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LE BORA BORA by PEARL RESORTS
Our Resort Report

Our Thoughts on Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Motu Tevairoa, Bora Bora
Motu Tevairoa is a fairly big island compared to the majority of the islands which border the Bora Bora Lagoon – previously known as Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort, Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts is the only resort on the island and is located on the south-eastern corner facing Fa’anui Bay on the mainland with Mt Otemanu beyond.  As with all the islands around the Bora Bora Lagoon, you are only 5 minutes by boat off the mainland.  Access between the mainland and the island is by complimentary Resort Shuttle Boat and there are up to 19 scheduled shuttle boat services a day between 8:15am and 11:00pm.

The Resort is rated at Euro 4 Star and in our opinion probably rates another half star as the facilities and services are very good indeed. 

The Manea Spa and fitness centre is set in a very quiet section of the gardens, around 200 metres away from the Central facility and is a major attraction of this resort providing a very comprehensive range of spa treatments and massage as well as in-room massage if you prefer. 

In early 2018, Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts added a unique new feature - a solar-powered catamaran lagoon cruise boat, the "Okeanos Pearl". Okeanos Pearl provides romantic day and evening cruises on Bora Bora's spectacular lagoon - the absence of any motor noise added to the warm smiles of the crew, the fabulous Tahitian music, the fragrance of Tiari Tahiti flowers floating on the breeze and a chilled glass of wine all produce a very special ecperience.

We like the long list of complimentary activities on offer, such as the movie theatre, petanque, tennis court, mini-golf, games room with pool table, table tennis table, snorkelling gear, volleyball, kayaks and canoes.  There is also a huge list of optional (paid) activities too, everything from Scuba Dive to mountain climbing.  

There is a very pleasant “Friendly Polynesian” flavour to this place – everyone working there seems happy and pleased to see you. For a property with only 80 rooms it provides a good range of dining and entertainment options, and of course, for those staying longer than 2 or 3 days, the mainland restaurants are easy to access for an added dining option.  Full American Breakfast is included in the nightly tariff we offer.

What Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts Say About Themselves:
“Bora Bora Pearl Resort & Spa becomes Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
A brand new visual identity for a newly renovated hotel, with refined touches combining modernity and authenticity, recently becoming a member of Relais & Chateaux.  It was important to us that our identity symbolizes this new chapter in which Le Bora Bora is passionately committed.

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts, The Fiery one.

Le Bora Bora is red, its symbol is the circular flame of the dance, the beating heart od a peerless culture in the South Seas.  Our flagship hotel on the Pearl of the Pacific, a new member of Relais & Chateaux, is the place to discover the passion that inhabits French Polynesia.

Motu Tevairoa, a coral islet in the barrier reef, a 10-minute boat ride from Bora Bora airport and 15-minutes from the village of Vaitape, is a perfect location with no immediate neighbor.

Mount Otemanu stands on the horizon, a few sails go by, dotting the sea with color.  At sunset, the glowing sun takes centre stage while dancers and musicians get ready.  The guardians of ora Tahiti perform otea and aparima.  The fire knife dancers undulate, and master the flames.

Our hotel offers 108 bungalows, suites and villas in traditional Polynesian style, perched on stilts, set on the beach or nestled in private gardens, where natural materials are the rule.  Its serene elegance and understated sophistication are worthy of its recent entrance in the Relais &Chateaux.

Hidden from view, our visitors on the motu can enjoy many activities in or on the water, at the spa for a sauna or a massage, on our sports courts or at the fitness centre.

Whether in our 3 restaurants, at the spa or at reception, whether they are a wine steward, a massage therapist or a guide, every day our staff demonstrate their passion for their country and traditions.  All of them are guardians of the flame, the flame they tap into to give you the warmest welcome.”

Our Specials:
Bullet Full cooked breakfast included in tariff.
American Breakfast served in the restaurant is included daily for up to 2 guests.

