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If you are looking for a hotel in one of the best places in the world with a great staff, this is the one you are looking. We had a very good experience staying at the Sofitel Private Island. The breakfast food is good, and my recommendation is to be at the restaurant around 8:00 am, before the best is gone. The rooms are good size and clean, but they need some maintenance in the details like the shutters, curtains, the wood stain, and lounge chairs on the deck, but overall, they are in good shape and you will have beautiful views all day long. If you have little ones back at home like me, this is important to you, because the WiFi doesn’t work in most of the overwater bungalows, and you will have to go near the main building to get a good signal. Just as a note, you only have local channels and CNN on the TV, and no connection to the WiFi for the smart TV, so we grabbed a board game and a deck of cards from the lobby to have a good time in the windy/rainy day we had, instead of watching a movie. All the staff members are very friendly and helpful, always trying to make your stay more pleasant. I am very happy with my experience there.

Right when we arrived we were greeted with magazine worthy views, coconut water, and Tahitian singers. We were shown around by one of the sweetest and most hospitable girls I have ever met. The class and luxury the Sofitel exudes exceeded my expectations. There was something truly magical about being here. Now I have read some reviews saying that it's a bit run down. And I can honestly say I have no clue what they are talking about. The Sofitel private island offers an authentic and rustic feels while still very luxurious and high end. I stayed in room 127 which I think is the best one for diving from your patio and privacy. All of the overwater bungalows are magical and are worth the extra money, DO IT. The turn down service was very professional and quick. The beds, omg the BEDS! They were like a cloud! I cried a little upon our departure. This place will always forever hold a special place in my heart.

Coming back to Bora Bora after 20 years and finding that so much had changed made me check for the right hotel with detail. Sofitel Private Island is a small hotel in a very nice motu, with an affordable luxury. Perfect location and great service!!!

Bp 516, Nunue, Vaitape Bora Bora Leeward Islands

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Mt. Otemanu and Motu Piti
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is adjacent to popular attractions such as Mt. Otemanu and Motu Piti. This 31-room, 4.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and a restaurant.


Dining

In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 31 rooms feature free minibar items, balconies, and espresso makers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, guests have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and a rooftop terrace. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle at scheduled times for XPF 6392 per person one-way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-out.

Room options

Luxury Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Luxury Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Overwater (Over Water)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
5
Everyone

By on Mar 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2019

Ia Orana. Thanks for your very good scoring. Mauruuru !

4
Everyone

If you are looking for a hotel in one of the best places in the world with a great staff, this is the one you are looking. We had a very good experience staying at the Sofitel Private Island. The breakfast food is good, and my recommendation is to be at the restaurant around 8:00 am, before the best is gone. The rooms are good size and clean, but they need some maintenance in the details like the shutters, curtains, the wood stain, and lounge chairs on the deck, but overall, they are in good shape and you will have beautiful views all day long. If you have little ones back at home like me, this is important to you, because the WiFi doesn’t work in most of the overwater bungalows, and you will have to go near the main building to get a good signal. Just as a note, you only have local channels and CNN on the TV, and no connection to the WiFi for the smart TV, so we grabbed a board game and a deck of cards from the lobby to have a good time in the windy/rainy day we had, instead of watching a movie. All the staff members are very friendly and helpful, always trying to make your stay more pleasant. I am very happy with my experience there.

By , from Rochester, MI on Jul 20, 2018

5

perfect, romantic, and quiet honeymoon stay

Everyone
Our greeting From our balcony Perfect water

Right when we arrived we were greeted with magazine worthy views, coconut water, and Tahitian singers. We were shown around by one of the sweetest and most hospitable girls I have ever met. The class and luxury the Sofitel exudes exceeded my expectations. There was something truly magical about being here. Now I have read some reviews saying that it's a bit run down. And I can honestly say I have no clue what they are talking about. The Sofitel private island offers an authentic and rustic feels while still very luxurious and high end. I stayed in room 127 which I think is the best one for diving from your patio and privacy. All of the overwater bungalows are magical and are worth the extra money, DO IT. The turn down service was very professional and quick. The beds, omg the BEDS! They were like a cloud! I cried a little upon our departure. This place will always forever hold a special place in my heart.

By , from Salt Lake City on Nov 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2017

Ia Orana Heather and thank you for sharing your Magnifique experience at Sofitel Bora Bora! We were very delighted to host you and we look forward to welcome you back again ! Maururu !

5

a truly private island

Couples

Coming back to Bora Bora after 20 years and finding that so much had changed made me check for the right hotel with detail. Sofitel Private Island is a small hotel in a very nice motu, with an affordable luxury. Perfect location and great service!!!

By on Sep 24, 2014

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