Bora Bora luxury overwater bungalow for US$422 per night for two
Now that we are between the two high seasons for Bora Bora resorts, there are suddenly some really interesting deals there for the first time in a long time. Room rates are at their peak around Christmas, and also high from June through August, so savvy travelers prefer to schedule a trip in between for the best value.
The weather in Bora Bora is practically the same all year round, so the resort seasons are based on when more people want to travel. In other words, if you can go in March through May, you can get the best deals of the year. Right now you can book a luxury overwater bungalow at the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort for only US$422 per night. In December or June you'd pay close to double that amount for the same room.
An overwater bungalow at the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort for only US$422 per night for two people, including all taxes and fees.
This rate is available on hotels.com (which gives a free night for every 10 nights booked as well), and it's only for stays of 6 nights or longer. The rate for fewer than 6 nights is US$493 per night, so it's almost like that 6th night is free. The rate is good on dates from March through May, but once enough bungalows are booked, the promotion does not apply. Check the hotels.com page for the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort for your own dates.
Large overwater bungalows at a big discount
While the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is certainly one of the more affordable overwater bungalow resors on Bora Bora, it's still very luxurious and the bungalows are quite large. Each is 533 sq ft (50 m²) plus 215 sq ft (20 m²) for the private terrace. Combined, that's about two and a half times as large as a typical city hotel room. In other words, these bungalows are luxury suites rather than hotel rooms over the lagoon.
And Sofitel, for those who don't know, is an international French chain of high-end hotels with a great reputation. This is one reason why reviews are consistently solid, even at a somewhat modest price. A hotel chain has to protect the reputation of the whole chain, so the chances of an unwelcome surprise are extremely low at a resort like this.
For an even more affordable holiday, consider changing rooms for part of the week
When you read the reviews of those who booked an overwater bungalow for an entire week, you don't generally find people who regretted it. These are a fabulous experience each day, but many people do save money by only spending part of a week in an overwater bungalow. Right now you can book a Garden Bungalow for only US$238 per night, or a Beachside Bungalow for only US$279 per night.
Those on lower budgets might consider booking one of those for, say, 4 nights, and an overwater bungalow for the other 3 nights of a weeklong stay. Just between you and me, you stand a decent chance of being upgraded to an overwater bungalow for some or all of those nights, and even if you aren't, you still get the full experience for several days. It's the most affordable way to do Bora Bora like the rich and famous.