The Four Seasons Bora Bora beach view overwater bungalow is their least expensive accommodation. However, even at +/- $1,100 per night, it’s still pretty costly.
When it comes to accommodations at the Four Seasons Bora Bora, if you didn’t experience this overwater bungalow, you’ll think their standard ones are completely amazing. We stayed in both bungalows, and I won’t lie, the other one is way better. But it’s also 4x the price.
The beach view overwater bungalow is just over 1,000 square feet, and aside from the Mt. Otemanu Overwater Bungalow with plunge pool (there are four of them total), and a handful of smaller suites, the rest of the overwater bungalows here are all the exact same size. The only difference is the view (choices are a Mt. Otemanu, lagoon, or beach view).
The Mt. Otemanu view is self explanatory (and the most expensive), the lagoon view showcases the resort’s lagoon, and the beach view has some sort of land view (and is the least expensive option).
I have to admit, I loved our beach view overwater bungalow much more than I thought I would. Yes, it was difficult moving from a room that was so beyond amazing to something less amazing, but they were each unique in their own way.
If you look at the pictures from our stay in the Mt. Otemanu overwater bungalow with plunge pool, you’ll notice that it’s not super private. That was the one and only downside. There was some boat traffic, and then if you stood on the one side of the deck you could see the neighbors pretty well (these neighbors being the ones in the Mt. Otemanu and lagoon view bungalows).
Our beach view overwater bungalow, was located on the “second” pontoon (and then on the second half after the “fork”), so we were pretty far out there. This resulted in some lengthy (but beautiful) walks, and best of all, a very private setting.
However, if your beach view overwater bungalow is on the first pontoon, while it’s closer to the main action of the resort, it’s definitely far less private. Beach view overwater bungalows on the first pontoon face either the resort’s main beach (which is busy), or the side where water sports are located (also very busy). Lagoon and Mt. Otemanu view’s look out towards the other pontoon, with the busy waterway right there.
Mt. Otemanu view:
A Lagoon view from the first pontoon (looking towards the second pontoon), and the resort’s waterway in between:
However, this is a beach view overwater bungalow from the second pontoon (below). It looks in the direction opposite the resort, and is much more private!
Another view from the second pontoon (beach view):
We had the above view, and really lucked out with it. It was so secluded and quiet! There was no boat traffic. We couldn’t see any neighbors. We couldn’t see the rest of the resort. It was just land in the distance, and that beautiful turquoise water.
The privacy and serenity was unbelievably wonderful. The water depth wasn’t nearly as deep as it was by the Mt. Otemanu overwater bungalow with plunge pool, but it still wasn’t standing height. But when you jumped off the swimming platform you could hit the bottom, unlike at the other bungalow. Still, the water was calmer on this side (thanks to the limited boat traffic), so we had a lot of fun bringing tubes out and floating around.
We ventured under the bungalow to check out Mt. Otemanu on the other side, and to do this…
Inside is like a mini version of the suite.
The Bora Bora stars made their appearance each and every night, even from here. Although, I did miss seeing Mt. Otemanu in the background!