Ratings based on 83 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 11, 2017
We spent our honeymoon at Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora and truly enjoyed the views. Amenities were worth it for the options. Greeted us with a pearl, champagne in our room and flowers spread throughout. Very warm. The only downfall is there was only a bathtub with a shower hose and the tub wasn't enclosed for showering. I would opt for the lesser overwater bungalow if I had known there was not a shower. Other than that, our experience was very pleasing.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from England

Three days in paradise

Posted Nov 28, 2017
Pros: The location on the motu, the staff, the room (well appointed), the incredible scenery.
Cons: We thought lunch and dinner could be improved. We expect things to be expensive in Polynesia: but they could be cooked to be tastier and more local.
Location: Great snorkelling, kayaking (free), day trip to the village, sailing, diving.
We had an amazing 3 days on the motu. What an experience! The staff couldn't have been more caring or friendly. The room was perfect, anything you would expect from such a resort. The location is superb and a 10min swim from one of the best snorkelling spots in Bora Bora. Due to the size of the resort and its layout, you'll rarely see more than 8-10 people around you at a given point. Perfect to enjoy peace and quiet. Breakfast is very good but the lunch and dinner food should be tastier for the price. I'd recommend having one dinner on the island and going to the other Sofitel on the main island (free 5min shuttle boat) for other dinners or trying out independent restaurants. The fact that the hotel is on its own private island ensures quietness and the free shuttle to the main island is a real advantage considering big resorts such as the Four Seasons etc. charge for this service.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle

Small, secluded hotel with wonderful staff

Posted Oct 9, 2017
Amazing views from the public spaces and private bungalows. Easily accessible to the mainland but nicely isolated. Friendly, helpful staff. Generous buffet breakfast. Great snorkeling on the private island including directly below the bungelows.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 16, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Ia Orana and thank you for sharing your experience in Sofitel Bora Bora ! 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 !
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Indiana

Overwater

Posted Sep 26, 2017
Pros: It was beautiful, clean, and quiet.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Again, this is not a party place. There are a limited number of things to do and eateries outside of the resorts are limited.
This trip is for those who enjoy natural beauty and peaceful surroundings. It was very relaxing. This is NOT a place to go if you want to party. It is quiet. There were no kids on the private island when we stayed there. If you need to be entertained, you might want to look at a different venue.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 29, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Ia Orana Dave 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 ! Maururu !
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle

Spectacular Hotel

Posted Sep 15, 2017
Amazing hotel, great staff and service. The breakfast buffet was complete and delicious.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 21, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
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 ! Maururu !
5 out of 5
by Carlos

A little piece of paradise

Posted Jul 17, 2017 on Hotels
We had an awesome time at Sofitel. We went for our honeymoon and everyone at the hotel was super courteous and nice. The views, the water, the marine life, in the hotel is amazing. The only negative thing (which wasn't too big of a deal since we only stayed 5 nights) is that there is only one hotel restaurant, and the menu doesn't change, so after 5 days we were starting to wish there was more variety. I highly recommend this hotel and looking forward to going back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 20, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Ia Orana and thank you for sharing your experience in Sofitel Bora Bora ! 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 !
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from San Diego

Awesome!

Posted Jun 15, 2017
Pros: The fact that the hotel itself sits on the private island that overlooks the mainland, great view!
Cons: Since it only has one restaurant on hotel grounds, the food selection could be better.
Location: The hotel sits on its own island. Lots of fun water activities all over the islands.
My wife and I loved staying at this hotel. Great hotel staff, very friendly. Hotel accommodations are top notch. The ambiance is definitely for couples, it is very quiet and relaxing.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 14, 2017 by Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, Hotel Management
Ia Orana Tom, Thank you for sharing your experience at Sofitel Bora Bora! Please, be sure that we will consider your feedback about the restaurant and the food in order to improve our guests experience. We were very delighted to host you and we look forward to welcome you back again ! Maururu !
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from MI

Some good, some bad...

Posted May 28, 2017
We stayed on the private island in bunglow 129. The air is NOT good! Some staff are great like our housekeepers Juliet/Rachel and maintance people. Others like the people in the restaurant are rude and VERY SLOW!!(on the private island). The wifi in the room is terrible, also only 1 English speaking TV channel. We were there 10 days. The good things was that when checking out they put us in another room for 4 hours. That was really nice. The snorkeling was amazing outside our bungalow. Also, it is beautiful!! It depends what is important to you. If air condition and wifi is important then private island is not for you, but if you want to snorkel anytime then this is your place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 1, 2017 by Sofitel Marara Beach resort, Hotel Management
Ia Orana and thank you for sharing your experience at Sofitel Bora Bora! Please, be sure that we will consider your negative feedbacks in order to improve our guests experience. We were very delighted to host you and we I will share your comment with Juliette and Rachel, I am sure this will be a great encouragement for them. We look forward to welcome you back again ! Maururu !
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

12-day Honeymoon

Posted May 15, 2017
Pros: The "homey" feel and experience. Also the staff was very friendly.
Cons: Probably the food, but my wife and I thought is was okay.
Location: Spectacular.
My wife and I were impressed from the moment we got off the boat at Sofitel Private Island. Everything about the hotel was great: the rooms were clean and relatively large, the staff were extremely friendly, and the food was descent (order the burger for lunch.) The property on which the hotel is situated is spectacular and thoughtfully integrated with the natural landscape. If you're looking for a "homey" and unpretentious resort to spend your time on, then this is the place for you. Overall a great experience. Side note: The full-day snorkeling excursion with EcoTour is well-down and lots of fun. Also we thought Mai Kai Restaurant, which is one of eight or so restaurants on the island, served the best food.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 16, 2017 by Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, Hotel Management
Ia Orana, thank you for sharing your experience in Sofitel Bora Bora! We are very delighted that you had a Magnifique and unique stay in our little piece of paradise for your honeymoon. We hope to welcome you back soon! Mauruuru!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NY

Posted Mar 3, 2017
My wife and I had an amazing time at the private island. Thank you to all the staff starting from the front desk to the captain of the boat but especially Lola for making our wedding day a special one at Bora Bora Sofitel Private Island!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 6, 2017 by Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island, Hotel Management
Ia Orana and thank you for sharing your experience in Sofitel Private Island! We are very delighted that you had a Magnifique and unique stay in our little piece of paradise. I will share your comments with our team and especially with Lola. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We hope to welcome you back again! Mauruuru !