The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

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Overview of The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

Entire home

The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Top rated for cleanliness (5.0/5)

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Beach view
  • Barbecue grill
Vaitape, Bora Bora

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTupitipiti Point20 min walk
  • Popular LocationMt. Pahia21 min walk
  • Popular LocationMt. Otemanu4 min drive
  • AirportBora Bora (BOB-Motu Mute)99 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
1400 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

Waterfront vacation home with kitchen and patio
PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION POLICY. THERE IS $1,000.00 DUE UPON BOOKING WHICH IS NON-REFUNDABLE. THE LAST PAYMENT IS DUE TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AND IS ALSO NON-REFUNDABLE. HOWEVER, IF I CAN FIND ANOTHER CLIENT TO TAKE ALL OR SOME OF THAT RESERVED SPACE, I WILL REFUND ALL OR PART OF THE SECOND PAYMENT... VOTED WORLD'S MOST ROMANTIC OVER WATER BUNGALOW BY LONELY PLANET 2019!! PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS. WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS LONGER THAN ANYONE AT THE COMPLEX... WE HAVE THE ONLY THREE OVER WATER BUNGALOWS WITH FULL AIR CONDITIONING! The Black Pearl is truly a spectacular and luxurious over water Bungalow. The only bungalow out of the five with it's own private walkway! Extra housekeeping now available as well as special catered in bungalow dining (Must be booked well in advance)! COMPARE OUR RATES TO THE RESORTS. The Black Pearl is our most Luxurious Bungalow. Truly, the most beautiful privately owned over water home in all of French Polynesia... A gorgeous covered terrace, overlooking the lagoon and palm covered islands, just a few hundred yards away, is fully furnished with quality outdoor furniture and gas barbecue. Here you can enjoy many wonderful hours -- reading a good book, marveling at the natural beauty of the area, or just doing nothing. If you wish to take a dip in the warm waters, nothing could be simpler. Just go down four steps on your private dock and dive in. Right there you can snorkel for hours, check out the thousands of colorful fish in and around the coral reef, or just lie on the beach under a palm tree, while sipping a Tahitian punch.

Please note, that we can help set up tours for you: Authentic Tahitian Motu picnics, Polynesian weddings, Jet skis, shark and manta ray feed, sunset sailing, scuba diving, island jeep and snorkeling tours, even a tattoo with a Tahitian master!

Additional info: Our over water home is the perfect location for snorkeling, walking hiking and swimming and the bungalow comes with two kayaks. Paradise surrounds you.
If you need help with rental cars, international or domestic flights, we can help with that too. We have many returnees and we are confident that this will be your vacation of a lifetime! Our rates are very affordable, especially if you've checked out the prices of some of the 4 and 5 star hotels on the island. Our home is a true travel bargain. Every detail is exquisite. We have a 40 inch flat screen smart TV, so bring your Amazon fire stick, Stereo system that is iPod ready. High speed internet and wifi... Bathtub, Walk in shower. This is a luxurious as it gets.
Please reserve early as high season books up fast.
Many thanks and best regards,
Richard and Seiko

CAR RENTAL: You will need a car. Other options are carts, bikes, taxi and water taxi (Not always available).
PLEASE NOTE: Contact our manager directly for CAR RENTALS. His name is Nir, and he can be reached by email. His special 'Client car' rates are far below the car rental companies on the island.

Trip, Airline, Hotel and Car Assistance!!!: We would be pleased and happy to help you with your entire trip to paradise. We can arrange your International Flights to Tahiti on any applicable carrier, as well as your Inter-Island Flights on Air Tahiti. We can also book your Hotel Accommodations and Rentals in Tahiti or on any of the other islands you might care to visit. Please email me for further information.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and safes. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Richard Holland


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Dock


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Safe
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Power boating nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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100% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 24


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property Registration Number 8464DTO-MT

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

About this area

Bora Bora

This vacation home is located on the waterfront and in an area with great shopping. While the natural beauty of Matira Beach and Matira Point can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Vaitape Harbor. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain climbing and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Tupitipiti Point - 20 min walk
  • Mt. Pahia - 21 min walk
  • Vaitape Harbor - 2 min drive
  • Mt. Otemanu - 4 min drive
  • Mt. Hue - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Motu Mute Airport (BOB) - 99 min drive


