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The most sustainable luxury hotels in Bora Bora

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 30 December 2022
  • Revised 24 February 2023
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Looking for Bora Bora eco hotels? Well, we have the resorts for you. Wanting to live a luxury lifestyle can be tough in today's climate, especially when you want to be sustainable too. But the good news is that booking a Bora Bora luxury eco holiday doesn’t mean you have to give up your luxe holidays. 

Here is a list of some of the most sophisticated and opulent hotels that have made considerable efforts to be more environmentally conscious and preserve the breathtaking natural environment of Bora Bora. 

Book an eco-friendly luxury holiday in Bora Bora and stay sustainably. 

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bora Bora and the best bit is it’s also super eco-friendly too. The brand's mission is to find the most beautiful spots on the Bora Bora islands and develop sustainable actions wherever possible.

The hotel believes that travel should make the world a better place and protect the natural and cultural heritage for future generations through exploration, education, conservation, and discovery. But how does it achieve this? 

Environmental impact: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa is committed to protecting the island ecosystems in which it operates by adopting and spreading awareness of environmental best practices.

Respect for nature and culture: The resort incorporates rich cultural experiences into the daily life of the resort and encouraging guests to participate. 

Caring for people: The local community benefits from visitors to the island, by working with the Polynesian people. 

Here are the sustainable stats:

  • It has saved 3 tonnes of plastic thanks to the use of dispensers in the bathrooms 
  • 350,000 plastic straws were avoided thanks to the use of pasta or cardboard straws 
  • 80% use of low-power consumption LED lights
Some more ways the hotel has managed to reduce its carbon footprint and promote an eco-friendly stay include:
  • Improved sustainable operations by adopting and extending energy management 
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling 
  • Biodiversity to protect the Bora Bora ecosystems 
  • Safeguarding French Polynesia’s vibrant heritage 
  • Ensuring the well-being of the team

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has recently had a makeover, with the aim of the Overwater Bungalow suites to look more Polynesian in design and to be more eco-conscious.

The most important new feature is the solar panels that have been installed onto the bungalows to provide a natural and sustainable power source for heating the water. 

The resort is dedicated to conserving energy and protecting the ecosystem of Bora Bora as well as providing a great experience for the local community. Here are some of the ways the resort working to create a more efficient resort: 

  • Locally sourced ingredients for restaurants 
  • Energy-efficient lighting and cooling systems 
  • Bamboo and paper straws 
  • A lagoon sanctuary led by a marine biologist to educate guests 
  • Fishing is prohibited around the resort to preserve the fish and corals 
  • Annual island clear-up day
  • Supporting the local animal protection association 

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
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Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Conrad Bora Bora Nui has created a groundbreaking technology programme that regenerates the coral reefs surrounding the resort.

It has developed 17 underwater structures that aim to restore the coral using a ‘Biorock’ technique, which passes a low voltage electric current into the water – one of the best ways to regenerate coral reefs.

The coral that they regenerate will feed plankton, which feeds the fish and also generates oxygen to feed into the air we breathe. So this initiative can regenerate an entire ecosystem!

Discover the best eco-luxury tours in Bora Bora today. 

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort  has put sustainability initiatives in place to protect the environment, preserve culture, and support local populations. Here are some of the ways this gorgeous beach resort does this:

Waste management 
The resort repurposes electrical and electronic equipment by partnering with local charity la Via Ma Noa and donate to local families and businesses in need.

Has a fresh fruit and vegetable market 
This weekly market sells fresh, locally-sourced produce at below-market prices to help the local community eat healthier and make food much more affordable. 

Coral planting 
The resort invites guests to actively join in with the planting of coral with a marine life specialist. Guests will even receive a diploma for the work they do and can follow the evolution of their coral year after year!

The Green Council 
This resort team was created to generate new ideas, initiatives, and programmes to be implement at the resort for a more eco-friendly future. 

The Annual Earth Hour Event 
On March 26th the resort holds an annual Earth Day to increase awareness about the need to reduce energy consumption. During the event, electric lights were put out in favour of 380 candles and firepits, which illuminate the area. 

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

The most sustainable luxury hotels in Bora Bora FAQs

What is the most sustainable resort in Bora Bora?

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is making great steps toward being a more eco-friendly resort, whilst Conrad Bora Bora Nui has initiated a programme that developed 17 underwater structures to regenerate coral reefs. 

What is Bora Bora doing to become more sustainable?

One of the main things that is being done to make Bora Bora more sustainable is water management. The increase in drinking water consumption and volumes of water waste has become an issue.

Some resorts are tackling water wastage with a variety of systems such as desalination and ultrafiltration membrane technology. 

So, now you know that you can travel to the world's most beautiful islands and live your best luxury lifestyle whilst being sustainable, too. Check out the best French Polynesia luxury holiday offers and start playing your Bora Bora experience, today.

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