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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

5.0 of 5 BP 516, 98730, French Polynesia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We honeymooned here in January 2015, spent 6 nights on the Private Island. Few comments as below but overall we just had the most fantastic time. The location is unbeatable, island is gorgeous and you have a free boat when you want to go across to the main island. The Private Island is definately a couples destination, versus the Sofitel... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was amazing- we stayed in room 131, originally we were in 124 but the view on that side is pretty bleh, and the bungalow patios are nearly touching, and storms seem to blow in from that way. 131 is very private. We had some interactions with the staff that we weren't trying to have- some of the staff... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a giant disappointment when I was in Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. Indeed, I’m writing while I’m in my second day of 7 here at the hotel. I had to show my bad experience here. First: when I did the reservation online, a message told that I had to arrange the free transportation between Bora Bora airport and... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed six nights from 1/20/15 to 1/26/15 in over water bungalow-129,with amazing view of lagoon and main island, the staff was fabulous....They exceeded our expectations.Wi-Fi wasn't fast,but was free.Boat transfer to main island at your request is fast and free.Also transfer from and to aiport is free. Overall fantastic. Thanks Sofitel Private Island.

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

Iaorana ! Thank you for your " Magnifique " share of experience, which made our Ambassadors so proud ! We are very delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. It is true that the bungalow 129 offers a " Magnifique " view on the lagoon and the Mount Otemanu of the main Island. Come back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed 4 night from 1/28/15 to 2/2/15, it was low season, it's feel really private, only 11 rooms filled. The view was amazing, you can snorkeling anytime you want, behind the island there is coral garden that you can reach with kayak (the hotel provide kayak for free), unlimited shuttle boat, the staff are friendly, snorkeling... More 

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

Thank you for your beautiful description of the Sofitel Private Island as a " Magnifique " Place. It is true that staying in your own Island and snorkeling in turquoise water lagoon is simply a dream come true ! Our place is the ultimate getaway for a romantic escape or honeymoon ! We really do appreciate your feedback about the... More 

Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sofitel Private Island is a small, "boutique" resort in close proximity (but 5 minute FREE ferry from) its sister resort, Sofitel Marara Beach on the main island of Bora Bora. There are "flashier", more expensive resorts on the atoll (e.g St. Regis, Four Seasons) but they are all along a strip and don't seem to have the unique ambiance as... More 

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

Thank you for your comment, which is " Magnifique " ! All the team of the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of paradise ! It is true that this little boutique hôtel is unique and has its own private Island, in the middle of the lagoon : a... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is in a beautiful location and close to one of the best snorkelling sites on Bora Bora, I would have given this 5 out of 5 but a few things let it down, The first night we arrived I had a fillet steak and asked for it cooked medium! that it was not even rare which I don't mind... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. We are very delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and your description of our both Sofitel is just Magnifique. Your feedback will allow us to improve our service and double check the staff of the Private Island. We actually have an epidemic problem in Bora Bora with the Chikungunya disease,... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Here are a few observations (not necessarily complaints) about our stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. First of all, we LOVED it here and would recommend it to anyone. We were one of only about a dozen couples staying between here and the Marara Resort on the main island and it was great having the place to ourselves.... More 

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

Iaorana from Bora Bora ! Thank you for your stay in Sofitel Private Island during your trip in French Polynesia, and thank you for your comment and recommandation ! It is true that the view of the top of the hill is stunning ! We are very delighted that you had a great time with us. Your feedback is very... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The resort is beautiful and well looked after. The water under the over-water bungalows was a beautiful light blue colour. It was very shallow and lots of little fish and even reef sharks swim in it. We snorkelled in the shallow waters and saw fish, sea cucumbers, sea urchins and clams. We then took a short kayaking trip to another... More 

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

Iaorana ! Thank you for sharing your " Magnifique " experience in Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. We are very delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and specially the lagoon and it's marine life and beautiful colors. Come back soon ! Maururu. More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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84 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

After much TA trawling and lots of PMs, we chose this place for our first visit to Bora Bora. We stayed on the over water bungalow looking out to the lagoon on half board basis (breakfast and dinner). Our stay did not start well. We arrived on the flight from Papeete and while our greeter was there in the airport,... More 

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

Bonjour from Bora Bora ! First of all, all the Team of the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island wish you a Magnifique year 2015 ! Thank you for sharing your experience and for your beautiful description of our Private Island. Your feedback is very important for us, as we were able to improve immediatly our service. Thank you for your... More 

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Address: BP 516, 98730, French Polynesia
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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