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The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

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Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels

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Entire home

The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!


4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Bora Bora, Leeward Islands

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTupitipiti Point20 min walk
  • Popular LocationMt. Pahia21 min walk
  • Popular LocationMt. Otemanu4 min drive
  • AirportBora Bora (BOB-Motu Mute)99 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
1400 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

Waterfront Holiday home with kitchen and patio
READY TO RENT AGAIN!!! BEGINNING MAY FIRST, 2021. VOTED THE MOST ROMANTIC PRIVATELY OWNED OVERWATER BUNGALOW IN THE WORLD BY LONELY PLANET 2019!! PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS. WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS LONGER THAN ANYONE AT THE COMPLEX... WE HAVE THE ONLY THREE OVER WATER BUNGALOWS WITH FULL AIR CONDITIONING! The Black Pearl is truly a spectacular and luxurious over water Bungalow. The only bungalow out of the five with it's own private walkway! Extra housekeeping now available as well as special catered in bungalow dining (Must be booked well in advance)! COMPARE OUR RATES TO THE RESORTS. The Black Pearl is our most Luxurious Bungalow. Truly, the most beautiful privately owned over water home in all of French Polynesia... A gorgeous covered terrace, overlooking the lagoon and palm covered islands, just a few hundred yards away, is fully furnished with quality outdoor furniture and gas barbecue. Here you can enjoy many wonderful hours -- reading a good book, marveling at the natural beauty of the area, or just doing nothing. If you wish to take a dip in the warm waters, nothing could be simpler. Just go down four steps on your private dock and dive in. Right there you can snorkel for hours, check out the thousands of colorful fish in and around the coral reef, or just lie on the beach under a palm tree, while sipping a Tahitian punch.

COMING SOON: Honeymoon, Anniversary and birthday packages!
Please note, that we can help set up tours for you: Authentic Tahitian Motu picnics, Polynesian weddings, Jet skis, shark and manta ray feed, sunset sailing, scuba diving, island jeep and snorkeling tours, even a tattoo with a Tahitian master!

Additional info: Our over water home is the perfect location for snorkeling, walking hiking and swimming and the bungalow comes with two kayaks. Paradise surrounds you.
If you need help with rental cars, international or domestic flights, we can help with that too. We have many returnees and we are confident that this will be your vacation of a lifetime! Our rates are very affordable, especially if you've checked out the prices of some of the 4 and 5 star hotels on the island. Our home is a true travel bargain. Every detail is exquisite. We have a 40 inch flat screen with a home theater system and DVD player, Stereo system that is iPod ready. High speed internet and wifi, Satellite with 2 sports channels, CNN, english movie channels, etc. Bathtub, Walk in shower. This is a luxurious as it gets.
Please reserve early as high season books up fast.
Many thanks and best regards,
Richard and Seiko

CAR RENTAL: You will need a car. Other options are carts, bikes, taxi and water taxi (Not always available).
PLEASE NOTE: Contact our manager directly for CAR RENTALS. His name is Nir, and he can be reached by email. His special 'Client car' rates are far below the car rental companies on the island.

Trip, Airline, Hotel and Car Assistance!!!: We would be pleased and happy to help you with your entire trip to paradise. We can arrange your International Flights to Tahiti on any applicable carrier, as well as your Inter-Island Flights on Air Tahiti. We can also book your Hotel Accommodations and Rentals in Tahiti or on any of the other islands you might care to visit. Please email me for further information.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Richard Holland
Speaks English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Dock


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Safe
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 24


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

About this area

Bora Bora

This holiday home is located on the waterfront and in an area with great shopping. While the natural beauty of Matira Beach and Tupitipiti Point can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Vaitape Harbor. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain climbing. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Tupitipiti Point - 20 min walk
  • Mt. Pahia - 21 min walk
  • Vaitape Harbor - 2 min drive
  • Mt. Otemanu - 4 min drive
  • Mt. Hue - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Bora Bora (BOB-Motu Mute) - 99 min drive


  • Bora Bora Yacht Club - 4 min drive
  • La Villa Mahana - 4 min drive
  • L'Elixir - 5 min drive
  • Bloody Mary's - 5 min drive
  • Iriatai French Restaurant - 5 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 46 out of 47 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Privacy and Casual luxury
The Black Pearl was beautifully appointed. Granite countertops, induction stovetop, all of the kitchen gadgets one would want to live in Bora Bora. Comfy bed, linens and towels, walk in shower. We refrained from using the TV, opted for conversation on holidays, but it certainly was tempting. The large deck overlooked a coral garden with an octopus, many small fish and some larger ones as well. Fun to watch anytime! The ceiling was amazing! About 40’ high in Polynesian style, wide wooden boards, finely cut and stained a warm brown. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!!! An absolute pleasure, Maururu Richard!

