Updated on April 22, 2023 by Axel Hernborg

Axel Hernborg

As one of the most mythical Pacific Islands, Bora Bora is a go-to destination – offering you spectacular views, glistening oceans, and beautiful weather. 

The lagoon framing the island is considered to be one of the most awe-inspiring views in the world, plus, thanks to its castle-like Mount Otemanu striking towards the sky – both artists and romantics have laid claim to the island’s overwhelming beauty. 

Lush valleys and tropical slopes are speckled with hibiscus, providing a delightful backdrop to the white palm-covered motus (islets) encircling the lagoon. 

The beauty of this island is that you can decide to be as active or as tranquil as you like.

Here, water is a way of life with activities ranging from scuba diving, snorkelling tours, stand-up paddle boarding, deep sea fishing, shark and ray adventures, and beach picnics. 

With a reputation as one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world, Bora Bora is famous for its bungalow resorts overlooking the stunning ocean. 

With this in mind, this guide will explore everything you need to know about the best Bora Bora resorts for the perfect holiday. 

Let’s get started. 

The St Regis Bora Bora Resort

When you think of paradise, this resort is what comes to mind. Here, you stay in thatched villas standing on stilts that overlook the glistening ocean.

Plus, thanks to the glass panels, you can see the blue, fish-filled ocean under your feet. 

In addition to this, each villa is provided with its own pool, 24-hour butler service, and access to spa treatments. 

All guests staying at the resort have access to the main swimming pool which features a swim-up bar, as well as four restaurants and a fitness centre on-site. 

One of the most exclusive signature venues on the resort is Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges – the food here is hard to beat anywhere else on the island. 

Like most of the villas here, the restaurant is suspended on stilts over the ocean, serving fish caught fresh from the local area. 

Other restaurants include Bam Boo, which serves up classic wok cuisine, sushi, and teppanyaki, and Far Niente Ristorante serving up delicious Italian cuisine. 

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

Located on a private beach with white sand on the border of one of the most gorgeous lagoons is the 4-star Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort. Here, you’re offered a colourful and authentic Polynesian experience. 

Thanks to its convenient location on the mainland, guests can enjoy and explore everything the island has to offer – including its range of restaurants and shops. 

At this resort, you’ll find 55 luxurious bungalows set on the beach, in the gardens, or overlooking the water, providing you with an intimate atmosphere. 

Each bungalow has been carefully crafted and decorated to reflect the traditional Polynesian architecture and the colours of the lagoon. 

You can’t forget to stop at Latitude 16°, either – overlooking the crystal clear lagoon and the outdoor infinity pool. This restaurant features authentic local, French, and international cuisine.

Plus, there are seasonal buffets, too. 

LeSpa, the relaxing and rejuvenating spa situated on the grounds of the resort, introduces guests to Tahitian oils and scents, as well as their well-being treatments. 

Four Seasons Bora Bora

The 13-year-old Four Seasons is an experience that oozes luxury – featuring more than 100 bungalows suspended over the water. 

The site itself is expansive with tons of onsite activities, landscaped gardens, multiple dining options, and even its own boutiques.

Therefore, you’ll need to get accustomed to walking or grab a life on one of its golf buggies to get around the entire resort. 

There is more to do here than just sitting back and relaxing (although this can be perfectly achieved on one of your poolside teak loungers, too).

In fact, there are a variety of workshops you can take part in, including learning a paddle sport, practising yoga, or seeing the on-site marine biologist. 

For some relaxation, stop at the opulent Kahai Spa which offers guests treatments involving 24-carat gold. 

Le Bora Bora By Pearl Resorts

Offering jaw-dropping views of Bora Bora’s Mount Otemanu, the Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts is a 4-star establishment based in the idyllic location of Motu Tevairaoa. 

Thanks to its convenient location, it is only a ten-minute boat ride from the airport and fifteen minutes across the lagoon to Vaitape (Bora Bora’s main village). 

