Once you’re at your resort in Bora Bora, your food options are pretty much just what’s at your hotel. The Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort does offer a boat shuttle to Vaitape, the main “city” of Bora Bora, to eat and/or shop, but my advice is to skip it. The Four Seasons Resort has much more to offer. Most people want to visit Vaitape and head to the famous Bloody Mary’s for lunch, however, this is also a skip for me. We ate at Bloody Mary’s while on break between our two tours one day, and while the restaurant is certainly unique (the floor is all sand!), the food is nothing to write home about. But the Four Seasons is… so… back to the Four Seasons…
You have a number of breakfast options, with the first being the famous canoe-delivered breakfast to your bungalow.
Breakfast is delivered via canoe to your dock, and while one person sets it up, the other takes you for a ride around the lagoon. There’s Tahitian music, romance, fresh flowers, and food. It’s also hundreds of dollars. For breakfast. You decide.
So for us early OR non-early risers, a breakfast buffet is served daily in Tere Nui. It’s amazing and some room rates even come with it.
I won’t even begin to list what’s there, because there’s EVERYTHING. Down to chefs making any sort of egg machination your little heart desires. If you want it – it’s there.
We mostly ate lunch by the pool and/or beach, which is serviced by Fare Hoa. They say they serve until 5:00, but like I said here, it ended up not being that late. They stop and clean up EARLY. The food is your standard poolside food and is pretty good.
In Room Dining
You can always order in room dining 24/7. Our first full day there, we ordered breakfast to our bungalow just because we didn’t want to leave it. On nights we were too tired to go out, we’d order dinner in. I didn’t particularly love the in room dining food. The fries were good, but everything else was just okay.
Sunset Restaurant & Bar
During the day it’s bar, and at night it serves sushi and Asian-inspired dishes. We never made it here (we’re not sushi people), but we did take in it’s casual and gorgeous atmosphere for pictures, because, well, check out this view!
This is by far one of the best restaurants I’ve ever experienced. The food was out of this world.
Side Note: I really loved the walk to the restaurants each and every night. Those Bora Bora stars!
Anyway, back to Arii Moana… We started off with drinks and for an appetizer we shared the seared wagyu beef – it was out of this world. For our main course, we had the filet mignon. At about $70 (each) for the beef dish alone, the food here is pricey, but SO WORTH IT. And don’t skip out on dessert. It will be a TOUGH choice with their fabulous menu, but I favored the “Grand Cru.”
The service was top notch, and I simply just cannot say enough wonderful things about this place.
Taurua Romantic Dinners
When most people think of Bora Bora they think of romantic dinners on the beach. The Four Seasons does not disappoint with endless options, from a private dinner on a tiny, swimmable island just off the beach (pictured in this post), to dinners on the regular beach, all the way to having your very own in-bungalow chef. The cost for ranges anywhere from around $370 USD to $1,000+ USD.
I have to say I was really surprised by the mixed reviews the dining the Four Seasons Bora Bora receives. For us it was nothing short of wonderful!
More from Bora Bora still to come!