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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Bora Bora
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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“Trapped in Paradise -and loving it.”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed in an overwater bungalow, and were upgraded from a resort-view one to one with a better view, which was very nice of them. This is a spectacular place, even though it rained a lot. The bungalows were fantastic and spacious, I believe they may be the largest ones on the island, -if you're going to the expense of going to Tahiti, there's no point going for something cheap and pockey! The breakfasts were great, the staff were great, the gym was very good and the views were spectacular. Dining out is expensive, but it's actually cheaper than paying for the evening ferry and dining in a cheaper restaurant on the main island, and the quality is very high. The high Aussie dollar makes it as affordable (minimally expensive) as it's ever going to get. There is a free ferry at lunchtime, so it's quite possible to do lunch on the main island, and then grab some cheese, a baguette and a bottle of wine from the Chinese supermarket for a quiet evening in. What I especially liked were the free activities that the resort put on for wet weather days. We made a cocktail in the free cocktail lesson (and enjoyed drinking it), and saw lots of fish on a free guided informative snorkel of the lagoon, and my wife made a lovely crown out of flowers at the flower-arranging class. They do offer their own tours, which are much more expensive than ones based on the main island, but there's no way of getting there for the 9am start unless you hire a water taxi which was a ridiculous price, and I couldn't find any tour operators who'd pick up from the resort. I started walking to the St. Regis, which is adjacent (but maybe an hours' walk), in the hope that they might have more frequent ferries, but never made it as it was such a hot day and the glare from the white sand was overwhelming. So I felt like Patrick McGoohan in the original series of "The Prisoner," -trapped in Paradise. But what better place to be trapped in! I didn't mind so much, as I was so busy with the cocktail classes, gym, steam room and spa, free kayaking and lunch time trips to the main island.

Room Tip: The resort-view bungalows don't look as though they have as much privacy as the others, so pay m...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Hello there - and thanks very much for the geat review! We really appreciate the time you took in sharing you experience here.

We're very happy to know that you particularly enjoyed your overwater bungalow, the breakfast, our staff, the gym, the array of complimentary activities and of the course the beautiful views!

Hope to have you back one day - thanks again!
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El Dorado Hills, California, United States
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Four Seasons Bora Bora is incredible. The staff was five star and the resort was perfect. If you can afford to go, this should be on your bucket list. When I first saw the photos on their website and on the internet, I thought it was a nice place. When you arrive they make you feel like home and the grounds are impeccable. How many places have you been where they sweep the beach everyday. The best part is the multitude of blues in the water. Looking at the majestic mountain with the blue water is something hard to describe. A must see..

Room Tip: The over the water bungalows are better than the photos you see on the internet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hello Richard - thanks so much for your nice review! It's quite an honor to be known as one of your favorites in the world. We'reso happy to kno that you enjoyed your stay with us, and in particular the beauty and warmth of Bora Bora. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back one day.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This resort is an amazing place to have a perfect holiday. Relaxing, beautiful, food was delicious and water was like nothing we have ever seen. It was warm, clear, the fish were everywhere, the coral is beautiful and totally worth it. Expensive, but worth every penny!

The half day snorkle tour was amazing!

If you can afford it, ask for bungalow 130 with the plunge pool. It has an unobstructed view of the mountain and the lagoon. The accomodations were unparalleled to any we have seen.

Skip the Polynesian show, other than that, everything was perfect.

Room Tip: pick bungalow 130 with an unobstructed view of the mountain and lagoon. It also has the dipping poo...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Hello Mark - thank you for the great review! We're so happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and took the time to share your experiene here. And we're especially glad to know that you particularly liked your overwater bungalow with plunge pool, the food and of course the gorgeous water and snorkelling tour!

Thanks again for the review and we hope to welcome you back again one day.
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Chico, California
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I think this has to be one of the best vacation weeks of my life. As you would expect from a Four Seasons, the property was immaculate and the service was incredible. I had never stayed in a overwater bungalow before so I was surprised how spacious these units were. Large living room, two sinks, large tub, and large (separate) shower. Large bedroom with king size bed and view to the water. The deck had "get some sun" and "sit in the shade" areas. The fresh water shower just as you exit the sea water was a nice surprise.
Everything was expensive? Yup. But getting the best of the best made that much easier to swallow.
We took a one day cat cruise around the island, native music, spa massage. Pretty cool that many of the watersports items (paddle board, kayak, etc.) were free. Nice pool. Fun trip to the main island.
The trip there is a little long, things are a little expensive, but budget high, relax and enjoy the best vacation of your life.

