On the splendid Matira bay, with white sandy beaches and a romantic atmosphere, the Sofitel Marara is a romantic retreat. The bungalows are astoundingly modern here: floor to ceiling windows, glass bottoms, large comfortable beds, plasma TV’s, rain showers, and island wood –handcrafted and polished, spanning beautifully throughout the cabin. And for dining there is the astonishing Latitude Seize. Let the chefs dazzle you with remarkable flare and technique - all show - cooked right in front of you. Or if you’re into something a bit more Asian there is the Sakura Bora Bora with Tepanyaki tables in an air-conditioned setting. Whether relaxing in the luxurious bungalow, staying healthy in the spa, or tearing into the Hurricane bar –featuring island cocktails with a kick, the Sofitel Marara is a promising island retreat.