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“Dreaming of paradise? Then visit Four Seasons Bora Bora!” 5 of 5 stars
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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Motu Tehotu BP 547, 98730, French Polynesia   |  
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“Dreaming of paradise? Then visit Four Seasons Bora Bora!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

FS Bora Bora was the ultimate honeymoon trip- it was beyond amazing!! We were lucky enough to stay at the resort for 11 days and 10 nights, although we would have loved to stay longer. Immediately at the Bora Bora airport we were greeted by friendly FS staff who helped us with our luggage and guided us on a beautiful, classic boat that would take us to the hotel. The boat trip was beautiful and you'll definitely want your camera readily available at all times during your stay in Bora Bora.

Our bungalow over the water was lovely- lots of little touches to remind you that you are sleeping over the water (glass floorpanes, huge windows/sliding doors, and bambo whistles as the wind blows). One thing we noticed, although it wasn't a big deal since you are in paradise, was there were only 2 channels in English, Foxnews and some sort of European ESPN. We brought lots of movies on DVD with us after reading some really useful reviews. We would definitely recommend bringing some DVDs with you. We also read to bring snacks with us so we did- again, another very useful tip. You will soon notice that everything on the resort is verrrry pricey, so having some food to snack on will save you lots of money during your stay. We met a really nice local at the resort who recommend we do the complimentary boat ride to the town and go to the grocery store to pick up some essentials (wine, beer, and diet coke), another great tip because all beverages are expensive!

We tended to wake up early (I caught at least 5 sunrises) and go to bed kind of early. We tried to maximize our time outside at the beach and pool by going straight from our buffet breakfast to the beach. I definitely recommend you sign up for the buffet breakfast because it is great quality with so many options and you won't be hungry until dinner time (that's if you take advantage of all the delicious food like we did). We loved the breakfast buffet, from omelette stations to fresh fruit bar to seaweed salad to pastries to juices of the day.

We ate at all 3 restaurants at the resort but our favorite was our experience at the Sunset bar. We made a reservation to dine at sunset and it was so beautiful- great sushi too!! We also loved Tere Nui for grill night, you will get an array of fish (parrot, mahi mahi, salmon, tuna) and meat (lamb chops, steak, chicken) options plus a big salad buffet. Trust me, sign up for this!
One thing to note, if you have a food allergy, make it known! I am very allergic to peanuts, walnuts, and pecans and I tried to voice that my first night at Ari mona (not sure how to spell this restaurant) and despite my request for NO nuts, my entree and dessert had nuts. The nuts were not in the menu description and we had to send the items back. The restaurant manager came up to us the next day and apologized and promised that would never happen again and they put my allergy as a note next to our name- I think all the waiters and restaurants knew I had a food allergy by the end of the trip!

Take advantage of the concierge, they are so nice and informative. Definitely do the guided tour of the lagauna with Oliver, we snorkeled in the laguana several times after his tour and it was great learning about what you were seeing and swimming with. We did the shark and stingray excursion, again another big must!! The excursion was so much fun and we even saw a whale with it's baby while enroute to the shark spot...you can't beat that!!

After reading this review, I hope you can see how wondeful FS Bora Bora was for us! We would go back in a second! Just remember to bring some sunscreen and a camera and you will have a perfect time in paradise!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Hi Diana & Justin! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for taking the time to share your experience on here - we really appreciate it. And most of all for choosing us to celebrate your honeymoon with!

We're so happy that you enjoyed your tay with us, and that you particularly enjoyed the arrival experience, your overwater bungalow, the breakfast buffet and dinners at the Sunset Bar and Grill Night at Tere Nui and our concierge service. Also that you enjoyed your time with our marine biologist Oliver and your shark and ray excursion!

Thanks again for choosing Four Seasons and for sharing your experience on here. We look forward to welcoming you back for an anniversary!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Four Seasons is the best spot on Bora Bora with no doubt. They offer great service and the bungalows are beautiful. There are a few opportunities for improvement. Their on-site spa is compact in a lovely location with some views of the ocean beach and a opportunity to listen to the waves during your treatments, but the quality of the treatments are not up to par for a 5-star resort. Communication in English may be part of the problem. Solange is one spa treatment specialist that is the exception and provides excellent service. Also in the bungalows, there are wonderful showers with all the modern conveniences including the rainfall fixture but during our 6 day stay, we could not regulate the water between briskly cold and scalding hot! Another comment - we wondered why the only English language TV stations were ESPN and Fox News?

Room Tip: Mountain-view rooms offered excellent views. Also, since this is a honeymoon destination, and if yo...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Hello, and thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us!

We're happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay, and that you particularly enjoyed Four Seasons service and our overwater bungalows. We also appreciate your feedback on the English speaking spa staff (we are always improving on this) and the water temperature in your shower (we will certainly look into this, as it is unusual.) Regarding the English TV stations, unfortunately, this is all that is currently available in the region, however we are always pushing to have more available.

