As all the other posts say, this is the most amazing resort in Bora Bora. When deciding where to stay, I looked at other resorts online and always came back to the FS. It is expensive, but I didn't want to miss out on staying at the best resort in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Also, we have kids (8 and 10 yo) and know the FS provides a warm welcome to little travelers. From the minute we arrived and were greeted by name until the boat trip back to the airport, we were in constant awe of the level of service and attention to details here. We were delighted at every encounter. Handsome Frederico greeted us upon arrival and gave us the news that we were upgraded to the Presidential Villa! Wow, talk about a fantastic surprise! The kids had their own rooms (and were thrilled to have a spotted eagle ray stuffed animal waiting for them) the master bathroom was a retreat of its own, the infinity pool overlooks the huge private beach which has an unobstructed view of Mt.Otamanu. Nespresso machine in the kitchenette. We felt like rock stars. Breakfast buffet is good, make sure that is included. Be prepared to spend probably 3 times what you normally would expect to pay for a meal back home. Room service seemed to be the way to go for us (didn't have to get the kids out of their swim suits and into respectable clothes...) the menu was the same (selection and cost) as if you went to the Sunset Bar or the main restaurant, Tere Nui. Fine dining at Arii Moana, the resort's 3rd restaurant, offered a more diverse/adventurous menu but was not up to our expectations. All have the same kid's menu (typical pasta/burger/chicken) for lunch or dinner, just portion size (and price) differ.
Again, the staff is fantastic. Frederico checked in on us daily, and was a preset button on the phone call away. He arranged our dinner reservations and our snorkel/BBQ lunch tour, which was amazing. A must do. Our guide Ramon was the best! He was always making sure my kids were safe and that they got to see the rays and sharks (viewing 8ft lemon sharks was awesome!). He gave them some bread to feed the fish at a coral garden, they were thrilled to have so many fish eating from their hands. He went out of his way to find eels and an octopus during the free snorkel after lunch; we noticed the other guides did not.
My son lost his stuffed animal eagle ray while on the boat from Bora Bora back to the FS, and was visibly upset. Margo and Ami in reception quickly found out what was wrong, and had a new one at our room shortly after. They both were so kind and thoughtful, as everyone we encountered there was- even the other guests! Side suggestion: go to the main island of Bora Bora if only to pick up some food/snacks at the grocery store (Chin Lees) if you want a break from resort prices. Don't bother with water though, as the FS provides unlimited water bottles throughout the resort. Also sunscreen (both 30 and 50 SPF) dispensers are by the beach and pool.
The resort was apparently completely booked solid, but it did not feel crowded at all. The beach area and inner lagoon areas always had an open spot for us. There are only single rows of lounge chairs (and spread far apart), unlike say Maui where there are rows upon rows of lounge chairs.
I can not say enough about this FS. It was the perfect place for a family like ours, honeymooners, empty nesters, etc. If you are thinking of going, GO. Stay here. You will not regret it. The beautiful gorgeous blue lagoons of the South Pacific will stay in your memory forever, enhanced by the incredible grounds (pristinely maintained) and wonderful hospitality of the FS staff. We are now huge fans of the FS Resorts (kids too, they only want to go to FS now, I'm sure this is why they treat the little ones so well).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora Hotel Bora Bora
- 4 Seasons Resort Bora Bora
- Four Seasons Bora
- Four Seasons Hotel Bora
- Bora Bora Four Seasons