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SOFITEL BORA BORA
PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT

Our Resort Report

Our Thoughts on Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort, 
Located off Matira Point, Bora Bora 
Extensively upgraded as at September 2012 Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort is an exclusive stand-alone Adults-Only resort. In addition, all the facilities of the mainland sister property, the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Resort are available to guests of the Private Island Resort. A strictly limited number of guests of the Sofitel Marara Beach Resort on the mainland also have access to The Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort, so there will be the odd day-tripper around enjoying the restaurant and beaches on the island.  However, anyone from the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort wishing to visit the island needs to apply and pay for a "Day Pass" which provides them with boat shuttle, a pre-paid meal of their choice, transfers etc.  This means that numbers of "Day Passes" are strictly controlled.

The little island, on which The Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort is the only occupant, is around 850 metres off the mainland in the Bora Bora Lagoon, well inside the fringing reef. The island’s natural features are a small hill in the centre from which there are uninterrupted views right around the lagoon and over to the romantic Mt Otemanu on the mainland, a beautiful living reef and coral garden on one side which is wonderful for snorkelling and kayaking and white sand beaches on the other. The resort takes up only a small portion of the land as the majority of the bungalows are built out over the lagoon in one row of overwater bungalows which are accessed by short boardwalks off the north coast of the island. The normal tariff includes buffet breakfast.

Although there are other great resorts on islands in the Bora Bora Lagoon, this resort is unique in that it is an intimate, high quality adults-only property on a small natural island only a relatively short distance away from its sister resort and all the action on the mainland.

Normal Resort Rates include:
Free unlimited wifi
Free Transfers to and from the island.
Full American Breakfast Buffet daily
Free Mini Bar replenished daily
Mini Bar Contents:
Water
Soft Drinks
Beer

What Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort Say About Themselves
During the first half of 2012, the Private Island undertook major improvements to its infrastructure and developed a new style of service with our guests’ well-being the only focus! The Private Island continues to offer elegant and traditional bungalows either in the lush tropical vegetation, over the water or in our unique Villa Suite with its own private beach and Jacuzzi. For those who are seeking intimacy and want to escape from the crowd and large resorts, this is the ultimate private retreat. 

You will enjoy its beautiful, newly extended sandy beaches, its unique coral garden, now accessible from the shore, for endless magic moments of snorkelling and much more on this botanical, preserved garden island.

Private Island guests can now savour an incredible sunset Champagne on top of the island (Mount Uuta) while enjoying the panoramic view over the lagoon and the famous outline of Mount Otemanu. The evening continues with a romantic dinner on the beach, feet in the sand and the eyes lifted to the sky…Guests will be delighted by the authentic Polynesian show with dancers arriving by outrigger canoe and a magical gift given to the couple…Magnifique Moments!

Of course this unique, luxury experience is now possible thanks to following upgrades and changes which occurred in 2012:
•New sense of welcoming: Guests are welcomed by the pu (traditional seashell blown to welcome the guests) and receive a complimentary fresh coconut water cocktail. They will be crowned with fragrant lei and refreshed by the delicate scent of an oshiburi towelette.
•New sense of personalization: Guests will discover throughout their stay that many details have been thought with special care as to their own preferences or developed and personalized with their own name.
•New sense of surprise: As detailed above the hotel now offers “Magnifique” experiences either on top of the hill with panoramic views of the Bora Bora lagoon, or directly on the beach (new dinner experience, new exclusive lunch…)
•New sense of gastronomy: New menus have been developed for our gourmet guests taking into careful consideration their culinary habits and desires.
•New sense of well being: A new concept of Holistic spa is now available on the Private Island for massages and treatments in the intimacy of your own bungalow or directly in the lagoon while delighting to the sounds of the crystal water.
•New sense of “I DO”: The private island has developed new wedding ceremonies with many “à la carte” options to truly personalize the couple’s special moment. Ceremonies take place on top of the island with panoramic views (beach option also available).

Discover true paradise in stunning blue waters, pure white sand beaches and the preserved nature of our very own private island boasting a unique botanical garden, 360 degree panoramic views, luxurious sunsets, and an incredible coral garden.”

Our Specials
As is the case with all Sofitel properties in French Polynesia there is a wide range of specials available which include Honeymooner inclusions, Stay Longer, Save More specials and good discounts for combining stays at this resort with other Sofitel Resorts on Moorea and Bora Bora.

