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Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The mystique and incomparable beauty of French Polynesia comes alive in the crystal blue depths of the sea, the thatched roofs of spacious bungalows, and the fragrance of hibiscus in the air. Welcome, or maeva!—to Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, atop a small Tahitian motu (island) adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Stunning garden bungalows amidst the lush vegetation, and intimate beach suites between the sun and the sand offer the best of island life, but the awe-inspiring overwater bungalows promise an experience like no other. In the stillness of morning's first light, walk the wooden path back to the mainland, or step directly from your bungalow into the clear blue lagoon below for a sunrise swim. Simple, yet contemporary and comfortable, bungalows come equipped with air conditioning, fully stocked minibar, LCD television and a breathtaking view of Mount Otemanu from a private terrace.

Dine in style at the numerous bars and on-site restaurants where international delights receive a regional twist and local favorites are done to perfection. Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa is certain to leave an indelible impression on every guest, but for the adventurous, a licensed on-site tattoo artist specializing in local design can do the same. Experience the depths of Polynesia's rich culture, from the performances at dinner, to the delectable dishes, and regionally inspired spa treatments at Manea Spa. An esteemed member of the elite "Leading Hotels of the World" collection, Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa presents a new type of luxury hotel, one in which the beauty of the surroundings, the rich culture of the region, and the convivial spirit of the islanders creates a true island paradise.

Location of Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
Motu Tevairoa | BP 169
98730
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Nearest Airport: BOB

Amenities for Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 80 Suites and Bungalows
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 3 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Room Service
  • Picnics
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • Seasonal Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Billiards Table
  • Laundry Service
  • Helicopter Transfers
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Game Room
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boutique
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Gardens
  • Beach Access
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Car Rental
  • Elevator
  • Movie Theater
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • Swimming Lagoon
  • Steam Room
  • Chapel
  • Boat Shuttle Service
  • Helipad
  • PADI Dive Center
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Players
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Televisions
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Radio & CD Players
  • Private Terraces
  • Work Desks
  • WiFi
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cultural Classes
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Educational Programs
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Stargazing
  • Canoeing
  • Nature Walks
  • Boat Excursions
  • Whale Watching
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Table Tennis
  • Four-Wheel Drive Excursions
  • Bird Watching
  • Bocce Ball
  • Mini Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Sightseeing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Nature Hikes
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Services
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Amenities
  • Children's Menus
  • Rollaway Beds
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nearby
  • Beaches
  • Public Transportation
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Honeymoons & Romance

