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Sofitel Marara

Renovations.  The Sofitel Marara will be undergoing a major renovation, starting from 1st March and ending somewhen around 28th February 2019.  The work will be completed in phases,  with the first phase including renovations of the Latitude 16 restaurant, lagoon front and overwater bungalows. They will also be constructing 18 new lagoon overwater bungalows.  The resort will stay open during the work, and the rest of the resort will operate as normal.  From 1st August 2018, the restaurant will re-open, along with the renovated bungalows, now to be called Overwater Bungalows and Superior Overwater Bungalows, and the Beach and Garden room categories will be closed for renovation.  If you have any queries regarding this property, please contact us direct.

 

 

The Sofitel Marara Beach Resort is an all bungalow property in Matira Bay, located on the southern end of the main central island, backed by lush vegetation, overlooking Bora Bora's Nunue Lagoon and their private beach. The hotel was originally built in 1979, by the Italian film director, Dino De Laurentis, to house the actors and crew of the film, Hurricane, and that heritage is carried on with the Hurricane Bar near the pool and the beach.

 

The Resort has 55 Bungalows built of bamboo wood and palm thatch in the traditional Polynesian style, offering a choice of garden, beachfront or Overwater positions, all comfortably furnished and quite spacious, though some do look a little tired and dated at the moment.  The accommodation was last renovated in 2008, with some remedial renovation after some storm damage in early 2017, but all the bungalows and restaurants due for a full refubishment in 2018.  At present, the Garden View Bungalows provide 1 King bed (split into twins on request), ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, double vanities, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, air conditioning, ceiling fans (some), work desk and chair, IDD telephone, satellite TV, Wi-fi internet access, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar/fridge, single sofa-bed and sliding doors opening to a private furnished deck overlooking the gardens, but just a short stroll to the beach.  The Beach Bungalows are the same as the Garden View, but are located just in the tree line facing onto the white sand beach and the lagoon. The Lagoon Front Bungalows (to be renamed Overwater Bungalows) are built along the edge of 2 little islets, so that they overhang the water but are attached to the land.  They are a similar size and offer the same amenities as the Garden and Beach Bungalows, but have views of the Overwater Bungalows and the lagoon.  The larger Overwater Bungalows (to be renamed Superior Overwater) are along the decking walkways and have similar amenities to the other bungalows, but additionally have a window seat infront of the large picture window, glass floor panel, private outdoor shower and tiered decks with direct access into the lagoon.  Some bungalows face more towards the beach and the restaurant, whilst others face directly out into the lagoon.

 

The hotel's restaurant and bar, Latitude 16, is built on stilts above the lagoon and offers Tahitian style entertainment and exotic cocktails, with a French International and Polynesian menu.  They have a wide open deck with views of the pool and the lagoon, which is shared with the Hurricane Bar, where you can get poolside snacks and light lunches during the day.

 

Leisure facilities include a waterside infinity pool alongside a private beach, kayaks, bike hire, glass bottom boat trips, catamaran excursions, Island cruises and picnics, waterskiing, fishing, parasailing, volleyball and tennis.  And after all your exertions, you can relax and be pampered in the day spa, which offer a range of body and beauty treatments.

 

The local town of Vaitape is just under 5 miles from the resort, with a small selection of shops, bars and restaurants, including the famous Bloody Mary's.

 

The Sofitel Marara Beach Resort is in a pleasant location on the central island, giving easy access to the attractions of the island, as well as the beatuful lagoon.

 

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Child Policy

Children of all ages are catered for and 1 child under 12 years stay free when sharing with accompanying parents and using the existing bedding.

Airport Transfers

Round trip airport transfers are available on request.  The Hotel is 1 hour from Papeete by daily scheduled flight, then by motor launch across the lagoon and mini bus from the dock to the Resort.

Check-in Details

Standard check-in time: 2.00 pm

Standard check-out time: 12.00 am

Early check-in time: 6.00 am

Late check-out time: 6.00 pm

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Pricing Policy

Prices are based on a per room, per night basis for single or twin occupancy.

Additional meal plan prices available on request.

PRICING INFORMATION

Deluxe Garden View Bungalow

The Garden View Bungalows provide 1 King bed (split into twins on request), ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, double vanities, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, air conditioning, ceiling fans (some), work desk and chair, IDD telephone, satellite TV, Wi-fi internet access, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar/fridge, single sofa-bed and sliding doors opening to a private furnished deck overlooking the gardens, but just a short stroll to the beach.
Price per room per night

From £335

Early check-in

Full nightly rate applies

Late check-out

50% of nightly rate up to 6pm

Full nightly rate after 6pm

Bed configuration

1 King bed or 2 Single beds

+ sofa bed

Sleeps up to 2 Adults + 1 child
Extra person rate

n/a

Number available 20

Deluxe Beach Bungalow

The Deluxe Beach Bungalows are set directly on the beach, just on the palm tree line, with views over the lagoon.
Price per room per night

From £399

Early check-in

Full nightly rate applies

Late check-out

50% of nightly rate upto 6pm

Full nightly rate after 6pm

Bed configuration

1 King bed or 2 Single beds

+ sofa bed

Sleeps up to 2 Adults + 1 Child
Extra person rate

n/a

Number available 11

Deluxe Lagoon Front Bungalow

The Lagoon Front Bungalows are built along the edge of 2 little islets, just a short walk along the wooden walkways from the shoreline, so that they overhang the water but are attached to the land. They are a similar size and offer the same amenities as the Garden and Beach Bungalows, but have views of the Overwater Bungalows and the lagoon.
Price per room per night

From £375

Early check-in

Full nightly rate applies

Late check-out

50% of nightly rate upto 6pm

Full nightly rate after 6pm

Bed configuration

1 King bed or 2 Single beds

+ sofa bed

Sleeps up to 2 Adults + 1 Child
Extra person rate

n/a

Number available 11

Deluxe Overwater Bungalow

The larger Overwater Bungalows are along the decking walkways and have similar amenities to the other bungalows, but additionally have a window seat in front of the large picture window, glass floor panel, private outdoor shower and tiered decks with direct access into the lagoon. Some bungalows face more towards the beach and the restaurant, whilst others face directly out into the lagoon, with sun loungers on your decking to sit and relax on and admire the views.
Price per room per night

From £450

Early check-in

Full nightly rate applies

Late check-out

50% of nightly rate upto 6pm

Full nightly rate after 6pm

Bed configuration

1 King bed or 2 Single beds +

Sofa bed

Sleeps up to 2 Adults + 1 child
Extra person rate

n/a

Number available 13

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