Airy, modern, and glamorous. Those would be the first 3 words I would use to describe the Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Every traveler’s dream is to explore a luxurious five-star hotel like this one!
Located on its own private island, it is a place you would never want to leave. This tropical paradise is balanced with all of the amenities and comforts to ensure your stay here is nothing short of spectacular.
For those who wish to discover more about this little paradise, feel free to scroll down and find out all the information that will be helpful to assist you to decide if the Conrad Bora Bora Nui is a good option for your vacation.
- Conrad Bora Bora Map
- Accommodation at Conrad Bora Bora Nui
- Overall feeling and decoration.
- Categories of accommodation
- Accommodations at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui: Price per category
- My insider recommendation for booking the best accommodation at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui (with #)
- Bungalows / villas # to avoid at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui
- Conrad Bora Bora Restaurants
- Romantic experiences at Conrad Bora Bora Nui
- Conrad Bora Bora Spa (Hina spa)
- Conrad Bora Bora activities
- Conrad Bora Bora Nui Price
- Frequently asked questions about the Conrad Bora Bora Nui
- Where is the Conrad Bora Bora Nui located?
- How to get to Conrad Bora Bora
- Who is the Conrad Bora Bora Nui for?
- Is the Conrad Bora Bora Nui a good choice for a vacation with children?
- Is the Conrad Bora Bora Nui all-inclusive?
Conrad Bora Bora Map
But first, here's a map of the Conrad Bora Bora Nui so you can get a better sense of the location.
The resort is quite spread out. Walking from the further villas (#320 for example) to the center of the resort, where the restaurants and shared areas are, can take 10 to 15 minutes. Walking up to the spa takes around 10 minutes from the beach, and it’s steep :)
Accommodation at Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Overall feeling and decoration.
The resort was completely remodeled with impeccable taste in 2017, making it the most «up-to-date» resort in the area, in my opinion. In comparison to the St. Regis Bora Bora and Four Seasons Bora Bora, the resort appears to be geared toward younger travelers (millennials).
All the accommodations feel bright and airy, open toward the ocean.
Of course, there will be some Polynesian touches in the decor, but in a modern way. Even though they are not the largest bungalows, they are unquestionably my favorites in Bora Bora!
Oh, and all of the bungalows at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui have a pretty amazing Bluetooth sound system that allows you to connect your device and enjoy your music in the room, the bathroom, and also on the deck, and the sound is great! It was fantastic during my stay. Can you picture yourself relaxing on a couch, sipping a cocktail or a local beer while listening to music and admiring the shallow ocean?
You will also get a silicone bracelet instead of a room card, which is very convenient as you can leave the room to go swimming at any time without having to wonder where to put your card.
Categories of accommodation
This resort has a lot of different categories in terms of villas or rooms, 13 in total, including lagoon view suites, garden view suites, beach pool villas, overwater villas, pool overwater villas, and two 2-story presidential overwater villas, which can be quite confusing.
Let me walk you through it. Let’s start with the overwater bungalows.
Overwater bungalows at Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Of course, the overwater bungalows are the most desired, and I can only agree with you. Every visitor to Bora Bora wants to experience living this way during their holidays: waking up and jumping off the dock to snorkel in the shallow water...
The inside and layout of most of the bungalows (Overwater Villa / Deluxe Overwater Villa / Overwater Pool Villa / Sunset view overwater pool villa & Otemanu View Pool Overwater Villa) are identical. You walk right into the bedroom... Because yes, unlike bungalows at the St Régis Bora Bora or Four Seasons Bora Bora the overwater bungalows at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui do not come with a separate living room. However, the deck will definitely make you forget about it. Let me explain.
The room is quite large, with the bed in the middle (and possibly the best view you can get from your bed) facing the bay window that opens completely onto the deck. The TV is hidden in the furniture (in front of the bed), which is pretty cool.
A (convertible) couch and a coffee table can be found on one side. On the other side, there is a dining table as well as a mini-bar (with an extensive selection of snacks, beer, wine, liquor, and non-alcoholic drinks - pretty expensive tho) and a coffee station.
I appreciate how the bay window can disappear completely into the wall, providing the best views and feelings. There is nothing to obstruct the view, no fence, no gazebo, nothing. It's breathtaking to have the entire ocean in front of you and feel the breeze coming into your overwater bungalow.
You'll probably spend a lot more time on your terrace than you will on the inside of your room. On the wide upper deck, there are two hammocks (or just one if you have a plunge pool), great for relaxing, napping, or (pro tip) gazing at the Milky Way at night, as well as two sunbeds. A ladder and a freshwater shower are located on the lower deck.