Reviews for Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long honest review. We love the South Pacific and have visited a few places in the region, always being left in awe at the beauty & hospitality of this part of the world. Having celebrated our engagement exactly 1 year ago in the gorgeous Cook Islands (which was perfect in every way), keeping the South Pacific theme going, I thought a glamorous honeymoon in Bora Bora would be the only way to top it off. So after flicking online through all the resorts on the island, the authentic feel of the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort won me over. We always choose luxury boutique/ authentic hotels over the big names such as the Four Seasons, etc. To keep this fair, I’d like to mention from the start that the location of the hotel is beautiful, away from the other major resorts and boat traffic. It is however very windy on this side of the lagoon and locals confirmed that prevailing winds from the east hit the hotel for all but 2 weeks of the year. So keep this in mind as the hotel won’t mention this when you book. Pick up from the airport was a breeze. We collected our luggage and hopped on the hotel boat to be taken to our private Motu, where the B.B. Pearl Beach is located. Check in was easy but we had to provide the staff with a thorough ID check and sign a disclaimer about safety- “Enter the lagoon at your own risk” and “don’t touch any garden plants” kind of thing which I thought was overkill but I get it. The manager personally introduced himself and was cordial, though we never saw him again after that. (A couple appearances at dinner to mingle with guests during their stay would go a long way.) We were taken to our end of pontoon overwater bungalow (highest spec room) and shown the amenities. Everything was lovely on initial inspection. However, once the staff member left and we started taking the normal travel pics of our room, we began seeing what a $1200+ a night actually gets you in Bora Bora. Mould build up in the shower corner, broken tapware, a cupboard door hanging on one hinge, window slats broken. Not exactly the best first impression. The shabby condition isn’t just limited to the rooms either. The exterior of hotel buildings and bungalows are noticeably weathered with deteriorating pandanus roofs held in place with chicken wire, cracked pool tiles & garden paths and splintered loose decking planks. But we excused it and moved on thinking the ‘weathered look’ was what management was aiming for. We lead busy lives and only travel twice a year. We aren’t afraid to splash out some serious cash to enjoy every moment. So when we saw the spa menu, we jumped at the 3h 20min long ‘Polynesian Delight’ couples massage to ease us into the holiday and booked the $750 activity (the resort was running a discount, its usually 20% more) The spa itself is stunning, an oasis of calm surrounded by gardens and ponds. This is one area of the resort that obviously had a bigger budget as it really is a lovely manicured space. The treatment was for the most part nice except for the body scrub in the outdoor Vichy shower, where we were bombarded by hundreds of mosquitoes. The couples spa bath part of the treatment was a let down as the spa was inoperable. And the massage was ok but without any real pressure. Also, we could feel the therapists pause during the massage, non verbally communicate with each other and then giggle before continuing the massage. What was so amusing, we are still yet to understand. All in all a nice little afternoon spent with my wife, but not a true relaxing spa experience. Which takes me to the staff. For the most part they are lovely local people who are proud of their island. There is however one real put-off...you are always being barraged with receipts to sign! For every little thing- a bottle of water, the included breakfast, a snack, everything! And you cannot leave until it is signed. We mistakenly tried to leave the miki miki bar one afternoon without signing and got chased down by a waiter calling out, like it was a life or death situation! It’s very unnecessary to be honest. Every other resort we’ve stayed at you simply provide your room number. It seemed like every moment you were reminded about payment, which would abruptly break the relaxing resort experience. Also, the service is inconsistent. Some staff are extremely forthcoming with requests while others refuse to even check or follow up (we were told by one staff member there was no more Villa Maria wine left in the resort, another waiter went to check and found a stash.) We also felt that French speakers received better service with things like explanation of the dinner menu, descriptions of the activities and a quick check-out. The hotel is very much focused toward French clientele. There is also no pool side service past the bar. We had to go up to the bar to order drinks and lunch after repeatedly failing to wave down the staff. They will not check on you if you’re on the lounge chairs or in the pool. And for one staff member it was a real inconvenience to bring us drinks to our lounge chairs, her rolling her eyes said it all. First world problems, but it’s the attention to detail that lets the staff and hotel down. There was no special congratulations on our recent marriage either, even though management knew we were on our honeymoon. The staff provide service with a smile, but its definitely not world class and makes me question how this hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World group. Definitely not in the same league as other member resorts we’ve stayed in. It’s also worth mentioning the silly added costs which you will incur throughout your stay here. There are local taxes and the resort tax which aren’t included in the rate. For this and the fact that this is a luxury Polynesian themed resort and part of LHW, you would expect an array of complimentary amenities and small thoughtful touches included. Not so. The snorkelling gear is old. There are no complimentary reef shoes or flippers available (unlike other resorts) and they won’t replace your pool towel daily, but rather roll it back up even if it’s still damp! Complimentary evening newsletters describing next day activities and weather would have be appreciated, to better plan our days. Room service incurs an additional XPF 1000 charge no matter what you order which is lame. The hotel should really factor any added costs into the room service menu rather than slapping on additional charges- it looks cheap. Also, as this resort is on a motu and not part of the main island, you need to catch a boat each time you want head into Vaitape. The boat only takes you to the resort’s own loading dock and from there a bus is required to get to the main part of the island. It is a 10-15 minute drive. The hotel has strategically not provided good timing for the bus so that you either have quickly rush around the town to make the last bus at 12 or wait another 5 hours til 5pm, or catch a taxi at your own expense back to the dock. A boat and bus every two hours would be much more convenient for guests. Also, evening transfers are at an additional charge, so whatever money you save by eating on the main island is then spent on the transfers back to the hotel. They basically hold you captive so you are forced to eat at the hotel where the pricing is overinflated. As the end of our honeymoon approached, we decided to treat ourselves to another massage at the spa plus add the scalp and foot package, an additional charge. When it came to choosing oil for our session, the Tamanu oil I wanted was an additional XPF 1800 charge. My wife had the same therapist from a few days before and was happy with her service but I had an extremely young trainee who barely spoke English. The massage was so bad that it was actually hilarious when I re-enacted it for my wife later in the room. The therapist basted me in so much oil that it took two piping hot showers to get myself relatively clean. The girl ran oil absolutely everywhere. The scalp and foot massage was utterly bizarre. She would clump at my hair and swirl in clockwise motions, then run more oil through my hair and tickle my ears. What was this Polynesian sorcery I ask? Then came the foot massage which was basically her squeezing my toe bones and moving my feet around, then slapping my calves. I lay perplexed until the ritual was over and thanked her. The poor girl had absolutely no idea what she was doing but I didn’t have the heart to tell her. I informed the hotel manager on the phone right after the massage who didn’t seem surprised when I explained what actually went down. He said that a few staff changes have occurred at the spa and voided my massage off our bill which was appreciated. After two basic lagoon activities such as snorkelling & a 4x4 tour, two couple spa sessions and our dinners, the additional charges came to XPF 297,670 or around $4000. Not cheap and not entirely the best value I might add. As a side note, splash out if you can on a private lagoon tour and get them to take you everywhere, as the group tour took us to a not-so-good coral garden which was all but dead though it did have many fish species. As I write this about to leave for the airport, an Australian guest approached the bar for a jug of orange juice. The woman behind the bar said she could only sell him a 2L bottle, at XPF 3200 or $40 for the bottle. It’s a good summary of how this place operates. Overall, our stay was good. It’s a nice hotel with some pretty decent views of the mountain. But inconsistent service standards, average food quality and aging facilities bring it down. We most probably won’t be back and encourage anyone booking a luxury honeymoon getaway to Bora Bora to look at other options around the island. If you advertise as a leading hotel of the world, make sure you actually are one.

Wieczorkowski - Sydney, Australia


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a resort in Bora Bora that is gorgeous, authentic Polynesian with a super friendly staff, this is the place for you. We stayed in an "end of pontoon over water bungalow" with a private deck, amazing views, breakfast nook, and access to the warm, shallow water below so you can swim and snorkel. Lots of tropical fish to see and feed. Loved the evening service of turn down and fresh towels. Fabulous food in their restaurant and bar. Don't miss the Polynesian buffet and show on Monday nights. Enjoy.❤️

dsocrfam4 - San Clemente, California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It will have been almost a year since we left our hearts here in this magical, beautiful place. We stayed here at the resort for 4 nights for our 20th anniversary. It was towards the end of our once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tahiti. If we had known how beautiful and lovely this resort was, we would have just came straight here instead of staying 3 nights on the island of Tahiti first. We stayed in an OWB #5 and loved everything about it!! It was spacious and very clean. The views were spectacular from the mountains, to the beach, to the ocean. I regretted not being able to do any of the excursions while we were there and will for sure do them when we come back here. The prices of course were high but was worth every penny so do not hold back and do, eat, see, experience as much as you can! : ) We snorkeled in the coral nursery everyday and enjoyed seeing all the beautiful fishes there. Towards the last two days of our stay, the weather was not very nice in that it rained pretty much all day those two days and was very windy and waters were very choppy. We still swam in the ocean though, since the water was so nice and warm, and we still snorkeled. We saw a ray swam by our bungalow but that was on one of the rainy days, and the water was pretty murky that we didn't get a clear view of it. I was very disappointed because when we realized what we saw, it had already swam further out. We did see a moral eel by the receiving dock while waiting for our ferry to take us into town one morning so that was pretty cool. All the staff here was so friendly and did such an amazing job at making us feel welcome on the resort. We are already dreaming of coming back here even though we thought this would be a one in a lifetime trip only. We are sure it will definitely not be!!

JENNY X


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an idyllic honeymoon destination The overwater bungalow was well equipped and had fabulous outlook into your own rather large pool aka lagoon. The restaurants were good. We preferred the more relaxed pool bar. The staff all very attentive and helpful. Had to return borrowed snorkelling gear daily which was a bit of a nuisance. Trips easy to book...but as relatively remote the cost adds up. Great place for our honeymoon we did the canoe breakfast and dinner on the beach.... wonderful

jacquelinef240 - Yarwell, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

We were staying on the mainland but came to BBPearl to have some treatments. This allows you to take the boat to the resort and use the beach and pool free for the day. What a wonderful feature as the property is just beautiful, calming and relaxing. We also had a nice lunch by the pool. The staff and surrounds of the Tavai Spa are just beautiful and peaceful. We had EXCELLENT traditional massages (twice) by Erena and William. LOvely, lovely day in paradise!

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