Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

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Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island 5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 5.0/5 1 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • The only unique luxury boutique resort located on its own private island

  • Panoramic 360° views of Mount Otemanu, the Bora Bora lagoon, the islands of Raiatea and Tahaa

  • Exquisite tailor made service catering to your every need

  • Romantic Evening with Sunset Champagne followed by a gourmet dinner show on the beach.

  • A Lagoon Tour swimming with rays, sharks and ending with a Polynesian picnic.

Hotel location

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

98730 NUNUE
French Polynesia

  • By plane

    BORA BORA MOTU MUTE At 15km / 9.32 miles - Shuttle paying

  • By plane

    BORA BORA MOTU MUTE At 11km / 6.88 miles - Shuttle paying

  • By plane

    PAPEETE FAAA At 250km / 156.25 miles - Shuttle paying

  • By helicopter

    BORA BORA AIRDROME At 7km / 4.35 miles

GPS:-16.539106, -151.728002

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In summary
On site
  • Shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar


Manu Tuki, housed in an impressive chapel pandanus restaurant, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the lagoon and Mount Otemanu Bora Bora. Fine cuisine and wine cellar complete this enchanting setting.

Our accommodation(s)

ISLAND LUXURY LODGE, 1 King Size Bed 34 m², 12 m² terrace, King Size bed, air conditioning, fan, safe, minibar, rain shower, bathroom and separate WC, no rollaway bed but existing sofa bed.

LUXURY VILLA, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 69 / 742 sq ft
  • Views: Ocean/Sea view Note

Note :

*Subject to availability

  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Mini Bar

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ALL Rating  5.0/5  1 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.5/5  1,133 reviews

A 27th Wedding Anniversary and Christmas on a Private Island in French Pollnesia.

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

Curious646017 Couples - TripAdvisor review

A Sofitel property on Bora Bora, chosen because we haved previously stayed in numerous European Sofitel properties. Sofitel and Polynasia, a luxurious combination to celebrate a 27th wedding anniversary was the dream. The dream, sadly, was not matched by the reality. Sofitel has two properties on Bora Bora, the Sofitel Marara Beach Resort, which is closed for renovation and across the Lagoon, the Private Island Resort. serviced by private boat. The Private island property is at best "tired", in urgent need of renovation and lacking features and facilities associated with a 4/5 star Hotel. The restaurant, welcoming and service staffs were courteous and friendly and were the "highlights" of our visit. The restaurant, which also housed the Reception and Concierge areas, had an unimaginative and overpriced Dinner Menu, without any polynesian dishes, the buffet breakfast was limited at best, we declined to participate in lunch, at the property. The Island and overwater bungalows, although ideally situated, lacked any inside seating area (or seats) and needed to be upgraded, with a functional bathtub/shower and outlets with accesss to a mirror, important for wives !! Outside activities for guest were limited to canoes and snorkeling masks, but no swimming pool was available. The Private Island Resort. although in an idyllic position, is a satellite property of the now closed Sofitel Marara Beach Resort and needs that resorts features, facilities and management discipline to justify the 4 *ranking and it's associated costs. I understand that the Island Resort will be closed for renovation, when the Marara Resort open in 2020; the future renovation is needed now ! Sadly, an unexpected and disappointing experience.

Dear Curious646017, First of all we would like to thank you for your loyalty to Sofitel's Brand. We are sad to read that your weding anniversary stay was not up to all your expectations due to the facilities of our polynesian resort and we apologize for that even if we fully enjoyed services from our team and our polynesian hospitality. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Best regards


TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Brent B Solo travel - TripAdvisor review

5 star service from start to finish!!! Every staff member ensured I was instantly cared for. The private boat from Sofitel Island to Airport was magical, and beyond convenient. The attention to detail is what I expect and they delivered!!

Ia Orana Brent B, We are so happy to read that your holidays in our resort was so perfect and that our team was here for you, delivering a personalized experience. We thank you for your beautiful comment and we hope to see you again in our little paradise. Mauruuru !


TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Dixonj1 Couples - TripAdvisor review

The location was pure luxury. Our bungalow overlooking the water was so beautiful. The facilities were excellent. All staff were extremely friendly. The perfect accomodation! Thank you so much Sofitel!!

