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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

Bp 516, 98730 French Polynesia
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#8 of 17 hotels in Bora Bora
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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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Free shuttle or taxi services
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Full body massage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Lucia A wrote a review Jun 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia583 contributions553 helpful votes
Stayed here in november 2019. The welcome was great, with coconut, music and perceft view. Staff was really helpful and friendly, loved them all. Room in the "treehouse" was perfect. We had our private cabin. It was a bit outdated but really comfortable, clean and well equiped, water, coffee, tea, beer and soft drink included. Terrace was amazing with a stunning view. Bathroom was very good too. Housekeeping was everyday and perfect. This resort is on private island with an amazing viewpoint, with many possibilities to sit and enjoying the stunning view on the ocean, Bora Bora island, lagoons... Boat can bring you to the main island and back with no charge. The only thing we missed was a real beach :( Of course you have possibility to swim, but no breathtaking place with white sand and palmtrees. But you can visit Matira beach.. Wifi was free, but strong only in some places, in our room it was really weak and many times no signal. From airport is it about 40 mins with a boat. I definitely recommend this hotel for your holiday in paradise.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5 Helpful votes
Response from H2755OM, Responsable d’Exploitation at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded 28 Jun 2020
Ia Orana Lucia A, A huge thank you for your wonderful comment. We are so happy to read that your holidays were paradise in paradise and that our team was truly here for you. We hope to see you again in our amazing place to give you again the best polynesian hospitality. Mauruuru !
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The Gym Lad wrote a review Apr 2020
St. Catharines, Canada440 contributions282 helpful votes
The staff was polite and responsive, the hotel breakfast was very bad. The the scenery was superb, especially from the rooms. Our rooms had unbelievable view from the balcony. Also, the wifi network signal was not always good. Overall it’s very satisfactory.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded 29 Apr 2020
Ia Orana thegymlad Thank you for your review and your stay in our beautiful resort and private island. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your holidays and we take good note of your remark in order to improve our guest's experiences. We hope to see you again in our unique destination. Maururuu !
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Amber Mattheus wrote a review Apr 2020
Amarillo, Texas42 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is moderately priced compared to other hotels in Bora Bora. We have also stayed at the Conrad here before, which is very expensive, and the Sofitel Private Island resort is our favorite now based on cost/reward. At the airport, the staff was welcoming with a lei, and carried our luggage to the shuttle boat. Upon arrival to the hotel property, we were greeted with someone playing a ukulele and coconut drinks. The concierge were knowledgeable and friendly and had a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for us in our bungalow. The bungalows seemed “authentic” compared to others we have seen (natural wood look, tiki hut feel, etc.). The bed is super soft and comfortable. Room service came daily to refill complimentary drinks, including juice, soda, and local beer. There was also Nespresso machine. The towels were soft and big, and room service replenished four of them daily (which they get kudos for because I like lots of towels). There are canoes and paddle boards you can take for free, and are not restricted to certain areas as is the case at other hotels. The Coral Gardens are within swimming distance from this property (see picture of map below) and we took the paddle boards and canoe over there. Drinks at the bar are reasonably well priced at this resort compared to other properties. We got the breakfast-included option when we booked, and it was a decent breakfast buffet with selection of local foods, along with your staples of eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. We ate dinner twice at the restaurant. There are many options on the menu, but we unfortunately picked a night where they were having only duck, and we do not like that at all! The other night we had risotto and white fish; it was decent. We decided to spend most dinners at the main island restaurants. There is only this one restaurant on this private island property and no pool, however, all guests have access to the Sofitel main island resort on Bora Bora with more restaurants, a pool, and bar. Unfortunately, the main island resort has been shut down for a year for remodeling... and the staff told us it’s going to be at least another year. Shuttle service to the main island resort is free, which is a great bonus if you wanted to go explore the town. We booked massages at the spa, and they were great. The spa is a bungalow halfway over the water, so you can hear the waves crashing and it was very relaxing. The other property is kept up nicely, with lots of tropical foliage and decor. There must be a black tip shark nursery close by, because daily we saw baby black tips!!! That was my favorite part :) All in all, we cannot WAIT to go back and will definitely book this property in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded 16 Apr 2020
Dear amberdiamonds, Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your holidays in our private island and that y your different experiences from room to activites and restaurant were authentic and wonderful. We hope to see you again in our beautiful paradise. Mauruuru !
