The Four Seasons Bora Bora Mt. Otemanu overwater bungalow with plunge pool suite has to be hands down one of the most luxurious rooms in the World, and at +/- $4,000 per night, well, it should be!
We didn’t stay in this room the entire time because, hello, the price, but we did get to enjoy it for part of our stay, and dare I say it, but it was worth every penny!
Seeing this room online years ago is what made me want to go to Bora Bora in the first place, and when we first booked our trip, we debated on if we should splurge on this room or not. We seriously went back and forth a million times.
At the end of the day, I’m glad we decided to give it a go, and I would have regretted it if we didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, the standard overwater bungalows are wonderful, but this room is just… spectacular!
I’m sure by now I have you on the edge of your seat, eager to see for yourself… so onto the pictures! We had bungalow 430, which is located on the very end of the last pontoon (closest to the St. Regis resort). Walking in, the bungalow is huge – at over 1,500 square feet there’s plenty of room to spread out!
Immediately when walking in, to your left, is one of the two full baths.
From the bathroom, the door on the right is the main door, going back outside, and across the way is a closet.
Continuing back to the foyer and straight ahead, you’ll find yourself in the main living area.
The welcome amenities (which you can sort of see in the below pictures) are fabulous! A personal welcome letter, a gorgeous spread of fresh fruit, and a lovely bottle of champagne were some of the adornments on the table.
Moving on, the bedroom/closet area is beyond fabulous, and unlike anything I’ve ever seen! For one, it’s completely open, and two, the view from the bed is simply remarkable. Can you imagine laying down in your bed and gazing at Mt. Otemanu?! I can.
All the doors are sliding, so the entire suite can be completely open and airy, or closed off and private.
And here’s that view from laying in bed! I melted.
Continuing onto the bathroom, it’s fit for a queen!
One of my favorite features is the window looking down into the water from the shower! Yes, from the shower!!
Looking back into the bedroom from the bathroom:
Love the bathrobes and slippers!
Two sinks is always a plus!
I’m sure you’ve been noticing all these doors leading to the outside decks, and what wonderful decks they are (which I’ll get to next)!
Here’s the view/doors from the bathroom and a sneak preview of our plunge pool:
And the view/doors from the living room:
Walking outside, there’s a great (shaded) dining area. The chest (on the bottom left) has snorkeling equipment and life jackets (all provided by the hotel).
To the right there are lounge chairs.
The view is worth a million dollars! However, in the picture below you’ll notice little “dots” in the water. They mark where you cannot swim past, because of boat traffic. The only “negative” to these amazing suites is that they aren’t very private, due to the boats and jet ski’s that pass by. Our second room, which was a regular beach view bungalow, was actually far more private than this one (which I’ll get to in my next post). Also, the water, since it’s closest to the boat traffic, is very deep, which can be a negative to some.
Both decks are connected via stairs and a swimming platform.
The swimming platform is huge! Great for jumping! There’s also a ladder into the water as well as a shower.
Josh scoping out the drop:
The shower and ladder (for those of us who are scared to jump, namely me):
Going up to the other deck:
Another shot of the view, because it never gets old:
The other deck features a hammock, outdoor bed, and my favorite – the plunge pool!
The plunge pool is way bigger than I thought it was going to be! I was in love! Hands down the largest plunge pool I’ve ever had. It even has benches and gets deeper in the middle!
So now that I (hopefully didn’t) bore you with all the fabulous room pictures, I’ll move on to our first couple of days in Bora Bora.
We did nothing. We literally didn’t leave this room, because it’s just that amazing. Despite having free breakfast with our room rate, we stayed in the room, where we had all our meals delivered, and we went from bathing suit to bathing suit soaking in the sun, swimming in the plunge pool, and jumping into the ocean. It was wonderful!Have you ever done nothing before? I highly recommend it. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, it looks like this:
This is how we’d wind down from the day:
And just when you think Bora Bora couldn’t possibly get any more beautiful, the stars come out and it does.
Those stars? Every damn night. So spectacular! We’d sleep, and then, the following day, we’d wake up and do the same nothingness all over again: