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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

5.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   BP 516, 98730, French Polynesia
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A lovely private island. Just breathtaking and beautiful. Like no other. So here are the highlights: When you land, even before you get your bags, they will "lei" you, which is a lovely tradition. They point out which is your boat that'll take you to the island. Then you go the side to get your bags. You'll have a few... More

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

Thank you for all details regarding your magnifique stay at Sofitel Private island. all the ambassadors of the hotel join me to tell you how enjoyable it was to host you for your holidays at Bora Bora! More

Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Booked this way in advance for my honeymoon. Stayed in room 130. Its an over water bungalow. Bora Bora is a place to die for. Views were amazing and staff in the hotel was great. Since its a small hotel. By the end of the second day, we were known to many of the staff already and everyone waves cheerfully.... More

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

Thank you so much for sharing! being on a private island in the Lagoon of Bora Bora is such a experinece, all details must be 100% and thank you for your comments. We hope to welcome you back in our paradise! More

Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One note to start; you are in a truly unique location so "couples" put the cell phones down and look up and at your partner and the nature. It was sad to see many couples at dinner with both of them looking down at their cell phones (i.e. yes the wifi signal was good). Anyway, I digress; the Sofitel people,... More

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

Thank you for your "look up" advice, the Private island, it's ambassadors and it's environment desserve it! Call again!!! More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Best snorkeling on the island right behind you - swim out from the island. Saw moray eels, octopus right under our bungalows and mantas on the snorkel tour. Rooms were great. Food was good, but expensive. Service at concierge desk was variable depending on who you spoke with but always professional.

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

Thank you for choosing Sofitel Private Island for your stay at Bora Bora. We really hope to have the pleasure to see you again with us in our boutique hotel on it's private island, unique place in Bora Bora. 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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Overlooking one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is located in the heart of the exceptional Matira Bay, nestled on a private islet facing the main island of Bora Bora. A secret hideaway where you can enjoy a peaceful and romantic retreat, regenerate yourself and savour the exquisite feeling of being at home on your own private island. This boutique hotel is emphasizing privacy and intimacy to create a unique experience in the heart of native vegetation surrounded by turquoise water and beautiful coral gardens. ... more   less 
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