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Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Bora Bora
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 4, 2013

The Pearl was a great place to stay in Bora Bora. We stayed in a overwater end of pontoon bungalow. We did our research and determined it was the best value in Bora Bora for a premium hotel with OWB. Well, they overexceeded our expectations! The service was top notch, the grounds were beautiful, and the food was better than we expected. The pool was a bit aged, it seems that all of the resorts have ongoing maint, but the beach and water was beautiful not to mention the SPA. We booked our trip through Tahiti Travel Planners and they thought of every option including excursion that were memorable. We would go back!

Room Tip: Go with the overwater bungalows - its a big reason to go to Bora Bora
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Robert J
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DGBorapearlbeach, Directeur général at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Robert J,
We were glad to welcome you at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, and we do appreciate your valuable comments regarding our hotel premises and our service as well.
I hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.
Best Regards
David Ballandras
General Manager

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

From the airport greeting to drop-off, we were completely taken care of.
Service - Everyone was friendly and professional. Every need and request was taken care of very promptly with a genuine kindness.
Decor - Authentic Polynesian. I'll confess that I like the more 'western'/'modern' look, but started to really appreciate the craftsmanship and details of the decor and architecture - the weaved/thatched roofs, wood carvings, and fragrant flowers everywhere! (see posted pictures)
Views/location - Honestly, I don't know if there is a place on Bora Bora that won't take your breath away. We did a circle island snorkeling tour and every spot is gorgeous. To make an informed choice about locations, I suggest reviewing a map of Bora Bora with all the hotels. East-facing rooms will get to see the sun rise over the main island. End of pontoon west-facing rooms will get to see the sun set over the pacific (I posted pictures). It is quite secluded as it's away from the area where most of the other hotels are 'clustered together'. The location was perfect for our personal needs. It's a 5 min boat ride from the airport. There's a free 5min boat shuttle to take you to the main island almost every hour, but from there you need to take a 20-min bus from the boat dock into town, which costs about 15 USD pp roundtrip.
Turn down service - I rarely rave about the turn down service, but after a day of swimming/kayaking/other excursions, it's nice to return to a room that is clean, swept, towels re-folded, beach towels restocked, everything organized, slippers positioned just so... lights set just right...
Breakfast - the variety is great - several different types of cooked eggs, good variety of different juices, cooked vegetables, I appreciated the miso soup station and rice, hot chocolate is very good, make sure to look out for the ripe mangos!, crepes were also good
Activities - We stayed for 6 full days, so I was worried about being bored because we typically do ridiculously busy and adventurous vacations, but we had no problem- staring at the breathtaking views, swimming/walking/relaxing in the lagoon, lounging on our sofa or chairs on our deck, snorkeling in the coral nursery, kayaking (all over and around the island, there's another secluded lagoon area if you go about 20min north), enjoying the jacuzzi. We did one 1/2 day excursion and went into town once.

Room Tip: #35, 43, 44, & 45 have awesome views. We stayed in 33 and 35, both end of pontoon. 33 has a part...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Ava C
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DGBorapearlbeach, Directeur général at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Ava C,
Thank you very much for you nice review.
I have already passed along your comments to our entire team as it is feedback such as yours that provides added motivation for our team to continue delivering the highest standards of service.
It would be our sincere pleasure to welcome you back in the future to deliver another equally memorable holiday.
Best Regards
David Ballandras
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Pearl was a nice place to stay in Bora Bora. I went back and forth between 3 & 4 stars for the review because I think it lands somewhere between 3 & 4. Make it a 3.5. We stayed in one of the beach bungalows, which had a wonderful view of the lagoon. The grounds were very pretty and well-maintained.

Our one complaint would be the service. From check-in, we received service that just didn't match the four star rating the hotel has. The front desk was generally somewhat pleasant, but never friendly. The waitstaff at breakfast was very nice and accommodating, but the chef behind the breakfast bar was practically unpleasant. We just felt like they missed the mark here.

The pool is fantastic- very big and nice. It overlooks the lagoon and mountain, so you have the best of both worlds!

Overall, we enjoyed our time here, but if we make it back to Bora Bora will most likely stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jesslin_v
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DGBorapearlbeach, Directeur général at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Jesslin_v,
Thank you for the nice review on Tripadvisor.
We are glad that your stay was enjoyable. I am however disappointed to learn that the service was not up to your expectations. Rest assured that I will share your comments with all the staff.
We hope that you will come and visit us again.
Best Regards
David Ballandras
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were 3 friends, who wanted to check this off of our bucket list. Hotel was primarily filled with couples. To be expected, I would suppose. We were definitely not their typical guests
We stayed in an over water bungalow - loved being able to step out into the water and go for a swim early in the morning
It is a picture postcard - the water is perfectly clear, snorkeling was unbelievable was like swimming in a tropical aquarium.
You are definitely paying for the view/location
Wonderful trip - would love to destress there for a couple of weeks - my pocketbook might have a problem with that though
Bora Bora has to be one of my favourite places that i have been

