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SOFITEL BORA BORA
MARARA BEACH RESORT
Our Resort Report

Major Renovation Program Announced
04 March 2019 to 31 May 2020.
The Resort was closed 04 March 2019
and is scheduled to reopen
01 December 2019
Some ongoing work to some room categories will continue
See full details below.

Renovations at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort 
A major renovation of the resort commenced on 01 September 2018:

Full Renovation Program
04 March to 30 November 2019:
The Resort is closed for renovation.

The resort reopens 01 December 2019

01 December 2019 to 31 May 2020
Superior Bungalow with Garden View and Superior Bungalow Beach Front categories will be closed for renovation and major upgrading.

Our Thoughts on Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
For the standard of accommodation and services offered, this mid-size resort with 55 bungalows is very good value for money. As with all resorts on Bora Bora, the transfer from the airport is by boat, so when staying at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, arriving and departing guests enjoy boat transfers through the sheltered waters of the lagoon to and from the resort. Marara Beach is a perfect white sand beach in a sheltered bay towards the south of magnificent Bora Bora mainland and this resort is located right on Marara Beach.

Bora Bora is not a huge island, so by staying on the mainland, guests can visit any part of the main island with ease. Sofitel Marara Beach is located in a part of the island which is popular for resorts, so there are plenty of opportunities for guests to walk to the nearby convenience stores and local restaurants which have sprung up in the vicinity.

The jetty for arrivals and departures and for the boat to and from the nearby Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort is located very handy to the resort’s main restaurant, horizon swimming pool, LeSpa and the Reception area. The buildings which house these hotel facilities are magnificently Polynesian in style, with their soaring thatched roofs, warm wooden interiors and terraces built right out over the lagoon.

Bora Bora is famous for its spectacular lagoon, its magnificent scenery and its fabulous international resorts. At this resort guests get to stay on the mainland within walking distance of other resorts, local restaurants and bars and all the activities the mainland has to offer with the bonus, just minutes away, of easy access to Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island and its world-class resort facilities, beautiful coral gardens for snorkelling and kayaking and romantic views back over the lagoon to your “home” Resort. An additional cost applies to transfer to Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island and guests from Sofitel Marara will only be allowed to land on the condition that a meal (lunch, dinner or the Romantic Soiree) is reserved.

Included in the tariff at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort:
● American Breakfast daily
● Complimentary Wifi Access
● Mini Bar (Water, Soft Drinks & Beer) 
     replenished daily.
Conditions:
 - Excludes Room Service Breakfast and Canoe Breakfast.

What Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort Say About Themselves
Bora Bora, the Pearl of the Pacific is often called the most beautiful island in the world. Jagged green peaks cascade down to white sand beaches and shimmering blue lagoons. In the unparalleled Matira Bay nestles Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort.

A quintessential Bora Bora beach resort, the luxury hotel sits on a sparkling beach with lush grounds dotted by hibiscus flowers and tropical blossoms. Meander the tropical landscape and explore the riches of the island.

A highlight of the resort, Polynesian style bungalows showcase natural materials and forms inspired by the tropical setting. Over water bungalows perch just atop the lagoon and feature in-floor viewing platforms to watch the aquatic wonders below.

Meanwhile beach bungalows place guests directly on the white sands while other bungalows tuck guests away within the lush gardens. All bungalows offer guests luxurious indulgences from Sofitel MyBeds to deluxe French bath elixirs.

Discover one of the world's most desired destinations in exclusive Sofitel style.”
 

Our Specials
There is a wide range of specials available which include Honeymoon and Wedding Anniversary inclusions, Stay-Longer-Pay-Less specials and good discounts for combining stays at this resort with other Sofitel Resorts on Moorea and Bora Bora islands and at Le Meridien Tahiti. Our Specialists will provide specific advice on the specials that pertain to your particular holiday plans but here are some of the specials currently available.

