The island of Bora Bora is part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia.
Those who decide to visit this remote corner of the South Pacific are treated to some of the planet’s most beautiful turquoise waters.
The lagoon surrounding the central island sets the scene for whatever kind of trip you’re after. Bora Bora is the perfect place to visit for a honeymoon, romantic getaway, or just a fun family trip.
It’s an island paradise in every sense of the word with its stunning beaches, warm sunshine all year round, and an abundance of luxury at each resort and overwater bungalow.
There are many all-inclusive resorts in Bora Bora with their own private beaches and restaurants.
Best Resorts In Bora Bora
1. Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort
The 5-star Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is found in Matira Point and is one of the most luxurious resorts in Bora Bora.
You’ll have your choice of overwater bungalows or beach bungalows, which are one of Bora Bora’s highlights. Each bungalow contains floor to ceiling windows to get marvelous views of the island.
From your room, you’re a dive away from your own little section of the lagoon which you can jump straight into or from your own infinity pool. The shallow blue waters are open and inviting and beckon you to enjoy a swim.
If you want to go and relax on the beach or take a stroll, you’re conveniently located within walking distance from Matira Beach, one of the only public beaches in all of Bora Bora.
When you start to feel adventurous, check out some of the excursions and tours offered in Bora Bora. They feature a half-day boat tour and a two-hour jet-ski ride or experience the thrill of a lifetime with a chance at feeding sharks. We made mention of several activities like these in our travel guide.
For those who want to take it easy and be pampered, stop by Deep Sea Spa on the property for one of their many fantastic massage and skin services.
Follow this up with an evening exploring the island and be sure to arrange a trip to Bloody Mary’s, a renowned Bora Bora restaurant and bar, a short 5-minute drive away. Read our full review on the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort.
2. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is located on Motu Piti A’au, towards the east. Among these all-inclusive resorts, the Four Seasons has one of the widest selections of places to stay, featuring four different beachfront estates, overwater bungalows with their own outdoor pool, and standard bungalow suites.
The villas include king size beds, high ceiling spaces, stunning windows, and cozy furniture. No matter which room you stay in, there is immediate access to the pristine waters of the world-famous Bora Bora lagoon. You also have several stretches of private white sand beach around the resort and tropical gardens.
There are a number of engaging experiences you can partake in as part of your stay at the Four Seasons Bora Bora. Take on your well-being with Awaken, an immersive health and wellness retreat or simple spa treatments.
Dive into the lagoon and go on a snorkeling safari to a huge variety of sea life. Take this one step further and go on a guided tour with a marine biologist and learn all there is to know or bring the kids along for a memorable trip. See the full Four Seasons Resort review here.
3. Conrad Hilton Bora Bora Nui
The Conrad Hilton Bora Bora Nui is one of the most incredibly appointed places to stay in Bora Bora. This stunning property is located on the island of To’opua, a convenient boat ride away from Bora Bora.
The location of the island and resort is in the middle of Bora Bora’s incredible lagoon, giving you one-step access from your gorgeous overwater bungalow. Dive right in and check out the amazing variety of underwater life, including colorful fish, manta rays, and eels.
The Conrad Hilton Bora Bora Nui features infinity pools, large outdoor decks, and even wedding venues. You can experience world-class dining and drinks with five options at Conrad Bora Bora Nui.
Enjoy French cuisine with a modern flair at Iriatai, seafood and modern Chinese at Banyan, or al fresco casual dining at Tamure Beach Grill. Chill out with a cocktail at Upa Upa Bar Lounge, or swim up to Tarava Pool Bar.
In addition to a vast private beach, guests of the Conrad Bora Bora Nui have exclusive access to Motu Tapu, a private islet.
You can even book a romantic getaway with that special someone and enjoy a picnic on the water or a mindblowing champagne sunset.
When you want to relax and have the staff care for you, stop by Hina Spa and receive spa treatments for all your desires.
4. Marriott St. Regis Bora Bora
Off to the east of the island on Motu Piti A’au sits The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, a fine offering from Marriott.