Ia Orana, We thank you for your excellent score and are happy to learn that your bungalow on stilts and the magnificent view it offers on the lagoon has more than pleased you as well as the Polynesian hospitality. We hope to see you soon in our little corner of paradise! Mauruuru roa! Concierge Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island & Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

Paradise in the Pacific

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Fearless09923042331 Couples - TripAdvisor review

Sofitel Private Island is a fantastic stay and was like a Lost Paradise in this Lagoon with fantastic and helpful staff in this Hotel and on the mainland to use as well. Dream Holiday is the sun to relaxing and unwind.

Ia Orana and thank you for sharing your Magnifique experience at Sofitel Bora Bora! We were very delighted to host you and we look forward to welcome you back again ! Mauruuru !

Beuteful location but needs renovation

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

KT45KT Couples - TripAdvisor review

Location of the hotel is very good you are away on the island to enjoy peace and beuteful wiew. Main island is only 5min boat ride away from the main island and you can go any moment you wish. Staff was good especially local ladies. Rooms need a renovation and that is a fact.

Ia Orana and thank you for sharing your Magnifique experience at Sofitel Bora Bora! We were very delighted to host you and we look forward to welcome you back again ! Mauruuru !

Poor experience

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

ak822018 Couples - TripAdvisor review

Location was beautiful but we made a complaint, both verbally to reception and via email directly to the hotel regarding our TV that was not working, WIFI that was working on 5% of the time, breakfast buffet not being restocked in the last hour of the breakfast window, and the multiple geckos in our room and just had radio silence in return. Worst Sofitel I have stayed at.

Dear Mr Ak, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Sofitel Private Island. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our location and on the other hand sad to know that we didn’t meet your expectations regarding, TV, wifi & breakfast. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconveniences you encountered. Be sure that we will take in consideration each point you mentioned. Thanks again to have choosing us for your stay in Bora Bora. The Sofitel Bora Bora team

A wonderful piece of paradise

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

OZc0uple Couples - TripAdvisor review

We had an overwater bungalow for 5 nights, perfect weather and support from a very helpful and positive team at the Sofitel Private Island Resort. The shuttle service between the two Sofitel resorts is also great.

Ia Orana and thank you for sharing your experience in Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island ! We are very delighted that you had a Magnifique and unique stay in our little piece of paradise. We hope to welcome you back soon ! Mauruuru !

Bucket list adventure

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Roundabouttraveller Couples - TripAdvisor review

The resort is in a very good location, however the service and food choice did not seem to be in line with a 5 star resort. Our welcome, via their main resort, although good was inferior to guests arriving directly from the airport. We were only given access to our room after the check in time and our luggage took an hour after check in time to arrive in our room, disappointing to say the least when paying high prices for the accommodation. In addition, the main resort had received our luggage at 11.20am but it took until 3 pm to be reunited. Our over water bungalow was in a good location. The menu for dinner the first night was good, however, it was changed by a new chef to one with very little choice and a distinct lack if vegetables. We visited the restaurant at the Matira beach resort on our last night, the service was awful although the food good - would not recommend. We had stayed on Bora Bora for 7 nights previously and can absolutely recommend St James restaurant or the Yacht Club! for a real 5 star dining experience, far superior to any of the meals we had in the hotel.

Ia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. Your feedbacks are very important to us! Please, be sure that we will take in consideration each point you mentionned in order to improve our guests experience. Thanks again to have choosing us for your stay in Bora Bora. Maururu !

Bora Bora

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Cactuscharlie Couples - TripAdvisor review

A truly excellent stay. The staff was exceptional. The only issue and this are thru out the region is the terrific cost of meals and drinks. You can lower some of the costs by shopping for wine and basic food at the local markets. But the Private Island is just that private. You expect and get personal service and attention. The rooms are in need of some renewal.

Iaorana and thank you for your Magnifique share of experience ! Your description of the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is perfect, and all our team and Ambassadors are so proud and happy thanks to your feedback. We are very delighted that you had enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to see you soon ! Thank you, Mauruuru !

Nice, but a bit tired

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

18anthonyh Couples - TripAdvisor review

It's a great location, but we were left waiting at the airport for the boat while all other hotel boats, which were very nice, came and went. Our boat came eventually. It was old, small and by far the worst hotel boat. The trip to the island was slow with boat blowing back smoke and having to slow down as the engine was faulty. We were transshipment in the lagoon en-route, a very interesting experience with the 2 small boats rocking and clashing together while we got across. We are reasonably fit and agile but it would have been dangerous for older, less agile people. This was the low point of the stay, with the villa, the staff, the food and the facilities very nice indeed. The whole place is a bit tired however and needs some TLC.

Iaorana from Bora Bora ! Thank you for your opinion which is very important for us. We are really sorry for the problems encountered. Your comment will allow us to improve our guests experience. Hoping to welcome you again at the Sofitel Private Island.

Bora bliss

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

skydivergirlfriend Couples - TripAdvisor review

Words cannot adequately described the beauty of Bora Bora, especially the Sofitel Private Island. The water is sublime, pure magic, the most beautiful of blues. Sofitel PI is intimate, just 30 lodges, 20 overwater bungalows. I had taken Trip Adviser advice and requested an end bunglaow for greater privacy. However I did not read or miss reviews that out of the 20 overwater bungalows there are TWO that do not have a shower, just big bath with hand held shower (#114 & 112). We got 114, but requested a change that night, which the staff obliged with sincere apologies. We moved to #122 and then were very happy. PI noticeably does not have any cars (or dogs) on the island, which is a big plus. For my husband's 50th, they cooked a special cake which was lovely. Overall, we were so pleased we stayed at PI and not mainland Bora Bora. It was quieter, and the staff more intimate. Food in the only restaurant was adequate, but not the world's best. But then you don't go to Bora Bora for a dining experience, it is for the water and it delivers hands down. The spa/massage experience we had was very average, very disappointing. possible the therapist we both had, but simply wasn't worth the money. We didn't do any excursions as we simply enjoyed the snorkelling at our back door and complimentary canoes. And while it is not on the brochures, a walk around the island at low tide is special. October seems to be on the shoulder of seasons, we got a real mixed bag and quite a lot of wind.

Iaorana and thank you for your feedback. We are very delighted that you had a magnifique stay in our Private Island. As you said in your comment, it is a very unique place as it is located on its own motu in the middle of the lagoon of Bora Bora. Our Ambassadors are very happy that you choose your stay with us to celebrate your husband's 50th birthday. Your opinion is very important as it allows us to improve in an effort our guests' experience. The points you have highlighted have been taken in consideration. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to welcome you back very soon. Mauruuru.

a little piece of paradise

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

bradko Couples - TripAdvisor review

We arrived by the resorts private boat Sunday afternoon.The staff greeting us were amazing.We requested to have our bungalow changed as we wanted a different view for our stay and the staff were more than accommodation to make this happen.This was a very tranquil part of paradise and can not say enough about the beauty of the private island.Every morning we snorkeled around the island with the tropical fish and friendly sharks and rays.We thought this may be a once in a lifetime trip but are already planning a return trip in a couple years.

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Keisei323 Couples - TripAdvisor review

We stayed in ISLAND LUXURY OVERWATER BUNGALOW for 3 nights and loved it. It was clean and good size for 2 people. The location and the view were fantastic. The staff was friendly and efficient. The one thing we did not like about was the price and quality of foods at the restaurants. It was too expensive and not worth it.

Rest, Relax, Romance, Revive

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Nicole W Couples - TripAdvisor review

Bora Bora private Island was the perfect balance, yes expensive, but we got what we paid for. It was a holiday equivalent to the best holiday as a child, no stress, blue skies, everything in the world as it should be. Staff exceptional, Tahitians beautiful people, no political undercurrent.

Thank you for sharing your "So" perfect experience at Sofitel Private Island. All the "Ambassdors" of the hotel are proud about your comment of their service and professionalism which is the best empowerment for all of us!

