When it comes to glamorous hotels, planet earth isn’t exactly short on contenders – from penthouse palaces in Dubai to chic-er than chic suites in Manhattan, underwater hotels, even hotels in airplanes, there’s some astonishingly luxe places out there. But for the title of the world’s most glamorous hotel, it surely has to be the Four Seasons Bora Bora with its over-water bungalows and incredible setting – and if you’re not convinced, just scroll through the pictures!

Four Seasons Bora Bora: The World’s Most Glamorous Hotel?

I thought I’d let you take a little peek into the lives of the rich and famous who stay at this opulent five star resort by showing you some of the most glamorous rooms and views that the Four Seasons Bora Bora has to offer, and then give you the low down on how you could book this for yourself! Why should this kind of luxury be kept for the A-listers of this world – we need a slice of glam too!

The Four Seasons Bora Bora is located on a private motu, the word for an island in the local language, and has stunning over-water bungalows where guests stay. With sandy private beaches, loads of activities and loads of amenities, the resort is the full package – but I don’t think words are really good enough to do justice to this stunning place, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Four Seasons Bora Bora Over-Water Bugalows: these bungalows are the standard accommodation here, with a stunning backdrop of lush tropical mountains. 

Four Seasons Bora Bora Over-Water Bungalows: you can see just how clear the water is from above, and you can dive straight in from the deck of your bungalow.

Four Seasons Bora Bora: there’s loads of great facilities on the private island, as well as tranquil places to relax – this gorgeous-looking pool for example.

Four Seasons Bora Bora Over-Water Bungalows: the bungalows sit on stilts above the water – check out those sun loungers and that plunge pool.

Four Seasons Bora Bora: in-room facilities are just as impressive as you’d expect, with lavish bath tubs like this one among many other luxury fixtures and fittings. 

Four Seasons Bora Bora Over-Water Bungalows: the bungalows are connected to the main island by walkways – not bad for an evening stroll.

Four Seasons Bora Bora: the bathrooms are furnished in keeping with the wooden bungalows, but with enough luxe features that you’ll soon forget where you are – until you see that view out of the window!

Four Seasons Bora Bora: there are loads of activities to keep you occupied during your stay, giving you the chance to really make the most of your surroundings.

Four Seasons Bora Bora: the public facilities are incredible too, and I’m sure I can’t think of anything more glam than sipping on a cocktail in the hotel bar.

Four Seasons Bora Bora: as night descends, the sunsets over the islands are truly spectacular – but don’t worry about being bored after dark, as there’s plenty to do.

Four Seasons Bora Bora: facilities such as hot tubs with incredible island views are just part of what makes this resort the most glamorous – did I mention the spa?

Four Seasons Bora Bora Over-Water Bungalows: whether you’d rather be swimming in your private plunge pool or in the crystal clear sea, with the great weather in the South Pacific you can take full advantage of both.

Four Seasons Bora Bora: all this without even mentioning the resorts many infinity pools, which seem to merge with the azure waters of the dazzling Pacific.

Four Seasons Bora Bora Over-Water Bungalows: an over-water bungalow has to be the most romantic getaway imaginable, with a setting like that of Bora Bora.

Booking the Four Seasons Bora Bora is easier than you think – and doesn’t have to cost as much as you’d think either! There’s various room options, but I think we all know that it’s the over-water bungalows that you’ll want to opt for!

Booking the Four Seasons Bora Bora

The best place to book is on sites like Trivago that compare the prices from various websites. Prices vary according to the time of year, and the length of stay – although with a hotel as gorgeous as this I think we’d all rather stay forever! Follow the link for prices and more details on how to book.


There are no direct international flights to Bora Bora itself, but Air Tahiti run domestic flights from Faa’a International Airport, which has direct flights from Los Angeles, Tokyo, Auckland and Honolulu. This means two transfers if you fly from the UK, but you’ve got to admit – it’s worth it! You need a valid passport and a return ticket for entry to French Polynesia, which is where Bora Bora and the Four Seasons Bora Bora are located. You can find the cheapest flights on your dates through my Flight Fare Finder.

Getting to the Four Seasons Bora Bora

To get to the hotel from Bora Bora airport you have to take the boat shuttle, which is provided by the resort twice a day. The morning boat shuttle is free whereas the evening one incurs a charge, so bear this in mind when looking at flight times. Arrival itself is a full experience at the resort, with staff meeting you from the airport and a traditional Polynesian welcome when you arrive on the hotels private island.

I think you’ll all have to agree with me when I say that the Four Seasons Bora Bora is the world’s most glamorous hotel – unless you don’t! Let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever been to Bora Bora, or tell me about your memorable luxury hotel experiences. You never know, they may even end up on the blog!

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