Bullet Honeymoon & Wedding Anniversaries Bonus
Honeymooners and those celebrating participating Wedding Anniversaries receive the following with compliments of Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
 Stays of 3 nights:
    A cocktail for 2 at the bar
 Stays of 4 nights:
    A cocktail for 2 at the bar plus a Flower Bed
 Stays of 6 nights:
     A cocktail for 2 at the bar, a Flower Bed and a
     complimentary Black Pearl
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays all year
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types.
 - Valid for 12 months following the date of civil union.
 - Applies to mono gender couples where civil union is legally
   recognised
 - Applies to Wedding Anniversaries, valid within 12 months
   of the anniversary date every 5 years starting from 5th 
   anniversary of marriage.
 - Status of Honeymoon and Wedding Anniversary to be
   established at the time of booking accommodation.

Bullet Stay Longer Save More Specials
Bullet Stays of 3 or 4 Nights Save 25%
 Stay 3 or 4 consecutive nights and receive a 25%
     discount off our bed and breakfast rates
Bullet Stays of 5, 6 and 7 Nights Save 30%
 Stay 5, 6 or 7 consecutive nights and receive a 30%
     discount off our bed and breakfast rates
Bullet Stays of 8 Nights or More Save 35%
 Stay 8 consecutive nights or longer and receive 35%
     discount off our bed and breakfast rates.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays all year
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types.
 - May not be combined with any other special rate.
 - Accommodation may be split between different
   accommodation categories providing the total stay
   is of consecutive nights.
 - May only be combined with Honeymoon and Anniversary
   Bonus Offers.

Bullet Free Dinners Special
     (Includes Breakfasts and Dinners)
 Stay 4 consecutive nights or more and receive
     Complimentary Dinner daily at main restaurant

Excludes beverages
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays all year except any dates between
   01 June and 31 October.
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types.
 - May not be combined with any other special rate.
 - May be combined with Honeymoon and Anniversary
   Bonus Offer.
 - Excludes Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners

Bullet 
Island Combo Rates:
Additional discounts (over Stay Longer, Save More Specials) of between 5% and 10% are offered for stay in a combination of Sofitel French Polynesia Resorts. Our Specialists have full details of these very worthwhile Combo Rate special discounts.
Conditions:
- Valid for stays all year
- Valid for stays in all accommodation types.
- May only be combined with "Stay Longer, Save More"
   Special.
- May be combined with Honeymoon and Anniversary 
  Bonus Offers.

Your Accommodation Choices
At Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort there is a wide range of accommodation types within the resort’s 55 accommodation units.  Our rates all include full American Buffet Breakfast daily and wifi access.

As you arrive at the jetty from the airport, the central hotel facilities and pool are directly ahead of you. To the left, built on the land lining the beach, are 11 Superior Bungalows Beach Front. Behind these you will see the 20 Superior Bungalows with Garden View. To the right of the arrival jetty, pool and restaurants there are 2 small lagoon island motus and from each of these, boardwalks extend out over the lagoon providing access to the 13 Luxury Overwater Bungalows. In addition, there are 11 bungalows which are accessed directly from the motu land but which have part of the living space and their decks built over the lagoon - these bungalows are called "Superior Overwater Bungalows".

From 01 January 2020, the land-based bungalows are undergoing a major refurbishment.  The major change is with the Superior Bungalows Beachfront, which will have the addition of a private patio added off the back, which will contain a private outdoor plunge pool.

All accommodation is air-conditioned, has cable TV and a mini bar. Rooms open out to a deck with a thatched roof. Complimentary wifi access is available in all accommodation.

Room Categories (In ascending tariff order)
Land-Based Bungalows
Bullet Superior Bungalows with Garden View:
Bullet Superior Bungalows Beach Front:
Superior Beach Bungalows have 24m2 of living space and 7m2 of decks.  Superior Garden Bungalows have 34m2 of living space and 10m2 of decks.
Maximum Occupancy:   2 Adults & 1 Child aged under 12 years
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed
Additional Bedding:  1 Rollaway Bed may be added for a child.