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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Hello, and thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience here! We're so happy to know that you had the "best vacation of your life" and that you particularly enjoyed Four Seasons service, the Spa and our complimentary watersports!

Thanks for staying with us, and we hope to welcome you back again one day soon!
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Four Seasons has a fabulous property on this Island and you cannot go wrong with any bungalow you stay in for your trip. The staff is friendly and helpful and the spa is simply beautiful. You never have to leave the resort. I would purchase any food package I could since the breakfast buffet is varied and worth the package price. The other food is expensive and when you travel to town you have to pay for the trip. The kayaks, paddle boards etc. are at no charge and swimming from your deck in the ocean is truly a treat. We even extended our stay because we were so impressed by everything at this resort. The main focus is always the customer and the staff is always trying to quarantee your comfort. There are washers and dryers for your use and the property affords you every amenity. I cannot give this a better rating.

Room Tip: I didn't see a bad room but some rooms are a greater distance so if you have a problem walking a...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Hi there - we'e so happy to hear you had a great stay with us - and thank you for sharing your experience here! We're thrilled to know that you particularly enjoyed your overwater bungalow, the staff, the Spa, the food, complimentary watersports and Four Seasons service!

We certainly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again one day.
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San Mateo, California
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Four Seasons Bora Bora was an incredible property!

The property was amazing, and the service was unmatched.

Food was outstanding. I would highly recommend purchasing the food package if available.

Photos on website do not do the resort justice. Views from bungalow was incredible!

Room Tip: "mountain view" room was nice, but all the bungalows have good views.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Hi Steve - thanks for the great review, and for sharing your experience here!
We're very hppy to kno that you particularly enjoyed the property, Four Seasons service, the food and of course the beautiful view from your overwater bungalow.

We hope to welcome you back again one day!
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MB
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed at the four seasons Bora Bora for 8 nights. We had to move a few times during our stay once just because of how we booked it but then we were complimentary upgraded to a villa due to a problem with our second room. The villas are absolutely BREATHE TAKING!!! With our own beach, private pool and hot tub, it was amazing!!! I won't say everything was perfect because it was not but I will say that since I brought it up to the management they made sure that they corrected all the mistakes right away. I feel some of the negatives are coming from people who don't bring up their issue with the staff who can correct them. Once everthing was fixed it was smooth sailing. The resort is beautiful and clean and the food is actually really good although it can get repetitive. The staff is incredible and they somehow remember your name (I don't think I could do that one). Overall I would run back to this resort as fast as I could because I miss it!!!!!! I wouldn't even consider going to a different hotel or resort!!!!! One thing to do is go with Patricks tours and do the sting ray and shark expedition.

Room Tip: We stayed in both the overwater lagoon view and mountain view, I preferred the mountain view. The vi...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GuestExperienceBora, Guest Relations Manager at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Hi Jill - thanks very much for taking the time to review your stay with us! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience here. We're also very happy to know that you loved your beachfront villa (beach, pool, hot tub and all.) Also, that you particularly enjoyed the food and our friendly staff.

Thank you for being such a communicative guest - you allowed us to make your stay just right.
We look very forward to welcoming you back!
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Property: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Address: Motu Tehotu BP 547, 98730, French Polynesia
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Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bora Bora
#1 Spa Hotel in Bora Bora
#1 On the Beach 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):
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a South Pacific paradise, combining the highest standards of service with ultramodern comforts and the natural ease and gracious hospitality of the Polynesian culture. Set upon Bora Bora's surrounding coral atoll, the Resort is a vast tropical grove, replete with coconut palms and pandanus trees. Meandering channels of pure turquoise lead to the main beach or to smaller lagoons, waiting to be discovered. Every vista is breathtaking. The Resort offers 100 overwater bungalow suites and seven beachfront villa estates, all designed with thatched roofs and decorated with indigenous artwork. Four restaurants offer a vast selection of creative culinary experiences, while the full-service spa is balanced by the powerful rhythms of the Pacific Ocean and the tranquility of the island's lagoon - offering an unmatched combination of relaxation and exhilaration. ... more   less 
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