Top 10: Best Luxury Resorts In Bora Bora

Bora Bora is the most famous and photogenic of French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands, its ancestral name meaning “created by the gods”. It is a one of the most scenic islands in the world, thick with coconut forests, colorful villages, and jagged green peaks that cascade down to miles of fine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. No wonder that some of the most stunning hotels in the world are located here, some of them managed by the world’s most exclusive hotel brands. We hereby present you my list of the 10 best luxury resorts in French Polynesia, all but two of them located in Bora Bora.


Adorned by white sand and turquoise water, the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is located to the south side of the main island, at the famous Matira point. The latter is formed by two white sand beaches, a windward beach on Taahana Bay and a leeward beach on Matira bay. The hotel, situated only 5 miles (8 kms) from the main village of Vaitape, offers a breathtaking view of the lagoon, but also of the impressive Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia. The 64 beach and overwater bungalows all feature a large sun terrace, living room, bedroom and beautiful bathroom with bath and dressing area decorated with live vanilla plants. In the overwater bungalows, the glass coffee table in the living room looks into the natural aquarium of the lagoon, with its clear turquoise water and sand bottom, illuminated at night.

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