Overwater Bungalows In Bora Bora, French Polynesia - Updated 2023


Bora Bora, known as ‘The Jewel of the Sea’, is a unique, small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. It is a romantic place surrounded by islets and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef. While secluded, it is easily accessible - just less than one hour away from Papeete by plane. The airport is on Motu Mete. As you alight from the plane, gawp at the sight of iconic Mount Otemanu, a dominant volcano that is in the middle of Tahiti when it comes into view. In Bora Bora, you can be as active or inactive as you wish to be. Visit the main village of Vaitape, shop at the local boutiques or dine at one of Bora Bora’s restaurants. Or explore Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu on a guided hike or Jeep Safari tour. For the more adventurous guests, popular lagoon excursions include activities such as snorkelling, diving, fishing, cruising, paddle boarding, Jet Skiing, kitesurfing, and of course, shark and ray feeding. You can also quench your adrenaline by parasailing, skydiving, or touring the island by helicopter. Start your vacation in this jewel of an island by booking one of our selected beachfront properties today.

1. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora (from USD 3128)

The lovely Four Seasons Bora Bora looks out to the beautiful turquoise waters of a private beach. It offers accommodation of over-water bungalows and beachfront villas with views of Mount Otemanu. The villas here feature traditional wooden furnishings and high ceilings. All accommodation comes with fluffy pillows and iPod docking station. Guests can work out in the open-air fitness centre, or pamper yourself at the waterfront day spa. The resort have amenities such as an infinity pool, a tennis court and snorkelling tours of the lagoon sanctuary where you can see many exotic marine animals. Other activities include kayaking, catamaran cruises, windsurfing and shark feeding. There is a variety of cuisines at the four on-site restaurants such as Polynesian, French and Asian cuisine. Motu Mute Airport is a mere 15-minute boat ride away.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Wifi Available

Address: BP 547, Motu Tehotu
Accommodates: 6

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms

2. Hotel Maitai Polynesia (from USD 973)

Lounge in the rooms or bungalows of Hotel Maitai Polynesia. The rooms are either beach or garden view. The homes have a glass table that allows guests to watch the fish swimming below. Each room and bungalow comes with amenities such as air conditioning, satellite TV and a minibar. This property is a 1-minute walk from the beach. The resort is situated in the south of Bora Bora on Matira Point Beach. “Haere Mai” restaurant is in the midst of a tropical garden and specialises in French and Polynesian cuisine. Activities that guests can enjoy include traditional Polynesian singing and dancing. Free use of fishing, snorkelling and kayaking equipment is included. The tour desk can book island cruises and scuba diving trips. Motu Mute Airport is 10 km (6 miles) from Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora.

Maitai Bora Bora

Wifi Available

Address: BP 505
Accommodates: 3

Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

3. Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa (from USD 2062)

Lovely Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa is one minute from the beach at Motu Tevairoa. Guests can choose between garden suites with private pool, beachfront suites that have a private hot tub or overwater bungalows with direct access to the sea. Each accommodation has a 20-inch LCD satellite TV, air conditioning and free Wifi. Pearl Beach Resort and Spa Bora Bora have two boutiques, a diving centre, and a tennis court. Tavai Spa offers beauty treatments to pamper guests. It is easy to get here - just take a private boat from Motu Mute airport.

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts

Wifi Available

Address: Bp 169 Vaitape
Accommodates: 6

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

4. InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora (from USD 1382)

The property offers beachfront accommodation. Bungalows are air-conditioned and have a sofa bed, DVD player, cable TV and tea/coffee making facilities The bathrooms are spacious with hairdryers and bathrobes provided. A wide selection of water sports activities including snorkelling and kayaking are offered at the property. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, with a wide selection of cuisines. There is also a bar cum restaurant located by the pool. Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport is 11 km (7 miles) from InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort.

InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Matira Point, BP 156 Vaitape
Accommodates: 2

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

5. Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa (from USD 1528)

On Motu To'opua in a private cove, with vast turquoise blue waters and a white sand beach, this resort will allow you to unwind and relax in style. Guests can choose between luxurious villas over water or at the hillside. Wooden floors and an elegant marble bathroom characterise the air-conditioned renovated villas. Each villa includes a spacious lounge area with flat-screen cable TV. Guests can select from a customisable pillow menu, walk-in closet with a vanity desk and there is a selection of complimentary beverages. Some of the villas offer private infinity plunge pools and catamaran-like nets providing ocean views. Guests can swim in the infinity pool, pamper themselves with a treatment at the day spa, sample fine cuisine at four restaurants, or workout at the fitness centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Wifi Available

Address: BP 502, Vaitape
Accommodates: 6

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

6. InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa Bora Bora (from USD 2491)

This 5-star resort and day spa has villas situated over the water. Each air-conditioned accommodation has a large shaded terrace that offers views of Bora Bora. The private villas have a living room with a glass-bottom coffee table. Within the property, there is a fitness room, Turkish bath and an outdoor pool. Guests at Le Reef Restaurant can dine on the terrace overlooking the lagoon or inside the air-conditioned dining room. The hotel’s restaurant is situated on the resort’s private beach. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is only less than 8 km (5 miles) from Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport.

InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Motu Piti Aau
Accommodates: 4

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Terrace

7. Sofitel Marara Beach Resort (from USD 372)

Sofitel Marara Beach Resort features luxuriously air-conditioned bungalows with a separate toilet attached. Each home has a deck with sun loungers, a rain shower, and a plasma-screen TV. Within each bungalow, there is a free minibar with a selection of beers, sodas and water. All bungalows are built over blue waters or set on the beach. The beach is 15 minutes away. There is an infinity pool within the property, or guests can choose to take part in activities such as boat hire, jet skiing and kayaking. The restaurant overlooks the lagoon and offers cuisine theme nights and a Tahitian oven. The beachfront bar serves snacks throughout the afternoon and cocktails each evening, with live entertainment some nights. Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is 3 km (1.8 miles) from Motu Roa Beach. It is accessible via a 20-minute trip by shuttle boat from Bora Bora Airport. There is also a two-minute shuttle boat to a private island offering secluded swimming and snorkelling areas.

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

Address: BP 6, Bora Bora, Nunue Vaitape

Babysitting/child services Internet services Pool with view Tour or class about local culture Bicycle rental (additional charge) Non-smoking rooms Smoke alarms 24-hour security

8. Le Méridien (from USD 832)

This resort is situated on an unspoilt tropical beach without road access. The beachfront and overwater bungalows offer the view across Bora Bora Lagoon to Mount Otemanu. Suites and villas are also available with a private pool on the beach front. Each accommodation includes an in-room safe, satellite TV, iPod docking station and a minibar. There are facilities such as a sea-turtle protection centre, infinity-edge pool and two restaurants. Snorkelling equipment, outrigger canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats are available for use free of charge. Relax at the day spa with a range of body treatments and massages. Motu Mute Airport is 9 km (5.5 miles) away.

Beautiful Bora Bora awaits

With its crystal clear blue waters, stunning volcanic views in the distance, Bora Bora is a place to escape your worries and seek solace in the tranquillity. Appreciate the peace and quiet of our selected beachfront properties and start by booking one today.

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