Room Tip: Over water bungalows is the way to go -
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Nic0leGT
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DGBorapearlbeach, Directeur général at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Nic0leGT,
Thank you for staying with us and for offering your comments.
It was a pleasure to have you with us and it is wonderful to read that enjoyed your time spent with us.
I hope you will come and visit us again.
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David Ballandras
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

This was our most beautiful bungalow and our longest stay. We did the helmet dive and it was so beautiful we are even more hopeful that we will keep our memories for a lifetime. No picture, no video, nothing can equal the colors of the fish and flowers in Bora Bora, or anywhere in or around Tahiti. We had such beautiful service and food and fun. It was a dream come true.

Room Tip: Bungalow 61 had private outdoor shower, and hot tub or spa tub I guess you call them, and our nice t...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Helen R
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DGBorapearlbeach, Directeur général at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Helen R,
Thank you very much for the wonderful review on Tripadvisor.
We are glad that your stay was unforgettable and I hope you will come and visit us again.
Wishing you all the best
David Ballandras
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I stayed in an overwater bungalow. Bungalows were exactly like on the pictures on the website, beautiful. I loved sitting on the deck, suntanning a having the look at Mt.Otemanu. What can I sayed, it is paradise on the world.

Room Tip: Overwater bungalow has excellent view
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Lucia M
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DGBorapearlbeach, Directeur général at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Lucia M,
Thank you very much for your review on your resent trip in our hotel.
I am happy to note that you enjoyed your stay and please let me know when you come for a second visit.
Best Regards
David Ballandras
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Spending 3 nights on an overwater bungalow with island view was the best experience we ever live in a hotel.
First arriving to Bora, you are so amazed by the colour of the lagoon one of the most beautiful all over the world!
The hotel is located on the biggest motu of Bora but it is also isolated from the other resorts concentrated on the other side of the island.
Bungalow well equiped and we were surprised to find a removable transparent box in the middle of the bungalow where you can observe fishes.
We liked the environment friendly bungalows but disappointed finding a bath in it while fresh water is so difficult to be provided on the motu. I understand that's customers law!
We were also disappointed by the quality of the food at the restaurant.
Anyway, as you are on a motu you should take into account that you need extra money for any lagoon excursions for snorkeling or diving, and for transfers to the main island.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank DelphineDty
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DGBorapearlbeach, Directeur général at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Delphine,
Thank you for the nice review on Tripadvisor.
We are glad that your stay was enjoyable.
We hope that you will come and visit us again.
Best Regards
David Ballandras
General Manager

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Address: Motu Tevairoa | Bp 169, 98730, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Bora Bora
#6 Spa Hotel in Bora Bora
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Bora Bora
Price Range: $392 - $1,152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is located on Motu Tevairoa facing the island of Bora Bora. It offers a place to luxuriate in the peace and tranquility of the magical surroundings with unsurpassed views on the world renowned Mount Otemanu.This traditional Polynesian style hotel is located 10 minutes by private boat from the airport and 15 minutes from Vaitape, the main village of Bora Bora. It offers 50 over water bungalows, 10 beach suites and 20 garden pool suites.All feature ceiling fan, air conditioning, coffee & tea making facilities, mini bar, hair dryer, safety box, iron and table,magnifying mirror, 20" LCD satellite television with DVD player, IDD telephone, CD player.In addition, the over water bungalows have glass tables to view the aquatic life of the lagoon, a large sundeck and sitting area with direct access to the water. The beach suites offer a lounge area facing the beach and a private enclosed garden with Jacuzzi. The garden & premium pool suites feature a private tropical garden, plunge pool and a spacious covered sitting & resting area.The hotel has 3 restaurants, 2 bars, 1 boutique, an on-site diving centre - the Blue Nui Dive Center, a fresh water swimming pool, one floodlit tennis court, mini golf, table tennis, volley ball court and bacci ball court, billiards and a wide variety of activities and excursions.Beside the hotel's overwater bungalows is a coral nursery called To'A Nui. Since the creation of the nursery more than 70 species of fish have settled and developed in this unique environment. The park allows a colony of 4000 corals to regenerate in perfect ecological conditions. Our guests can freely discover this unique place (snorkeling) and live an unforgettable experience.The Manea Spa covers an area in 675 sq meters and combines traditional Tahitian architecture with state of the art equipments and facilities: 2 double and 1 single massage rooms, 1 VIP spa suite, 1 double Vichy shower, 1 beauty & tattoo salon, 2 saunas, 2 steam bath and a fully equipped fitness room. ... more   less 
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