Regarded as a Polynesian treasure set in spectacular natural backdrop, this lagoon tropical resort is packed with 76 authentic bungalows in Polynesian style. Verdant gardens with their artistic blend of scented plantings are sure to mesmerize you and soak you in its charm as long as you plan to stay here. The Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa is nestled on a small island of Motu Toopua in the middle of the Bora Bora Lagoon. Flanked by transparent tri-color blue waters, the resort offers the views of the charmed emerald peaks of Mt. Otemanu and the Panorama that is a magnificent lookout at its rear accessible by hiking on a forest route.
Opulent Guestrooms and Facilities
Superb views and exotic amenities are the features of each bungalow here. Expect a glass-topped coffee table via which you can view and feed tropical fish, private pools, outdoor dining gazebos, showers, a jumbo bed, bathroom with separate shower and double basins, air conditioning, private safe, hairdryer, television and in-house video, DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fan, and direct dial telephone. Following are the types of rooms available:
- 2 presidential two bedrooms Villa (with private swimming)
- 3 Motu suites (with private swimming)
- 17 Motu bungalows
- 6 end of pontoon (over water bungalows)
- 44 Overwater bungalows
- 4 premium Motu bungalows (outdoor pool)
Other facilities in the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Spa are the largest outdoor pool of the island, a health centre, tennis courts, room service, ice delivery, laundry, baby-sitting, onsite gift boutique, activities desk, and concierge. Also, you can arrange for the sightseeing helicopter trips and car, jeep, and cycle rentals. The resort also offers a motor launch to Vaitape, boating to and from the Bora Bora airport, and special private taxi boat.
The Extraordinary Marù Spa
Famous as the only beach front or tree house spa in Tahiti, this Polynesian-style spa offers six treatment rooms – four waterfront and two massage rooms into the Banyan trees. Rejuvenation is through the Tahitian treatments where 100 years old herbs and remedies of the South Pacific form the part of the spa services. Its Marù Spa products are worth a trial.
Expect snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, Scuba diving, catamaran cruises, water skiing, parasailing, and water ferry between Bora Bora and Motu Toopua. The sports facilities include two lit tennis courts, 160′ swimming pool, fitness center with aerobic and weight training equipment, billiards, games room, canoes, kayaks, glass bottom boat trips, shark feeding itineraries, and 4×4 Jeep safaris for an additional fee. Also, horse-back riding, cycling, and trekking are also available.
Dining & Entertainment
The Otemanu Restaurant is the famous restaurant with 92 dining room seats for dinner open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Café Faré is where you can have informal indoor/outdoor breakfast, lunch, and dinner accommodating 50 folks daily from 06.30am to 10.00am for breakfast and 12 pm to 3 pm for lunch. For a Mediterranean meal, go to the Café Faré especially for dinner. For some great views and live music, Hiro Lounge is great place to be at night from 6 to 11 pm. Even the room service offers sandwiches, salads, and pastries.
Taste the Canoe Breakfast offering continental menu of tropical fruits, pastries, and juices at your Overwater Bungalow delivered via a Tahitian-style canoe. Regularly events are Manager’s Cocktail Reception and Pearl Fashion Show on Monday and Pareo Demonstration Shows.
Encircled by a beautiful lagoon, a Tahitian style meeting area offers thatch ceiling and open beams whose tropical entrance is through a foot bridge. Here, the accommodation facility is up to 100. Further, The Chapiteau on the beach can receive 120 guests, whereas the Café Fare, The Pavilion, and The Fare Transit function with 20 to 70 guests.
Reaching the Resort
Fly to Faa’a, Tahiti’s International airport in Papeete after which you need to take a 45-minute flight to the Bora Bora airport. From here, the hotel’s private launch comfortably takes you to the hotel. Check out for the schedule and rates at the Web sites of the International airlines such as Air Tahiti Nui, Air France Group, Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airlines, Lan Chile, and Air Caledonie International. The journey time from Los Angeles to Tahiti is 7.5 hours, 13 hours from New York, 8 hours from Sydney, and 11 hours from Tokyo.