Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

Vaitape, Bora Bora, 98730, French Polynesia

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  • lovetosurf's Profile Photo

    Relatively affordable luxury

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    After arriving on a boat from the airpot, check-in was painless and our bags were taken right to our room. While the overwater bungalows were appealing, we found the garden suite with private pool to be perfect. It was very quite, well appointed and relaxing. If you are staying for an extened period of time you may wish to enjoy both and overwater bungalow and a garden suite. Food was good, drinks were excellent and the Tahitian show they put on the one night was very entertaining.

    Make sure to sign-up for any of the tours you want right away as many of them have limited space and fill up quickly. Our favorite was the jet ski tour but we also enjoyed the jeep tour and the trip to Bloody Mary's restaurant. Note, the tours are pretty much 'island' tours and as such are available for guests of almost every resort. They also have a boat that will take you over to the main island where you can catch a local bus and enjoy a little tour of the town on your own.

    It is also important to note that power is a precious commodity and so once it gets dark night life is limited. If you are looking to go out every night you should find a resort with such amenities onsite.

    The primary difference from this and the ultra-high end resorts was essentially the pampering. At many of the high-end resorts the staff watches you very carefully and tries to anticipate your every need. While we found no fault in the service whatsoever, they didn't cater to strange requests and quirks. We didn't know what we wanted and preferred to be left alone to enjoy our time together and we found this to be the best value and we loved every minute of our stay.

    Unique Quality: The suites with private pools are secluded and very relaxing. Staff was very friendly and helpful and overall was a great value given the expense of the area.

    They have a webcam on their website but it doesn't do the resort justice.

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    Great resort in Bora Bora!

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    We stayed for 6 nights; 2 in a garden bungalo, and 4 in a premium overwater bungalo. I've read a few negative things about the garden bungalo, but we really enjoyed ours! There were things we loved about it (seemed more roomy w/ the private yard, plunge pool, and outdoor shower), but we also loved staying out over the water in the premium bungalo. In the end we were glad we stayed in both, and saved a little money doing so! We also got to check in early because our garden bungalo was ready to go, and the couple beside us had to wait a few hours for their overwater bungalo to be prepared. All the hotel staff were very nice and accomodating. In scheduling a few activites one staff member had not followed through with the reservation, but it's so easy going it didn't matter all that much to us. There is a boat shuttle that goes back and forth between the main island and the resort every hour or so. The boat schedule and connecting bus schedule are not that complicated to figure out.

    Unique Quality: You give up a little conveniance by staying off the main island, but this resort has the best views of any bar none. If you stay in the premium overwater bungalo #44 you get the PERFECT view of Mt. Otenamu. There is little to no snorkling around the resort, but in turn you can walk around and relax in the water without worrying about stepping on the coral heads. If you are big into snorkeling I'd probably recommend staying at Sofitel, but it's only a short boat ride away even from Pearl Beach.

    Directions: Pearl Beach is one of only two resorts that has a boat shuttle pick you up at the airport and take you straight to their dock. It's very nice, and conveniant.

  • beautiful resort on its own motu

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    Amazing resort. Service was awesome -- all of the staff was very friendly. The food at the restaurants was great. We got an overwater bungalow, which was quite expensive, but well worth it. Highly highly recommended if you're willing to spend the money.

    Unique Quality: Awesome views of the main island from your bedroom. The Pearl Beach is on its on Motu and is more secluded than the resorts on the main island. And its still easy to get to the main island as the hotel has boats to take you back and forth for free.

    Directions: from the airport, there is a shuttle boat which will take you directly to the hotel.

  • Beautiful and Secluded Hotel

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    Pearl Beach is amazing... service was excellent, restaurants were awesome. We got the overwater bungalow and it was expensive, but well worth it and highly recommended if you are willing to pay for it. The views out to the main island and are amazing!

    Unique Quality: Pearl Beach is on its own motu, so it's more secluded than a lot of the other resorts on the main island. They provide free boat rides that constantly travel between the hotel and the main island, so getting around is a easy.

    Directions: You can take a shuttle boat from the airport that will take directly to the hotel.

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Things to Do I have not Done…

by Kakapo2

With a day only you have to set priorities, and our two priorities was to see as much of the island and the landscape as possible and have a swim in the bathtub-warm water of the lagoon. This was perfect, as with the slow pace of the one-gear bicycles we got a feeling of the life on the island, and did not just tick tourist attractions with the tour guide being the only local you would meet.

So things we have missed, including some things we would not even have wanted to experience were:

Boat or outrigger canoe tour around the island with shark and manta ray watching.

Go diving.

Tour in a glass-bottom boat or submarine.

Helicopter Flight over the island.

Do jetskiing or wake-boarding.

Check out the marae. (As we had visited marae on the other French Polynesian islands, especially Raiatea, we neglected the search for those on Bora Bora, as we did not want to miss to get into this lagoon.)

We could have checked out some of the WW2 defense guns. There would have been time to check out at least one, especially the one at Matira Point, I have to admit… However, in an updated (online) guide, the Moon Handbook of Tahiti, I read that residential construction blocks the access track, so they cannot be visited anymore…
The Lonely Planet Guide describes the locations quite well. Note them on a map before you set out. The South Pacific Handbook by David Stanley, on the other hand, says that most cannons are not worth the walk(s) – but the views you get from there are worth the effort in most cases.

