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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

  • Motu Tehotu - BP 547, 98730 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    September 2008

    Romain Chanet
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 115

  • Bungalows: 108
  • Villas: 7
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Design Aesthetic:

  • Tahitian style, with over-water guest suites
  • Traditional teak wood furnishings, high ceilings and thatched roofs made from pandanus leaves
  • Striking works of art from throughout French Polynesia

Architect: Didier Lefort and Pierre-Jean Picart

Interior Designer(s): BAMO

Location: Set on a private motu (island) in the string of coral islets surrounding Bora Bora's main island, and overlooking Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia


Interior Designer: BAMO

Design Aesthetic: Soaring 22-metre (72-foot) ceiling creates temple-like environment, surrounded by native trees and kahaia blossom fragrance

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Signature Treatment:

  • Taurumi Mind and Body Ritual

Special Features:

  • Herbal-scented saunas
  • Sensory showers
  • Couple's over-water spa villa

Spa Director: Céline Amouyal


Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Lagoon fish
  • Island fruits

Special Features: Breakfast delivered by canoe

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Restaurant: Tere Nui

  • Cuisine: Breakfast and themed dinners
  • Indoor Seating: 74
  • Outdoor Seating: 34
  • Designer: BAMO

Restaurant: Arii Moana

  • Cuisine:  Mediterranean
  • Indoor Seating: 28
  • Outdoor Seating: 48
  • Designer: BAMO

Restaurant: Fare Hoa Beach Bar & Grill

  • Cuisine: Modern Grill
  • Outdoor Seating:  50
  • Designer: BAMO

Restaurant: Vaimiti

  • Cuisine: Eclectic Asian
  • Indoor Seating: 42
  • Outdoor Seating: 34
  • Designer: BAMO

Restaurant: Bella Vita at Tere Nui

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Indoor Seating: 74
  • Outdoor Seating: 34
  • Designer: BAMO




  • Number of Tennis Courts: 2
  • Tennis Lessons: For a fee
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On-site Activities:

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Wave runner

Off-site Activities:

  • Scuba diving
  • Parasailing
  • Visiting a black pearl farm


  • Number of Pools: 1

Fitness Facilities:

  • Special Features:
    • Overlooks a coral reef and the Pacific Ocean
    • Expansive yoga platform is set over the lagoon
  • Sample Fitness Activities: Sunrise and sunset yoga
For Younger Guests

Kids for All Seasons: Supervised children's program in a dedicated facility

  • Cultural activities include stand-up paddleboard, making colourful Polynesian wraps, and outrigger canoeing
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Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 294 sq m / 3,162 sq ft

Largest Ballroom: 114 sq m / 1,226 sq ft

Banquet Capacity: 90

Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 215

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Private Dining Room Capacity: 220

Unique Meeting and Event Facilities: Indoor/outdoor space with private beach on lagoon

Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Purchasing program used to seek out food and products that are locally and regionally produced, organic, include recycled materials, and are delivered with no or minimal packaging
  • Comprehensive recycling program (including Nespresso pods)
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems
  • Lo-flow toilets
  • Use of grey water for irrigation 
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  • Non-toxic pest control inside and outside of buildings
  • Linens and towels changed every third day
  • Conversion of worn linens and towels into housekeeping rags
  • Solar panels on guest rooms to heat water
  • Solar panels (2,300 square metres or 24,750 square feet) on Resort buildings to provide 20 percent of electrical power
  • Recycling of guest room soap through the Clean the World program
  • Refillable glass bath product containers (no disposable shampoo, conditioner, lotion bottles)
  • Bamboo and paper straws (no plastic)
  • Led by the Resort’s marine biologist Denis Schneider, the Lagoon Sanctuary is a research facility dedicated to preserving marine life through education of guests, interaction and coral grafting
  • Fishing is strictly prohibited around the Resort, to conserve fish and corals
  • Annual Cancer Walk benefiting local charity
  • Annual Island Clean-Up Day
  • Guest teaching at the local hospitality school
  • Support local school with tree planting and arts and crafts events
  • Support local animal protection association