Overwater Bungalows
Bullet Superior Overwater Bungalows:
Built over the lagoon off the close-in lagoon motus and accessed directly from the land, Superior Overwater Bungalows are 31m2 in size with 21m2 decks. There is only a short walk from these Bungalows to the central buildings, the pool and restaurants. Enjoy an “overwater experience” with the convenience of  access from dry land.
Maximum Occupancy:   2 Adults & 2 Childen aged 12 years and under.
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed and 1 Fold-out Sofa Bed
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Luxury Overwater Bungalows:
Accessed from short boardwalks off the close-in lagoon motus, Luxury Overwater Bungalows have 50m2 of living space and 37m2 decks. Unlike some overwater bungalows in Bora Bora, the Luxury Overwater Bungalows at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach are all very handy to the shore, so you get the overwater experience without a long hike to and from the rest of the resort facilities.
Maximum Occupancy:   2 Adults & 2 Childen aged 12 years and under.
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed and 1 Fold-out Sofa Bed
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Luxury Overwater Horizon Bungalows:
Located on the end of each pier, Luxury Overwater Horizon Bungalows have 50m2 of living space and 37m2 decks. Guests enjoy long views of the lagoon without the long walk to the end of a long overwater pier.
Maximum Occupancy:   2 Adults & 2 Childen aged 12 years and under.
Bedding Configuration: 1 King Bed and 1 Fold-out Sofa Bed
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated.

Getting to and from Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
Bora Bora Airport is located on an island in the lagoon and arriving guests enjoy wonderful views of the whole island as you approach by air. A fast launch transfer is provided between the airport jetty and the resort which is located on Marara Beach on Bora Bora’s main island. The airport is almost at the opposite end of the lagoon from Marara Beach, so there is a superb trip through the sheltered lagoon to reach the resort. The feeling when staying here is of an island resort, but here, guests have the advantage of ready access to Vaitape Town, Mt Otemanu and all the features and services, restaurants and supermarkets available on the “mainland”. 

Adult guests are welcome to visit the sister resort, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort which is only 1 km over the lagoon from Marara Beach.

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.

Bullet Families & Kids
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is a family friendly resort. 
Child facilities include:
Kids Club
Babysitting service

Bullet Kids Stay Free
One Child aged under 12 years stays free (including breakfast) when sharing a room with parents utilising existing bedding or complimentary extra bed (when offered)

Bullet Kids Meals Specials
Bullet Young Kids Eat Free
● 
Children under 3 years of age eat free when dining
     with parents.
Bullet Older Child Meal Discount
● 
Children aged 3 to 11 years of age receive a 50%
     discount on prepaid meal plans when dining with parents
Conditions:
 - Older Child Meal Discount does not apply to Kids’ Menu.

Check-in/Check Out
Official hotel check-in and check-out times:
Check In Time: 2:00pm
Check Out Time: 12 noon
Early Check-in & Late Check-Out
To guarantee room availability prior to 2:00pm guests
need to book accommodation from the night previous
to scheduled arrival day.
Late check-out requests may only be made by guests
once they check in.  

Cancellation Policies
All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellation Policy for stays during the High Season
     01 June to 31 October
Cancellations made 1 to 21 days prior to scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost of staying 2 nights at the accommodation rate booked.
Bullet Cancellation Policy for stays during the Low Season
      01 April to 31 May
      01 November to 31 March
Cancellations made 1 to 14 days or less prior to scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost of staying 1 night at the accommodation rate booked.
Bullet Cancellations made within 24 hours and guests failing to
     show on scheduled arrival date incur a cancellation fee
     equal to 100% of the cost of total accommodation booked

The information on this page is correct as at 26 July 2019 and is based on our supplier contracts valid to 31 March 2020. All information shown is subject to change without notice.



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Resort Facilities (complimentary)
Bullet Outdoor unheated Swimming Pool
Bullet Safety deposit box at reception
Bullet Parking

Other Resort Facilities (charges apply)
Bullet Two Restaurants
Bullet Two Bars
Bullet Gift Shop/Newspaper Shop
Bullet Boat Excursions
Bullet Snorkelling/Scuba diving centre
Bullet Windsurfing facilities
Bullet Bicycle Hire
Bullet Table tennis
Bullet Volleyball facilities
Bullet LeSpa

Room Facilities
Bullet Air Conditioning
Bullet Ceiling Fan
Bullet Flat Screen TV
Bullet Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Bullet Rain Shower
Bullet L'Occitane Amenities
Bullet Wifi
Bullet Iron & Ironing Board
Bullet Safe Deposit Box
Bullet Mini Bar
Bullet Cable/Satellite TV
Bullet Hairdryer

Kids Facilities
Bullet 
Babysitting