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

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

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.

More Details

Richard and Seiko Holland
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the World around the

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful, large bathroom with imported Italian marble, a large walk in shower and a separate bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Large bedroom with CA King sized bed (Sleeps two). Looks out over the beautiful lagoon!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
WE NOW HAVE HIGH SPEED WIFI AND SURROUND SOUND Two lounge chairs on veranda, dining table and gas Barbecue and double Kayak. Car rental can be provided. A safe is included. CNN, Movie channels and sports channels, etc. have been added to satellite. Tennis courts are public and available to use, so bring your racket. However, you will need a car to get to them. You can purchase a phone card for overseas calls and our Manager is never further than a telephone call away. We provide a courtesy cell phone for this purpose. PLEASE NOTE: Contact our Manager directly for CAR RENTALS. His name is Nir, and he can be reached by email. A CAR IS NECESSARY GREAT NEWS!!!! Our manager Nir, is now offering 3 special SERVICE CARS (Auto with air). These cars are only for clients of our bungalows. The rates are unbelievable! WAY BELOW ISLAND PRICES! Please check above for the rental car rates on Bora Bora and see the difference.


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The Black Pearl! The most luxurious private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 59 reviews

This place is truly one of a kind.

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our honeymoon in Bora Bora. We stayed in the Black Pearl for our whole time there, which was a week. This place is simply amazing. The views it has and the coral reefs you can snorkel right off of your dock anytime you want. Richard truly has a hidden gem here. The experience from what we saw compared to the resorts was 10 times better. Most of the people that go and stay in the resorts don't even actually stay on the main island of Bora Bora. The nicer resorts are all on what they call motu's on the outer edges of the island. We rented a car from Nir, which is Richard's manager. He is super responsive and can help with anything you need on the island like booking adventures or reservations at restaurants. Needless to say we were so glad we did it this way and truly got to experience the culture and island life of the local Tahitians and go on adventures and explore the island on our own. You will definitely be glad you book this one after your stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a lovely review! Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in paradise. We try so hard to make our guests stay at The Black Pearl, something extra special! Hope to see you again, some day soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful bungalow, private with kayaks and all amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California

Nirvana 2.0

  • 5 of 5

From all our favorite spots in the world, we came back to the Black Pearl after a 5 Star Nirvana review five years ago. Richard has upped his game of luxury and relaxation to the max! Each morning we fell out of bed into the ocean for a wonderful swim and kayak adventure....but only after viewing the magnificent variety of fish, rays and even an octopus right off the deck!

We grilled local fish on the BBQ after reading, playing cribbage or getting a massage on the deck.

The only activity we booked was Pure Snorkeling for a half is a MUST and they picked us up and dropped us off at our dock!

What to say about Nir...immediately responsive host, impeccable arrangements and a truly personable professional. Thank you Richard and Nir!! It won’t be five years before we return again!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't tell you how happy I am that you enjoyed your return trip. We put so much loving care into the remodel of the bungalow and we are very proud of it. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the near future... Many thanks! Richard and Seiko
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Gorgeous Views from an amazing private porch

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at The Black Pearl for our anniversary. The bungalow was very spacious for the two of us and we especially enjoyed the large private porch. The shower was roomy and the bed was comfortable. We had a couple rain days where the covered porch came in super useful for being able to eat outside and still enjoy the views and the water below. We got to see plenty of fish & rays right below us and you can snorkel right around the bungalow. There were a couple pairs of flippers at the unit we were able to use, but we would recommend bringing your own snorkel mask and gear. We really appreciated the kayaks that were provided, this made for a really unique experience on the gorgeous water. The kitchen was a lovely amenity. We would have liked at least 1 dish detergent tab so that we could utilize the dishwasher, but there was some dish soap for hand washing. We really enjoyed being on the main island where we could travel to some of the local restaurants & stores and really get a feel for the island of Bora Bora, plus get the over-water bungalow experience that Bora Bora is known for. The owners suggested a car rental that we would highly recommend. We also did a snorkel tour of the island and the boat picks you up right from the bungalow! Every night, we turned on the lights over the water to see the fish below before going to bed. We would definitely recommend a stay at The Black Pearl.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnetonka, Minnesota

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this property and our experience in Bora Bora. We could not have asked for a better honeymoon. This place is imaculate with spectacular architecture, custom lighting, a huge rain shower, a very comfortable bed and a much more private deck than you could experience at any of the resorts.

The car rental is a must and very reasonably priced. We enjoyed using the kitchen, groceries are still a little pricey but significantly cheaper than going out for every meal, along with being higher quality in some cases. It was easy to run into town to buy fresh fruit, bread and fish at local stands, along with anything you need at one of the local grocery stores.

We took full advanrage of the kayaks that are provided and there is pretty good snorkeling right in front of the bungalow.

The recommendations from Richard are very good and the visitors center in Vaitape is also very helpful for setting up events. Snorkeling with the stingrays and sharks was our favorite activity but 4x4 tours, sunset cruises and lagoon cruises are also great. Fishing in the lagoon itself is not very exciting because of the fish being so small relative to your equupment size, but if you ask they will take you outside the lagoon for larger fish which is very fun.

Overall I would highly recommend this place over any of the resorts...from our experience the resort food was very average and drinks are $15-20 USD each. The black pearl will save you money in the end and will be a much more relaxing experience.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Bluff, CA

Bora Bora delight

  • 5 of 5

The property was great. Snorkeling off deck was great. Only difficulty was not any instructions for washer, stove, or air conditioner. A house binder with information would be nice.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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!


Prices & Availability

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £2,317.5
Cleaning per week £77.25

2016 Rates 3 night minimum - $550.00
Cleaning fee: $100.00 per week
Breakage Policy: $79.00
Cancellation Policy: TRIP INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... Deposit: the deposit paid at time of booking is totally non-refundable.
Rental payment: The balance of rental payment is due no later than 2 months prior to arrival. During that 2 months period, the cancellation is non-refundable, to the following exception: At the guest's request, nights canceled can be re listed as available on our web site. The nights re-booked will be partially refunded. That is all or part of the final payment. Otherwise there are no refunds. I highly recommend getting trip insurance as we are not responsible for weather, travel delays or anything else that may cause your inability to occupy the bungalow for your reserved dates.
You will be sent a release of liability form when I receive your deposit. This must be signed and sent back to me with your final payment.
Please contact owner for more information on property rates. Check in time is 3:00 PM and Check out time is 10:00 AM. This is to allow time for cleaning for incoming guests.

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