Best Bora Bora hotels to book for your trip in 2021

From cheap stays to overwater-bungalow luxury, find the perfect accommodation and a great deal to match in French Polynesia.

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Idyllic isles dotted with private villas with exclusive access to crystalline waters… and budget accommodation? Yes, you can find it all in Bora Bora.

This island paradise that postcards could only dream of picturing does offer accommodation for all walks of life, from honeymooners to solo travellers. While there aren't any traditional hostels on the island, guesthouses and shared accommodation, which can be booked on Airbnb, are ideal for those looking for a budget beach break, while once-in-a-lifetime lagoon villas are offered by big names like St Regis and Conrad.

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How did we pick these Bora Bora hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Bora Bora hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

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Best cheap Bora Bora accommodation

It is possible to find resort accomodation in Bora Bora for less than $200 per night, and this doesn't mean you have to compromise on comfort or service.

The top-rated "Specialty Lodging" on TripAdvisor (as of February 2020), Oa Oa Lodge, is also one of the most affordable resorts on the island, with over-water bungalows and other private villa options.

Our top picks for cheap Bora Bora accommodation: Oa Oa Lodge, Hotel Royal Bora Bora

Best Bora Bora hotels on the water

When it comes to hotels, names like the Four Seasons, Conrad, InterContinental and St Regis are synonymous with luxury. When it comes to Bora Bora, those names also means overwater bungalows.

The French Polynesian island is famous for overwater villas sitting atop the impossibly blue waters of the surrounding lagoon. But these rooms do come at a cost. Expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars per night for the luxury.
Our top picks for Bora Bora hotels on the water: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, St Regis Bora Bora

Read our full guide to overwater bungalows in Bora Bora

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Alternate Bora Bora accommodation options

If you're looking for ways to save, or if you generally aren't a big fan of hotels, we recommend checking out guesthouse and house-share options on Airbnb. We found places to stay for as low as $50 per night.

As Bora Bora is a small island, even if these accommodations aren't waterfront, you'll never be far from the beach and it's the perfect excuse to get a taste of the local culture.

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Frequently asked questions about Bora Bora hotels

How much are Bora Bora hotels?

Not known for being a budget-friendly destination, Bora Bora hotels tend to be much more expensive than elsewhere in the South Pacific.

If you're looking for a bucket-list-worthy over-water bungalow, expect to pay $500-$1,500 for the luxury.

However, there are accommodation options that do work for lower budgets. We found guesthouses and shared accommodation on Airbnb starting for as low as $50 per night, and resorts for less than $200 per night.

With many hotels set on the lagoon, how do you get to your accommodation in Bora Bora?

If you're staying on the main island, there is a complimentary boat transfer available from the airport to Vaitape, the main town. If you're staying at a resort on the lagoon, you can book boat transfers. Hotels will usually be able to help with this, or may even include it as part of your package.

Which sites let me book Bora Bora accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Bora Bora, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Bora Bora hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.

Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Bora Bora hotel is non-refundable.

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Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Bora Bora accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Bora Bora stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Bora Bora booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites let me book Bora Bora accommodation without a credit card?

If you don't have a credit card to make your Bora Bora booking, but would like to reap the rewards of one, compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.

Which Bora Bora hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Bora Bora accommodation on sites like these:

  • Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
  • Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
  • Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
  • Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
  • Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
  • Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).

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