I’ve read a lot of reviews on Bora Bora, and most describe the food as meh. I say you’re staying at the wrong hotel.
So obviously 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 also offers a boat shuttle to Vaitape to eat and/or shop. My advice is to skip it, especially if it’s just food you’re looking for. Most people visit Vaitape to go to the famous Bloody Mary’s for lunch. We ate there while on a short break between our two adventure 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 Bora Bora Resort’s food? That’s a different story. I’ll break it down for you…
There are a number of breakfast options, with the first being the famous canoe-delivered breakfast to your overwater bungalow.
With this option, breakfast is delivered via canoe to your overwater bungalow’s dock. While someone sets up your table, 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. So you decide.
For early (OR late) risers, a breakfast buffet is offered daily in Tere Nui. It’s amazing, and some room rates even include this breakfast complementary.
I won’t even begin to list what’s offered here, because there’s EVERYTHING. Down to chefs making any sort of egg machination your little heart desires. Basically, if you want it, it’s here.
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 selections, and is pretty good.
In Room Dining
You can order in room dining 24/7. On our first full day here, we ordered breakfast to our bungalow, because it was so awesome we didn’t want to leave. And on the 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 a bar, and at night it serves sushi and Asian-inspired dishes. We never made it here, but we did stop by for the view!
This is by far one of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. The food here is out of this world. So expensive, but so, so worth it.
Side Note: I really loved walking to the restaurants in the evenings. Those Bora Bora stars! You can also call a golf cart to transport you.
Anyway, back to Arii Moana… We started off with drinks, and we shared the seared wagyu beef as our appetizer (it was out of this world). For our main courses, we each had the filet mignon. At about $70 per person for the beef dishes alone, the food here is pricey. But as I said above, it’s SO WORTH IT. And don’t skip out on dessert either. It will be a TOUGH choice once you see all the options. I loved the “Grand Cru.”
The service is top notch, and I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about this restaurant.
Taurua Romantic Dinners
When most people think of Bora Bora they think of romantic dinners on the beach. The Four Seasons does not disappoint. There’s endless options, from a private dinner on a tiny, swimmable island just off the beach (pictured in this post), to dinners on the 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.
You cannot go wrong with any of the dining options here. From the selection to the service, nothing is short of wonderful!