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Four Seasons Bora Bora

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Kids club
  • villas have private pools
  • great views

    Cons

  • Pricey
  • charge for airport transfers

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Four Seasons Bora Bora Review

The island's newest resort opened its doors in mid-2008. Like other luxurious resorts on Bora Bora, it's location on an eastern motu provides guests with stunning views of Mt. Otemanu. This is also the island's first resort with a club for teenagers, Teen Island, which has its own beach. There's also a club for younger children. All 100 overwater bungalows, eight of which have private plunge pools, can accommodate two adults and two children, or three adults, with children under 18 free. There are also six two-bedroom villas and one three-bedroom villa.

    Hotel Details

  • 100 bungalows, 7 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-21-2013

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    Awesome

    Airport pickup: Fresh lei upon airport arrival by the four seasons. Their porters take care of all your luggage once you identify which ones are yours. You are then whisked away to the Four Seasons in an elegant blue boat with elegant leather seats and wood decor. It's not a huge yacht, but the boat is elegant and screams four seasons. They give you cold water and an ice cold tiare scented towel. Check-in: No waiting around in the lobby! You are whisked away in a golf cart to your room and check in takes place in YOUR ROOM! Room: Or should I say huge bungalow. We were upgraded from a beach view to a lagoon view. The bungalows are elegant like they spent top dollar to have a high quality interior design firm furnish the inside! And the tub-oh the tub. The tub is awesome. Fits two people side by side comfortably with sliding wood doors that open to the amazing view of the blue lagoon. Huge comfortable bed with amazing soft sheets. Some of the things in the room and if you are thinking of something you might need, then I'm sure they have it. Just ask. - 2 sets of robes: 1 by the tub and 1 by the shower for each person - Complimentary flip flops - hot water boiler! - Complimentary beach bag - can't say how awesome it was to have this. - Snorkel gear and lifejackets outside in a ventilated wooden box. Snorkel Gear has a carrying bag too. The snorkels were high quality! -Special towel covers for the outside lounge chairs - has a hood that goes over the top of the lounge chairs and extra long to tuck under the chair. Loved this -I asked for a sewing kit and it was brought right away. -Turn down service every night with 2 bottles of water placed bedside. Laundry machine next to every ice machine with liquid laundry detergent - no dryer/bounce sheets though. The dryer takes forever and it never dries. Had to lay stuff out on the patio. So don't count on doing a bunch of laundry. The Spa facilities are FREE. Get a spa locker key from and you get a robe and can use the outside hot tub - mostly luke warm, rain shower, sauna, and relaxation room. Free bottled water, dental kit w/ toothpaste, floss, and toothbrush, shaver, and shower caps. We did a lot of paid excursions - shark/ray and jet ski. The jet ski was fun if you want to drive a jet ski, but it wasn't much of a tour. The guide stopped a few times and said a sentence about each area so if you do a shark/ray tour you can skip the jet ski tour. We booked a shared full day ray tour w/ lunch. We ended up being the only people on the tour and it became private! Meanwhile, the half day tour was full with 6-8 people. Actually, the best excursion was the FREE lagoon sanctuary tour with Oliver the marine biologist. In fact, the lagoon sanctuary has the best snorkelling. We saw puffer fish, porcupine fish, sea anemone with Nemo fish, octopus, eels, and many more fish we never saw in the "coral garden" in the Bora Bora lagoon. Plus, Oliver points stuff out to you and was really informative. The puffer follows Oliver around. Some people complained about service, but I thought they stepped it up. They lost our reservation for dinner and said they were full at the time we wanted to eat, but concierge called the manager and the manager let us go anytime we wanted. We didn't even have to ask them to do that, they just did it. The tiki show+dinner is around 140/pp, but you can go around 8:00 and watch the show for free. On tiki show nights, the only options for dining are at the Sunset bar, Tiki Show, or room service. So, I would suggest getting room service then going to watch the show for free. The first part of the show was the usual hula type dancing which was boring. The fire show was the best part and starts later but it was by no means a polished show. The fire people kept dropping their sticks. The breakfast buffet is quite good - omelet bar, the usual sausages/bacon, smoked salmon, cheeses, bread, baked goods, a juicer to make fresh juice. They have a fresh fruit juice that changes daily. The sliced fruit selection changes but if they don't have something, just ask and they'll get it for you i.e. they didn't have papaya one day, I asked, and the seemed like the server went back and cut me up a whole papaya, and brought it for me. The food can get boring, but it was generally very good. The swordfish wrap at the beach bar is super tasty. Yes, the food is pricey. You leave on a huge yacht I probably missed some stuff but I know they are covered in other reviews. The four seasons is top notch. We wished we skipped Moorea and added a few more days at the four seasons. It's that good. We were really sad to leave and would definitely return.

    by bluesuedeshoes, 9/25/12

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