Favorite 5 Luxury Resorts in Bora Bora

by GO GlobeHopper

French Polynesia is known for its lush landscapes, stunningly beautiful waters, and luxurious resorts.  With Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, and Maupiti among this archipelago of 118 islands, it’s a bucket-list destination for many travelers.  The island of Bora Bora is particularly famous for resorts that capture the essence of this paradise, many of which highlight the turquoise South Pacific Ocean with over-the-water bungalows. The following five resorts will seriously make you consider packing your bags right now.


Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Situated on the private island of Motu Toopua, Conrad Bora Bora Nui resort welcomes its guests to pure luxury and stunning views. Visitors can choose from 14 Polynesian-style accommodations– 8 different room styles and 6 spacious suite layouts that come with a personal butler.

The resort features 5 restaurants and bars serving authentic Polynesian and international cuisine including French, Mediterranean, Chinese, and seafood. Guests can lounge at Tarava Pool Bar or visit the upscale Upa Upa Lounge with glass floors displaying the lagoon. Infinity and private plunge pools offer perfect views of the island waters. Several watersports are available on the premises such as bicycle boats, kayaking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboards. Other activities include beach volleyball, billiards, pilates, tennis, and yoga. Guests can also indulge in spa services or engage in cultural lessons such as ukulele playing or learning the Tahitian language.


The St. Regis Bora Bora

This breathtaking resort features a secluded beach and a mix of on-land bungalows and over-water villas, creating 10 accommodation options.  Modern, well-appointed rooms feature an abundance of amenities, including wi-fi, along with a variety of gorgeous views. St. Regis Bora Bora offers 24/7 butler service and private chefs can be arranged upon request.

Guests can dine at 4 different flavourful restaurants with Polynesian, Asian/Asian fusion, and Italian options. Or relax at the Aparima Bar with a refreshing bar menu. The main pool includes a swim-up bar; there is also Oasis Adults-only Pool with private cabanas. Iridium Spa hosts several spa treatments and nail services, and wedding packages are available with experts on site. Activities include snorkeling along the reef and visiting The Lagoonarium where guests can immerse themselves in the aquatic playground and view the island’s diverse and tropical marine life.


Le Méridien

Le Méridien sits on an islet opposite Otemanu Mountain. The contemporary-style bungalows are surrounded by turquoise lagoons and the marine life can be viewed through glass-panel floors. Guests can indulge in French Polynesian and international cuisine in 3 restaurants.  At the Miki Miki Bar, fresh cocktails are paired with romantic views.

Known for its turtle sanctuary, guests can visit the rehabilitation program in the resort’s private lagoon. Complimentary watersports and recreational sports can be enjoyed by all ages including beach volleyball, table tennis, kayaking, and windsurfing.  At an additional cost, the Kaïnalu Club can be accessed for rides on Polynesian outrigger canoes, jet-skiing, scuba diving, shark feeding, and sailing tours.  The best way to relax is at the property’s Wellness Center. Spa treatments and foot/ hand massages are a few of the services offered. Although Le Méridien is temporarily closed due to renovations, guests are welcome back in the fourth quarter of 2022.

To read our review of this resort, click here.


Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts

Located on the islet of Motu Tevairoa and overlooking Mount Otemanu sits the luxurious Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts containing 108 rooms and villas. On-land Garden Villas and over-water Beach Villas give visitors an option for views when selecting their accommodations, both of which come with a plunge pool. With three restaurants (plus room service) to choose from, guests can enjoy international cuisine with a French – Polynesian twist.  Manuia Bar located by the pool is perfect for sipping cocktails under the Tahitian sun. The Uaina Bar showcases wine paired with sushi and cheese plates. Romantic services include outrigger canoes that deliver breakfast to over-water bungalows and dinner options that include dining on the beach or on the villa’s over-water deck.

Tavai Spa helps guests to feel rejuvenated with massages and healing rituals.  Water activities include snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking. and kayaks.  A long list of land activities includes a flood-lit tennis court, table tennis, ping pong, and the use of the on-site fitness center. Don’t miss a sunset cruise on the Okeanos Pearl while sipping on a selection of alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages.


Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Created as a collection of thatched-roof bungalows on the Bora Bora lagoon, the luxurious and pricey Four Seasons Resort sits approximately 7 km from the Bora Bora Yacht Club.

On stilts above the lagoon, the plush bungalows offer modern decor with a Polynesian flair, spacious decks, lounge areas with sofas and minifridges, plus satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks. Some also feature private plunge pools. Upgraded bungalows include pull-out sofas and extra rooms. Luxe beachfront villas come with private gardens and outdoor pools.

Breakfast is available for a fee and can be delivered to guest bungalows via a Polynesian canoe. Other amenities include an infinity pool, 4 Polynesian restaurants with open-air dining, room service, a Polynesian-style spa, and a fitness center featuring yoga.




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