Luxury overwater bungalow at reopened Bora Bora private island resort at US$387 per night
Fans of Bora Bora should know about the Sofitel resorts near the southern tip of the island as among the first to bring overwater bungalows to the South Pacific. For about two years the twin resorts were run as one, but as of late 2012 the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort is now being booked separately again from the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, after some renovations to the island.
In case you don't know, the Private Island is only a couple hundred meters off shore, and accessible by a free 2-minute boat shuttle, so it's even more secluded and private than the main beach resort. Celebrating the reopening of the Private Island again, they are offering the lowest rates we've seen for overwater bungalows in Bora Bora, as long as you are able to go in the next few months.
An Island Luxury Overwater Bungalow at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort for US$387 per night for two people.
This rate is available through our booking partner, hotels.com, and is available on selected dates in the coming months, for stays of 5 or more nights. This is a 39% discount off the normal rate of US$644 per night, and it includes free cancellation and a Price Match Guarantee.
Luxurious bungalows in a surprisingly convenient location
Each of the 20 overwater bungalows at this resort is large and luxurious, with a kingsize bed in addition to a sofabed. They also have a separate bathtub and shower, with an outdoor shower perfect for rinsing off after a swim in the lagoon beneath your bungalow.
In spite of the remote location on a private island just off the southern tip of Bora Bora, guests at this resort can be on the island in only a few minutes, and from there they can easily visit other shops and restaurants nearby, including many that will pick you up and drop you off for free if you call them. Some other Bora Bora resorts make this far more complicated, so this one is ideal for those who like to explore their surroundings yet still sleep in romantic seclusion.
Two resorts in one
Though the resorts are now booked separately again, guests here get access to the restaurant and bar at the main resort, as well as the swimming pool, spa, and various other recreational facilities there. You can book canoe tours or scuba diving or a full island tour with ease.
Considering that these are the least expensive overwater bungalows on Bora Bora, and that the guest reviews are overwhelmingly positive, the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island offers great value.