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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Relaxing, Mesmerising & it's a heaven on earth. It just feels out of the world. Water everywhere. Our room was the last room in the necklace and from our room we could see just water everywhere. From the private hill of the hotel the sun rise view was amazing. The staff were utmost cooperative and getting pure veg food was an issue though. Had lots of fun in the property. The best thing is that it's a private island of Sofitel. It was a dream come true. Enjoyed everybit of the stay. There was a musical night arranged which was awesome. Everytime going to the city we had to use the boat to cross the water body.

We could not have wished for a more romantic honeymoon get away! Greeted by warm smiles, fresh coconuts and flower necklaces, we were escorted to our luxurious overwater bungalow which was ladened with freshly picked flowers, and welcoming his and hers gifts. The morning buffet breakfasts were always diverse and plentiful, and the staff were so helpful with booking day and night time activities. Thank you so much to Seline and all the staff of Sofitel Private Island who made us feel so at home. Highly recommend.

we were originally in room 116 for our wedding anniversary, all day and night there was a terrible noise from small building opposite and even thought there were lots of comings and goings it took them 3 days to change our room. Great that they topped up the drinks in the minibar everyday- great choice of soft drinks-. Limited menu for a fussy eater and wine was expensive. Great to be able to pop over to the other sofitel and supermarket nearby. Apparently they are going to renovate and make the resort bigger- hope they dont spoil it and keep a close eye on the ecology of the reefs nearby to make sure they are not impacted by all of the extra traffic.

My wife and loved the overwater bungalow here. It was roomy, large two-level balcony, huge bathroom, all over crystal clear water. We're keen snorkellers and would swim from our bungalow around the point to the Aquarium for exercise each day. Restaurant food was good and being able to use the facilities at the other Sofitel across the water (via free boat shuttle) was a bonus - note there is no pool on the Private Island - it is quite a small and intimate resort.

We stayed 4nights in July 2017 for our honeymoon. Cannot say anything else than perfect!! Team was adorable, always smiling and always available for us. Room was really nice (bungalow piloti) with a view we can still remember, priceless!! Breakfast was great, room service too! A whole peaceful place!

The staff were friendly, helpful, warm. The accommodations were superb. Very private, comfortable, and romantic. No place like it on earth. The staff and atmosphere made it perfect. Lots of unique things to do. Pacific For Less made it a smooth trip.

You will be greeted at the airport with a smile and a beautiful flower lei. After that you board a boat for a short ride to the private island. We pulled up we heard the sound of a conch shell welcoming us in. It is like no place on earth. The water is crystal clear. We arrived during a windy, cloudy week but it was still gorgeous. The weather cleared on day 3 and we were able to float around in the lagoon. The breakfast buffet was delicious. Try the poisson cru and the crepes!! I didn't give 5 stars for these two reasons. We had contacted the hotel 2 days prior to our arrival to see if we could rent a stand up paddle board for the week of our stay. They informed us that we would have one available to us any time we wanted it. WRONG. None available on the property. We did get in a kayak which was a lot of fun, but I prefer stand up paddling. It was so disappointing to have been told one thing with the expectation of having that experience only to find out it was not the truth. The second reason is because on day three of our six day stay there was a horrible smell in and near our room on the hill. The first time we informed the concierge of the situation were told that something died - probably just a small gecko - and that they would have someone look for it. The second day the smell was worse - we got the same answer with no follow up. The THIRD day the smell was overwhelming and made me sick. We talked to the concierge but nothing was done. We slept with the door open and the air conditioning on for all three nights just to try and hide the smell. It ruined the last few days for me. I still can't believe they left us in that room with that smell. I am not even sure anyone even looked into it. We never saw anyone up there after we complained about it.

This was the trip of a lifetime to Bora Bora, and the Sofitel certainly delivered. The level of customer service was unrivalled, and I don't think I once saw a single staff member without a friendly smile! The food in the restaurant was absolutely excellent, and the breakfast buffet was heavenly. The prices for food & drinks was a bit expensive, but that was to be expected. Our luxury overwater bungalow was incredible, and I couldn't have been happier with it. The bed was large and comfy, and the private balcony/deck was absolutely stunning! I felt like a princess staying here. I would definitely recommend a stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island!

This place is the closest thing to heaven I could imagine on earth. Few bungalows, pure relax, beautiful sights, staff simply perfect, excellent restaurant...there's no need of night life here, you're in the most beautiful place in the world, just open the window and watch outside.

My sister and I visited this resort in January. It was beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. My only complaint would be that we arrived well before our room was available and while sitting by the water for a few hours no one approached us to offer water, drinks or food. We believe this to be a missed opportunity on the part of the resort. Otherwise would definitely recommend.

Bp 516, Nunue, Vaitape Bora Bora Leeward Islands

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Coral Gardens
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Point Matira, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is adjacent to Coral Gardens and within a mile (2 km) of Moti Piti Aau Beach. This 31-room, 4.5-star resort has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a free airport shuttle. On the beach, the resort is also close to Mt. Otemanu and Matira Beach.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island's 31 air-conditioned rooms provide free minibar items, balconies, and sofa beds. Flat-screen 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. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.

Property features

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island features free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-out. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle (available on request). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include free newspapers, a garden, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Luxury Bungalow, 1 King Bed (Island)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 870 reviews