Wow we are frequent travelers and are seldom impressed by some of the rated hotels, but our experience at the Sofitel Private Island Resort left us speechless.
It started of little shaky in that some new interns, who themselves had only arrived 2 weeks or so before us, really couldn't help a lot with answering our questions. As our 7 days progressed the service got better, especially with, coralie , celeste , Tita, Clematine and Julie who made the stay all that more enjoyable. All staff were friendly and warm and the local staff truly delightful.
As you will see from the other reviews the scenery from your overwater bungalow is spectacular.
The meals were great and a good selection of healthy options as well.
The highlight for us was the wellness and Spa treatments available, Manuella and Carlos and their team are the best we have ever experienced in many years of traveling and we have tried many different spas over the years from Thailand to UAE.
Take the time to find out what the resort offers both before and when you arrive - you can do anything and everything - all or nothing. We elected to have a wellness week and with Manuella and team designed the perfect personalized balance of yoga and massage for us along with solitude, activities in the lagoon etc and we were really delighted!
Only comment we made to management at the time is be more proactive in finding out the needs of the guests - on booking ask what we are seeking as a holiday experience, on arrival take the time to explain all the options available to us in more detail so you can decide on how to best use your time there. We were surprised that many guests did nt really " get" there was a first class spa and wellness options available - something that could really attract many and add to the experience.
This natural beauty spot should nt be missed - some say the rooms are outdated but in all honesty the natural feel of the resort and stunning location was a highlight for us. Peaceful beauty and serenity. It is the place to relax and invest in your health and welbeng as well as play in the sea with so much to see and do.
Mark and sue Australia
December 20th 2013
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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