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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Bora Bora
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“Best Hotel in the World!!!”
Reviewed 24 October 2010

First, it was our honeymoon and the trip was absolutely AMAZING! The hotel is the best in the world! We stayed in a bungalow over the water and it was truly incredible! Rooms are IMMACULATE! This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in my life. Nothing will ever beat it…they change the sheets and towels like 3 times a day…that give you water by your bed every night…they set your coffee and espresso machine up every night…Everyone is SO NICE! Also they have free washer and dryer which was super nice! We had breakfast and dinner included in the package and it was unbelievable!! The food is amazing!!! For those who love to snorkel the water is not as clear as the island of Moorea. They do have a lagoon to snorkel in that is neat, but not nearly as good as the natural feeling in Moorea. You can only snorkel so long in their lagoon because its small. They do have neat fish in there…saw eel and octopus and a ton of gorgeous fish! Everything is super expensive at the hotel so be prepared. Only thing I can criticize is there is no free Wi-Fi which is sad this day and age. Other than that it’s truly from a fairy tale. It may be the prettiest place on earth as far as ocean dwelling! If I had to compare it between Moorea I would say Moorea is better for snorkeling and Bora Boras view of the mountain is WAY prettier and better for just relaxing and lounging.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

If you are wondering if you should "splurge" for this resort, we did and it was well worth it! Our time there was amazing. We enjoyed ourselves so much ~ the hotel staff was wonderful (even helped with finding our lost pair of eye glasses!), and the activities, dining, spa and ambiance; all an incredible experience.

Our over the water bungalow was spacious with room to unpack everything in our suitcases. Hanging closets, storage drawers, and enough space in the bathroom for toiletries. So no living out of the suitcase for our last 6 nights in heaven.

We really searched for help in all sorts of ways, to get this trip planned and found a gem of a gal, Donna Salerno Travel that helped with every detail. From our roundtrip air, stays on the other islands and tours to boot, and helping to arrange our spa treatments at the FS Bora Bora, she did it all.

The spa here is fantastic - we both had the Earth and Sea Scrub and a facial. it was relaxing and invigorating. The spa itself is a haven of its own. The staff are eager to please and take their time with your treatments.

Dining here was gourmet. I'm glad we chose to include breakfasts and dinners included with our stay. We ate at a couple of local restaurants for lunch, but the different dining options at the resort were better - plentiful and tasteful.

The resort beach was wonderful - great to go snorkeling/swimming or just kick back and relax under a palm tree. The pool area was a little busy at times, but there were more than enough chaise lounge chairs for space; in between the small groups of people.

We included several island activities and they were all fun. The island tour really gave us a feel of the history and culture of French Polynesia.

It's the whole ambiance of this resort that is amazing - you really feel like you hit paradise in every way!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2010

Ok, perhaps my wife and I are high maintenance but we have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world and this one just does not measure up. Granted the location is visually stunning but the hotel, service, food and overall experience left us VERY disappointed. We have stayed at many Four Seasons resorts and this one needs work (Costa Rica blows this place away). Let me start with what was good about it.

1. The location is beautiful and the overall grounds are well kept.
2. The rooms over the water are pretty (but there is nothing spectacular about them)
3. It is very peaceful and you will be very well rested after a trip here
4. Swimming off the house is unique and the water is great (but extremely salty)

That sums up the good. Here is the bad.

1. The food here is terrible. My wife and I ate at the restaurants, had room service, and even ate at the pool. You options are limited as you are in a fairly remote area of Tahiti so leaving the hotel to dine elsewhere is not particularly easy. We were there for 10 nights and could not wait to get away from the food. Both of us got sick from different things on the menu - from both room service and the restaurant. In fact, as we left we met a gentlemen on our boat who made the exact same complaint about the food. Maybe it was a bad week - but for a 5 star hotel to have such bad food it is really inexcusable.

2. The spa is a joke. Again, my wife and I have stayed in many great hotels with great spas. This spa is ridiculous. To have a changing area that size of a large closet with 1 sink and 1 shower for everyone to use automatically disqualifies you from being a top spa. Add to that the treatments my wife and I got were worse than an average treatment in a day spa in NYC. The heavy oils they use leave you feeling like you were dropped in a vat of margarine and then rubbed down for good measure. During one of the massages my wife got, the guy doing the massage actually hurt her neck and she was in pain for 2 days. Nice.

3. The grounds while visually attractive are not spectacular. We really expected that the grounds and rooms would be truly unique. While the rooms are not bad, I was in no way impressed by the amenities. The rooms were a bit on the small side in my opinion and the furnishings were very plain and simple. Nothing about the rooms said Four Seasons or a 5 star hotel. Perhaps being over the water was supposed to be enough - but for the price - not cutting it.

4. The service was mediocre at best. Most of the staff are locals and did not seem to be well trained to work at 5 star hotels. The service was generally slow and there was definitely a bit of an attitude with how it was delivered (subtle, but there). We often had to call house keeping more than 2 times a day to get someone to clean our room. We were shocked with how bad the overall service was for a Four Seasons.

5. This probably is not fair - but there is literally nothing to do at this hotel. So, if you ignore this review then I would recommend you stay less than 1 week. You will be well rested but maybe with food poisoning. Staying longer than a week - you will be bored out of your mind. And, we did everything the hotel had to offer.

So, in summary - don't waste your money on this hotel. You would be better off going to Four Seasons in Costa Rica which is spectacular and has terrific service (perhaps its the culture). All-in-all, I want my money back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

We stayed at the Four Seasons Bora Bora for the 3 night honeymoon package late July. We were greeted at the airport and walked over to our boat waiting to take us to the hotel, which is on a motu of Bora Bora. Our "bungalow" was actually a beautiful suite with full living room, bedroom and bathroom all opening up onto our deck. From our deck, we would swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters with friendly fish and eagle rays. The FS has a marine biologist, Oliver, on site who gives a snorkel tour of the marine sanctuary, where you may feed the fish. Don't be afraid of the friendly octopus, who will latch onto your toes! We cannot say enough how much we appreciated Pierre, the dining room manager. He personally arranged our private dinner on the beach at sunset with french champagne and delicious food! Each and every staff member were friendly and accommodating. We didn't want to leave, and, would love to return someday soon!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2010

FS outdoes itself on this one! We have been to many FS resorts and hotels, and this is probably one of their very best. It is the best looking hotel in Bora Bora, with the best looking facilities, and everything was perfectly neat. We toured around and saw different hotels and none could compare, including the St. Regis, whose fleet of boats is embarrassing, compared to FS's beautiful picnic boats.

A couple of things you should consider...

