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Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa

P.O. BOX 169, , VAITAPE, BORA BORA, French Polynesia

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Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa is pioneering an underwater coral nursery to propagate coral growth and encourage lagoon fish. This is underway directly beneath the overwater bungalows. Guests can snorkel around the nursery to admire the coral below, while underwater signs posted at intervals give explanations of the work that is being undertaken. Snorkelling tours are also led daily by the resident marine biologist, who supervises the project.

Hotel Overview

Secluded Bora Bora resort
Upscale amenities and traditional style come together at this secluded resort on an islet just northwest of Bora Bora.
Private plunge pools
Accommodations include pool suites with private plunge pools and overwater bungalows with glass underwater-viewing tables.
Dive center, spa
Guests have access to an outdoor pool, dive center, and assorted water toys, plus a soothing spa and 40-seat movie theater.

Amenity highlights:

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa offers several restaurants, a large freshwater swimming pool, and a full-service spa and fitness centre. Numerous water sports, as well as tennis, table tennis, and miniature golf (all complimentary) are offered, and there is also an on-site dive centre organizing dive and snorkelling excursions (surcharge).

What to expect:

Mostly international couples and some families comprise the typical clientele at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa. Accessible only by boat, the resort is located on a motu, or sandy island, in Bora Bora's turquoise lagoon. From the dock, a path leads along the beachfront under coconut trees to an open-air reception area. Huge tree trunks support a thatched roof, and the wall behind the reception desk shimmers with mother-of-pearl. Guests relax in scattered can armchairs with a cool drink and cold towel as staff checks them in. Bars and restaurants lie in elevated pavilions on either side, offering views over the lagoon. Natural materials are used throughout, and Polynesian artwork decorates the walls. The extensive grounds are landscaped with tropical plants and water-lily ponds, and a small waterfall splashes behind a freeform swimming pool.

Location

P.O. BOX 169, , VAITAPE, BORA BORA, French Polynesia

Airport:

BOB - Motu-mute

ROOMS

Overview

There are 80 bungalows at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa. All have pitched ceilings in Polynesian style, and décor of natural local timbers. Decks, which either overlook the lagoon or private gardens, have lounge chairs and a dining nook. Desks have overhead lighting, direct-dial phones, and dial-up Internet access. Cable/satellite TVs with DVD players show local and French channels, CNN, and two movie channels in both French and English. Minibars offer cool boxes and tea/coffee kettles. Large bathrooms with shell and coral decorative accents. Full-length and makeup mirrors and hair dryers are included.

Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cassette player
  • CD player
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Direct-dial phone
  • DVD player
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Handheld shower
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup mirror
  • Massage - available in room
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Remote lighting/drapery control
  • Rollaway beds
  • Separate sitting area
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Sofa bed
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Welcome amenities
  • Window opens

DETAILS

Property Amenities

The main resort building at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa, which has 80 bungalows, houses its main restaurant, a bar, and a library that includes a pool table, computer terminals with Internet access (surcharge), and reading material. The resort grounds feature two other restaurants, a large freshwater swimming pool, and a full-service spa and fitness centre. Guests can also snorkel around the resort's underwater coral nursery or take a tour with the resident marine biologist. Scuba diving and snorkelling excursions (surcharge) can be organised at the on-site dive centre, and there are also numerous complimentary water sports available on the lagoon. Other complimentary sporting activities include tennis, table tennis, and miniature golf. A boutique sells black pearls, jewellery, local handicrafts, beachwear, and various snacks and drinks. Regular boat shuttles to Vaitape town on the main island are provided; there is also a helipad. The Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa has a 215-square-metre meeting room just off the reception area, which can accommodate 30 for cocktails or 12-15 in banquet or classroom styles. The circular Hibiscus Meeting Room, which also doubles as a wedding chapel, is 70 square metres and can hold up to 50 people for cocktails or 30 for meetings. Internet access: Dial-up Internet access (surcharge) is available in the meeting room and public areas. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby area.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Audio-visual equipment

Policies

Please note: rates for travel 31 December, 2006 and 2007 do not include a mandatory surcharge of XPF25,000 (US$277) per person. Surcharge(s) will be billed upon arrival.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Dining

Restaurant Tevairoa
Polynesian and French cuisine and international selections. Buffet breakfast and à la carte dinners. Polynesian buffet dinner on Mondays, seafood buffet on Friday, both with shows. Traditional Tahitian in-ground barbecues demonstrated on Polynesian buffet night. Emphasis on seafood. Thatch pavilion elevated to provide views over lagoon. Natural wood and bamboo décor. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.
Miki Miki Restaurant and Bar
Polynesian and international cuisine such as salads, burgers, pizzas, and seafood. Casual dining poolside or under shaded huts. Open daily for lunch. Drinks available mid-morning to late afternoon.
Restaurant Fare Ambrosia
Italian à la carte dinner. Set in gardens by vanilla plantation. Open-air pavilion. Bright orange and red tablecloths, hanging pots of vanilla plants. Candlelit ambience. Limited spaces - reservations advisable. Open daily for dinner except Monday and Friday.
Taurearea Bar
Variety of rums, ports, and other beverages. Also serves afternoon tea. Open mid-afternoon to late evening. Thatch pavilion elevated to provide views over lagoon. Adjacent games room with pool table, Internet access, and reading material. Open daily mid-afternoon to late evening.

Recreation

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa offers its own certified dive centre and a range of equipment for both beginner/training and experienced divers. It organizes scuba diving and snorkelling excursions (surcharge). Pirogues (small, flat-hulled boat), kayaks, pedal boats, windsurf boards, and snorkelling equipment (complimentary) are available on the beach. Guests can also snorkel around the resort's underwater coral nursery or take a tour with the resident marine biologist. Helicopter sightseeing (surcharge) is available directly from the resort's helipad. The resort also offers complimentary tennis, miniature golf, badminton, table tennis, and lawn bowling. Chess, checkers, and other board games are available from reception; there is also a pool table and some reading material in the library adjacent to the Taurearea Bar. Guests can use the large screen in the 40-seat meeting room as a cinema on request, using videos from the resort's selection (complimentary). The resort's full-service health spa, which has saunas and steam rooms, also has an attached air-conditioned fitness centre. Yoga and meditation classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday, stretching and Tai Chi on Saturdays. Most activities on Bora Bora are based on organized excursions that can be booked through the resort's excursions desk. These include trips on the lagoon by submarine or glass-bottomed boat; excursions to swim with sharks and sting rays; and sunset cruises, all designed to showcase the lagoon. Fishing, parasailing, water skiing, and sailing are other lagoon-based options. Jeep and quad safaris, horse riding, and four-wheel driving excursions penetrate the island's mountainous interior. It is also possible to rent bicycle or scooters in Vaitape, the island's main town. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
  • Aerobics
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Golf - miniature
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Jet skiing
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Playground
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path
  • Scooter/Moped Rentals
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water skiing
  • Whale-watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction