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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

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Bp 516, 98730 French Polynesia
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Beach
Free shuttle or taxi services
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Full body massage
Sun terrace
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Bay View
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English, French
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We came to Bora Bora to celebrate out 25th anniversary. We had no idea that we be taken care of by the resort we stayed at. The service we received was 5 star. It was like the anticipated our every need. Our bungalows were wonderful and well appointed. The Concierge staff took care of dinner reservations while we were there. The staff at the restaurant was wonderful. Keep up the great work Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora! Also would like to thank Pee Pee for taking great care of us while we were at the resort. You guys will be forever in our Memory!
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Response from H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 173douga, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. We are so happy to read that you totally enjoyed your 25th anniversary in our private island and that our team and specially Pipi was here for you. We are so proud to see that you lived the polynesian experience and tihs one will stay in your memory for ever. We hope to see you again in our little paradise. Mauruuru ! Kind regards
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Let me preface this review by saying that I have wanted to visit Bora Bora since I was a teenager, more than 30 years ago. So to say I had been anticipating this trip is somewhat of an understatement. To say that I had put some thought into planning this trip would also be somewhat of an understatement. Back when I first dreamed of visiting this paradise there wasn't a lot of choice of accommodation but in the the late 2000's that changed with the arrival of some big chains that opened some big resorts. If that is what you are after then book those but be aware of their shortcomings before you do. Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island has only about 30 bungalows on it's own private motu a short free boat ride to the main island of Bora Bora. And here is where it shines. Your overwater bungalow is a short walk to the spa, to the restaurant or to the bar, and to the kayaks which are a short paddle to the reef where tropical fish and rays abound if you can't see enough under your bungalow, or swimming under the walkway as you head to the beach. Your bungalows are also a short walk to the pier where the tour companies come to pick you up to take you on a jet ski tour or across to the mainland for a quad bike tour. Everything is right there. With the smaller size resort also comes the personalised service you get like being at your local restaurant or bar where the staff get to know your name and your order even if you are there for only a short time. I read some reviews saying the resort was looking a little tired. To be frank, I read reviews like this about all of the resorts at Bora Bora. And while I can only comment on our bungalow I would describe it as rustic but perfectly clean. It's a bungalow for pity sake. Not a high rise floor to ceiling marble hotel room. If you've come for that kind of holiday go to Vegas. But if you've come to see the most breathtaking bluest of blue ocean views in the most relaxing atmosphere, surrounded by tropical fish and friendly people go to Bora Bora, and stay at the Sofitel Private Island.
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Response from H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded 3 weeks ago
Ia Orana Kerry C, We would like to thank you so much for your detailed and extraordinary comment following your holidays in our private island. We are so happy to read that you dream came true and we have been truly delighted by our typical and unique polynesian resort. What a pleasure to know that also our team was here for you and we took the time to enjoy the incredible setting from land to ocean. Thank you again and we hope to see you again in our little paradise. Mauruuru ! Kind regards
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We had an amazing time at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. One benefit that I didn't realize when I booked it was that the water shuttle to the main island is free as opposed to some other resorts that can charge $75 to $100 to leave the resort. My favorite feature was the the snorkeling - two days in a row I swam all the way around the Private Island and spent a lot of time in the Coral Gardens. I was able to go at my own pace - no tour guide needed. The food was wonderful and the service was excelllent! I highly recommend them!
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Response from H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded Jan 8, 2020
Dear AprilHooper, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and we are so happy to read that you totally enjoyed snorkelling around our private island as well as our fabulous sunset on the top of the hill and your culinary experiences. We hope to see you again in our little paradise for another relaxing holidays. Kind regards.
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A Sofitel property on Bora Bora, chosen because we haved previously stayed in numerous European Sofitel properties. Sofitel and Polynasia, a luxurious combination to celebrate a 27th wedding anniversary was the dream. The dream, sadly, was not matched by the reality. Sofitel has two properties on Bora Bora, the Sofitel Marara Beach Resort, which is closed for renovation and across the Lagoon, the Private Island Resort. serviced by private boat. The Private island property is at best "tired", in urgent need of renovation and lacking features and facilities associated with a 4/5 star Hotel. The restaurant, welcoming and service staffs were courteous and friendly and were the "highlights" of our visit. The restaurant, which also housed the Reception and Concierge areas, had an unimaginative and overpriced Dinner Menu, without any polynesian dishes, the buffet breakfast was limited at best, we declined to participate in lunch, at the property. The Island and overwater bungalows, although ideally situated, lacked any inside seating area (or seats) and needed to be upgraded, with a functional bathtub/shower and outlets with accesss to a mirror, important for wives !! Outside activities for guest were limited to canoes and snorkeling masks, but no swimming pool was available. The Private Island Resort. although in an idyllic position, is a satellite property of the now closed Sofitel Marara Beach Resort and needs that resorts features, facilities and management discipline to justify the 4 *ranking and it's associated costs. I understand that the Island Resort will be closed for renovation, when the Marara Resort open in 2020; the future renovation is needed now ! Sadly, an unexpected and disappointing experience.
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Response from H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Dear Curious646017, First of all we would like to thank you for your loyalty to Sofitel's Brand. We are sad to read that your weding anniversary stay was not up to all your expectations due to the facilities of our polynesian resort and we apologize for that even if we fully enjoyed services from our team and our polynesian hospitality. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Best regards
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5 star service from start to finish!!! Every staff member ensured I was instantly cared for. The private boat from Sofitel Island to Airport was magical, and beyond convenient. The attention to detail is what I expect and they delivered!!
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Response from H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded Dec 9, 2019
Ia Orana Brent B, We are so happy to read that your holidays in our resort was so perfect and that our team was here for you, delivering a personalized experience. We thank you for your beautiful comment and we hope to see you again in our little paradise. Mauruuru !
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PRICE RANGE
$467 - $919 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
French PolynesiaSociety IslandsBora Bora
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Which popular attractions are close to Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
Nearby attractions include Matira Beach (0.6 miles), Leopard Rays Trench (0.6 miles), and JENA (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bora Bora Beach Club and Restaurant, Matira Beach Restaurant, and The Lucky House - Fare Manuia.
Does Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.