Let me now introduce you to the super-cool bathroom, which is entirely round-shaped with a look of mirrors. The star of the bathroom is the round bathtub: it is picturesque (even if it is actually not very comfortable to use...) and could probably fit 3 adults! The walk in shower with a rainfall shower head is on one side, and the toilet is on the other. The resort features Mandarin Tea brand toiletries.
A walking closet with a workstation is also available in the room for catching up on work (while having the best views of the lagoon). A safe can also be found in this little space.
Besides the “Royal Pool” and "Presidential", all the bungalows are the same and the pricing for them will only change based on the view you get and whether you have a plunge pool on your deck or not.
Royal Pool Overwater Villa
The main difference between the Royal Poll Overwater villa and others is that they have a large living room that can accommodate an additional two people and a larger deck. There are only two villas of this type in the resort, and I would avoid #126 because it faces the main pier, providing you with little to no privacy while on your deck.
“Kim, there are people that are dying.” If you know, you know. The presidential villas at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui have been made famous by the infamous Kardashian “earing gate” during their stay in Bora Bora… and became one of the most famous meme of all time.
They may also be among the most photographed villas in Bora Bora. 2 stories of ultimate luxury with unobstructed lagoon views. The lower deck has a huge pool, while the upper deck has a hot tub. The views from the bathtub are exceptionally lovely!
The villa can sleep up to 6 people, making it ideal for groups of friends or family.
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui only offers two beach villas, and they are really stunning. The architecture / inside / decoration is similar to the overwater traditional bungalows, with an outdoor pool, and you have direct access to the beach. Even if this part of the beach is usually very quiet, please keep in mind that the beach is not private, so you may observe people coming and going in front of your villa.
Garden & horizon villas
Excellent choice If you're traveling with children, the garden villas are nestled in a lush tropical garden. They come with a large living space, unlike the overwater units. And the higher you go (horizon villas), the more spectacular view you get. Some of the villas even have an outdoor pool. However, the decoration is older than the overwater bungalows.
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui also has basic rooms in a large building facing the beach (above the fitness center & kids club). While you won't get the overwater bungalow experience, you will be able to enjoy the resort at a reasonable price.
Accommodations at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui: Price per category
These are the least expensive rates you may expect to pay per night and per category (low season prices).
- Lagoon View Suite : $900+
- Garden Villa : $900+
- Garden View Pool Villa : $980+
- Horizon View Pool Villa : $1000+
- Overwater Villa : $1200+
- Beach Pool Villa : $1300+
- Deluxe Overwater Villa : $1300+
- Overwater Pool Villa : $1900+
- Sunset view overwater pool villa : $2000+
- Otemanu View Pool Overwater Villa : $2100+
- Royal Pool Overwater Villa : $3000+
- Presidential Overwater Villa : $5300+
My insider recommendation for booking the best accommodation at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui (with #)
- If you want the best views of the mountain → The only bungalows that get a (partial) mountain view at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui are the #101 through #106. The best ones are #103 to #107. If the direct mountain view is very important to you, then another resort might be a better choice for you.
If you want the best views of the sunset → Any « Sunset view Overwater Pool villas » (#329 through #336) we’ll have a nice frontal sunset view. The nearby deluxe overwater bungalows (#321 through #328) also get great views.
If you want the best views of the sunrise → None of the accommodations at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui get a direct sunrise view, but, if you want to enjoy the sunrise colors on the mountain, I would suggest the bungalows #101 through #107.
If you want the best snorkeling → The snorkeling beneath and around the bungalows is pretty good throughout the resort (also see the snorkeling portion of this page), although I found it to be slightly better under the bungalows located facing the reception (#126 through #130) and #120 through #125. The water is also deeper so you can jump off your deck!
If you want to be close to the common areas → The resort is pretty spread out, so if you don’t want to be too far from the common area, I would recommend staying in one of the 100’s bungalows. It can take up to 15 minutes to walk from some 300’s villas to the main area with the infinity pool, beach, and restaurants. Bicycles are available but do not come with the room (except for the presidential villas), so they are not always easy to find when the resort is full.
Bungalows / villas # to avoid at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui
I would avoid villas #339 to #442 at all costs. They face the employee's dock, which has no views at all and a lot of boats going all day. The #337 and #338 aren't any better. The view is better, but the noise remains.
I would also stay away from bungalows #126 through #130. They face the resort's main pier, so you won't have much privacy and boats will be also running all day.
