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Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora

4-star4 stars
Bp 6, Nunue, VaitapeBora BoraBora Bora98730French PolynesiaGreat location! See map

Upscale beachfront resort with spa, near Coral Gardens
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Ordinary amenities
Wellness Area
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities
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From 1,364 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora

from $355
  • xd
  • Superior Bungalow, Beachfront
  • X-Std King for 2 persons
  • xd
  • X-Classic King for 2 persons
  • Superior Bungalow, Lagoon View
  • X-Dlx King for 2 persons
  • Luxury Bungalow, Overwater
  • X-Sup King for 2 persons
  • Superior Bungalow, Garden View
  • X-Classic room for 2 persons
  • X-Luxury Beach Bungalow - 1 King Bed
  • Luxury Island Bungalow - Lagoon View
  • Over Water Luxury Bungalow

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
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details. Guests must travel by boat transfer (surcharge) to this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (11 years old and younger) 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


  • Area shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 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

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • 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
  • In-room massage available
  • 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


LeSpa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open select days.


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. Open daily.

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


On Site

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


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora’s small print

Also known as

  • Marara
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach
  • 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. For more details, please contact the property using the details provided on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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.

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

Optional extras

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora


  • On the waterfront
  • Coral Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Matira Beach - 15 min walk
  • Leopard Rays Trench - 16 min walk
  • Matira Point - 19 min walk
  • Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora - 23 min walk
  • Moti Piti Aau Beach - 23 min walk
  • Bora Bora Photo Lagoon - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km

Getting around

  • Bora Bora (BOB-Motu Mute) - 6.1 miles/9.8 km
  • Raiatea (RFP-Uturoa) - 22.1 miles/35.6 km
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 70 reviews

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora
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, usOther trip
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora
Very Good8.0
Gorgeous views wherever you look!
Good deal for the price. Rooms are a bit dated, air conditioner is loud but works well. Bed was nice size and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and try to accommodate all of your needs. Showers nice and hot and great water pressure. Many european guests, not many american guests. Very quiet and not many kids (which we didn't mind, we didn't bring ours). Beach front rooms have gorgeous views and you can walk right out onto beach. Gorgeous location, views. Wonderful infinity pool looking out onto lagoon. Patio boards around pool need to be replaced, but I believe they were working on that. Breakfast buffet was very good, especially omelet station. They have an amazing coral garden right within the resort that they have raised to help preserve and create coral. Incredible fish viewing.
PATRICIA, usRomance trip
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora
Very Good8.0
beach bungalow
Loved being RIGHT on the BEACH!
Robert, usRomance trip
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora
Bad experience
The old lady at the concierge desk would try to understand what we wanted , she would just put her opinion in first place. The younger gentleman on the other hand would go an extra mile try his best in doing his job. They wouldn't allow us to use the room for a late check out, stating that the room would be occupied as soon as we checked out (what we discovered was a lie), instead they let us use an old bathroom for us to take a shower before our flight. This hotel is not worth for the price. Wouldn't go back!
A Traveler, us3 night romance trip
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora
Very Good8.0
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.
A Traveler, nz2 night romance trip

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Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Bora Bora

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