Bora Bora Paradise
Posted Sep 12, 2016
The Four Seasons is exceptional and lived up to our expectations in almost every way. The staff were fantastic and accomodating. The grounds were immaculate antrd the lagoon awe-inspiring. The overwater bungalow was beautiful and private; however, the mattress on the king bed was one of the most uncomfortable I've ever slept in (even after asking for it to be changed, which the staff graciously did). Both were way too soft, had big indentations on each side where people had slept, and were obviously past the "use by date." For a resort of this quality in a place where people come to relax and rejuvenate, to not be able to get a good night's sleep was disappointing.
Another thing to consider (which most have mentioned in past reviews) is that the price of food and wine is exorbitant...we came prepared for this and still had sticker shock. Wine has a consistent 400% mark-up. I understand that Bora Bora is remote and a lot of food has to come a long way, but the resort should be able to do amazing fish and sashimi dishes for a reasonable price considering that fish is sold daily on the main island and food trucks in Tahiti do absolutely delicious sashimi for $20 (and it was much tastier than the sashimi at the resort!). In all honesty, we would come back to the Four Seasons because it is a beautiful place and we did have a really good week, but it would be nice if the extra costs were brought into a bit more acceptable range.