Thanks again and we hope to see you again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

There are several other resorts to choose from on the island, and were debating where to stay. Four Seasons, The St. Regis, or Intercontinental Thalasso. We made the choice of Four seasons and upon booking, the booking company made an error in regards to room type. I thought we were stuck as it was non refundable and the hotel was sold out. The booking company was not to helpful to there error as the hotel was sold out, but upon addressing to the hotel, they immediately assured us the issue was not an issue and they bent over backwards to resolve the error that was not there fault. That being said the unbelievable service and hospitality had just begun, and upon arrival we have realized that this is not just the best hotel on the island but one of the best in the World! We chose the Four Seasons because they have the longest track record of ultimate hospitality among the other brands that do not entirely focus on luxury in there portfolio, as Four seasons does. You will not be disappointed in choosing this hotel, over the others!

The rooms and views are impeccable and the service as mentioned many times is second to none. Whether Honeymoon, anniversary or other special occasion, this is the right choice. I am not saying other properties are not unbelievable , it's just that it can at first be a hard choice, but Every expectation was met, and any issue, or request was resolved in a heartbeat. It is also a relative bargain for what you are getting.

Room Tip: Splurge for one with a mountain view with plunge pool! , and if you can splurge furthermore for the...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you for the lovely review, and for taking the time to share on here!

We're thrilled that you had a great stay with us, and that you most enjoyed Four Seasons service, hospitality and our rooms.

We certainly hope to welcome you back one day!
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

First of all, the hotel and the staff were great. The bungalow is very spacious, comfortable and well maintained. The breakfast buffet was yummy and provided a perfect start to the day (couldn't afford lunch and dinner though :) ). Everything was well beyond my expectations and there is nothing I can suggest to improve guest experience.

However, I was informed that there was an issue with my credit card (for a deposit) and so I let the staff at the front desk charge my credit card again. When I checked my credit card statement, two transactions showed up, since the first one actually went through.

I had sent an e-mail to the resort regarding this error, but they have not replied in 2 days. Hope they get back to me soon!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us!

We're very happy to know you enjoyed your time at the Resort, and we appreciate you sharing your experience here.

We're most please to know that you particularly enjoyed our staff, your overwater bungalow and our breakfast buffet. Regarding your billing, we will be contacting you ASAP to resolve any issue there.

Thank you and we hope to see you again!
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora could not have been a better place to spend our honeymoon. Wish we could have stayed longer and we WILL be back! Next time we will spend our entire trip there, rather than island hopping! The staff here make you feel pampered, relaxed and like you are the most important individuals staying there. Everything was absolutely wonderful!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Hi Felicity! Thanks so much for the nice review and for taking the time to share your experience on here.

We're thrilled that you had such a grest honeymoon with us (and honored you chose to celebrate with us!) We're very happy to know that you particularly enjoyed the staff and all the pampering.

We definitely look forward to welcoming you back to paradise - see you again soon!
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This place is totally superb for a tropical honeymoon or getaway. The bungalows are huge and beautiful as are the pool, beach, spa and private lagoon (which includes numerous gorgeous tropical fish for your snorkeling pleasure). The service is top flight and every detail is handled very well. You've never had larger, softer towels or more of them. The restaurants and spa are top quality. Bora Bora, of course, is one of the world's most beautiful places. This was the most expensive hotel I've ever stayed at but well worth it in my opinion.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Hi there - and thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're thrilled to know you had such a great experience!

We're also happy to know that you particularly enjoyed your overwater bungalow, the pool, beach, snorkelling, Four Seasons service, our restaurants and spa!

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back one day.
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Macau, China
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Four Seasons Bora Bora is your best choice to enjoy the beauty of Bora Bora !

Most importantly, they did a very good job on environmentally to protect Bora Bora and present very beautifully to the world this magical island!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Hello Vincent - thank you for the great review! We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you particularly enjoyed the beauty of the island, and our environmental efforts in keeping it beautiful and thriving.

Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back one day!
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Address: Motu Tehotu BP 547, 98730, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bora Bora
#1 Spa Hotel in Bora Bora
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bora Bora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora 5*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On this mystical island with its necklace of white-fringed coral islets, Four Seasons elevates the excitement to redefine South Seas escape. Exotic over-water suites, and beachfront villas with pools, immerse you in ultramodern comforts and the spirit of French Polynesia. Culinary art embraces operatic sunsets over the island’s primeval peaks. Introduce your family to sea turtles. Kite-surf across the impossibly blue lagoon. Spirit yourselves away in a spa by the rolling Pacific surf. Surrender to the liberating service of a luxury resort unmatched on Bora Bora. ... more   less 
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