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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, Bora Bora

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

Upscale beachfront resort with restaurant, near Coral Gardens
  • Free WiFi
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From 1,066 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
Could use a good cleaning

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, Bora Bora

from $661
  • Luxury Bungalow (Direct Lagoon Access)
  • Luxury Bungalow

What’s around Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, Bora Bora


  • Coral Gardens - 1 min walk
  • Matira Beach - 20 min walk
  • Matira Point - 24 min walk
  • Motu Piti - 1 min walk
  • Moti Piti Aau Beach - 17 min walk
  • Leopard Rays Trench - 20 min walk
  • Nui Beach - 41 min walk
  • Mt. Otemanu - 2.5 mi / 4 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 31 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size single
  • 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

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, Bora Bora’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
  • 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. For more details, please contact the property using the details provided on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 42 reviews

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, usRomance 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
Exceptional 10.0
A little piece of paradise
We had an awesome time at Sofitel. We went for our honeymoon and everyone at the hotel was super courteous and nice. The views, the water, the marine life, in the hotel is amazing. The only negative thing (which wasn't too big of a deal since we only stayed 5 nights) is that there is only one hotel restaurant, and the menu doesn't change, so after 5 days we were starting to wish there was more variety. I highly recommend this hotel and looking forward to going back.
Carlos, us3 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, caRomance trip

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, Bora Bora

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