If privacy is important to you I would also avoid bungalows #119 and #120 or you'll see everything happening next door and vice versa.
Conrad Bora Bora Restaurants
The resort has recently hired a famous Chef, Jean-Luc L’Hourre, with the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” distinction to take over the 4 restaurants available. It’s safe to say that the dining experience at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui is pretty great!
⚠️ Quick (important) note on the restaurants at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui : When the resort is at full capacity, it can be challenging to book a table last minute for dinner. I highly recommend you make reservations in advance if you don’t want to end up having room service every single night.
Iriatai (Gastronomic - French restaurant)
This french restaurant serves breakfast in the morning and transforms into a gastronomic restaurant at night, with stunning views of the lagoon. The chef prepares French cuisine using only fresh ingredients. If it's still on the menu when you arrive, I highly recommend you try "L'oeuf."
💸 Price: It will cost you around 100$ per person for 3 courses without drinks.
⭐️ Rated 4.5 on Tripadvisor
📖 Menu : Click here to check Iriatai's menu
Banyan (Chinese food)
This is the other high-end restaurant of the Bora Bora Conrad that serves Chinese cuisine. Chef Duan Huigui offers the greatest items from China to create a unique dining experience for you.
You must try their famous dim sum and order the Peking duck 24 hours in advance. Only open for dinner.
💸 Price: It will cost you around 100$ per person for 3 courses without drinks.
⭐️ Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor
📖 Menu : Click here to check Banyan's menu
Upa Upa (Cocktails & sushi bar)
This is the resort's lounge bar and sushi restaurant, located on the main dock, with both indoor and outdoor seating with great views. The best time to go is around 5.30 pm to drink a pre-dinner cocktail while watching the sunset colors in the sky.
The super cool glass floor allows you to observe many fish, rays, and even small sharks. They light up the water underneath at night to attract fish and sharks, fascinating! I love the decor and the ambiance of this place!
I recommend going on Tuesdays and Saturdays to see the sunset show (fire dance), Aparima (Polynesian dance), and live music performed by a local performer.
💸 Price: It will cost you around $30 for a cocktail or a sushi roll
⭐️ Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor
📖 Menu : Click here to check Upa Upa's menu
Tamure Beach Grill (International/grill)
This is an all-day restaurant serving international cuisine and various Polynesian delicacies, including the famed raw fish, which you should absolutely taste during your stay!
There is no need to wear shoes to this restaurant because you will be eating feet in the sand. Is there a better feeling?
Every Friday at 5.00pm, the Tamure Beach Grill hosts a weekly Polynesian dinner and show. Expect to see and smell smoke on that day because the main meals (fish, meat, and vegetables) will be cooked in the traditional underground oven all day. Dinner will be served on a massive buffet of appetizers, main courses, and desserts, accompanied by ukulele songs.
Prepare to hear loud yet lovely music and singing indicating the beginning of the event at 7 p.m.
Tip: You don’t have to actually book the Polynesian night to enjoy the show, you can watch from the side.
💸 Price: $130 / person for the Polynesian night
📖 Menu : Click here to check Tamure's menu
The room service is also an excellent alternative if you wish to indulge in a romantic, intimate lunch or dinner on your bungalow deck.
Here is the Conrad Bora Bora Room service menu :
Just note that a $14 upcharge applies every time you order.
Conrad Bora Bora Breakfast
Now let’s talk about the Conrad Bora Bora breakfast… because it is out of this world!
The breakfast buffet at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui is a fancy international feast with beautiful views of Bora Bora.
In my opinion, going to breakfast rather than ordering room service is a much better value.
There are many different types of food, resulting in a colorful and eye-catching spread. Using a menu, guests can also order hot dishes directly from the kitchen. You'll find international cuisine, as well as an Asian and Polynesian corner. The highlight of the buffet, however, is the freshly made French pastries. No other Bora Bora resort has as many delectable pastries.
And because Iriatai is high up and opens in the front, the view is spectacular in the morning! You can admire the gardens, the beach, and the lagoon, which has 50 different shades of blue.
Conrad Bora Bora Breakfast price :
Romantic experiences at Conrad Bora Bora Nui
The resort may also arrange lovely and intimate dinners or lunches for you and your loved one.
Romantic dinners can be held on the deck of your villa ($400 for two), on the beach ($600 for two), or at the Otemanu View ($700 for two).
The chef will prepare 3 courses set menu based on fresh products with drinks included. My advice would be to book the Otemanu View for your dinner. Yes, it is more expensive, but the privacy and views are unmatched.