  • Bora Bora Yacht Club - 4 min drive
  • La Villa Mahana - 4 min drive
  • Bloody Mary's - 5 min drive
  • Iriatai French Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Snack Matira - 6 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 56 out of 58 reviews
5 - Excellent 97%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 58 reviews
4 - Good 2%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 58 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 58 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 58 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Brian R.
Tropical Island Paradise... Found
A true paradise and fantastic all around place to stay!! My wife and I recently travelled from California, USA to the beautiful French Polynesian island of Bora Bora for our Honeymoon and had the absolute best, most romantic experience of our lives at Richard's amazing Black Pearl Bungalow. It would be impossible for me to express just how much we fell in love with this villa or how much it truly made us feel as if we were in our own home, despite being thousands of miles away. The interior layout is absolutely ideal for a couple looking to get away and yet still have all the luxurious accommodations without the hassle of the resorts. The open layout, the hardwood floors, the spacious king bedroom, the fully stocked and modern kitchen were all ideal. The outside deck with bbq grill, dining table and chase lounges on your own diving platform into the gorgeous sky blue waters, was something we will never forget the rest of our lives. Each evening we enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner as we watched the sunset unfold and the sky turn its brilliant hue of colors. Richard and our island hosts Nir and Tiare were so kind and helpful and made everything seamless and smooth. Definitely recommend renting a car from Nir and Tiare so that you can tour the island and see all the amazing local sites and restaurants and be free to cruise around at your leisure. We loved every minute of our honeymoon and would happily recommend staying at this bungalow. Anybody looking for a bit more of an adventure than the all-inclusive resorts, yet still having exactly the type of luxury and experience everybody dreams of when thinking about traveling to the Tahitian Islands, will be thrilled with this choice. We definitely plan on coming back someday. Until then the memories, sounds, smells and sights will stay with us every single day. Not really anything quite like experiencing the laid back and easy going lifestyle of the amazing Bora Bora locals and their culture. We felt honored and blessed to get to be a part of it. Do not hesitate to book a lagoon tour with a local guide to snorkel with the sharks, rays and beautiful fish - you will not regret it. Thank you so much Richard, Nir and Tiare for making our magical trip one we will remember the rest of our lives. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Sincerely, Brian & Alice.
Stayed 8 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Angela L.
Amazing Bungalow
The bungalow was paradise!!! We loved our stay here and didn’t want to leave. Nir met us at the ferry and gave us the keys and a rental car and was a great host and helped us with all the questions we had. All our tours picked us up directly from the bungalow and the water tours picked us up directly from the back porch. The bungalow had Amazon prime so it was great getting to watch movies at night. Another thing I loved was that the house had a security alarm system so we felt very secure staying here. All in all one of the best vacations and places that we’ve ever stayed!!!
Stayed 10 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Imani M.
Better than Photos
My new husband and I spent our honeymoon here. Not only was booking with Richard easy, the entire trip was made simple and the bungalow was better than what we imagined. If we ever make it back we will definitely be booking with Richard again and we will be suggesting this stay to all of our loved ones.
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Maresa C.
Paradise is real
The 5* reviews accurately reflect how amazing this place is and the pictures do not do it justice. The rental is clean and huge, and the deck is amazing. Many many fish can be seen right off the deck. We saw sharks, huge parrot fish, octopus, sting rays, eels and thousand of other fish right there. The coral is a fish nursery for sure. Nir is just incredible, a wealth of information and always available for anything. Rent a car from him he will guide you on trips, restaurants etc. he picked up us and dropped us at Matira beach until we could check in and then gave us the car. Matira beach is a true gem, amazing coral for snorkeling and miles of waste deep perfectly blue bath tub esque water. The snorkeling trip was amazing-manta, eagle, sting rays, sharks swimming by us in 3ft of water. Had it all. We also did a deep sea fishing trip and a trip to tupai, the uninhabited heart shaped private island dubbed the most romantic island in the world. It was an incredible, only Nirs friend has permission to go, not cheap, but truly a once in a lifetime trip.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Veronica S.
Beautiful honeymoon getaway
We had a fantastic time at the Black Pearl for our honeymoon. The bungalow was very lovely and fairly private. There is a street directly in front of the home which can often be noisy, but the ocean waves tended to drown out a lot of the sounds. There was also so much sea life living directly under the bungalow (an octopus, a huge eel, hundreds of fish). It was awesome to be able to snorkel right off the dock. The property manager Nir and his wife Tiare were wonderful. Always available if we needed anything. They gave us a local cell phone to use during our trip and we also rented a car from them, which is a MUST if you stay at this bungalow, because you are a 15 minute drive from everything. All in all, our honeymoon was fantastic. Definitely do the sunset cruise/dinner at St James with Moana Adventures and also the all day snorkeling experience with private motu BBQ. Those were amazing activities.
Stayed 8 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent property for a quiet and secluded getaway. Our property host, Nir was very helpful and easy to get hold of during our seven day vacation. Picked up and dropped off us at the airport with our car rental which made it very convenient and stress free. A grill is provided on the spacious lanai, had our meals daily with a beautiful ocean view. Snorkeling and kayaking is great just off the bungalow.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

