UPDATE 2022: The Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort has undergone major renovations since writing and is now known as Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts. We will be visiting this resort in 2023 and providing updated information.

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Overwater Bungalows

The 4 star Bora Bora Pearl Beach overwater bungalows are imbued with romantic Polynesian charm. These overwater villas offer up-to-date comfort in a colorful tropical island ambiance.

Modern Comforts

The 50 Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort overwater bungalows (53 m²/ 570 sqft) were refurbished in 2006 to provide modern amenities in an authentic Polynesian style décor. The spacious bathroom has a private vanity area, generous walk-in shower and a large bathtub surrounded by glass (for lagoon viewing).

The glass bedside tables and coffee table (which opens to feed the fish) enable guests to admire the colorful lagoon from the bedroom.

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort overwater bungalows offer the bonus of being in a mosquito free zone, over saltwater. This is especially useful at the Pearl, which has lush tropical gardens with ponds. A bungalow on water here has fly-screens at all the windows to keep out any insects that might be attracted by the lights at night. (The beach and garden bungalows don't have this luxury.)

The water around the bungalows at the Pearl Beach is calm and shallow

True Polynesian Paradise

Every detail of the overwater villas reflects the Pearl's intention to give guests a Polynesian experience. A traditional knocker hangs outside the door with pictures representing each message a guest wants to convey to staff. Local materials are used through-out, and walls are decorated with Polynesian tapas and engravings. Earthy touches in the bathroom include corals, shells, and bamboo drawer handles. When the bed is turned down at night visitors get given a goodnight story in the form of a Polynesian legend.

What makes this resort special is it's authentic, Polynesian island feel. This is conveyed in the natural materials and traditional design of it's main buildings. For example, reception has tree trunks supporting the thatched roof, and the wall behind the desk is tiled with shimmering mother of pearl. It's also present in the serenity and natural beauty of the lush, tropical garden landscape.

Views and Snorkeling

Many of the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort overwater bungalows have fantastic views across the lagoon to the main island and it's famous mountain. (This resort is on a large motu to the north west of Bora Bora.) The generous deck, with sun lounges and a private sheltered sitting area, overlooks a sublime blue water color. The water depth around the bungalows is 1 to 1.5 meters so you can't jump from the decks. But you can climb down your steps and drift over to snorkel in a coral garden which has been placed between the array of overwater villas (as part of a regeneration program).

Superior bungalows are furthest out on the pathways

Superior Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort Overwater Bungalows are further from the beach and have awesome, postcard-picture views across the turquoise lagoon to Mt Otemanu, plus the most privacy. They face the sunrise over Bora Bora Island. (This resort does not have views of the sun setting over the water.)

Standard Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort Overwater Bungalows face the tropical island ambiance of the resort's beach, and pier, and are closer to shore.

What We Think!

If you want an authentic Polynesian island experience amongst natural tropical beauty, a stay in the heavenly environment at this resort will give you the vacation of a life time.

If you decide on one of the Superior Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort Overwater Bungalows you will pinch yourself every time you open your eyes. But you don't need to pay the extra. The beach atmosphere is magical and the views across the vivid, turquoise lagoon are astonishing, so all the overwater villas here have a beautiful aspect. You can choose to pay less and enjoy the Mt Otemanu outlook while relaxing in a hammock on the beach or from the infinity pool.

The (complimentary) mini golf course wins the prize for most beautiful location in the world. But be prepared for mosquitoes in this area. A previous spa manager shared a great method of protection. Slather yourself in monoi oil and the pesky critters can't land. It works!

If you book one of the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort Overwater Bungalows delight your senses with a treatment at the Manea Spa. It is unlike any I have experienced. And if you're considering a Polynesian tattoo, the spa has a talented tattoo artist on-site.

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