Motu Moju

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

FormerTucsonian Friends getaway - TripAdvisor review

Stayed at the Sofitel Private Island for five nights in June; two couples, one in an overwater and the other in a garden suite. Identical rooms, just different locations. The private island concept is pretty cool; the speedboat to town was easy to get to the Sofitel Marara and from there it was an easy pickup for a tour, restaurant, taxi (though not cheap), etc. Would have probably given this a five but for a few housekeeping glitches, some maintenance issues, and the fact that the food at the restaurant is good, but not great. In any case, we loved the overwater bungalow; it was truly idyllic--quiet, private and very fun to swim right off the deck. The inside was almost like a ship--lots of teak, louvered windows, breezy fabrics and, of course, the viewing hole in the floor. One night we had a dinner picnic and had a great time watching the show below decks, so to speak. The island is small, takes about 30 minutes max to walk all the walkable spaces but the ambiance is special--transfers from the airport by speedboat, ukulele, lei, and coconut milk greeting on arrival, a small, open air lobby and bar next to a small waterfall, champagne and appetizers at sunset at the viewpoint on top of the island (if you reserve for their dinner the beach), and plenty of loungers and sitting areas placed strategically around the island. Tiana at the front desk was a delight and very, very helpful. Be prepared for high, high prices on even the basics--continental breakfast, any grocery or other supplies, souvenirs, etc.

Thank you for sharing your experience at the unique boutique hotel located on it's own private island at Bora Bora. We were extremely hapy to welcome you there and we hope to host you again in our paradise!

Bora Bora May '14

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

John P Couples - TripAdvisor review

Having stayed at Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Le Meridien, this property had the best view of Mt. Otemanu and the best snorkeling. Awesome views of the multicolored lagoon and sunsets. Highly recommend

All the Sofitel team join me to thank you for staying at Sofitel Private Island for your holiday at Bora Bora! please come again!

peaceful hideaway

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

wannabeback2014 Families - TripAdvisor review

great location with a lot of corals & fishes just around the rooms. a bit pity without bath tub, but could enjoy nice & quite, private atmosphere with a few staff. friendly services, mini bar & sweets were good, and forwarding my book left made it really special.

thank you for your comments and for sharing your experience! the biggest bathtub with a natural aquarium is just there, at Sofitel Private island, the best natural spot for snorkling in addition of 3 over water bungalow fully equiped with bath tub as well! mini bar and swet are waiting for you!

Private Island Paradise

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

montrealjw Couples - TripAdvisor review

We spent 7 days in overwater bungalow #127. It was nicely decorated & comfortable. We loved our private deck area with lagoon access for snorkeling, & the free mini bar was another nice touch. The staff were very friendly, especially Marta, Constance and the manager (can't remember his name). Our rate included the breakfast buffet, which was excellent. We found that the sister hotel at Marara Beach offered better value for lunches (not sure why the same items at Private Island didn't include extras like fries, for the same price). I would recommend dining out at the restaurants on the main island for better value & quality. As for activities, the snorkeling is fantastic right off the private island and the complimentary kayaks and a paddle board were appreciated. Overall we loved our stay and would recommend Sofitel to other couples looking for a relaxing stay in a beautiful setting.

All the"ambassadors" working at Sofitel Private island, join me to thank you for the nice words you wrote to describe the quality of our service. yes Wifi and Mini bar with refill are free of harge on daily basis and that is a nice touch. The good news is that the best snorkling spot is just located at the Sofitel and you don't need to book a activity to get here it is right at your door! Thank you for the week you spent with us where you could meet all your expectations for your holidays!

Fabulous honeymoon experience

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Lenny P Couples - TripAdvisor review

From start to finish, our stay was excellent. Welcome was great, send-off was great, the room was awesome. They had some issues with our keys in the middle of our stay, and they made it up to us. Overall service was impeccable. Even the prices are good. We went off property just to compare prices, and they were outrageous on the island in general, so the resort doesn't really drastically overcharge. Overall fabulous destination for our honeymoon

Thank you for sharing all your recommandation with us and for choosing us for your wedding trip. we wish you all the best for your new life!


TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

jamesdean200817 Families - TripAdvisor review

After staying at Le Meridien Bora Bora for seven days the Sofitel Private island was great only two things could make it better [ path to snorkeling area could be improved and kayaks could be provided]

Thank you for your great comment on our "ambassadors" and service you experienced at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. Your comment are very useful for all of us and we really want to thank you for your stay with us in French Polynesia. Maururu !

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