Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Bora Bora Four Seasons

Those who’ve stayed at Four Seasons hotels around the world should know that the name means the best of everything, and the Bora Bora resort is certainly no exception. This is one of the absolute best and most luxurious hotels in the South Pacific, with prices to match, so those who are price-conscious should probably look elsewhere.

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is also one of the world’s largest overwater bungalow hotels, featuring 100 such bungalows along with 21 beach villas that are just as nice. While it is expensive, the list of things that come included in the room price is extremely long, so guests definitely feel like they are being well taken care of and are not constantly encountering new fees.

Perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, the resort offers huge bungalows with great privacy features. At the same time they offer special children’s and young-adult facilities, making this an ideal family hotel as well.

Location

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is located on the islet of Motu Tofari, just northeast of the main island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific.

Rooms/villas/suites

The resort offers a total of 100 overwater bungalows in three different configurations, though 92 of the 100 are the same, with the only difference being the location and views offered.

38 Mountain-view Overwater Bungalows
26 Lagoon-view Overwater Bungalows
20 Beach-view Overwater Bungalows
8 Resort-view Overwater Bungalows

  • Beds: One kingsize or two queen beds
  • Area: 1,080 sq ft (100 m²)

4 Otemanu Overwater Bungalows with Plunge Pool

  • Beds: One kingsize bed
  • Area: 1,576 sq ft (147 m²)

4 Over-Water Bungalows with Plunge Pool

  • Beds: One kingsize bed
  • Area: 1,120 sq ft (104 m²)

Special room features

  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Entertainment system: Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player
  • Room service: 24 hours
  • Stocked mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Thick terry bathrobes
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Large private terrace with chaise longues, lagoon access and outdoor shower
  • Snorkeling gear – masks and fins are available on the terrace
  • Twice-daily housekeeping and turndown service
  • L’Occitane bath amenities
  • Clock radio with MP3 adapter
  • Bottled water – refreshed twice daily in the room and complimentary at the Spa
  • Equipment for infants – cribs, strollers, high chairs, playpens and terrace childproofing
  • Equipment for non-motorized water sports – kayaks, windsurfing equipment, paddle boards, snorkeling gear and outrigger canoes

Rates

  • Low season online specials from US$1,357 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,951 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Arii Moana
  • Tere Nui
  • Faré Hoa Beach Bar
  • Sunset Restaurant and Bar

Resort features

  • Wedding facilities and planning
  • Infinity pool
  • Two tennis courts
  • Catamaran with on-deck bar
  • Circling the island by WaveRunner® (personal watercraft)
  • Kayaking, paddle boating and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Shark and bat ray feeding
  • Open-air fitness facility
  • Overwater sunrise yoga platform
  • Steam room
  • Weight training
  • Certified trainers
  • Fitness classes
  • Free juice and fruit
  • Kid’s Club (children’s center)
  • Chill Island (a centre for young adults)

Spa

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a first-class spa with:

  • Massage facilities
  • Aroma hammam
  • Outdoor vitality pool – with shaded lounge deck and relaxation area, overlooking the pandanus and kahaia forest
  • Sensory experience shower
  • Drench shower
  • Changing rooms with lockers

Nearby activities

  • Island tours
  • Scuba diving

What the reviews say

Unsurprisingly for an expensive 5-star resort run by one of the world’s best high-end hotel chains, reviews for the Four Seasons Resort at Bora Bora are almost all excellent. People comment on the huge rooms and excellent service, which is what you’d hope to get for these prices.

The only real negatives that some people point out are that the resort is fairly isolated, and getting to the main island requires and expensive 30-minute boat shuttle, so this isn’t an ideal location for those who want to try other restaurants and shops around Bora Bora. Also, some feel that they were pushed into tipping at every turn.

Getting there

To reach the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora you must fly to Tahiti and then transfer to a smaller plane for a 50-minute flight to Bora Bora. From the airport there you’ll be met by hotel staff and then taken on a private boat to the resort itself.

Overwater bungalow tour: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Photo gallery of the Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort – Click to enlarge