Bora Bora overwater bungalow at only US$536 per night in high season
The high season in Bora Bora and the rest of the South Pacific runs from June through September, with perfect dry and (usually) clear weather, and unfortunately, most overwater bungalow resorts start at or near US$1,000 per night during this time. So it's both surprising and welcome to discover that the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island Resort is offering overwater bungalows at US$536 this summer.
This is a solid 4-star resort that is actually 2 resorts in one, since the Marara Beach and the Private Island portions were merged together in 2010. The 24 overwater bungalows on the main island combined with the 20 overwater bungalows on the private island are all very nice sized, with a kingsize bed and a sofabed in each, plus a private terrace with steps down into the lagoon.
An Island Luxury Overwater Bungalow at the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island Resort for two people, breakfast not included, for selected dates this summer.
The US$536 rate is available on our booking partner in Bora Bora, which is Hotels.com, and it comes with free cancellation and a “Price Match Guarantee” so you know you are getting the best rate with no risk even if you cancel.
The rate is available for stays of any length, so it does NOT include a discount for staying a week, which is often the case with high-season deals.
Surprising tropical luxury at this price
We'll admit that the Bora Bora Sofitel doesn't quite compare with the St. Regis Bora Bora or the Four Seasons Bora Bora, and that is to be expected considering those 5-star resorts charge literally twice as much or more for their over the water suites. However, the Sofitel is a fantastic value with rooms much larger and nicer than you might think.
We've posted a video room tour on the main page for the resort, and it's less than 2 minutes in length. Go watch that video and you'll know exactly what to expect, and you'll see if this might be the right resort for you.
No shortage of options once there
Of course the Sofitel Bora Bora has a swimming pool, a dive center, a luxury spa, and many other activity choices. It also has two restaurants and two bars, plus room service, but there are other advantages worth noting.
The location on the southeastern coast of Bora Bora is private and secluded, especially the Private Island portion that is only accessible by (free) boat, but it's also rather easy to explore other things on Bora Bora from this location. Some of the other resorts are so isolated that you are nearly a prisoner there, but at the Sofitel you get privacy with an option to go shopping or to one of the many excellent restaurants on Bora Bora.
With these high-season rates this is an excellent value for a stay of any length. Availability is limited, of course, so prices may be higher for your ideal dates if you wait too long.