Bullet Early Bird Special
Book at least 90 days prior to arrival for stays June through October and qualify for a considerable accommodation discount (in the rangeof 20%). Our Specialists will always apply the most advantageous qualifying tariff.
Conditions:
1. Valid for stays in all room categories. 
2. Honeymoon amenities apply
3. Valid for stays 01 June through 30 October

Bullet Stay/Pay Special
Bullet Stay 3/Pay 2
Stay a minimum 3 consecutive nights and only pay for 2 nights (3rd night free).
Bullet Stay 4/Pay 3
Stay a minimum 4 consecutive nights and only pay for 3 nights (4th night free).
Bullet Stay 6/Pay 4
Stay a minimum 6 consecutive nights and only pay for 4 nights (5th & 6th nights free).
Bullet Stay 8/Pay 6
Stay a minimum 8 consecutive nights and only pay for 6 nights (7th and 8th nights free).
Conditions:
1. Offer based on single or double occupancy
2. Minimum of 4 or 8 consecutive nights stay required in the same room category.
3. Valid for stays in all accommodation types
4. Valid for stays:
    01 April to 31 May
    01 November to 31 March
5. Offer may not be combined with other Specials.
6. Offers may not be combined with each other.
7. Honeymoon amenities apply

Bullet Honeymoon Bonus:
For Stays 01 April to 31 March
A qualifying honeymoon couple receive:
A split (half-bottle) of champagne.
Conditions:
1. Valid if stay is within 12 months post wedding date.
2. A wedding certificate will be required upon reservation and at check-in
3. Offer is only valid for a couple, not for single or triple occupancy.
4. Offer may be combined with other Specials.

Your Accommodation Options
 Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts offers a wonderful range of accommodation options which make a decision on which one best suits individual requirements quite a challenge – let’s try to assist you. 

Of the 80 accommodation units, 30 are land-based and 50 are built out over the Bora Bora Lagoon.  The land-based bungalows and suites are the slightly cheaper option but don’t be fooled into thinking they are a second-best option as all the accommodation at this resort is a high standard and each one has unique features. 

All 20 of the Garden Pool Villas are, as the name suggests, located in the extensive resort gardens, handy to the magnificent Manea Spa, the tennis court, the lobby, restaurants, swimming pool and a pleasant interior lake. They offer a large private courtyard garden (which the bedroom opens out to) which provides for superb indoor/outdoor living comprising extensive decking with separate furnished open and roof-shaded areas for relaxing, as well as a private plunge pool.  The bathroom is on the back of the Pool Suite and has its own private courtyard with indoor/outdoor shower.  

The 10 Otemanu Beach Suites with Jacuzzi are quite different and very special.  Located right on the beach with the bedroom and lounge facing the lagoon and framed on one side, (but not overwhelmed) by the Overwater Bungalows. Each Beach Suite offers a view out towards romantic Mt Otemanu on “the mainland”. Guests literally step straight out of their lounge on to the beach. Beach Suites have an amazing private rear courtyard which opens behind the bedroom to a big bathroom to one side with an indoor/outdoor shower and extensive private sundecks complete with Jacuzzi Pool.

The 4 categories of Overwater Bungalows and Overwater Suites are all the same layout and high standard and there isn’t a dramatic price differential between them.  What difference there is between the categories is due to their location along the overwater pontoons and their outlook. The “Overwater Bungalow” units are generally closest to the land and provide views up the lagoon. The Lagoon Premium Overwater Suites are located further out on the lagoon and provide extensive views down the lagoon. The Otemanu View Overwater Suites are even further out along the pontoon and have great views over to Mt Otemanu and the “End of Pontoon Overwater Suites are just that – a group of 7 suites right at the end of three of the pontoons and this gives guests staying in this category totally unhindered views out over the lagoon and the mountain and the privacy of virtually no passing foot traffic on the boardwalk.