This stunning, five-star resort boasts the largest overwater villas in all of French Polynesia, stuffed full of luxurious comfort and built with exotic woods. The rentals include whirlpools, flat-screen TVs, decks with views, and more.
All your dining needs can be served by four on-site restaurants and a cocktail bar by the beach. Stop by Aparima Bar for a beachside cocktail or lounge comfortably at 727 Bar.
Enjoy innovative French cuisine at Lagoon Restaurant, Asian flavors at Bamboo Restaurant, the bold, local flavor of Bora Bora at Te Pahu Restaurant, or savory Italian at Farniente Ristorante.
The St. Regis Bora Bora has several exclusive beaches around the property, including a lagoon in their backyard for a next-level experience. All beaches are well-maintained, manicured white sand that slopes effortlessly into the surrounding turquoise waters.
There are two pools on-site and a one-of-a-kind swimming experience in the Lagoonarium, a protected lagoon. Here you can experience the full array of fish and coral in an ideal location, surrounded on all sides by the beach and palm trees.
After a day of swimming, snorkeling, and other watersports fun, book yourself a treatment or two at Iridium Spa and relax away the days in paradise.
5. Hotel Maitai Polynesia
Located near Matira Beach on the southern tip of the main island of Bora Bora in Nunue, Hotel Maitai gives visitors the comforts of home while visiting paradise.
Accommodations range from classically styled hotel rooms with a garden or ocean view to a beach or overwater bungalows for a truly unique stay.
The beachfront property has several dining options including The Haere Mai Restaurant, The Tama’a Maitai, and the Manuia Bar.
If you opt for the room and board packages, you’re treated to breakfast and dinner every day and can even have them delivered by an outrigger canoe.
Relax on the private beach owned by Hotel Maitai or grab a quick ride to Matira Beach. For those interested in jumping in the water and exploring the lagoon, The beach resort provides free equipment like snorkeling gear, canoes, and kayaks.
In addition, you can grab beach towels and lounge chairs if you want to relax and soak up some of the abundant sunshine of French Polynesia.
If you’d like to do some adventuring, this 3-star hotel offers loads of activities you can book to get the most out of your visit.
Rent a boat and explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour of the island via jet ski, or check out the underwater life from the safety of a glass bottom boat.
6. Le Taha’a Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Le Taha’a Bora Bora is the first of two properties hosted by Pearl Resorts, and it’s one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Bora Bora.
Le Taha’a is located on a private islet, Motu Tautau, between Bora Bora to the west and Taha’a to the east. This location ensures incredible sunrises and sunsets over islands on both sides of the islet.
You can choose from either poolside or beachside villas and beautiful overwater suites. All of their 58 stays include access to the surrounding lagoon and reef. For those looking to get away from it all and relax, you’ll be well taken care of by Tavai Spa, where you can choose from a complete menu of spa treatments.
There are three on-site restaurants for dining including Hawaiki Nui Restaurant, Titiraina Restaurant, and The Tipairua. There are also two bars and room service available daily, making sure your every food and drink need is met.
The 5-star resort also has a swimming pool, jewelry shops, fitness centers, and tennis courts. If you’re looking to get the most out of your time at Le Taha’a, you can sign up for several watersports with complimentary equipment provided by the resort.
Snorkel the lagoon and discover the biodiversity, jump on a paddle board and get in a scenic workout, or take a jet-ski tour of the area with a local tour guide. Excursions to the surrounding islands can be arranged with the helpful concierge staff.
7. Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
This Intercontinental hotel is located on Motu Pitu Aau, an islet quite close to Bora Bora.
Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa utilizes the lagoon to the fullest with its range of luxurious overwater villas featuring instant access to the inviting waters.
The villas feature stylish tropical-colored rooms, their own decks with outdoor seating and a ladder that easily lets you get into and out the water.
When staying at the fancy Resort, access restaurants are right at your door. Visit the Reef Restaurant for breakfast and dinner, Sands Restaurant for lunch and dinner, and Le Corail for a romantic French dinner. In-room service is available daily if you prefer to stay in your room and be served.
