Bora Bora is quite possibly the most romantic and beautiful island on earth. There’s a reason why honeymooners are drawn to this idyllic paradise.
Lush foliage with perfect, powder white sand give way to clear turquoise and green waters – perfect for exotic fish and coral gardens.
Views from the short, commuter flight from Tahiti are simply breathtaking. The artist’s palette of green and clear turquoise waters in the lagoon below looks surreal.
If you are fortunate enough to stay at the Four Seasons Bora Bora, be careful not to close your eyes. You may get confused and think you’ve died and gone to heaven.
The Four Season’s boat arrives at the airport, docks, and transports guests to the hotel It’s a bit surreal climbing directly from the boat to the lobby.
Check in is friendly and the atmosphere is one of family. The warm, French Polynesian “orana” greets guests at every turn. Staff at the Four Seasons is always doing something memorable and unexpected.
Whether it’s delivering freshly baked chocolate chip cookies to the room of a newly wed, just because she had traveled all the way from NYC and LOVED these cookies, the staff always goes the extra mile.
Expecting luxury accommodations? Imagine waking up in the morning in your over the water suite and jumping into crystal blue waters for a quick swim. Or, just being lazy on the deck basking in the sunshine.
Energetic? Pull out snorkel equipment on the deck and look for tropical fish below your room.
Our suite was spacious and the decks, lounges, table and chairs for outside dining are destined for lazy days. Of course, the bathroom floor has a clear window built in over the water, as does the shower area. Hmm, was that a manta ray swimming below?
The food is fresh and fabulous. Unlike most restaurants, you are encouraged to share dishes or pair a selection of dishes. Rather than a traditional appetizer, Arii Moana restaurant gives you a plethora of choices to be combined however you wish. Four small plates combined for an entree.
For lunch, we loved the fresh pineapple and shrimp salad. Check out the recipe here.
Cocktails and sushi at the Sunset Bar are addictive. Truth be told, it’s hard to get off the bar stool. Our favorite bartender has a special margarita recipe hat uses tequila infused with a spicey Island jalapeno type pepper steeped for three months!
If you must move, perhaps it can be slowly and simply to a comfortable hammock nearby.
Get a glimpse of this paradise in French Polynesia.
At some point, it’s time to move a bit. There are countless choices of acivities. Shall it be an outrigger canoe, wave runner, jet ski tour around the island or a dramatic catamaran sunset cruise? Perhaps, just a romantic stroll along the beach.
Another alternative is lounging poolside one afternoon. It’s near the bar. How can you resist sampling some of the tropical cocktails? Afterall, you’ve traveled a long distance!
Whether it’s lounging on the beach or poolside, when we’ve had too much sun, we love to hide away in the thatched huts next to the pool. Wall to wall plush foam mattress, terry cloth covering and huge towels.. Honestly, 8 people can curl up in one of these decadent hide aways.
If the hectic pace of swimming and lounging beachside are too much, check out the spa facilities. Choose from a dizzying array of spa treatments.
Don’t miss the local Polynesian culture. Make sure and watch the beautiful dancing, music and fire eating entertainers after a scrumptious dinner. No need to ever leave this haven.
When at last it’s time to leave, you may say a sad goodbye, but always with dreams of returning soon. Four Seasons Bora Bora is the epitome 5 star luxury destination. It’s almost impossible to go just once!
- The Gourmet Review