Bora sits on the edge of a turquoise lagoon nestled beneath the lush green
volcanic peaks of Mount Otemanu. There are three beaches and a barrier
reef offering a variety of colourful marine life.
Bora is situated at Point Raititi on the edge of the lagoon with views of
the ocean, the reef, and imposing volcanic vistas dominated by the
haunting, cloud-wreathed Mt Otemanu (mountain of the bird). The resort
originally opened in 1961 and was acquired by Amanresorts in 1989.
The rooms at
Hotel Bora Bora take on the eclectic taste of an old trader’s house –
rattan and bamboo, Tasmanian oak floors, red-cedar walls, ceilings of pandanus
lashed to beams of Douglas fir, cast-iron tubs, overhead fans, CD players
and personal safes. Interiors also include a collection of Polynesian
craft, from canoe paddles to fish-hooks.
These are located on the palm-lined beachfront. Aside from a spacious
bedroom and bathroom, they come with a sitting area that leads to a small
patio facing the lagoon. Some of these have an elevated sundeck built on
columns with steps leading to the beach.
Hotel Bora Bora’s 15 overwater bungalows are just that –
thatched-roof, tropical-island retreats set directly over the blue lagoon.
The water surrounding these bungalows is abundant in coral and marine
life. Each Overwater Bungalow features a bedroom with a king-size,
four-poster bed, a spacious bathroom and a two-tiered sundeck shaded by a
roof of hand-tied pandanus. There is also a shower at water level
alongside steps leading into the lagoon.
The thatched farés are set amidst tropical gardens, with short
pathways leading to the lagoon. Enclosed by lava stone walls, these farés
come with a private swimming pool and an outdoor sundeck area.
These are located in prime beach areas. All come with a living room, a
bedroom with a king-size, four-poster bed, an en suite sitting room, a
bathroom and a large sundeck. Each Beach Faré covers an area of 117sq m
(1,260 sq ft). These are the most spacious and private accommodations on
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
are served at the Matira Terrace Restaurant which
overlooks the lagoon. At the breezy Matira Terrace Bar,
tables are built from monkey-pod trees while the roof is of pandanus
thatching. A light menu and tropical refreshments are available here as
well as afternoon tea. Lunch and refreshments can also be taken at the Pofai
Local musicians entertain nightly at the Matira Terrace Bar. There is also
Polynesian cultural entertainment at Hotel Bora Bora’s weekly beach
barbecue. Another weekly feature is traditional island singing and
dancing, with sunset cocktails and canapés at the Pofai Beach Bar.
The resort boutique offers a selection of local art and craft with a range
of books and island clothing, including hand-dyed Tahitian pareus.
Hotel Bora Bora houses a black pearl showroom with certified jewelery. The
black pearl industry has grown to become the second largest after tourism.
Two tennis courts, lit for night play, are located on the resort grounds.
Tennis rackets and balls are complimentary. The resort also offers
basketball and volleyball.
The lounge is an activity centre as well as a games room and book
exchange. It includes a TV and DVD player, pool table, two card tables and
a selection of games. Island and sea excursions can also be arranged at
the Raititi Lounge.
Guests may enjoy a massage in the privacy of their bungalow or faré
or in the Faré Tarumi (massage room).
Hotel Bora Bora: "The ONLY option on
this island: Boca Raton, Fl
If you're going
to go to Bora Bora, go to the ORIGINAL hotel that made this
I went here on my honeymoon since my parents went to this
hotel 33 years ago!!!
Aman resorts are the quintessential definition of luxury
hotels. We stayed on an over-water bungalow and it was very
well worth the money. The experience was by far the best of
the entire honeymoon.
Make no mistake, the Hotel Bora Bora is the ONLY hotel on
the island with a Natural sand beach. Since it is the oldest
hotel it is located in the best place on the
island. Do not stay in the hotels on the Motu's.
The rooms have NO TV's, just a minimalist stereo with a wide
selection of "etheral" music to set the mood. The service is
incredible. We were greeted by the hotel manager who made us
feel like we were visiting friends in this remote island.
If you're going to go...go all the way...
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