FURTHER DESCRIPTION: The Black Pearl is our most Luxurious Bungalow. 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.
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!
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Additional info: Our over water home is the perfect location for snorkeling, walking hiking and swimming. 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 ESPN, CNN, 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.
We had a wonderful time in the Black Pearl. We were positively surprised when we saw that it looks even better than on the photos.
The bungalow is a dream come true. The terrace is awesome, overlooking the lagoon and you just want to keep on watching what is going on over and under the water ;-)
If you are looking for relax away from the big resorts on Bora Bora this is the perfect place to go.
We hope to come back one day!
Beatriz & Sash
My wife and I would echo a number of comments in other reviews. The Black Pearl was a great place to stay on Bora Bora. Richard was personable, organized, and informative throughout the rental process. Nir met the ferry on time was friendly and helpful for us. He was "on call" but never inserted himself during our stay. Car is a definite must-have for getting around.
We like to cook so the kitchen was well-appointed for folks like us and the BBQ was great for grilling fish and that tender New Zealand beef.
Bed was comfy and loved the local art. Nothing like having several personal tikis looking out for you while staying there!
Access to the water was great and make sure you snorkel around as there are lots of fish near the coral heads along the waterfront. Kayaks were also great and a good way to see some of the island by water. We also loved the local boat tours from the cruise ships slowing down to give the "Marlon Brando" speech about the other over-water bungalows.
Can't say enough positive things about the experience. A definite "thumbs up" for anybody's bucket list.
Words can't describe the absolutely amazing experience that Bora Nora offers. Beautiful fruit and very amenity awaited us in Richard and Seiko's incredible black pearl . We felt as if we were in an alternate universe and realised we we were in one of the most idyllic ,lovely spots in the world.Morning coffee on the veranda and watching the lagoon was an experience that we will always remember for the quiet , along with sweet wind on our cheeks. Sunsets each one more spectacular than the last.
I would recommend this unique and wonderful property to anyone wishing for a complete rest and endless recreation opportunities from kayaking, swimming, sightseeing ,snorkeling.
Thanks again Richard and Seiko for sharing your home.
We just kept saying this each time we drove up to our "home" in Bora Bora!
When we arrived at the airport and got on the ferry, we saw 4 bungalows across the bay heading to Vaitape port...could that be our place? It was!
If you want privacy, a breeze, your own dock, cook your own meals (if you feel like it) and independence, rent this bungalow! It is fully furnished with the "local" flare. We had wifi to play our own tunes and stay in touch with home (not work) if we felt like it!
Loved the outside shower and dock...I floated in our own little lagoon. My love enjoyed the kayak for a bit of sporting action. Watched the sunset nightly, with the path of the setting sun on the water, B lining for our porch, amazing! We ate fresh bread, from town, daily (sometimes it was still warm) and witnessed water color changes off our own porch!
Richard was a great help, very responsive and calmed my nerves dealing with a private residence over the internet.....he is an honorable man and has a good reputation in Bora Bora.
We absolutely enjoyed our stay, our house and this beautiful island!
This is long overdue! My husband and I had the pleasure, no the privilege of staying at this beautiful jewel of a home over the water in Bora Bora. It all started with lots of daydreaming and then conversations with the owner of the Black Perl, Richard, who is an absolute delight.
We sealed the deal for 16 days in this beautiful home and when we arrived it was more than we could have even dreamed of! Lovely accommodations, gorgeous setting, wildlife in the blue waters that we played with every day. We loved having our own space. If you want coffee to watch the sunset you make a cup and sit on the house dock. No having to dress to go down to a stuffy lobby in some hotel. We would go to the market and gather fresh fish, greens and bread and whipped up a tasty BBQ for dinner. Truly the best way to travel.
Richard, thank you for making this dream come true by sharing your home. This was a present for my husbands birthday in 2012 and it is one he will always remember.
Gigi & Paul McDougall
PS If you dive you will love Bora Dive. Ask for Sarah!
My family of six shared the Black Pearl and Marlon's Overwater bungalow. The snorkeling off the deck is fantastic and Nir has been available to answer any questions. We have had a great time exploring the island with our rental car from Nir. The teenagers have stayed busy with the kayaks. This was a excellent choice for our vacation. The bungalows are comfortable and convenient to the water. I only wish I could return annually.
James Michener called Bora Bora 'The most beautiful island in the world. And it is, it really is.
Bora Bora is one of the Society Islands in the South Pacific, Tahiti being the largest. It is only a seven and a half hour flight from Los Angeles and only three hours earlier PST. The same time zone as Hawaii. Only two hours when daylight savings time ends. To get there, you take a direct flight to Tahiti and then a 45 minute island hopper to Bora Bora. You are now officially in paradise. Use your state of the art kitchen to prepare a meal, or dine out at the many fine restaurants on the island. The activities are endless if you wish to keep busy, or just lie down on the veranda, listen to the water and finish that 1000 page book you can't seem to finish. Life takes on new meaning when you are surrounded by the serenity and the beauty of Bora Bora. Come and see for yourself!