SIMPLY SAID, BORA BORA IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND IN THE WORLD
Flight Time from Papeete to Bora Bora - 50 minutes
ABOUT BORA BORA
Bora Bora has become the center of tourism in Tahiti and Her Islands. As you approach the island on your inter-island flight, it appears like a precious emerald in a setting of turquoise. You will be impressed by the kaleidoscope of shimmering iridescence that you will see everywhere you look... aquamarine, lapis, turquoise, sapphire, cobalt, emerald, jade, indigo and periwinkle. Bora Bora is different than Moorea in that there is a ring around the center of the island and each resort sits on its own ringlet. There are boats that will take you from your hotel to the main island. It's very beautiful and surreal to be surrounded by a pool of water and reefs!
Each hotel in Bora Bora has its own transportation service between the hotel and the boat dock in Vaitape, the main village on the island.
WHERE TO STAY
Located on a six mile long "motu" islet and surrounded by one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, the Le Meridien Bora Bora Resort is true paradise found and a favorite destination for couples and families.This resort has the most incredible view of Mt. Otemanu, and the resort has one of the largest white sand beaches in Bora Bora. The resort is known for its sea turtle sanctuary which is set on a private lagoon that is home to more than 100 species. The resort is active in environmental efforts to protect marine turtles, which guests can experience on-site in their natural habitat.
The hotel features 99 bungalows including 10 beach bungalows, 4 pool beach villas and suites with a private pool and a direct access to the beach and 85 OWBs featuring a large glass floor for stunning views of marine life. The resort offers 3 restaurants and 1 bar where you will find a variety of authentic local dishes and international cuisine. The Le Meridien Bora Bora features two infinity swimming pools, a fitness center and spa bungalow. The resort offers a wide variety of complimentary water sports activities for adults and children including kayaking, wind surfing, outrigger canoes, as well as a children’s playground. The Kaïnalu Club offers traditional Polynesian outrigger canoes, jet skiing, sailing, shark feeding and scuba diving for an additional cost.
Also new at the Le Meridien is a new overwater wedding chapel for Polynesian wedding ceremonies.
Renovations of this hotel are planned for the fall of 2010 and are expected to be completed in January 2011. Renovations will be made to the hotel’s public areas, restaurants, and reception as well as all of the bungalow interiors.
The Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island Resort is located on the main island of Bora Bora and on a private motu accessible by a two minute trip via a private boat shuttle. This hotel has an authentic Polynesian feel but with a French flair. This is a smaller and more intimate resort with excellent snorkeling and a decent view. Renovations have recently been completed making it more of a luxury resort. The Sofitel has a lively ambiance with daily activities. Guests have free use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, and outrigger paddle canoes.
With its opening in 2006, the St. Regis Resort Bora Bora has become the largest and most luxurious resort in French Polynesia. The St. Regis Resort sits alongside Le Meridien with a great view of the main island. The resort and its stunning surroundings represent the epitome of elegance and luxury and is an excellent choice for any Bora Bora honeymoon or vacation made in heaven.
The resort's highlights include luxurious spacious accommodations, world class gourmet dining, and a state of the art Spa and fitness center located on one of the most picturesque motus on Bora Bora. The resort is located on a 44-acre lush private island and features 92 of the largest villa/bungalows including regular and premier pool beach villas, luxury and premier overwater villas and royal overwater pool villas. All villas are air-conditioned and include special features such as CD/DVD players with surround sound, flat screen televisions, WiFi internet access, twice-daily maid and 24-hour room service, and 24 hour concierge.
Also featired is the legendary St. Regis signature butler service which is offered to all guests staying at the resort, but take note, this is not a budget friendly resort. Celebrity couples such as actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban, and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and her husband NBS star Tony Parker have stayed at this resort, putting it on the world map as the latest "in" spot for high profile guests in search of a spare-no-expense luxury experience.
The resort also features an Oasis Pool and Lagoon Pool with swim-up bar and restaurant. There are three gourmet restaurants on the property including Bora Bora’s first sushi restaurant, a 13,000 sq. ft Spa, private Lagoonarium for fly fishing and snorkeling, gift and black pearl boutiques, art gallery and beauty salon.
|InterContinental Le Moana Beach Resort|
Set on one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, the InterContinental Le Moana Beach Resort is a 5 star resort and a true gem of the South Pacific. The resort is situated on the south side of the main island which gives you easy access to Matira Point, the main center of tourism.
Adorned by white sand and turquoise water, the intimate surroundings at the InterContinental Le Moana Resort offers you an exclusive and exotic retreat. You will discover fine examples of traditional Polynesian crafts highlighted throughout the resort and bungalows including woodcarving, bamboo and pandanus weaving, tapa cloth making and mother of pearl engraving, providing an authentic Polynesian style to this deluxe resort hotel.
|InterContinental LeMoana Beach Resort|
|InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa|
One of the newer resorts in Bora Bora, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is one of the most modern and luxurious resorts on Bora Bora. It's nestled between "the two hearts" of Motu Piti AAu, a coral islet on Bora Bora's barrier reef across the lagoon from the village of Anau on the main island. It was built around the premise of water.
There are 80 luxurious overwater villas, beautifully designed with a separate living room and bedroom, equipped with standard amenities which are not the norm in French Polynesia. The resort is located on a motu, right over the barrier reef facing Mount Otemanu. The resort's modern architecture and interiors are complimented by traditional Polynesian arts and crafts creating the perfect world of luxury and comfort.