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mandapleasee wrote a review Mar 2020
Oak Park, Michigan15 contributions8 helpful votes
We celebrated our honeymoon in Moorea and Bora Bora. We came to the Sofitel after the heavy monsoon-like rain that was over Moorea/French Polynesia. Needless to say, we were ready for a change of scenery and some sun! The Sofitel staff treated us like royalty as soon as we arrived - greeting us with coconut drinks, lei's, music, and a site tour. They took any MINOR inconvenience very seriously - even if we were not upset by it. The grounds are gorgeous - between the bungalows, the bar/restaurant hut, the hilltop view, and of course the clear blue water. We only ate at the restaurant for breakfast and one dinner meal - we didn't really like the preset dinner menus and wanted a bit more flexibility with pricing/meal options. We ate at the bar a couple times and food was good - the drinks there were SO good. They gave us a free cocktail at check-in, which was an exciting surprise! They came by our bungalows with refill waters frequently, which was much needed with all that swimming and sun! The delivered small desserts every night, which was a nice added touch. Snorkeling there was incredible. You could snorkel right by your bungalows and see so much sealife - octopus, fish, sharks, crabs, etc. Or you could swim a short distance to The Aquarium which was beautiful and had so many fish (it is also visited by excursions)! The boat shuttle to the main island runs pretty frequently, so we didn't have any issues there - we would time our dinner reservations with the boat schedule. We loved the seclusion and privacy of this resort - no kids running around, not overly crowded with people. It felt like it belonged to us (for a few days)! My only complaints (if you truly can complain at all in paradise) were: 1. The resort is a bit out-dated (however they are working on renovating!) 2. We paid $100 for late checkout, and they wouldn't refill our water bottles that last day. I understood that the staff believed we were leaving, but they should have been notified by management that we paid to stay longer (until 5p). I called to request more water and explained the situation. The staff member said she would follow-up and have it delivered, but they never did. 3. Room service was an extra $15 on top of regular menu prices. We felt that was a bit ridiculous for one sandwich so we opted out. We had such an incredible experience here though and would highly recommend this resort! Maybe we will come back for a future anniversary!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Ia Orana mandapleasee, We are so happy to read that you spent an absolutely stunning honeymoon and that you fully enjoyed Moorea, Bora Bora and Sofitel. It's a real pleasure to see that you enjoyed all your different experiences from gastronomy to snorkeling and we sure apologize for the misunderstanding concerning your late check-out. We hope to see you again for incredible holidays in our little paradise. Mauruuru !
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HappyTraveler223 wrote a review Mar 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah2 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything exceeded our expectations at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. We were met with coconut drinks and flowers. The room was spacious and clean. The unlimited drinks in the minibar and the many gifts and treats that were left really made it an unforgettable stay. The views were unmatched! You could stay the entire time on the island and use the included kayaks or paddle boards to go around to the Coral Gardens easily. Just to be able to go to the Coral Gardens whenever we wanted made staying there worth it! We saw sharks, sting rays and even eels. The staff at the hotel is as amazing as everyone says. They were quick to help with any need. They sang to us for our anniversary and even brought us a delicious cake. You wouldn't need to go anywhere else because the food is delicious! Huge thanks to Haka and Kiana who went out of their way to make our stay extra special. It is easy to access the main island with the free shuttle. They anticipate other Sofitel will not be opened until late 2020 (but you still get in and out at that hotel pier). The water is crystal-clear and blue, the view of the mountain is amazing. The decks had plenty of room with comfortable chairs to sit in and relax and look at how beautiful everything was- probably the best part of the whole trip!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from H0564GM, Directeur général at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Ia Orana HappyTraveler223, A huge thank you for your wonderful comment. We are so happy to read that your holidays were paradise in paradise and that our team was truly here for you. We hope to see you again in our amazing place to give you again the best polynesian hospitality. Mauruuru !
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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 (1.0 km), Leopard Rays Trench (1.0 km), and JENA (0.01 km).
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.