Bloody Mary's, entertaining tourists since it opened in 1979, is one of those Bora Bora experiences that simply must be done. The ambience is beach-bar hip, with sand floors, colored lights, and coconut stools in a dining room under a thatched roof and surrounded by tropical foliage. Even if you don't eat here, at least come for a cocktail to experience the vibe and mingle with the crowd of local pension, or guesthouse, owners, visiting celebrities, and other travelers. The food’s quite good, too: Fresh fish, seafood, and meats are grilled, American-barbecue style, with tasty results.
The food isn’t necessarily the point here—although the grilled fresh fish is quite tasty. But you come here for the fun: the signs touting the celebrities who’ve dropped by since 1970 (from the Carpenters to the Kardashians), the sand floor, the kitschy Polynesian décor and the delicious fruit cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner.