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Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

4-star4 stars
Bp 6, Nunue, Vaitape, Bora Bora, Bora Bora, 98730, French Polynesia

4-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Coral Gardens
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

More Info: 6823 2342

  • Superior Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Beachfront
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Overwater (Over Water)
  • Luxury Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Overwater (Over Water)
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Garden View
  • Luxury Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Overwater

What’s around Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort


  • On the waterfront
  • Matira Beach - 21 min walk
  • Coral Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Motu Piti - 4 min walk
  • Matira Point - 20 min walk
  • Leopard Rays Trench - 15 min walk
  • Moti Piti Aau Beach - 21 min walk
  • Nui Beach - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Motu Mute Airport (BOB) - 5 min drive
  • Raiatea (RFP-Uturoa) - 6 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 55 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must travel by boat transfer (surcharge) to this property.
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


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times *


  • Free self parking on site


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Latitude 16 - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Hurricane - This tapas bar is located by the pool and specializes in local and international cuisine. Open daily.


On Site

  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • Marara
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort Resort
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort Bora Bora
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort Resort Bora Bora
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Beach
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Beach Resort
  • Sofitel Marara Beach Resort
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
  • Sofitel Marara
  • Sofitel Marara Bora Bora Beach Resort
  • Sofitel Marara Resort
  • Sofitel Marara Beach


For safety reasons, children under 12 years old are not allowed in overwater bungalows. 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.

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.

Optional extras

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 12784 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 11 costs XPF 6392.00 (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 Marara Beach Resort

  • Does Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort 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.
  • Is Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort currently open?
    This property will be closed from March 01 2019 to December 31 2020 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).
  • Is parking offered on site at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort?
    You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort?
    Yes, Latitude 16 offers local and international cuisine, ocean views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Fare Tama'a Maitai (9-min walk), Fare Manuia (13-min walk), and Bloody Mary's (2.1 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is XPF 12784 per person roundtrip.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 68 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
It was amazing experience. Location is great to go to the main island and interact with local as well
faviela, us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Lovely hotel, beautiful location and lovely staff. Breakfast wasn’t great - the food wasn’t refreshed or replenished and at 9am the buffet was empty despite running until 11am. We had to ask for Coffee, along with notifying the manager that there was no food left for customers on the breakfast buffet.
Natasha, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Bora Bora Baby
The Sofitel in Bora was fantastic. They were renovating the overwater bungalows but you couldn’t even tell. The location is perfect for walking to dinner and the market. That location is valueable if you want local stuff and save some money. The beach is small but there were only about 10 other people there so it was perfect. The lagoon is beautiful and has reefs so you can snorkel right from the hotel. They give you fins and a mask for free so that’s great. Also, you can reserve a kayak for free and hit the coral gardens, which is near the Sofitel private island. (That’s a separate hotel across the lagoon from this Sofitel). It’s the perfect distance to kayak and see some of the best snorkeling in bora. All and all this place is fantastic, worth the price and is often time cheaper than other places on bora.
Tony, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would recommend Marara! Would love to come back.
The resort was great! Only complaint is the bugs and geckos in the room. Not sure how they get in but they did. The beach and pool were fantastic. The breakfast buffet was great, we looked forward to it every morning. Location was great 2500 francs to get to town on the taxi. We liked walking to Luckys for dinner. Some restaurants like St. James send a taxi to pick you up and drop you off. It only cost 400 francs. You can also do quite a bit of snorkeling off the shore and a 20 min kayak paddle gets you to the Coral garden for snorkeling. Spa was at the private island so we spent an afternoon and evening over there without having to pay triple the price to stay on the private island. We actually preferred the openness of Sofitel Marara over the more tightly developed Sofite private island.
Bronson, us6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Love the Sofitel resorts.
koi, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
My fiancé and I spent one night at Sofitel the first night we arrived in Bora Bora. It was pleasant, the place was quiet, and the service staff was very friendly and eager help.
Ning Yan, usRomance trip
Good 6.0
Disappointed on this Hotel for the price we paid
We just arrived last night to this hotel which was recommended to us by our friends . The lady at the reception last nite was very nice after a tiring trip to bira bira we decided to have dinner by the pool and there we encountered disaster , we waited an hour to get our food , they served us butter to start with but no bread to eat the butter with ?? We got a garden view bungalow our first time in Bora Bora for our honeymoon .the bungalow is alright but TV doesn’t work too much disturbance and WiFi is very very slow always shows no network. We were in Moorea previous 3 days and since it was our honeymoon they upgraded us to a beautiful bungalow and offered us a bottle of champagne in our room to congratulate us on our wedding . We were expecting good service from the Sofitel in Bora Bors but very disappointed we asked for an ocean side and they said sure but you have to pay extra. Would not recommend this hotel for honeymoon stay.
Gulshan, asRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Honeymoon in Paradise
From the moment we landed in the tiny airport in Bora Bora, we were greeted by a Sofitel employee and received our leis. We then jumped on to a motor boat and rode through the most beautiful sites either of us had ever seen. After 25 minutes or so, we got to the resort and were greeted by a couple more extremely nice and outgoing Sofitel employees. Check-in was a breeze and we were in our room within 15 minutes. Our room was beautiful and had a bottle of champagne and rose pedals waiting on our bed. By the 3rd day of our vacation all the employees already knew our names and we felt like family. The staff gives you privacy when you want it, and are there with whatever you request in minutes when you need it. The views from the room, pool and restaurant are out of this world. The restaurants and shows were great and fun. If you're planning your honeymoon or a big anniversary, look no further, this is where you want to be for your romantic getaway. We're definitely going back as soon as we can.
Brett, us7 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great place with an awesome view
My wife and I stayed at the Sofitel Marara for Christmas. We stayed in the overwater bungalow which was certainly worth it as we had non interrupted views of the ocean. We also used the transfer boat service from the airport (which is dearer than the local boat). Upon arrival we were greeted in French Polynesian style and taken to the boat. It then takes about 20 mins across to the Sofitel. Sofitel Marara is part of the Bora Bora Island as well and they do have a private island resort too. We arrived earlier than the check in time of 2pm but were well looked after. Whilst we waited we were provided free breakfast and to just lounge around. They also worked hard in getting the room ready for us which was made available by 11am - a real bonus! Our room was amazing, provided incredible views of the lagoon and sea. Amenities were also well worth the price, with a mini bar supplied with lots of water and free canned drinks for our stay. We were also given a free Sofitel T Shirt and a sarong. The bed was large and comfortable as was the bathroom. The room was well sized and the balcony area outside provided sun loungers and a side step to go for a swim directly from your bungalow. Breakfast was provided every morning, but was limited in selection. Fruits wise it was great to get majority of the tropical fruits. Food options are provided in the local restaurants but are pricey. There is a mini mart 5 mins walk where you can get a few things and The Lucky House takeaway. A must do.
nz2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Flott sted og fantastisk service.litt slitt, men ellers veldig bra.
Oystein, no4 night romance trip

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