP 516, 98730, French Polynesia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Edmond, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My new wife and I stayed here for 6 days/5 nights in August/September 2014 and it was one of the most luxurious and accommodating hotels I have ever stayed! We arrived from a catamaran sailing charter (dinghy to dock) and were immediately welcomed by hotel staff with two blows from a conch shell signifying our arrival, towels, and fresh coconut... More

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

This is a "magnifique" story that we enjoyed to read from your holidays at Bora Bora with us. thank you for sharing your experience with so much colors in your words! More

Prescott, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week in August with another couple at this resort to celebrate our 25th anniversary and could not have been happier. Celeste at the desk was absolutely amazing in making our reservations or arranging excursions. She made sure that we had everything that we needed and always had a smiling face every morning. Anne, the manager, was also... More

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

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our "ambassadors" and Celeste has been extremely happy to be named in your review! Thank you for sharing your experience at our resort in Bora Bora with such beautiful words. More

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island for 5 nights from Aug 23-28 as part of our honeymoon. We couldn’t be more pleased with our choice of hotel. Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is an adults-only resort situated on a small island off the main island. The entire resort has only 30 or so rooms, with no screaming babies... More

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

Thank you for sharing with so much details your experience in paradise! More

North America
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall we had a great time at the Sofitel Private Island. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. We had a beautiful view at the end of the dock and a huge (5ft) eel right off our deck in one of the coral heads. We took the advice of other travellers and went to the local market to pick... More

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

It's always great to receive all comment after experiencing our beautiful private island. Our " totally complimentary shuttle " to move from your exclusive place to the main island at Sofitel Marara Beach by boat within 3 to 5 mn is a must and a perfect base to visit Bora Bora or to go shopping easily. the weather is hot... More

Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a escape in paradise without too many tourists, this is the best place in Bora Bora for you. Note: during our visit we also stayed at the Hilton Resort and the Sofitel far exceeded our experience received from the Hilton (and we paid 3 x more at the Hilton..). The Sofitel Private Island is on... More

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

I'm sure you convince all our followers and readers looking after a anthentic and luxury escape to join us at Sofitel Bora Bora Private island. Thank you Chris for sharing your magnifique experience and we really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in Bora Bora! More

Azusa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Location Location Location! This place is like a private paradise!!! Every single staff on this property always ALWAYS with smile. Every single staff knows your name and your room number!!! I was like wooow i feel like a VIP! Pros: 1. Airport transfer to the resort is free! 2. Front desk agents are always willing to help you. 3. Try... More

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

Anne and her team join me to thank you for your great comments regarding your experience at Sofitel Private island. I read carefully your comment regarding one of the bar "Ambassador" from the Marara side, and thank you for reporting it, this is absolutly not reflecting the "cousu main" service you must receive from all of our ambassadors from both... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This resort sits on it's own private island! There are only about 30 bungalows, so it's quiet and not as busy as other resorts! Went here for my 25th anniversary and it was above par! The staff were wonderful and always there to help. Our arrival was so wonderful and memorable. The rooms have small fridges that are stocked every... More

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

Thank you for your great comments and advices! it was great to be part of your 25th anniversary. its is important to highlight that Sofitel Private island provide both a complete privacy and exclusivity and a easy way to join Sofitel Marara Beach located on the main island, complimentary and within 5 mn, all day long and on demand. It... More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

When we planed for our french Polynesia trip we decided to stay a few days in Bora Bora at a nice hotel before going to some more deserted and simple places (amazing BTW) like fakarava and rangiroa. We decided for a over water bungalow but when we started searching for an hotel, we thought they all looked too big, with... More

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

Great sharing of experience at Sofitel Private Island, i love your "luxury and polynesian vibe" which speak by itself! Thank you for your stay at our magnifique boutique hotel, to enjoy both freedom to come to the main island, (only 5 mn away on demand all day long) and to enjoy privacy of your private island! Maururu! More

Millis, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. We started out in an over-water bungalow, and were later upgraded to The Villa (I'm still not sure why, but I'll take it!). The rooms are spacious and very nice, turn down service each night, and I don't think it's possible to have a blocked view... More

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

Again congratulations for your wedding and we wish you all the hapiness of the world! We are proud to be part of your "souvenirs for life" of your wedding trip! Thank you for choosing us. We will stay in your heart Come back soon! 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*
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