Independent review for Bora Private Island in French Polynesia
Private Island is a delightful retreat away from the commercial developments of Bora Bora. Set on a small private island on the quiet north side of the lagoon, enjoy a down-to-earth holiday in a hand-crafted private house sharing the island with your hosts who live in their own house at the other end of the small island. Your hosts will take you on complimentary shopping excursions to Vaitape three times a week to stock up. Otherwise, enjoy the absolute solitude of this unspoiled private island.
The house features an open plan living area and kitchen downstairs, separate toilet and the small master bedroom adjoining the private outdoor bathroom. Above the lounge is a mezzanine bedroom with lounge and TV. There's a large wooden deck area with BBQ and connecting window to the kitchen. The house comes complete with cooking facilities as well as some English books, music and DVD films, board games and use of kayak and snorkelling equipment.
The Beach & Lagoon
Whilst the beach around the island is narrow and there lagoon too shallow for swimming, you can wade across to the adjacent island where you'll find a larger private beach with excellent snorkelling.