5/5 Excellent

Awesome Bungalow
Great location to get the full experience of being a local on the Island! Great to see the beauty of the Island and be central located.

5/5 Excellent

The Best way to shake off a pandemic!
We loved our stay at the Black Pearl. The pilotis is amazing and beautiful, and we were very comfortable spending some days just hanging out and relaxing there. It was wonderful to wake up slowly in the morning, put on snorkel & fins, and swim off the lanai, with coral and fish awaiting me. Two weeks was an excellent length to stay, because we had enough time to do everything we wanted, yet plenty of decompression time. We never figured out how to use the TV, but it was not really needed. Nir took care of tuning up the gas grill pronto, although we never got to meet him. We had missed the first boat to town from the airplane (trying to dig sunblock out of my bag! Silly.), so an hour later, we found help contacting Nir's wife to come back an hour later with the keys, and she provided the cellphone that got us started. It's amazing making friends right off with local folks, who were astounded to meet an American that spoke French easily. Vive la différence ! After French Polynesia's lockdown, everyone was extremely glad to welcome visitors back to the island, although they take all precautions to keep their current COVID rates at zero. Taxis were a fantastic way to get around--drivers are fabulously helpful there.

5/5 Excellent

This property catered to our travel style
There are basically two ways to experience Bora Bora. The first is by staying at a luxury resort paying huge dollars to be on a scenic island Motu where your time and money are spent doing resort activities and eating resort food. For a honeymooning couple, this is just right. For more seasoned travelers a better way is to rent a private home. You experience the beauty, culture, and soul of the place by meeting local people. You can count on a once-in-a-lifetime experience staying at the Black Pearl Bungalow. It offers you a local experience and a luxurious base camp for doing it. You have an overwater location where you can swim, snorkel and kayak without leaving the property. You experience ocean life up close as you are visited by colorful fish and sting rays that swim up to the lanai. A multitude of interesting boats passes by all day. You have a bungalow recently upgraded to very high standards with a large living area, a huge bedroom and a lovely custom kitchen, all tastefully decorated with authentic Tahitian art. It has air conditioning and a huge ceiling fan. The interior combines tropical hardwoods, bamboo and glass tiling the color of the lagoon. The kitchen has everything you could want. The bedroom has a beautiful canopy bed and plenty of space for your clothing. The bathroom has huge shower and a washer. Each room is lighted with fixtures that appeared to be professionally designed by a lighting expert. There is an entertainment center and guides for activities to do, places to visit and historical information about Tahitian culture including a Polynesian cookbook full of authentic recipes. Staying at the Black Pearl provides you the services of Nir and Tiare, the on-island caretakers of the property. With their hospitality you will leave feeling you've made new lifetime friends. For the cost, the Black Pearl is a bargain compared to resorts. Because it is on the main island you have complete control of your time without needing pricey shuttles. Much of our trip wouldn’t have been possible from a resort. Instead, we used the savings to pay for activities we love. The Tahitian people are so friendly. Many know Richard and Nir and showed even more joy when they heard we were staying at the bungalow rather than a resort. Rest assured you are renting from a well-respected man. Before you choose where to stay, think about who you are and how you travel. Note: due to space constraints here the full report is on TripAdvisor.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful stay to be a part of the local area!
My dream vacation came true! I had always wanted to go to Bora Bora but the prices were just more than we wanted to spend so when I found this OWB I was thrilled!! I chatted with the owner and manager quite a bit before the trip since we were traveling during these strange times. There was a lot of paperwork, tests, requirements but with the help of many of the members of the "OFF TO BORA, BORA site on Facebook we got it all done. We flew in and were promptly picked up and given our car rental. A car rental is a MUST for this location. You can walk but it is quite a distance to a restaurant and too long for the grocery store. Plus the car was a HUGE plus. We drove everywhere- Matira Beach, the grocery stores, shops, to restaurants and we would just drive around to see sites and take pictures. We decided not to stay at a resort because we wanted to see , walk among and learn about the Tahitian culture and people. This is the perfect place to do just that. The bungalow itself was very nice and had all that we needed. It had a nice kitchen , beautiful views, a beautiful bathroom and shower. There was a box on the deck that had some goggles, fins and raft or two. We were outside all the time We snorkeled right of the deck and floated in a raft tied to the dock. ( raft with a rope a must as well). There was a tv but we never used it since we would stay out in the town til it closed. We went to St. James restaurant, Bora Bora Beach, Fare Manuia and also the local food wagons which were all delicious. We felt safe at our bungalow and loved sitting and eating breakfast in the mornings watching the rowers go by. There was a lot of privacy at this place and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Nir and his wife were awesome helping whenever we had a question about anything from where to get a drink or where to hike. Thank you to them and to Richard for all of the help and for the beautiful stay. Nana for now!!