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Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

4-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Coral Gardens

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Bp 6, Nunue, Vaitape, Bora Bora, 98730, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Beautiful and everyone was so friendly! Julien the manager makes everyone feel like they…

    Nov 6, 2019

  • Private island with beautiful views and tranquility. A fantastic marine reserve that you…

    May 15, 2019

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 55 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Matira Beach - 21 min walk
  • Coral Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Motu Piti - 4 min walk
  • Matira Point - 20 min walk
  • Leopard Rays Trench - 15 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Beachfront
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Overwater
  • Luxury Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Overwater
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Garden View
  • Luxury Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Overwater

Location

Bp 6, Nunue, Vaitape, Bora Bora, 98730, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • On the waterfront
  • Matira Beach - 21 min walk
  • Coral Gardens - 4 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Matira Beach - 21 min walk
  • Coral Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Motu Piti - 4 min walk
  • Matira Point - 20 min walk
  • Leopard Rays Trench - 15 min walk
  • Moti Piti Aau Beach - 21 min walk
  • Nui Beach - 37 min walk
  • Mt. Otemanu - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Le Meridien Beach - 3.3 mi / 5.2 km
  • Vaitape Harbor - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km

Getting around

  • Motu Mute Airport (BOB) - 8 min drive
  • Raiatea (RFP-Uturoa) - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 55 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must travel by boat transfer (surcharge) to this property.
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

Latitude 16 - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Hurricane - This tapas bar is located by the pool and specializes in local and international cuisine. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Snorkeling on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

Small print

Also known as

  • Marara
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort Resort
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort Bora Bora
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort Resort Bora Bora
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Beach
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Beach Resort
  • Sofitel Marara Beach Resort
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
  • Sofitel Marara
  • Sofitel Marara Bora Bora Beach Resort
  • Sofitel Marara Resort
  • Sofitel Marara Beach

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of XPF 4000 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of XPF 12784 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 11 costs XPF 6392.00 (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

For safety reasons, children under 12 years old are not allowed in overwater bungalows. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who exercises parental authority while in overwater bungalows.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from May 1 2021 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Latitude 16 offers local and international cuisine, ocean views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Fare Tama'a Maitai (9-min walk), Fare Manuia (13-min walk), and Bloody Mary's (2.1 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is XPF 12784 per person roundtrip.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and volleyball. Additional recreation onsite includes helicopter/airplane tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a private beach and a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was amazing experience. Location is great to go to the main island and interact with local as well

    faviela, 1 night trip with friends, Mar 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The overwater bungalows at the lagoon side was amazing. You can see octopus, reef sharks, stringray and fishes from the balcony

    4 night romance trip, Mar 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Property was a bit rundown. Drinks in bar were terrible. They beach was amazing.

    11 night family trip, Feb 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice quiet resort. Staffs are helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.

    2 night family trip, Feb 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome ! But cross to the private island Sofitel to get the even better!

    1 night trip, Jan 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Property was really clean, great beach, overall friendly staff. The guys working at the water activities both were great! Our favorite part was the couple of cats roaming around the hotel gardens and bar. It added sweetness to the hotel :) The things we did not like: one of us is vegan and there was very little options. Especially when they had buffet dinners. Also, the bar staff was overall unfriendly and extremely slow. Also, it would have been nice if waiters came to the pool and served drinks there. Hated getting out of the pool and asking the bartender for a drink, and getting a “give me some time” reply. Especially when the bar was virtually empty.

    6 night trip, Dec 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Bora Bora Baby

    The Sofitel in Bora was fantastic. They were renovating the overwater bungalows but you couldn’t even tell. The location is perfect for walking to dinner and the market. That location is valueable if you want local stuff and save some money. The beach is small but there were only about 10 other people there so it was perfect. The lagoon is beautiful and has reefs so you can snorkel right from the hotel. They give you fins and a mask for free so that’s great. Also, you can reserve a kayak for free and hit the coral gardens, which is near the Sofitel private island. (That’s a separate hotel across the lagoon from this Sofitel). It’s the perfect distance to kayak and see some of the best snorkeling in bora. All and all this place is fantastic, worth the price and is often time cheaper than other places on bora.

    Tony, 3 night romance trip, Dec 3, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beach Bungalow #2 has it's own little garden area out front which made it seem larger. Bungalow #3 however faces right on the beach which I think would be nicer at the end of the day. Sunlight this time of year is limited in the afternoon as beach faces eastward and sun goes behind the hills behind the beach. Not a problem for those staying on the Private Island which I would chose if $ permit. Understand resort will be closing soon for renos. May explain why hardly any of the wine on the list was available. Close to Lucky House restaurant which was delicious. Free minibar refilled daily helped save costs (pop, water and two beers). Drinks expensive at bar 1600 XPF +

    3 night trip, Dec 2, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely hotel, beautiful location and lovely staff. Breakfast wasn’t great - the food wasn’t refreshed or replenished and at 9am the buffet was empty despite running until 11am. We had to ask for Coffee, along with notifying the manager that there was no food left for customers on the breakfast buffet.

    Natasha, 2 night trip with friends, Nov 30, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location with snorkeling right off their beach. Beach bungalows were nice size and cleaned daily but somewhat dated. Breakfast buffet was awesome.

    S2mpete, 6 night trip with friends, Nov 18, 2018

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