We chose to stay at Sofitel Private Island for our honeymoon in March 2014. It was very quiet during our stay and exactly what we were looking for thanks to our travel agent Noy Siravantha at Tahiti Legends. We stayed 5 days in an Overwater Bungalow and really enjoyed the Amazing views. It was also great to jump right in and swim with the fish living in the corral right next to our bungalow. The room was nice and maintained but showed a little age. It did look like they were in the process of renovating other bungalows but it was done quietly and didn't interfere with our visit at all. They also have several different electrical options so we did not have to use a converter during our trip. The room service was good and the full daily breakfast was definitely a must for a room package. We did the half day eco trip, sunset champagne, romantic dinner on the beach, trip into town and dinner at Bloody Mary's. The half day eco trip is a must do item: Swim with the sharks, pet the stingrays, feed the fish, and tour the main island via boat with a snack. The Captain made the trip memorable with jokes and personality. The only way it could get any better was doing the full day trip with a full lunch on a sand bar, sitting in the water. The Sunset Champagne on the private island was ok as the clouds blocked our view that night. The romantic dinner did not turn out good for us but the resort addressed the issue after our travel agent followed up with the resort. Trip into town was good and dinner at Bloody Mary's was outstanding.
Overall this was an amazing location for our trip of a lifetime. It was quiet, romantic, and just what we needed. If you are looking for more of the nightlife, hustle, and bustles- look elsewhere. 5 days was perfect for one location and the same room. Anything more than 5 days and we would have split it up to visit another island. Bring a camera, sunscreen, and forget the idea that you are going to save money on this vacation. Plus don't forget the waterproof housing for your GoPro camera!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is located in the heart of the exceptional Matira Bay, nestled on a private islet facing the main island of Bora Bora. A secret hideaway where you can enjoy a peaceful and romantic retreat, regenerate yourself and savour the exquisite feeling of being at home on your own private island. This boutique hotel is emphasizing privacy and intimacy to create a unique experience in the heart of native vegetation surrounded by turquoise water and beautiful coral gardens. ... more less
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