All bungalows and suites are air-conditioned as well as having ceiling fans and flow-through ventilation.  All are built in a modern Polynesian style with light-coloured walls and vaulted ceilings with a thatched roof, polished wooden plank floor and a spacious bathroom.  There is very little difference in bedding configurations and maximum occupancy policies between the various accommodation types, the main difference being that in Garden Pool Villas and Otemanu View Beach Suites with Jacuzzi allow a single rollaway bed to be added which makes them an ideal choice for a family comprising 2 adults and 2 children.

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Island Land-Based Accommodation

Bullet Garden Pool Villas:
81m2. Private courtyard and plunge pool, indoor/outdoor bathroom, full shower.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults & 1 Child or 2 Adults & 2 Children aged under 13 years.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds plus 1 Single Bed
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed or Cot can be added for the 2nd child sharing with 2 Adults.

Bullet Otemanu View Beach Suites with Jacuzzi:
73m2. Separate bedroom and lounge, private courtyard, indoor/outdoor bathroom with full shower.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults & 1 Child or 2 Adults & 2 Children aged under 13 years.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds plus 1 Single Bed
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed or Cot can be added for the 2nd child sharing with 2 Adults.

Bullet Overwater Accommodation Choices:
Bullet Overwater Bungalows:
Bullet Lagoon Premium Overwater Suites:

Bullet Otemanu View Overwater Suites:
62m2.  Very spacious with extensive decking and a ladder down to the lagoon, glass viewing panel in floor, bathroom with separate bath and shower.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults & 1 Baby.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds plus 1 Single Bed
Additional Bedding: A cot may be added for an infant.

Bullet End Of Pontoon Overwater Suites:

The same size and layout as the other Overwater Bungalows, End of Pontoon Overwater Suites have been recently remodelled and now offer new, special features such as the extra comfort of featherbeds and duvets and Nespresso machines.
Other special amenities include:
Pod / iPhone station
Larger TV screen
Priority check-in
Nespresso coffee maker
Chef’s welcome treats
A 1L bottle of water in room on arrival
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults & 1 Baby.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds plus 1 Single Bed
Additional Bedding: A cot may be added for an infant.

Getting To and From Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts

 Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts is located on Tavarua Island in the Bora Bora Lagoon, 10 minutes by transfer boat (paid) from the airport and only 5 minutes by shuttle boat, (which is complimentary for guests), to and from the resort’s mainland base where a shuttle bus (paid) runs 3 times daily (excluding Sunday & Public Holidays) between the base and Vaitape Town.

The Resort Boat Daily Shuttle to the mainland runs on an approximately hourly schedule between 8:15am and 11:00pm.  There are 2 services per hour between 2:00pm and 3:00pm and between 9:00pm and 10:00pm.

Our Specialists will include the cost for the arrival and departure boat transfers from the airport to the resort and return in our package arrangements as appropriate. 

Optional 3 Day/3 Night Cruise between Bora Bora
and Taha'a:
De Luxe sea-going catamaran "Haumana" operates weekly 3 day/3 Night cruises year-round between Taha'a and Bora Bora and this is an amazing addition to any Bora Bora  holiday itinerary.
Taha'a to Bora Bora
"Haumana" departs Taha'a weekly on a Thursday
disembarking at Bora Bora on Sunday
Bora Bora to Taha'a
"Haumana" departs Bora Bora on a Monday
disembarking at Taha'a on Thursday. 
Either stay awhile at Taha'a or catch a direct flight back to Papeete.  Our Specialists have all the details and options.

Families & Kids
For families with 2 children, The Resort recommends a stay in either a Garden Pool Villa or an Otemanu View Beach Suite with Jacuzzi, as both these categories accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in comfort with their room configuration of 1 King Bed, 1 Single Bed and either a cot or a Rollaway Single Bed. (Please note, the provision of a rollaway bed is at additional cost and not included in the “Kids Stay Free” arrangement).

