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1 room, 2 adults

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

4.5-star4.5 stars
Bp 516, Nunue, Vaitape, Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, 98730, French Polynesia

4.5-star beachfront resort with spa, near Mt. Otemanu
  • Free WiFi
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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

More Info: 6823 2342

  • Luxury Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Overwater (Over Water)
  • Luxury Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

What’s around Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island


  • On a private beach
  • Matira Beach - 20 min walk
  • Mt. Otemanu - 1 min walk
  • Motu Piti - 1 min walk
  • Coral Gardens - 1 min walk
  • Matira Point - 24 min walk
  • Tupitipiti Point - 1 min walk
  • Mt. Pahia - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Motu Mute Airport (BOB) - 104 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 31 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-out
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Full-service spa
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island’s small print

Also known as

  • Bora Bora Private
  • Sofitel Private Island Hotel Bora Bora
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Hotel
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort
  • Sofitel Private Island Resort
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Bora Bora
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort Bora Bora
  • Bora Bora Private Island
  • Bora Bora Private Island Sofitel
  • Private Island Bora Bora
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
  • Sofitel Private Island
  • Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora
  • Sofitel Private Island Hotel


For safety reasons, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who exercises parental authority while in overwater bungalows.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: XPF 200 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: XPF 15500
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: XPF 15500 (from 12 to 18 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: XPF 26500
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: XPF 26500 (from 12 to 18 years old)

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of XPF 4000 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of XPF 6392 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

  • Does Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Fare Tama'a Maitai (13-min walk), Iriatai (2.1 mi), and Bloody Mary's (2.3 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM at scheduled times. The charge is XPF 6392 per person one-way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 46 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great stay with excellent staff!
Antonio, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely amazing experience
The island is perfectly remote and the service was to notch. The staff really makes you feel at home and you get the personal touch, unlike some of the larger chain hotels. Couldn't be happier with our stay.
Ryan, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommended
The best staff, beautiful views, family had a great time
Gabriel, id1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The trip was absolutley amazing, Bora Bora is the most beautiful place
Karen, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island was a dream come true. There is no better location in Bora Bora: views of the lagoon and Mount Otemanu, proximity to the Coral Gardens (which saves you on an expedition), and free trasnportation to the main can't beat this. In addition, the overwater bungalows are exquisitely furnished. Although the weather and salt water can be damaging to structures, the management has done a great job maintaining the facilities. Lastly, the staff is superb. They were like family and made our vacation uniquely special. Thank you Pipi, Tarita, conch/ukelele/bags/beach attendant guy, Front Office Manager, and all the rest of the staff.
Gerardo, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The hotel restaurant (other than its buffet) served the best food we had in French Polynesia.
us5 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Unfortunately, a Disappointment
There is no denying that the private island is breathtakingly beautiful. We stayed at one of the overwater villas, and the condition of the unit itself was not bad. I will however note - our A/C barely worked, our mini fridge broke down and housekeeping would consistently run out of towels. If you are an English speaker, very few people on-site will be able to understand anything you are saying. The windows are also not sealed, meaning mosquitos will get in. You will also notice odd yellow stains on your sheets and towels. For a 5 star hotel, that is not acceptable. However, what really put us over the edge was the complete lack of service in the restaurant areas. The standard Sofitel was closed with no warning, which means the only places to eat were in their dining room or the bar area. The food is nearly inedible, and the hotel likes to routinely offer overpriced buffets. There is also barely enough food to call it a “buffet”. When we requested a la cart, we were told by one person to take a seat. Another person came by, told us a la carte was not offered and that we had to had to leave if we were not getting a buffet - which again, I found both unacceptable and actually embarrassing. I will note that on a different day, they were very accommodating. There is zero consistently. In my honest opinion, I would suggest splurging on the St. Regis than try to get a good deal at the Sofitel Private Island. Your trip will most likely be soured in some form during your stay.
David, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel on a private island.Highly recommended
Amazing small hotel located on a private island. We will be coming back in a year or two, definitely. Overall we are very happy with our hotel choice at Bora Bora. Beautiful views and quiet. Great place to relax! Free mini bar in the rooms was a BIG plus. It's good to have enough water and drinks available in such hot and humid climate. Thanks Sofitel. For the complaints: WiFi is not very strong especially in overwater bungalows. However main complaint is restaurant. It should have much better menu selection for dinner. Hopefully Sofitel is going to make changes to dinner menu! Poor meat selection! Dinner menu needs improvements. Last thing is actually regarding jet-ski tour sold by Sofitel and organized by Matira Jet Company. Please AVOID at all cost taking a jet-ski tour from MATIRA JET. Pick up was late 15minutes, our guide was very rude (which made the whole paradise experience go to ***. The tour should be 2hrs, and we had only 1h 30min. It was too many jet-ski's which made difficult to keep the group together. On top of that we had 4 jet-ski's occupied with locals (probably owner friends - joining the tour for free). Unacceptable!!! Shame on the people running Matira jet. Stay away!!!! Overpriced and RUDE!
Maciej, us6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Bora bora overwater bungalow
Nice area great staff. We stayed in a water bungalow was nice but dated. Clean though air conditioner broke and flooded room after that it didn’t stay very cool. Food at hotel was pricey and just medium. The breakfast that was included was very good at the private island.
Rebecca, us5 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Lovely island
Pros: Beautiful location. Wonderful to take the boat back and forth from the private island to the mainland. Waitresses were excellent. Over the water wood bungalows magical. Cons: had to change rooms because of ant infestation and termite problems. Broken shower handle, missing window covering slat which let in bugs, missing duvet in duvet cover. Recommendation is that the pestspraying and maintenance programs be enhanced. Wi-fi only available in reception, dining room and not in rooms. Need lounge chairs on all balconies.
Robert, ca8 night romance trip

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