One of the outermost island groups of French Polynesia, Bora Bora has been a hugely popular international tourist destination for more than 50 years. Its biggest city, Vaitape, holds nearly half of the island’s population. Stunning vistas, sparkling water and luxurious hotels pave the way to unwind in paradise.
Air Tahiti Nui operates non-stop flights to Papeete (PPT), on Tahiti, from Los Angeles (LAX). Once you arrive at French Polynesia’s international airport in Papeete, it’s easy to grab a flight with regional carrier Air Tahiti to Bora Bora (BOB), or make arrangements directly with your resort.
When you fly into Bora Bora, you won’t actually be on the main island; you’ll be on Motu Mute, an island just off the northwestern coast. Catch a catamaran shuttle to the main town of Vaitape on Bora Bora. Although Bora Bora is not that big, you’ll still need a way to get around. With limited public transportation options, you will likely rent a car. You can also rent a scooter or bike if you don’t need to go too far. Check with your resort or hotel about complimentary shuttle service.
INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA RESORT & THALASSO SPA
This is room service — island style. At InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, enjoy breakfast delivered to your villa in a traditional outrigger canoe. As breakfast is served on the deck of your guestroom, staff will take guests on a canoe tour. This is the definition of breakfast in paradise.
ST. REGIS BORA BORA RESORT
Picture Bora Bora and luxury overwater bungalows come to mind. The vision becomes reality with a stay at St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, offering the largest overwater villas in the South Pacific. The resort delivers something for every sense, from plunge pools and a Lagoonarium to a spa, four restaurants and a swim-up bar.
RESTAURANT FARE MANUIA
Boasting a mix of indoor and outdoor seating steps from Matira Point, the southernmost tip of the island with stunning scenery, Restaurant Fare Manuia serves an interesting blend of menu options, from brick-oven pizza to Chinese and French dishes. The popular spot is the perfect stop for a delicious island lunch. AFTER 5
FOUR SEASONS RESORT BORA BORA SPA
In this idyllic paradise, it’s only fitting to find the ultimate in relaxation at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora Spa. Some of the products are sourced directly from the ocean, with Tahitian black pearl powder and algae incorporated into treatments. Couples can enjoy the Overwater Spa Suite, with treatment beds on glass panels above the lagoon.
LE MÉRIDIEN BORA BORA
Overlook Mount Otemanu during a stay at this oceanfront paradise. The 98 bungalows feature a range of options in contemporary Polynesian style. A unique on-site offering is the Turtle Sanctuary, an ecological center dedicated to marine life. There are also water sports in the lagoon, a spa, white sandy beaches and three restaurants.
RESTAURANT ST. JAMES
Experience French Polynesian fusion cuisine at Restaurant St. James, in Vaitape and situated lagoon-side. Indoor and alfresco dining are available, and the delicious food pairs well with the cocktails and wine also on offer.
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