holly a.
Relaxation at it's best
Our stay was fantastic. The entire island is a haven for relaxation. Daily sunrise snorkeling from the deck was our favorite, there is lots of coral around the house and it's full of bright, colorful fish. Sunsets from the back deck are colorful and not to be missed. The house has every cooking gadget and appliance you could imagine. We only ate at a restaurant twice since cooking was so easy. Chin-Lee Market is open until 8 pm and has a wide selection of food. Nir and Tiare are very welcoming hosts, they have recommendations, they give you a smartphone to use, are always available to help with questions. Definitely rent a car from them, it's the best deal around and the car is very nice. A few quirks to mention to help other guests. The DVD player doesn't play USA-formatted discs, and the television has no satellite channels, streaming only. The instructions were confusing but a call to Nir cleared it up. Just hit the home button on the remote and log in to your Netflix or Amazon account for streaming. We didn't think we'd watch much TV but appreciated it once the sun set and the insects started biting. It was nice to retreat inside. The BBQ wheels fell off when we pulled it out from the wall and it cooked unevenly. But it still got the job done. I imagine the salt air is harsh on it. We brought our own snorkel gear and floaties with a rope to tie them off to the dock. I'm glad we did because we used them several times a day. We highy recommend staying at the Black Pearl, it was truly a great place.
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Jeff P.
Relaxation in Paradise
This property was everything that we had hoped it would be. The process from start to finish was easy and simple as the manager on site along with his wife were exceptionally helpful with all of our needs and questions. If you are looking for a getaway that you will remember for the rest of your life, then the Black Pearl in Bora Bora is that place. I would/will recommend this property to everyone I know. It was that good!
Stayed 9 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Josh O.
Amazing beautiful stay
Property was clean and views were great. Customer service was amazing! Great experience. Bora Bora was perfect and enjoyed our stay here.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Shonna T.
Happy we went this route!
My husband and I have stayed in Bora Bora before, but this was our first time not staying at a resort. We enjoyed the added privacy and having the entire space to ourselves. We definitely preferred having the option to stay in for a meal or go out in the rental car - and it was a good cost savings as well. (Getting the rental car from Nir was super easy and driving around the island- a first for us - really wasn’t difficult at all.) We also liked just cleaning up after ourselves, having a place to wash and hang laundry, and not having to maneuver around housekeeping everyday. We didn’t try out the provided kayak and we brought our own snorkeling gear, but it’s a nice perk that those are included in the rental. We spent every day snorkeling just outside the bungalow. The variety of fish, and the large snorkeling area meant we never got bored. There was more boat/kayak traffic than we anticipated, but it really wasn’t a man issue. Extra bonus, after the excursion we booked, they were able to drop us off right at the bungalow’s dock, so we basically got a nice boat tour of the island as an added perk. We also didn’t bother with the TV, so I can’t really review that, but the WiFi worked well, as did all the kitchen items. (Note - it took a bit of trial and error to figure out the stove/range as the controls were all symbols. We eventually had to do an internet search to figure out how to use it. A tip sheet or other instructions would be helpful to have on hand.) Overall, we are very happy we decided to try something outside the typical resort. If/when we visit Bora Bora again, we would definitely consider reserving this property.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2022