With 180-degree views of the main island and a wide veranda, alfresco dining doesn't get any better. This restaurant is perched on the private motu (island), which is part of the newly-named Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island, and free transfers operate from the "mainland" resort a few hundred meters away. You may find the tandoori-style tuna with "virgin sauce"—so named because none of its ingredients (tomato, basil, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil,
and shallots) are cooked—on the menu or the addictive créme brûleè with Tahitian vanilla. You'll feel a million miles from home on this little island and have a view of the "bright lights" of Matria Beach.