If you’re happy to spend a bit of money, Bora Bora has plenty of luxury accommodation for you to choose from. After all, this stunning South Pacific island is synonymous with no-expense-spared honeymoons and deluxe over water bungalows suspended above one of the bluest lagoons in the world.
The majority of the places to stay in Bora Bora lie either on the southern end of the main island or on one of the many outlying motu (small coral islands). As we’ve already mentioned, the over-water bungalows are one of the biggest attractions and were at one time unique to the island ’ this is because Tahiti is one of only a few places on our planet where the tides barely change. The famous bungalows on stilts where pioneered at the Hotel Bora Bora which was first opened in 1961. Currently, this ground breaking luxury resort is closed for a complete rebuild. However, there are plenty of other 5 star hotels that are open, offering the bungalow experience and vying for your custom.
If you like to follow in the footstep of the rich and famous, then you might like to check out the St. Regis Bora Bora. Renowned for it’s exclusivity and discretion, this was where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban spent their honeymoon. With superb accommodation, excellent cuisine and the Miri Miri Spa offering the last word in pampering, you’ll probably never want to leave!
For those how like to get up close and personal with marine life whilst enjoying all the amenities that a top resort has to offer, the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa might fit the bill. In 2001 this hotel worked with a marine biologist to create a coral nursery of 30 artificial reefs running under the overwater bungalows in the resort’s lagoon. The result is an environmentally sound initiative that brings the resort’s guests into close proximity to the wonders of the reef whilst helping to sustain their fragile ecosystem.
Le Meridien Bora Bora promises privacy and luxury ’ an irresistible combination. This fabulous resort has glassed bottomed bungalow snaking out over an incredible turquoise lagoon, all with awe inspiring views of Mount Pahia and the world ’renowned Bora Bora lagoon.
The Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island is, as the name suggests, located on its own exclusive isle. Having been recently refurbished, this 5 star gem has everything you’d expect from a top hotel ’ from beautifully appointed rooms to a spectacular water side bar just perfect for sipping cocktails as the sun goes down.
Last, but by no means least, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is the newest major resort to be built on the island and is glorious in every way, with a range of over-water and beachfront bungalows and suites to choose from and plenty of water sports and excursions to keep you busy when you’re not chilling by the pool or being indulged at The Spa.
Bora Bora Island has many more resorts and hotels, both top end and those which will be a little kinder to your wallet, and this is only a small taste of the fantastic accommodation that can be found on this amazing Polynesian jewel.