Best videos showing what Bora Bora resorts are really like
As fond as we all are of drooling over photos of Bora Bora resorts, we are in the age where everyone is walking around with a video camera all the time. Needless to say, you can tell a lot about a resort hotel on video that you can't get a good sense of in photos alone, so we've collected the best video tours of all the Bora Bora resorts below.
There are nine different luxury resorts on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora that have overwater villas. After you look at the resort grounds, or perhaps before, you should also look at video tours of each of the Bora Bora overwater bungalows themselves. Each of those videos can also be found at the bottom of the page for the individual resorts, so you can find them when you need them.
Video tours of Bora Bora overwater bungalow resorts
We spent many hours trying to find the best video for each of the 9 Bora Bora resorts with water bungalows, and in some cases we found two that are worth a look. In a few cases (near the bottom) we could only find a professionally shot video of mostly aerial footage. Those are beautiful, but they don't show an honest portrayal in the same way the guest videos do.
Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
Here's a video (5:45) of a couple showing us their favorite spots at the Bora Bora Hilton Nui Resort, and she's a surprisingly professional host. We see various scenes of the stunning grounds, foot bridges, the infinity pool, the place where a key scene from the Bachelorette TV show was filmed, the wedding chapel, an outdoor spa area with a “million dollar view”, and the best place for sunsets.
St. Regis Bora Bora
This is a simple video (3:45) of the front view from a beach cruiser bike as this fellow rides from his overwater bungalow to the beach area on the other side of the resort. The lighting is fantastic and this video gives you a great sense of just how wonderful and spread out the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is. You can walk everywhere, or you can ride the free bikes, or have a golf cart pick you up and drop you off.
Here's a promotional video for the resort with aerial shots of the St. Regis Bora Bora from every angle, all set to a lovely chill-out tune. It's hard to imagine anyone watching this video and NOT wanting to book an overwater bungalow there.
Bora Bora InterContinental Resort & Thalasso spa
This 10-minute video is the perfect way to get familiar with the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa (which is the newer and more expensive of InterContinental's two Bora Bora resorts. It starts with clips of the boat ride from the airport, then we climb into a golf cart for a guided tour that guests receive as they check in. It ends with a tour of their overwater bungalow itself.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
This 8-minute video is a collection of some lovely scenes at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, all set to soothing music. It starts with a brief tour of an overwater bungalow, and then moves on to beach and resort footage. It's not exactly a tour of the whole resort, but it shows a lot and will make you want to book there for sure. The last few minutes are of the sea life, which is also inspiring.
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island
Here's a 5-minute video of a hotel tour by a guest who has just arrived. It doesn't show the full grounds, but it does show the main parts of it. As lovely as the Sofitel Bora Bora is, you can see why it's less expensive than the 5-star deluxe resorts on this page.
Le Meridien Resort – Bora Bora
This 3-minute video shows off the renovations that were completed at the end of 2010 at the Le Meridien Resort in Bora Bora. Combined with the video below, you get a good sense of the place.
Here's an edited honeymoon video from the Le Meridien Bora Bora, set to an uptempo ukulele song that probably brings back great memories after the trip. It starts out with a boat ride then a tour of the overwater bungalow, including some diving off the deck. Then we get views from another boat ride, followed by a little tour of the grounds, including the turle sanctuary.
InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora Resort
I couldn't find a homemade video touring the InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora, so here's a professional promotional video of aerial footage set to somewhat relaxing music. It's great stuff, but it doesn't quite give you the idea what it's like when you are staying there.
Le Maitai Bora Bora Resort
This is another professional promo video for the Bora Bora Le Maitai Resort, so again it shows it off beautifully, but still really doesn't give you a sense of what it's like to walk the property yourself.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort
Here's another slick promotional video, this one for the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort. There's Polynesian music and lots of fantastic aerial shots that help make the place look amazing.