-Ask for a bungalow closer to the beach so that you get the most shallow part of the lagoon.
-Don't focus too much attention on having the Mt. Otemanu view because you are going to get tired of seeing it from every angle. You will even save a significant amount of money that can be used towards the other expensive items on the Boar Bora list. Look for Resortview or Beachview. You might get upgraded which is always welcomed. FS offers fifth-night free!
-If you have American Express Platinum or Centurion, forget the tour package. Book through the Fine Hotels program which will give you Breakfast ($100 per couple) included, upgrade in room category (if available), late checkout (guaranteed and a MUST if departing late) and lunch, once during your stay.
-Don't book any tours before you get there. It's all available once you get to Bora Bora! Ask the other guests that have been there and may have already tried them. I recommend you do the jet ski tour and the tour into town (once). If you are a freak of extreme snorkeling (or shark feeding), the hotel has great tours. Everything else is very much available to do if you talk to the Concierge.
-Go to OPEC for pearls, if you must. I found them to have the better price and quality in Bora. Or buy them at the Papeetee airport, where you even get on the spot VAT refund and at a third of the price! Of course, something's gotta give and there might be a bit of sacrifice on the quality, but mostly negligible.
-The food is good at the hotel. I would say much better than the average hotel. Still not at par with pricing, but that's a fine hotel. Unfortunately, there are very few options. We had dinner once at the Arii Moana(seafood and steak), twice at the Tere Nui (asian and BBQ buffets), once at the Sunset Bar (sushi), one in-room dining and a movie (they have DVD's to lend), and once at Lagoon at the St. Regis's restaurant (which was very good, but the transportation cost killed the positive vibe).
-The crowd is mostly honeymooners so its is very peaceful and everybody is into their moment. Aside from the typical (but rare at FS's) "loudmouth drinking by the poolbar", the hotel felt very private, considering it was full while we were there.
-By some reviews offered by others staying at the hotel, avoid spending $600 at Villa Mahana, if you can. Nothing special for the cost. Try Lagoon (St. Regis) instead, which is half the cost and gives you some variation.
-Don't be afraid of being in the far away bungalows because you will have an excuse to do some excersise. The walk is soothing and relaxing, specially after a big meal. If you don't want to walk, they will take or pick you in a golf cart immediately.
-The atmosphere is very relaxed and casual but elegant. Shirts on all restaurants but no need to bring jacket, tie, or dress slacks.
-Try to forgo any sort of overnight stop or long layover in Tahiti. Plan your trip so that you get into Papeete early enough to grab a flight to Bora Bora on Air Tahiti the same day, and leave from Bora Bora late enough so that you can spend the most time in Bora before taking your early evening flight to Papeete and then your late-night flight to LA (if LA is your hub in the US).
-You will have to travel via Air Tahiti Nui or Air France, from LA. I recommend the latter.

In conslusion this was a wonderful 10-year anniversary trip for us. We are definitely coming back, and we would only change the layover in Tahiti. An extra day in Bora would have been great!

Hope this helps and feel free to write if you have any question.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York City
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

bora bora four seasons was incredible - views, service, food. could not ask for more!
wish we could have stayed longer. it was the perfect choice.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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NJ
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

Over the top beauty and luxury. Impeccable grounds. Delicious food. (The Asian buffet dinner was my favorite meal at the resort.) Take advantage of snorkeling or kayaking in their interior lagoon sanctuary. There are tons of fish, coral, etc. Free washer and dryer in the ice huts are also convenient. Explore the grounds - there is a beautiful chapel facing the mountain - absolutely stunning. The spa is incredible. We did the couples spa package which was overlooking an off-limits part of the lagoon; although there was a pedestrian bridge facing our deck, so it wasn't as private as I had hoped. When you check out, look over your bill twice as we had an extra $300 charge since they double charged us for a jetski tour around the island. There was also an odd $3/day charge for room cleaning perhaps, which was a little absurd when you think about how much it costs for a room. Overall though, it was an incredible experience on a breathtaking island. Even though the resort was completely booked, it felt quiet, private and relaxing.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Address: Motu Tehotu BP 547, 98730, French Polynesia
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Region: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Bora Bora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Bora Bora
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bora Bora
#1 Spa Hotel in Bora Bora
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bora Bora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora 5*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a South Pacific paradise, combining the highest standards of service with ultramodern comforts and the natural ease and gracious hospitality of the Polynesian culture. Set upon Bora Bora's surrounding coral atoll, the Resort is a vast tropical grove, replete with coconut palms and pandanus trees. Meandering channels of pure turquoise lead to the main beach or to smaller lagoons, waiting to be discovered. Every vista is breathtaking. The Resort offers 100 overwater bungalow suites and seven beachfront villa estates, all designed with thatched roofs and decorated with indigenous artwork. Four restaurants offer a vast selection of creative culinary experiences, while the full-service spa is balanced by the powerful rhythms of the Pacific Ocean and the tranquility of the island's lagoon - offering an unmatched combination of relaxation and exhilaration. ... more   less 
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