And for an even more spectacular event, you can book a private island called Motu Tapu, only 5 minutes away by boat. You have the option of booking a lunch or a dinner:
For lunch, your captain will take you by boat at 11.30 am from the main dock of the resort and will take you back at 3.30 pm, you will have the choice of a fancy picnic at the fee of $600 for two people or a “feet in the water” barbecue ($800 still for two people).
The private dinner on the Motu Tapu is even more spectacular as you will gaze at the sunset from this amazing place and have your own private chef at your disposal during the whole evening. The chef will prepare a 9 courses surprise menu with vintage Champagne and wine. This is the perfect place for a wedding proposal, you can even book musicians, or even firework to amaze your partner (and make he/she says yes).
Count on $1,400 for two people for this very special event.
If you are all about the gram, you should definitely book this service ;). Your breakfast will be served to your dock by a traditional canoe, do not hesitate to order a flower crown or flower leis to be delivered with your breakfast for a whole Polynesian experience.
Price: $160 for two people
I loved this experience during my stay. So different! You can ask the resort to organize the delivery of a professional telescope for a unique evening admiring the incredible sky of French Polynesia. There is no real light pollution around, so be prepared to be amazed by what you’ll see.
The telescope will be brought to your room with champagne and sweet treats. I advise you to book this service once you will be at the resort only to make sure the weather is optimal that day for a perfect experience.
Conrad Bora Bora Spa (Hina spa)
The Hina Spa has been selected to be part of the 5 Best spas in the South Pacific. This distinction speaks for itself... The Spa is located on the top of the hill with the best view you could ask for. Local people actually called it the Million Dollar View... It ain’t for nothing!
On one side of the hill, you can marvel at the famous Otemanu Mount, and on the other side, you will find the breathtaking colors of the lagoon. This is also an area we looooooved using for photoshoots.
There is just one downside, in my opinion: Just like at St. Regis, there is no shared area with jacuzzis or outdoor pool that you can access without booking a treatment. But on the lowest floor of the Hina spa, you'll still find a sauna, a steam room, and a relaxation area.
The view from the individual cabins, however, is what defines the Hina spa. Each cabin has an amazing view, and you can even have a massage outside while listening to the waves.
The best treatment is the « Couple espace ». You get to enjoy a 1H massage + and 30 minutes reflexology foot massage followed by enjoying a bottle of Champagne with sweat treats while admiring the views from the hot tub.
Insider tip: My tip would be to book the “Couple Escape” treatment at 4.00 pm to enjoy the best views of the sunset while indulging in the jacuzzi with your loved one. Go for it! Try to name something more romantic!
Click here to check the Hina Spa - Bora Bora Conrad Menu
Conrad Bora Bora activities
If you’re wondering whether the resort offers any free activities, be assured that there are many, making it simple to stay there for a few days without getting bored. The recreation desk is actually one of the best in Bora Bora.
The longest private beach in Bora Bora is located at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Beautiful palm trees, hammocks, lounge chairs, umbrellas, and little nooks can all be found there. There are many unique locations where you can relax and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. My recommendation is to make use of the second section of the beach and indulge in a nap in one of the nooks. Even though the view isn't perfect because it's obstructed by the bungalows, you'll feel alone. The location never gets crowded, and if you're traveling with kids, they'll love to hunt the hermit crabs here.
Conrad Bora Bora Pool
This two layers infinity pool is a masterpiece! The picture speaks for itself. You’ll also find a swim-up bar and little cabanas on the side.
This might be the easiest and best activity that you will be able to do on your own. You do not even have to bother bringing your snorkeling gear with you, as the recreation desk will provide you with all the equipment.
Then you just have to explore the surroundings to discover coral structures from the beach or from your bungalow. You can also attend a snorkeling tour with a marine biologist working at the resort to learn more about marine life (complimentary).
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui is, in my opinion, one of the best snorkeling resorts in Bora Bora. There is no inner lagoon, but unlike other resorts, some fish can be found underneath the bungalows. The bio rocks by the main dock are also worth exploring. It teems with fish. Please keep in mind that there is no ladder nearby, so you will have to swim back and forth from the beach if you want to explore that area.
Also, keep your eyes open while strolling in the resort because some cool marine animals can be seen at the CBNN.
The area between the bridge leading to the 100's bungalows and the black rocks serves as a shark nursery. If the water is calm, you may be able to see tiny baby black-tip sharks. Mummy sharks can also be seen swimming near the 300's bungalow. A lot bigger, but still harmless.