Each villa is equipped with authentic Polynesian architecture and style, offering some of the most beautiful and affordable rooms in the whole of Bora Bora. 

Here, the 108 rooms and villas can be found in the heart of a beautiful tropical garden, suspended over the glistening lagoon, or on the beach. 

Additionally, guests are offered a range of facilities to take advantage of, too, including three restaurants (servings guests international cuisine with a Polynesian twist), two meeting rooms, two bars, one boutique, a prestigious spar, an on-site diving centre, a fitness centre, a floodlight tennis court, a fresh-water swimming pool, table tennis, mini-golf, billiards, volleyball and bocce ball courts, and a wide range of excursions and activities. 

InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora

At InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora, you can choose from a villa situation over the water or right next to the beach.

Its 64 different suites are all equipped with furnished balconies or patio space, as well as two on-site restaurants. 

It also has private beach guests can enjoy – which is arguably one of the best on the island – where you swim in the crystal clear waters, the hotel’s infinity pool, or the saltwater lagoon. 

The resort itself is conveniently located at Matira Point – providing you with a traditional Polynesian atmosphere. 

While there is no spa located on-site, a short boat shuttle will take you to InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa where guests can make the most of their facilities, including the Deep Ocean Spa. 

Conrad Bora Bora NUI

Formally known as Hilton Bora Bora NUI & Spa, the resort offers 115 spectacular rooms to choose from. In March 2017, the Conrad Bora Bora NUI opened its doors to a multimillion-dollar refurbishment. 

Today, the hotel is located on the private cove of Motu To-opua – an islet located off the coast of Bora Bora and about 20 minutes away from the airport. 

Thanks to its spectacular location, you’re offered panoramic views of the ocean, coral reef dive sites, access to water activities, and hiking trails – there is something for everyone! 

Plus, the resort offers 29 beach and tropical beach villas, as well as 86 suspended bungalows over the water, including a double-story Presidential Suite, too. 

The opulent spa boasts treatments including Polynesian body scrubs, Tahitian massages, and hydrating facials. 

Each experience is tailored to your requirements which marries the charm of Conrad’s discrete, seamless, and intuitive services, as well as the Tahitian culture. 

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa

The Chateaux and Relais properties are operated under Pearl Resorts and have been designed with authentic Polynesian style in mind. 

Similar to Sofitel, it is located in its own private islet and has its own coral garden – perfect for snorkelling experiences (SUP and snorkels are free to hire at the resorts, plus, they have their own diving centre, too). 

Guests can choose to book one of the 12 beach villas, each equipped with its own walled tropical gardens, thatched roof cabanas, and a plunge pool.

As well as one of the 45 overwater bungalows featuring a wrap-around deck with direct access to the ocean. 

On the site, there are three dining venues: Le Vanille, La Plage, and L’Ohiri – a gourmet restaurant serving guests a five-star banquet crafted using only the finest and sustainable ingredients. 

In addition to this, it has a floodlit tennis court and spa, too. 

Le Meridien Bora Bora

Opening in the late 90s, Le Meridien Bora Bora was the first luxury resort introduced to the area. Since then, it has remained one of the best resorts on the island. 

The site is located on one of the most prized spots in the whole of Bora Bora – with spectacular views over the lagoon looking out towards the magnificent Mount Otemanu, the highest point on the island. 

Here, guests can enjoy everything the beach bungalows have to offer while relaxing under coconut trees, or inside the over-water bungalows built on stilts suspended in the ocean. 

Each bungalow is equipped with modern and chic furnishings, as well as a full range of services and Polynesian culture. 

Final Thoughts

Nothing screams luxury more than Bora Bora – and this is exactly what you will receive with one of these magnificent resorts. 

Whether you are looking to have an adventure of a lifetime or simply spend your time relaxing under the sun – these resorts have something for everyone. 

Hopefully, this guide has informed you about all the stunning Bora Bora resorts for the perfect holiday.

Top 10 Most Luxurious Resorts in Bora Bora