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Overwater bungalows as seen from a beach in Bora Bora
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The 6 Best Bora Bora Resorts

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Overwater bungalows that sit atop stunning turquoise water, endless stretches of pristine white sand, and private islands designed for relaxation—a Bora Bora trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be at the top of every traveler’s bucket list. A Bora Bora vacation is definitely a splurge, so you want to get it right—which means booking the perfect hotel. These are the best Bora Bora resorts for a trip of a lifetime.

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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Aerial view of the overwater bungalows at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Whether you’re planning a family reunion or an ultra-romantic honeymoon, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has the perfect accommodation for you. There are luxury beachfront villas where groups of up to six can spread out, two bedroom overwater bungalows equipped with cribs for a family’s first vacation together, and secluded overwater suites with private plunge pools that are just right for two people. 

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Aerial view of the overwater bungalows and greenery at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Truly disconnect from the real world at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui, which is located on a private island. The resort is set on gorgeous Motu To’opua, which features private white sand beaches, a brilliant lagoon, and stunning views of the dormant Mount Otemanu volcano.

On the island, the resort has five restaurants and bars, a full-service spa and salon, an outdoor running track, and plenty of shopping. Bored in paradise? Conrad Bora Bora Nui has a second private islet, Motu Tapu, that guests can take a water shuttle to for a change of scenery. 

St. Regis Bora Bora

Overhead view of large suite of rooms and surrounding ocean and beach at the St. Regis Bora Bora
St. Regis

If you have your heart set on an overwater bungalow, look no further than the St. Regis Bora Bora which boasts the largest overwater villas in the South Pacific. These spacious suites start at 1,550 square feet and feature glass panel floors so you can sneak a peek underwater. 

If you can manage to drag yourself out of your bungalow, there are bicycles available for guests to peddle around the 42-acre resort and shuttles to the main island to experience local life on Bora Bora.

InterContinental Bora Bora

Overwater bungalows with mountainous landscape in the background at the InterContinental Bora Bora
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

Every room at the InterContinental Bora Bora is an overwater villa, so your only choice will be if you want a view of the beach, lagoon, the island of Bora Bora, or Mount Otemanu. Once the decision is made, you’ll be able to relax in your overwater plunge pool and sip a cocktail as you watch the sunset over the water. Each of the 84 villas features a spacious sundeck, outdoor shower, and a glass-bottomed coffee table that looks down at the lagoon life. 

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts

Lounge chairs and straw awnings by the pool at Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts

Relais & Châteaux is known for its refined luxury, and now you can experience that elegance in the tropics, at Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts. The resort has everything you could need while you’re on the island, from a world-class spa to a tattoo parlor. Guests will keep busy with the provided snorkeling equipment, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards.

The resort even offers a helipad, in case you want to expedite your journey over to the property. 

InterContinental Le Moana

View of the beach and overwater bungalows at the InterContinental Le Moana
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

There are plenty of accommodation options at the InterContinental Le Moana to choose from, like the Poevai Overwater Suite, which is made up of two junior suites linked together by a lounge—offering both connection and privacy for groups. Or, for a secluded and romantic vibe, book the End of Pontoon Horizon Overwater bungalows, which feature uninterrupted panoramic views. No matter which overwater suite you choose, guests will want to book the special Canoe Breakfast, during which local delicacies are delivered to your terrace bungalow via a traditional outrigger canoe.

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Bora Bora

Surprisingly, there are no true all-inclusive resorts in Bora Bora. However, many resorts offer dining packages (such as daily breakfast or breakfast and lunch) that you can add on to your stay to create an all-inclusive type feel.

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