Bora Bora's famous overwater bungalows are just one reason why this French Polynesian island is one of the world's most famous honeymoon destinations.
Bora Bora offers honeymoon couples a choice of 25 resorts and hotels, mainly located around the southern tip of Bora Bora at Matira Point, with excellent snorkelling and swimming from some of the most picturesque over-water bungalows in Tahiti.
Other equally luxurious resorts are found on tiny motus (islands) set within the sheltered waters of the main lagoon, such as the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.
The island's famous overwater bungalows are just one reason why Bora Bora is such a famous honeymoon destination.
Typically, these resorts offer a wide range of honeymoon packages coupled to an array of creature comforts aimed at spoiling honeymoon couples.
Take your pick from these amazing resorts…
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Location: Motu Tofari, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD5272 per room
Description: Overlooking the magnificent turquoise waters of a private beach, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora boasts luxurious over-water bungalows and beachfront villas with views of Mount Otemanu. After an invigorating workout in the open-air fitness centre, you can enjoy an afternoon of pampering at the waterfront day spa. The Four Seasons Resort is located on Point Matira in Bora Bora, which was voted ‘the best island in the world’ by U.S. News in 2012. The resort boasts an infinity pool, a tennis court and free guided snorkelling tours of the lagoon sanctuary, which is home to many exotic marine animals. Guests can also enjoy kayaking, catamaran cruises, windsurfing and shark feeding. The spacious bungalows and villas each feature traditional wooden furnishings, high ceilings and thatched roofs. Motu Mute Airport is a 15-minute boat ride away.
St. Regis Resort Bora Bora
Location: Motu Ome, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD3171 per room
Description: Located on the tropical island of Bora Bora, the beachfront St Regis Resort offers 2 swimming pools, 2 bars, 4 restaurants and a luxurious day spa. All accommodation boasts a balcony offering panoramic views of the lagoon or surrounding islands. The air-conditioned villas feature hand-carved Polynesian sculptures, exotic wooden décor and an Italian-marble bathroom with a rain shower and bathtub. Some villas offer a private plunge pool, a hot tub or an outdoor shower. Suspended over the blue waters, Le Lagoon Restaurant offers Polynesian cuisine and views of Mount Otemanu. The St Regis Bora Bora Resort is a 10-minute drive from Mont Otemanu and Mont Pahia. It is a 15-minute boat transfer from Bora Bora Airport. Vaitape Village can be reached via a 20-minute boat and car journey.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa
Location: Motu Tape, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD1211 per room
Description: Located on Motu Piti Aau and featuring an exclusive private beach, this 5-star resort and day spa offers private villas situated over the water. Each has a large shaded terrace with stunning views of Bora Bora. Leisure facilities at InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa Bora Bora include a fitness room, Turkish bath and outdoor pool. Deep Ocean Spa offers treatments using ocean water to restore the body's minerals. The private villas are air-conditioned and have a living room with glass-bottom coffee table. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is only 8.7 km from Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport.
Le Meridien Bora Bora
Location: Motu Pitiaau, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD939 per room
Description: Located on an unspoilt tropical beach with no road access, Le Méridien offers views across Bora Bora Lagoon to Mount Otemanu. Facilities include a sea-turtle protection centre, infinity-edge pool and 2 restaurants. Guests have a choice of beachfront and overwater bungalows, or suites and villas with private pool on the beach front. Each includes an in-room safe, satellite TV, iPod docking station and a minibar. Snorkelling equipment, kayaks, outrigger canoes and pedal boats are available for use free of charge. The day spa offers a range of body treatments and massages. Le Tipanie restaurant overlooks the lagoon and serves Polynesian, Asian and Western cuisine. Le Te Ava restaurant allows guests to dine with their feet in the sand. Miki Miki Bar overlooks the beach. Motu Mute Airport is 9 km away.
Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Location: Motu Tape, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD753 per room
Description: This exclusive island offers accommodation set over lovely blue lagoon waters or alongside the white sandy beaches. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and a free minibar, refilled daily. You also have access to free snorkelling equipment and kayaks. Providing an authentic Polynesian atmosphere, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is a 2-minute shuttle boat ride from Bora Bora’s main island where further entertainment and relaxation options are provided. All shuttle trips are provided free of charge. Enjoy an open-air meal at Manu Tuki with panoramic lagoon views. Private dinners, lunch and breakfast can also be arranged. All accommodation features a patio deck offering sun loungers and stunning views of the lagoon, beach and tropical gardens. There is a beautiful coral garden home to thousands of tropical fish. Yoga and massage services are also available. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge.
InterContinental Le Moana Resort
Location: East side of Matira Point
Prices: from AUD816 per room
Description: Featuring a private white sand beach which is exclusive to guests, this luxury resort offers beachfront accommodation on Matira Point. Guests can stay in unique bungalows positioned over the water. Guests at InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora can enjoy a wide selection of water sports activities including snorkelling and kayaking. Noa Noa Terrace Restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating, and offers buffet and à la carte selections. Vini Vini Bar & Restaurant, located by the pool, has views of the beach and lagoon. Each bungalow is air-conditioned and features a sofa bed, DVD player, cable TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The spacious bathrooms include hairdryers and bathrobes. Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport is 11 km from InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
Location: Motu Tevairoa, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD516 per room
Description: Guests at this luxury resort can choose between garden suites with private pool, beachfront suites with a private hot tub, or overwater bungalows with direct access to the turquoise waters below. Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa offers luxury accommodation with stunning views of Mount Otemanu. Each includes a 20-inch LCD satellite TV, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. There are 3 restaurants and 2 bars, including Tevairoa Restaurant which overlooks the turquoise waters of the Bora Bora Lagoon and offers al fresco dining on the terrace. Located on the beach at Motu Tevairoa, Pearl Beach Resort & Spa Bora Bora features 2 boutiques, a very large outdoor swimming pool, diving centre and flood-lit tennis court. Indulgent beauty treatments are on offer at Manea Spa. The resort is 10 minutes’ by private boat from Motu Mute Airport.
Note: A point to consider when booking an overwater bungalow: Some overwater bungalows are set relatively close together . . . and next-door neighbours may well be within earshot. So, if you want privacy and seclusion, these may not necessarily be your best choice; you may wish to opt for a beachfront bungalow instead.
Latest update: About Bora Bora resorts: 19 April, 2022