This has to be the coolest digs on the coolest beach in Bora Bora.
It’s a most beautiful stretch of sand that constitutes Point Matira & halfway along looking out over the absolutely stunning waters of Matira Beach is Chez Nono, a Matira Beach landmark. You like sunsets – this is the place to be!
There are two round bungalows very much in the Tahitian style sets amidst swaying palms & offering incredible views over the world’s most beautiful lagoon. The larger bungalow sleeps 4 & offers great views with the lagoon lat your doorstep; the other with its feet planted firmly in the turquoise waters is a Bora Bora classic sleeping 3 people:
There are just two other fares where you can stay at Chez Nono’s both are large fully contained villas offering sitting room, kitchen & 2 bedrooms a piece. Each villa sleeps up to 6 persons with one bedroom having a double & a single & the other 3 singles. These are a great choice for families or a bunch of good friends:
An issue management should address is the issue of hot water. Nono’s uses a solar hot-water system, but it is not linked to the electricity so as to ensure hot-water at all times. Cold showers in cloudy times or when its ‘a full-house’ are unacceptable in an establishment of this quality.
As with other pensions (family run guesthouses) in the area Chez Nono is close to great restaurants – see our Matira Restaurant – Dining Review – a couple of small supermarket within walking distance & nearby two of the most difficult to reach American WWII cannons – see our report on Locating the American Cannons.
Chez Nono’s is also close to many of the major tour operators – right next door is a great jet ski & quad tour provider – enabling you to deal directly with them & potentially save a considerable amount in commissions that might otherwise be levied. Nono himself, however, has been running various tours around Bora Bora for many years & has built up a reputation for some great outings. Returning to Chez Nono’s aboard a Tahitian pirogue at sunset being serenaded by a pareo clad only Tahitain strumming a ukilele whist singing the praises of Bora Bora is legendary.
The round bungalows range from $150-$170 per night, the villas $350 per night.