Pinch me. This isn’t real, is it? Located in French Polynesia, the Four Seasons Bora Bora hotel is a paradise beyond description. My husband and I are just arriving and exploring what could be one of the most beautiful places on earth. This is the view from our plane before landing!
First, we arrive on the beautiful island of Bora Bora from Tahiti. We’re escorted to our thatched roof room, located over the most beautiful turquoise water I’ve ever seen. Hmmm. There’s the box on the deck with the snorkeling equipment and, of course, there’s a ladder to climb into the water for a quick swim.
Fresh fruit greets us. The champagne? Well, that’s earmarked for the end our first evening.
Next order of business is getting settled by the pool and having a bite to eat. Or, should we just settle into a chaise lounge on the powder white sandy beach and recharge from our trip.
Four Seasons hotels are known for their culinary genius. With a focus on ” farm to table” ingredients, creative foods focusing on fresh and healthy local products rule the day.
Then before we know it, it’s time to go back to the room to change for sunset. Even the wooden walkway to our room feels like part of a movie set.
The Sunset Bar’s Bartender, Heiarii, welcomes us with a specially cocktail. My favorite was the muddled fresh pineapple margarita. Hard to have just one!
Tonight happens to feature a Polynesian buffet. It’s the perfect way to get into the friendly Polynesian spirit.
Whether it’s the drop dead romantic surroundings, the cuisine, the laid back, friendly atmosphere or the extraordinary service of the staff, the Four Seasons Bora Bora is the perfect dream destination. It was on my bucket list. Now, it’s time to put it on yours!
A special thanks (in photo from left to right) to Director of Food and Beverage, Franck Chantoiseau, General Manager Rajiv Malhotra, Executive Chef Nicolals Boutin and Resort Manager Christophe Chabaud. Stay tuned for more on this dreamy hotel and some secret recipes!
- The Gourmet Review