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 Private Island Resort.
Stays of 1 or 2 nights:
     A Pareo for the bride and T Shirt for the groom
Stays of 3 nights:
     A Pareo/Tee shirt and a flower bedecked bed.
Stays of 4 and 5 nights:
     A Pareo/Tee shirt, flower bed and a Black Pearl.
Stays of 6 nights:
     Arrival gifts plus a Pareo/Tee shirt, flower bed, Black Pearl
     and Sunset Champagne.
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 your
   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
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
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
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 except any dates between
   01 June and 31 October.
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types.
 - May only be combined with Combo 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 Offer
 Stay a minimum 4 consecutive nights and receive
    Free Dinner for 2 daily at Manutuki Restaurant.
    Beverages excluded.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays all year.
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types.
 - May not be combined with any other Special.
 - Not valid for Christmas or 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
On the Island there is a choice of either the 10 Island Luxury Lodges which are located on the island within the tropical gardens, the 20 Island Luxury Overwater Bungalows or the Island Luxury Villa. The design of the resort ensures that no accommodation unit is more than around 150 metres away from the resort lobby, restaurant, jetty etc. All accommodation is air-conditioned, has cable TV and a mini bar. Rooms open out to a thatch-roofed deck.

Bullet Luxury Lodge Bungalows with Ocean View

There are three groups of Luxury Lodge Bungalows. One group of three lodges (with decks virtually right on the water’s edge), faces west towards the InterContinental Resort around 1 km away over the lagoon. A second group of 4 lodges is located a few metres up the hill (just enough to ensure they all have good views above the palm trees) and face east over the Overwater Bungalows towards Mt Otemanu and the main island. A further group of 3 is located a little further along the beach on slightly raised ground to ensure occupants enjoy views of Mt Otemanu above the Overwater Bungalows while still being very close to the beach. Each Polynesian-inspired thatched-roof Lodge bungalow has a high peaked ceiling and plenty of space at 33m2 of living space and 12m2 of decking.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 singles on request
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Luxury Overwater Bungalows
The Luxury Overwater Bungalows face up the lagoon to the north-east with Mt Otemanu off to the left and the motu islands on the outside of the lagoon to the right stretching off into the distance. All Luxury Overwater Bungalows are built in one line running parallel to the shore and are accessed by two short boardwalks over the lagoon. We like the fact that because there are only around 10 bungalows off each boardwalk, there is no great distance to walk between each individual bungalow and the central resort buildings. Each Bungalow is 33m2 in area and has 22m2 of decking with a very good indoor/outdoor flow.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional Bedding accommodated.

Bullet Luxury Bungalows, Horizon Overwater:
Located at the end of the right-hand pier, Horizon Bungalows provide special panoramic views with Mt Otemanu off to one side and out front, a sweeping vista of the lagoon out to the lagoon-fringing islands. Horizon Bungalows and Luxury Villas have the same tariff structure.
Each Bungalow is 33m2 in area and has 22m2 of decking with a very good indoor/outdoor flow.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional Bedding accommodated.

Bullet Luxury Villa Ocean View

Nestled at the end of the short row of beachside Island Luxury Lodges, the 69m2 Island Luxury Villa is large, open and extremely comfortable. The Luxury Villa offers discerning guests many additional features such as a private beach and a wide lagoon view, private Jacuzzi spa bath, a kitchen with a Nespresso Coffee Machine, Bose sound system, 2 flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 singles on request
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Getting to and from Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort
Bora Bora Airport is located on an island in the lagoon and you get wonderful views of the whole island as you approach. A fast launch transfer is provided between the airport jetty and the resort.
A regular resort launch shuttle operates between the Resort and the sister property, The Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort which is located approximately 1km away on the mainland.

Kids Policy
Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is an adults-only resort and children aged under 12 years are not accommodated on the island.

Young people aged 12 years and over are welcome.  However, none of the accommodation on the Private Island accommodates more than 2 guests, so families with 1 or 2 children (aged 12 years and over) are required to book 2 bungalows.

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:
Bullet Outdoor unheated Swimming Pool
Bullet Safety deposit box at reception
Bullet Restaurants
Bullet Bar
Bullet Gift Shop/Newspaper Shop
Bullet Boat Excursions
Bullet Snorkelling/Scuba diving centre
Bullet Windsurfing facilities
Bullet Table tennis
Bullet Volleyball facilities
Bullet LeSpa
Bullet Wellness Centre
Bullet Kayaks
Bullet Bicycle Rental
Bullet Massage
Bullet Evening Entertainment

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