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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

by Katie Skrzek

Feb 1, 2017
February 2017

Arrival/Check-In: We arrived at Bora Bora Airport and made our way to the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora’s dedicated transfer boat. By chance, we were the only couple arriving on the island on that flight, so we enjoyed a private boat transfer to the property while wearing flower leis. It offered the perfect start to our honeymoon. Sailing up to the property is an experience I’ll never forget. The beautiful turquoise waters and exotic overwater bungalows provided a warm welcome. Once on land, one of the front desk attendants took us to a golf cart while the bellhop grabbed our luggage. She drove us directly to our suite for check-in.

Guest Quarters: Walking into the suite took my breath away. Our overwater bungalow suite boasted stunning views of Mount Otemanu. The spacious living room opened to a patio with two lounge chairs, a table with chairs, a private dock for jumping into the ocean and complimentary snorkeling equipment. The bathroom also opened to the patio and featured an oversized tub, separate rainfall shower and his-and-hers vanities. The king-sized bed overlooked Mount Otemanu. The suite was decorated in teak wood furnishings and a French Polynesian décor. The accommodations felt exotic and luxurious yet cozy.

Services/Amenities: The property houses four restaurants in addition to offering in-room dining and private experiences. Tere Nui features a spectacular breakfast buffet with traditional local cuisine and French classics alongside other favorites like eggs, toast and fruit. Arii Moana is ideal for a romantic meal. Open only for dinner, the menu blends Polynesian and French dishes. Located right on the beach, Faré Hoa Beach Bar & Grill has a relaxed vibe during the day and transforms into an intimate outdoor lounge for dinner. Be sure to enjoy a tropical cocktail along with your meal. The casual Sunset Restaurant and Bar specializes in fantastic sushi and other Asian-inspired dishes — we kept going back for the sushi, sashimi and nigiri.

Complimentary activities are available daily. Stand-up paddleboards and single or double kayak use is complimentary. One afternoon we kayaked around the lagoon then utilized our snorkeling equipment to view the local aquatic life. We booked a beginner tennis lesson with the on-site tennis pro, though specialized lessons are available for more seasoned players. We took advantage of the 24-hour fitness center several times. The floor-to-ceiling windows offered beautiful views of the South Pacific. We indulged in a couple’s spa treatment while overlooking the Pacific Ocean — a must for any guest. The traditional Polynesian treatment was made even more relaxing by the serene sounds of the ocean.

The resort offers an extensive list of Four Seasons-hosted, off-site excursions to book including scuba diving and shark and bat ray feeding. The concierge can also suggest and organize island activities. The concierge booked us a hike on the main island with a local guide who took us through the lush greenery and regaled us with stories about Bora Bora. The unique adventure made our trip more memorable.

If the goal for your trip is relaxation, there are plenty of opportunities to lounge on the beach, at the lagoon, by the pool or on your own private patio.

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is the ideal destination for a honeymoon, anniversary or trip of a lifetime.

TOP TAKEAWAYS

◆ The property’s concierge offers currency exchange without a transaction fee.

◆ Access to the spa facilities — steam room, plunge pools and sensory shower — is complimentary for guests, though treatments must be booked.

◆ The flavored rums at the Sunset Restaurant and Bar are not to be missed.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

BP 547, Motu
Tehotu 98730
Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
tel 689 40 603 130
fourseasons.com

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