You can easily plan the vacation of your dreams with the assistance of the attentive staff. They can help you arrange boat tours, scuba diving lessons, and romantic dinners.
Staying here also gives you access to secluded beaches on both sides of the islet within easy walking distance from your villas. Enjoy unique treatments that use seawater at the Deep Ocean Spa.
The location of Intercontinental Bora Bora provides an unobstructed view of the sun setting over Mt. Otemanu, the crown jewel of the island. Read our full review on the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.
8. Mariott Le Méridien Bora Bora
Mariott Le Méridien sits in the middle of Motu Piti A’au, nestled on all sides by the lagoon of Bora Bora. The entire resort sits atop white sand so you won’t need to go far to take a walk on the beach.
It’s one of the best resorts in Bora Bora with the most beach access on-site but it also happens to be close to the eastern edge of the islet for views of Taha’a, another famous island of the Society Islands.
Choose from villas directly on the sand with swimming pools or one of their fabulous overwater bungalows featuring in-floor glass to check out the lagoon floor from your room. Their private terrace feature hammocks and trendy furniture to lay on.
Many overwater bungalows feature direct access to the lagoon and the chance to dive right into the crystal-clear waters below and swim with some of the marine life.
Dining at Le Méridien is made possible by Le Te Ava, Le Tipanié, and in-room service. Le Te Ava features seating directly on the sand and reimagines the basics for lunch and dinner.
Le Tipanié fuses international flavors with French Polynesian flair in this sit-down restaurant for breakfast and dinner. There are two bars on site serving cocktails daily, Pool Bar and Miki Miki Bar.
The multiple bars and restaurants provide a diverse amount of food and drink choices, so you won’t get bored or need to leave the all-inclusive resort for other places.
If you want to get in the water to explore the lagoon, stop by Beach Fare. Here, you can find all the equipment you might need for a full day on the water including kayaks, outrigger canoes, or a traditional Polynesian pirogue.
9. Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Le Bora Bora which is also hosted by Pearl Resorts sits on Motu Tevairoa, just west of Bora Bora. The location provides a panoramic view of the island and a unique opportunity for a sunset view of Mt. Otemanu.
The accommodations at Le Bora Bora feature a selection of overwater villas and beach villas. There are no bad views in any of its 108 suites and rooms, and the spacious main beach has room to spare for all guests and their families.
Each room features an open air tropical vibe, TVs, stylish furniture, and large beds. You can get out in the water with access to snorkeling equipment, SUPs, and outrigger canoes, provided by this luxury resort to all its guests.
You can spend some time on the islet or play tennis or pétanque and get in a workout at the fully air-conditioned gym.
When you’re ready for a bite and a drink, you’ll have a choice of three restaurants on-site and one bar. Otemanu Restaurant highlights French Polynesian cuisine and has dinner shows that dazzle.
Miki Miki Restaurant gives you a low-key lunch option near the beach, and Poerava Gourmet Restaurant provides a fine-dining opportunity for those special nights together.
You can contact the concierge team to better plan out your vacation and figure out other fun things to do here.
10. Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
Sofitel brings the amenities and accommodations the Accor brand is known for to this Marara Beach Resort property. Sofitel Marara Beach sits on a small section of private beach near Taurere Point.
You get a stunning view of the lagoon and smaller islets that pepper the waters nearby. You’re welcome to choose between an overwater bungalow with views of the lagoon or garden.
Travelers can enjoy the blending of modern style with French Polynesian accents throughout the resort. Comfort meets style and you can feel right at home here.
There is a private stretch of soft sand provided by Sofitel Marara Beach. You can also just take a quick ride down to Matira Beach. The shallow blue waters are teeming with life to observe.
Latitude 16, the on-site restaurant, is open daily and serves local specialties while overlooking the lagoon from a terrace. Stop by Hurricane, the on-site bar for smaller bites and cocktails by the poolside.
Outdoor fun is guaranteed by equipment included with your stay at Sofitel Marara Beach. Hit the water and snorkel, dig in your feet and play some beach volleyball, or go kayaking. If you’re after adventure, you can book boat tours, fishing excursions, and scuba diving all nearby.