We could have snorkelled in the Coral Garden but preferred to relax on the beach and swim at Matira Beach..

Go on a mountain safari tour in a 4WD vehicle or quad bike.

Go trekking in the centre of the island. (We would have loved to do this but there was no time.) The most strenuous walk is up to Mt. Pahia, it takes about 5 hours, and you should not go without a guide, most travel books say.

Sail on a yacht.

Visit the Lagoonarium (turtles, sharks, rays and tropical fish).

Swim with turtles at the care centre at the Meridien Hotel.

Visit the Marine Museum (Musée de la Marine) in Faanui which is said to have nice model ships..

Visit the Coral Nursery Toa Nui under the overwater bungalows of the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa.

You see, you have to choose carefully what you want to do, not only because of time restraints. To do it all you might have to win Lotto first ;-)

Parkroyal Resorts on Tahiti,...

by meirs

Parkroyal Resorts on Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora In Moorea, the resort offers a chance to swim with its dolphins, which are kept in the lagoon at the resort. For about $120US you can spend about 45 mins with the dolphins and have your picture taken with them. If you prefer to stay out of the water, you can still see the dolphins from the garden and overwater bungalows that surround the lagoon. The resort also offers free canoes, which you can take out to small islands across the lagoon. On our way to one of these islands we saw a group of stingrays and encountered 4 harmless reef sharks.
In Bora Bora, every guest receives complimentary snorkel gear and fins for the length of their stay. These come in very handy. You can step off the porch of your bungalow into a lagoon that's filled with tropical fish, and a stingray that visited every night. The bungalow also has a glass coffee table with a top that opens to the coral underneath the room. You can feed the strange shaped and colorful fish that gather at the coral from your living room. The picture included is that of our bungalow in Bora Bora.
In Tahiti, the resort has a wonderful restaurant, great grounds, and unique pools. We only spent one night there before our flight home.

Hotel Bora Bora for total...

by grannysmith

Hotel Bora Bora for total splurging and honeymooners, the Sofitel Ia Ora in Moorea for expensive tastes, the Maitai Polynesia for a smaller budget,Tarariki in Moorea for cheap accomodation.
Topdive for diving, Beachcomber in Tahiti for transit,
Club Med Moorea for laid back with kids and camp atmosphere. When possible, book the overwater bungalows. Waking up and going to sleep over water is a dream!

Becahcomber Intercontinental...

by DreamTravler

Becahcomber Intercontinental in Bora Bora.
For one night depending on the time of year you are looking at anywhere from 450 a night to well over 600 a night US dollar. This hotel is wonderfull for familys and couples alike. When they finish there renovations it will be even better with the addition of a pool and more overwater bungalows. They have a great resturant on site and the snorkleing is unbeliveable.

Stay at the Sofitel Coralia...

by Swiss_Yalcin

Stay at the Sofitel Coralia located near the Airport.
On Bora Bora and Morea I stayed at the Club Med. The food is included. If I wouldn't have booked the Club Med, the whole trip would cost me the double. The food at Club Med is very delicious and a big variety selections of local and international cuisine. Even the Wine is included. And there is even a japanese corner for the only very few visitors from Japan and also for japanese food lovers.

French Polynesia is VERY VERY...

by dreamworld

French Polynesia is VERY VERY VERY expensive...and I don't see why since I went to neighbouring islands such as Fiji and Vanuatu which are even better, buch much more affordable.
Most of the people in French Polynesia is overrating and you get limited comfort for a normal rate. Only top expensive hotels (made for honeymooners) are ok but you should make an hold-up to a bank prior to going to this part of the world !

In Papeetee, I found out a youth hostel which I can't remember the name. It was dirty, noisy, and quite unsafe...but still expensive.
In Bora Bora I had to sleep in a huge 20 people dormitory which was the only 'affordable' place (full of spiders and ants...but this does not annoy me so much). DON'T GO to Bora Bora if you are on a tight budget.
In Moorea, the huge camping including some bungalors was much better and ok with rates. Clean and safe...and next to a beautiful lagoon.

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Wedding in Bora Bora?

by cordy25

I seen Bora Bora recently on a travel show & have fell in love with the idea of going there on my honeymoon. However because of the price I would have to really scrimp on my wedding.

So I was wondering if anyone knows if you can get married on the island? This way I would still get the honey moon of my dreams & a lovely wedding.

Re: Wedding in Bora Bora?

by sabsi

Hi!

Sorry to destroy your dreams. You can get married on Bora Bora - but you have to spend 4 weeks in French Polynesia before you are allowed to do so.

Sorry!
Sabs

Re: Wedding in Bora Bora?

by delcity

look here for a link to that country and to bora bora. ( www.towd.com )

RE: Wedding in Bora Bora?

by nhawk

I am getting married in Bora Bora in December. By that I mean we are having the ceremony, which I consider the wedding, but it is not legal in the terms of marriage in the USA. We will be legally married on our way home in Hawaii, on the beach in Maui. There are so many fantastic ceremonies in Bora Bora. Let me know if you want details. Check out Tiki Village at www.tikivillage.pf/ for a really unique ceremony and/or most hotels have their own packages. Well worth the $$ you would spend on a traditional ceremony back home!

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Address: Vaitape, Bora Bora, 98730, French Polynesia