Bullet Kids Stay Free

Children aged under 13 years stay free (including breakfast) when sharing a room with parents & utilising existing bedding.
A complimentary-use cot is provided for infants aged under 3 years.

Bullet Kids Eat Free

Children aged under 13 years of age eat free off the special Kids’ Menu when dining with parents.
Conditions:
1. Not applicable on beverages, mini bar, room service or any regular restaurant menu, bars or beverages.
2. Not applicable for themed dinners.
3. For canoe breakfasts and all meals on 24 and 31 December each year, children aged from 3 to 12 years inclusive receive a 50% discount. 

Bullet Special Facilities for Children
Boat transfers are free for guests aged under 13 years.
Babysitting (charged) is available on request.  Guests are recommended to book babysitting in advance.

Check-in/Check Out
Standard check-in and check-out times:
Check-In Time: 3:00pm
Check-Out Time: 11:00am
To guarantee room occupancy for guests arriving before 3:00pm accommodation will need to be reserved from the night previous to arrival date.
Late check-out to 6:00pm 
For stays 01 April to 31 May and 01 November to 31 March guests are charged 50% of the nightly accommodation rate booked.
For stays 01 June to 31 October; in order to guarantee a late check-out, accommodation will need to be booked for an additional night.
Transit Rooms
For guests departing after they have checked out of their accommodation, may request the use of a Transit Room to freshen up before departing the resort. Transit Rooms can be booked on-site only.

Resort Cancellation/Modification Policy
Bullet 
All cancellations and modifications shall be notified in writing and received by The Resort during business hours (Tahiti time): Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm – Saturday 8:00am to 12:00noon.
Bullet Bookings cancelled or modified less than 14 days prior to the scheduled day of arrival at the Resort: a 2-night cancellation fee applies
Bullet Bookings cancelled or modified on the day of arrival at the resort or during the stay will be charged in full. There will be no refund for stays shorter than scheduled.
Bullet No Shows: The full stay plus applicable taxes, and arrival boat transfers will be charged. There will be no refund (for unused nights) in the case of no-show guests arriving on unscheduled dates and undertaking a shorter stay than scheduled.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Travel Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Resort Facilities
Bullet 24 Hour Reception
Bullet Welcome Cocktail

Bullet 3 Restaurants
Bullet 2 Bars
Bullet Polynesian Show & Buffet Fridays (subject to change)
Bullet Manea Spa & Fitness Centre, In-room massage
Bullet Currency Exchange
Bullet Guest Relations Desk
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Complimentary Boat Shuttle Service to and from mainland
Bullet Secretarial Sercice
Bullet Boutique/Convenience Shop (includes Black Pearls) 
Bullet Laundry Service
Bullet Scuba Dive on-site TopDive Bora Bora
Bullet Kayaks & Canoes
Bullet Snorkelling Gear, tennis court, Petanque, Table Tennis,
      Snooker Table

Bullet Jet-Ski Tour
Bullet Stand-Up Paddle
Bullet Deep Sea Fishing
Bullet Boat Rental
Bullet Wedding Chapel. Polynesian and Traditional Weddings  
Bullet 24 Hour Room Service Meals  
Bullet Wi-fi available throughout property. 2 computers in library 
Bullet Beach Volleyball, Table Tennis, Games
Bullet Coral Nursery
Bullet Private Honeymoon champagne dinner

Room Facilities
Bullet Air Conditioning and ceiling fan

Bullet Television, Includes English channel
Bullet CD & DVD player
Bullet Hotel Movie Chanel

Bullet Refrgerator, fully stocked mini bar
Bullet Coffee/Tea making facilitites
Bullet In-room safe
Bullet Hair Dryer
Bullet IDD Telephone
Bullet Furnished Balcony
Bullet Separate Toilet with telephone

Bullet Disabled Facilities:  3 Overwater Bungalows are equipped with
     an access ramp, wide doors and entry, raised toilets, shower
     with seat 
and retractable armrests. 

Charges may apply to some amenities/services