And if you get up early enough, you'll have a good chance of seeing schools of eagle rays swimming by peacefully. They are also frequently spotted while standing on the bridges leading to the 300's villas, near the tennis court.
Finally, a cute family of puffer fish lives beneath the bungalows 120's. Make sure to say Ia Orana to them while you're there; they're too cute!
You can explore the lagoon by kayak, paddleboard, or traditional outrigger canoe, all of which are available at the recreation desk. You can even bring your children, the resort provides child lifejackets.
Sports & simulator
You can play tennis whenever you want, though I would recommend playing early in the morning or late in the day for cooler temperatures. The fitness center is well-equipped and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also request a running map that will take you around the entire resort.
Every day, the resort's only sports simulator in Bora Bora is open for golf, baseball, football, bowling, and hunting kids' games. This is the only non-complimentary activity, and you can book it directly with the concierge. A fantastic option for rainy days.
Free activities on-site (Recreation desk)
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui has one of the best daily activity schedules on the island. Every day you can enjoy different types of activities for free such as :
- How to open a coconut
- Tahitian speaking classes
- Ukulele lessons
- Fitness class
- Flower lay making
- Polynesian dance lessons
- Va’a initiations (traditional outrigger)
The recreation desk will also provide cold water, beach towels, reef-safe sunscreen, aloe vera, and fresh fruits for free.
Conrad Bora Bora Nui Price
What is the entire cost of a week's vacation at the St. Conrad Bora Bora Nui resort?
Without airfare, a week at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui will run you about $10,000; naturally, the price would vary based on how many activities you participate in, how much food and drink you eat while there, etc.
How much do food and drinks cost at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui resort?
Without a meal plan, you can expect to pay around $250 per person, per day.
Here is a realistic example :
- Breakfast buffet: $50
- Lunch @ Tamure (1 tahitian raw fish + french fries + 1 ice cream desert) = $55
- 2 cocktails at the swim up bar during the afternoon: $40
- 1 glass champagne for sunset @ Upa Upa : $25
- 3 courses dinner (gourmet inspiration) @ Iriatai : $100
Note that a $14 upcharge applies for every room service order.
But the fact that the Conrad Bora Bora Nui is located just a (cheap) ride away from town can actually save you tons of money. If you wish to, you’ll be able to cut down on costs on food and alcohol (especially if you are big drinkers) by going to town and stocking up on snacks and alcohol (some couples can easily spend $1000+ just on alcohol for a week).
The arrival: What does it cost for the shuttle service to the Conrad Bora Bora Nui from the airport?
The resort is on a motu, so a boat transfer is the only way to get there.
You have 3 options to reach the resort :
- Use the resort shuttle service. This is a convenient option and comes at a 14 000 XPF fee per person (round trip).
- Take the free Air Tahiti ferry to the main island and then the Conrad boat. This will save you some money, but make sure that the shuttle time matches, otherwise you may end up waiting long hours on the main dock (where there is nothing to do)...
- Book private transportation. This is the more convenient way, and we’ll save you money compared to the resort boat if you are traveling as a group. It's a great start to your Bora Bora gateway.
Frequently asked questions about the Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Where is the Conrad Bora Bora Nui located?
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui is situated on the motu Topu'a, approximately 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the main town. Even though the resort does not face the mountain and hence does not have the distinctive Bora Bora mountain view, the fact that it is so near to the main island is incredibly convenient. You won't feel as confined as you may in the resorts on the island's east side.
How to get to Conrad Bora Bora
How to get to Conrad Bora Bora from the airport
From the airport
How to get to Conrad Bora Bora from Vaitape.
Who is the Conrad Bora Bora Nui for?
American couples celebrating honeymoons, anniversaries, and other important life milestones make up the majority of the Conrad Bora Bora Nui clients. The clientele appears to be a bit younger than those of other resorts in Bora Bora as a result of the resort's marketing.
Is the Conrad Bora Bora Nui a good choice for a vacation with children?
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui resort is indeed appropriate for kids. Every restaurant includes a kids' menu, and there is a wonderful kids' club. There are also babysitting services available. When traveling with children, a garden or a beach villa are excellent options.
Is the Conrad Bora Bora Nui all-inclusive?
No, neither the Conrad Bora Bora Nui nor the other resorts in Bora Bora are all-inclusive, but if you want to cut costs on meals, I highly suggest researching meal plans or using the resort shuttle to go to town and stock up on snacks and drinks.
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