Dreaming of a romantic hideaway in Bora Bora? This luxurious island is home to the some of the most stylish resorts in French Polynesia and South Pacific.
Most of Bora Bora’s major resorts are situated on the pretty motus surrounding Bora Bora’s main island. These elegant resorts are typically positioned facing the lagoon or mountains, offering guests the best possible views of Bora Bora’s spectacular scenery.
The rooms at almost all resorts are actually individual thatched-roof bungalows, where guests can be immersed in traditional Polynesian décor, while still enjoying the amenities of a luxury hotel room. Most resorts offer a choice between beach or garden bungalows, but the most popular option is the famous over-water bungalows, which are found almost exclusively in French Polynesia. Sitting on stilts above the lagoon, most over-water bungalows include sections of glass floor, which provide guests with thrilling glimpses of the marine life below.
Bora Bora’s lavish resorts have gained worldwide recognition for their superior luxury and highest standard of service, causing many to overlook the island’s more budget-friendly pensions as an alternative accommodation choice. These pensions range from cosy B&Bs where guests share a local family’s home, to small family-run hotels with up to 12 units. In addition to their affordability, many feel these modest pensions offer a more authentic, local experience.