The InterContinental Resort Bora Bora is the first resort in French Polynesia to feature a Thalasso and Balneo Center and Spa. This is the first luxury hotel in the world to offer a deep sea water thalasso and balneo therapy center and spa which uses the mineral rich water drawn from the Pacific Ocean at a depth of over 800 meters. The Spa includes a large lobby with several salt water drinking fountains (for interior cleansing), a Algotherm cosmetic and active wear boutique, state-of-the-art fitness center and many indoor and outdoor therapy rooms, rain showers and jacuzzis. The principle of this spa is to combine the energy of the ocean with the gentleness of the spa’s sights and sounds. A spa treatment is definitely a must at this resort!
The resort is the first hotel in the world to use an eco-friendly air-conditioning system operated by deep sea water. You will be welcomed by the friendly and attentive staff of the Bora Bora InterContinental Thalasso Resort who will see to every detail ensuring your Bora Bora honeymoon or vacation is an unforgettable event that will create memories to last a lifetime!
The Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort is a lesser known 5 star resort on the small motu of Tevairoa offering spectacular views of Mount Otemanu. “Created by the Gods”: that is the meaning of Bora Bora's ancestral name, and paradise on earth is what the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa is all about. Set amidst the gentle beauty of the reef that crowns the island, also recently renovated, this resort is a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World and has been recognized for its excellent service and luxury accommodations. It's a 10 minute boat ride from the airport and a 15 minute boat ride to the main village of Vaitape. The hotel was built in traditional Polynesian style and is continuously popular with honeymooners and other lovers who appreciate the romantic setting of this hotel.
From the moment you arrive at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort, you feel the romance and love radiating from this special Polynesian retreat. The Pearl Resort features outstanding Polynesian style accommodations including spectacular Overwater Bungalows, as well as, unique Garden Pool Suites with your own private plunge pool or Beach Suites with a private Jacuzzi for two. This resort is one of the best values on Bora Bora.
Opened in September 2008, the Four Seasons Bora Bora resort is the newest hotel and spa resort on Bora Bora featuring luxurious accommodations and unmatched personalized service one would expect from the Four Seasons. The Four Seasons Bora Bora offers pristine bungalows and beachfront villas overlooking the lagoon’s turquoise waters and spectacular views of Mount Otemanu.
Nestled at the lagoon-edge, and surrounded by tropical groves and the pristine Pacific waters sits The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. With breath-taking ocean views, the haven of our kahaia tree-inspired spa captures the unique balance that defines Bora Bora, surging energy meeting luxuriant tranquility. Indulge in the exquisite natural scents of sandalwood and frangipani, as you journey through the rich hardwood textures, over walkways suspended above tree plantations and the beautiful lagoon below. The Spa layers European, Eastern and Polynesian therapies to create a totally holistic experience.
The Resort offers 121 spacious hideaways nestled around Bora Bora lagoon and its outer beaches. The 100 over-water bungalows perch on stilts above the turquoise lagoon. On the shore, seven beachfront villas nestle along a stretch of private beach. All overlook the pristine waters and views of spectacular Mount Otemanu.
Guest accommodations offer a restful, airy ambience inspired by local architecture – with traditional teak wood furnishings, high ceilings and roofs thatched with pandanus leaves. To accentuate the feel of Polynesia, special touches include striking works of art, private pools, and deep bathtubs beside doors that slide open to reveal panoramic, fresh-air views of the lagoon.
BORA BORA ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
In addition to every kind of water sports available in Bora Bora, spend some time in the Vaitape village to observe the daily life on a small island.
World War II Relics
In the wake of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Bora Bora was selected as a refueling base. Some remnants of the American military presence can still be observed on the island, including impressive gun installments, submarine accommodations and more.
Restored in 1968, Marae Marotetini was once the most important Polynesian temple on Bora Bora. According to the old religion, the "marae" stones here are associated with Mt. Otemenu. Nearby tombs built for the Bora Bora royal family during the 19th century.
Few watering holes are so mythic that they merit inclusion on a list of attractions, but this bar/restaurant is an exception. Bloody Mary's is an island institution, thanks to the many international celebrities who have passed through her doors. Reservations recommended.
One of the more curious ancient "marae" stones in all of French Polynesia, Marae Taharuu is a tall, thumb-shaped obelisk that juts from the earth. This vantage point also yields one of the finest views in Bora Bora.
This majestic volcanic peak is greatly admired for its imposing beauty. Depending on the weather and the time of day, visitors can see brilliant contrasts in light and color between the great peak and the ever-changing lagoon that surrounds it.
Imagine spending the day on your very own island. Many of the resort hotels in Bora Bora can arrange to take you and a loved one to a private motu (islet) for a secluded picnic. This is a true Tahitian experience that is not to be missed.
The best sportsfishing in Bora Bora can be enjoyed just outside the island's reef. Here, you can hook blue marlin, mahimahi, sailfish, wahoo and yellowfish. The island is served by a number of charter boats, which offer friendly, knowledgeable service.
Shark & Stingray Feeding Excursion
For a unique adventure that is not soon forgotten, try shark and stingray feeding - Tahitian style. You'll travel with a staff of professionals and feed hungry sharks and stingrays in just a few feet of water.
Four-Wheel Drive Safari Tour
Take a two-hour circle island tour by four-wheel drive vehicle and you'll visit remote lookouts for spectacular views of Bora Bora, ruins of ancient temples (marae) and World War II-era coastal defense gun emplacements.
From small-ticket items to more pricey crafts and souvenirs, visitors can easily get their shopping "fix" on Bora Bora. The island boasts an assortment of boutiques, stocking everything from T-shirts and pareos to handcrafted jewelry, carvings and woven goods.
Please contact us to plan your vacation in Bora Bora:
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