The Four Seasons - Open since Sept. 2008. A superb resort.
-The Great: The Bungalows, the View, service, and Family friendly
-The Not So Good: Snorkeling (poor)
-Our Opinion: By all accounts a great resort - reflecting the quality the Four Seasons is famous for..
St Regis Bora
Bora - Grandest hotel in Bora Bora. The best when money is no object.
-The Great: Service, Bungalows (huge), Food, Beach, Spa, Activities
-The Not So Good: Snorkeling is minimal. The regular Overwater Villas don't have a view of the lagoon/mountain and can be windy. You have to book a Deluxe OW Villa for best view/location
-Our Opinion: One of the best hotel in the South Pacific. Top quality throughout.
InterContinental Resort and Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora - Contemporary decor and gorgeous bungalows. A very "cool" resort. Shares the same area of the Lagoon as Meridien and St Regis.
-The Great: Bungalows, Decor, View, Restaurants, Spa
-The Nice: Food, Service, Shore access to Bora Bora at Pointe Matira
-The Not So Good: Snorkeling (none), Beach, Not in the clearest part of the lagoon, Lack of Polynesian "feel".
-Our Opinion: Beautiful hotel, great view. Not as polished (or expensive) as St Regis, but a superb resort. We recommend you book the "Sapphire" or "Diamond" Bungalows to take advantage of the view.
Bora Hilton Nui Resort and Spa - On it's own island, facing the ocean (NOT the lagoon or Bora Bora)
-The Good: Bungalow size and decor, Restaurant, Amenities
-The OK: Food, Service, Access to Bora Bora
-The Not So Good: Snorkeling (poor), No view of Bora Bora Lagoon or Mountain.
-Our Opinion: The lack of views of Bora Bora is disappointing. But a quality resort with excellent service and bungalows.
- Still a very good resort, sharing the same lagoon and view as the Intercontinental Thalasso.
-The Good: View, Restaurant, Beach, Service, Beach Bungalows, Private Lagoonarium
-The OK: Bungalows decor and large floor glass
-The Not So Good: Snorkeling (poor), Bungalow size, Access to Bora Bora
-Our Opinion: Great views and good amenities. But the bungalows are on the small side compared to the newer hotels. The glass floor is impressive, though...
Sofitel Motu Resort - Now Pert of the Sofitel Beach Resort - Still the best boutique resort in Bora Bora, secluded and intimate. Only 30 bungalows
-The Great: Snorkeling , View, Location, Lagoon - the best in BB. Also, privacy, easy access to shore.
-The Nice: Traditional Polynesian decor
-The OK: Bungalow decor a little dated but spacious, service can be spotty.
-Our Opinion: One of our favorites with its superb location, view and snorkeling. The personalized service is good, and the use of the amenities of the new Sofitel Beach Resort is a plus.
Pearl Beach Resort -
Very good upper mid-range resort on a motu with all the amenities and an excellent choice of well priced bungalows. Not too large.
-The Good: View, Bungalows, Restaurant, Pool and Beach
-The OK: Food, Service, Shore access to Bora Bora
-The Not So Good: Snorkeling.
-Our Opinion: Rarely disappointing, very good all around, an excellent value.
Sofitel Bora Bora Resort (ex Marara) - On the main island - A very good mid-range resort that is basically brand new.
-The Good: Beach, Restaurant, Pool, Bungalows
-The OK: Food, Service, snorkeling, view
-The Not So Good: Nothing so far..
-Our Opinion: A very good mid-priced resort with a nice beach and spiffy new bungalows.
Intercontinental Le Moana Resort - On the main island, a mid-size resort with an intimate Polynesian feel.
-The Good: Food, Service, View (depending on bungalow location), Snorkeling, Convenient to main tourist area of Bora Bora
-The OK: Bungalows
-The Not So Good: Small beach in crowded area of Bora Bora, Maybe a little overpriced.
-Our Opinion: A good resort, but too little privacy or sense of seclusion. Too many homes and hotels nearby.
Le Maitai Polynesia - On the same beach between the Intercon and the Sofitel
-The Good: Price
-The OK: Food, Service, Snorkeling, View, Bungalows
-The Not So Good: Narrow beach, A road runs between between the main part of the hotel and the beach. Traffic can be heard in beach bungalows and some overwater. Spotty service.
-Our Opinion: A fair budget hotel - offers the least expensive overwater bungalows in Bora Bora.
Moorea Resort -
Recently reopened after a being completely rebuilt. Now possibly the best resort in Moorea.
The Great: Beach, Snorkeling , View, Lagoon, Also, privacy/view from the Beach Bungalows.
-The Nice: Bungalow decor, Spa, Pool, Restaurants
-The OK: No proximity to shops or restaurants.
-Our Opinion: Excellent - A spacious beach (best in Moorea) and all the new amenities make this resort an v. good value.
Moorea Hilton Resort
- An excellent resort
-The Good: Snorkeling, Location, View
-The OK: Beach, Food, Service, Bungalows
-The Not So Good: Spa, No view from the beach bungalows, Small beach, Decor needs a little updating
-Our Opinion: A quality resort, solid value in a good location.
Intercontinental Moorea - Also Excellent
-The Good: Spacious property, Location, Amenities, Lovely lush grounds
-The OK: Beach, Food, Service, Bungalows, Spa
-The Not So Good: Snorkeling, Limited view from the beach bungalows, Semi overwater bungalows, Lobby decor needs updating, Bungalows near Dolphin area can be noisy.
-Our Opinion: A Moorea classic, well run, with all the expected amenities.
Pearl Beach - A good to mid-range resort.
-The Good: Location, Amenities, Pool
-The OK: Beach, Food, Service, Bungalows,
-The Not So Good: Snorkeling, Limited view from the beach bungalows, Too many bungalows on a small property.
-Our Opinion: A fair value.
Tiare Beach Resort
- The only resort in Huahine
-The Good: Bungalows (spacious)
-The OK: Beach, Food, Service, View, Snorkeling
-The Not So Good: No road access into Huahine, Bland decor
-Our Opinion: A good resort, nothing exciting, but Huahine is well worth a visit.
- A family-run small hotel
-The Good: Remote and pristine location, Lovely beach
-The OK: Food, Service, View, Snorkeling, Bungalows
-Our Opinion: A good value, comfortable but fairly basic.
Le Tahaa Private Island Resort and Spa - A winner since it opened, it remain one of the top resorts in French Polynesia.
-The Great: Beach, Snorkeling , View, Lagoon, Beach Bungalows, Overwater bungalows.
-The Very Nice: Bungalow decor, Spa, Pool, Restaurants
-Our Opinion: A unique location, a pristine crystal lagoon, nearby deserted islands and the perfect South Seas romantic atmosphere make this resort everyone's favorite.
- Romantic Hideaway
-The Very Good: Private, Small property in a pristine location
-The Good: Food, Service, View, Snorkeling, Bungalows
-Our Opinion: A lovely and intimate property, lots of romance, spacious bungalows, Polynesian feel.
-The Very Good: All Brand new! Beach, Snorkeling, Bungalows, Food, Service, Diving
-The Not So Good: Nothing!
-Our Opinion: Consistently one of the best resort in French Polynesia thanks to the location, service and superb management.
-The Very Good: Location, Privacy, Beach, Snorkeling, Bungalows, Food, Service, Diving, Activities, Hosts
-The Not So Good: Nothing!
-Our Opinion: If you are looking for the ultimate island experience, this is it! Don't let the rustic look and the lack of electricity fool you - this is not roughing it by any means. Highly recommended.
- Lovely OW and beach bungalows. Excellent snorkeling, diving, pearl
farms. Friendly and nice..4+ stars.
- A secluded lovely resort . OW and beach bungalows. Exc. snorkeling,
diving and food. 4+ stars.
- This charming all inclusive beach resort offers just 30 luxury
bungalows with lagoon views over a pristine environment. Diving
in the 2 spectacular passes of Fakarava lagoon is available, as
well as other excursions.
Intercontinental Tahiti - One of the top resort on the island. 5 stars, A/C rooms & Deluxe
Meridien - A large
upscale resort with European flair. A/C rooms & Deluxe OW Bungalows.
Tahiti Radisson Plaza - Located on the other side of town from the airport. Upscale accommodation.
Maeva Beach - Renovated 2006 - convenient, casual but nice, lanai rooms, pool, activities, pleasant beach.
Tahitian - A moderate
hotel in a lush garden. A/C rooms, lovely waterfront restaurant. 2 stars.
Mandarin - Conveniently
located in the heart of town. A/C rooms, restaurant. 2 stars. Inexpensive.