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To continue our series on the Christopher Travel’s Destination of the Year 2022: Islands of Tahiti we move to Bora Bora. For most people Bora Bora evokes in their imagination the most mystical of exotic islands and this image is not far off from the truth.
The birthplace of the now iconic overwater bungalow, this island paradise is arguably the most romantic of the Society Islands. Reachable by a one hour flight from the island of Tahiti, Bora Bora is surrounded by a breathtaking lagoon of crystal clear water and abundant marine life.
For those who enjoy art and culture:
- Take a World War II tour to learn about the island’s history
- Shop for original art and handicrafts as well as Tahitian pearls
- Take a canoe tour of the beautiful waters around the island
- Take a helicopter tour
If you are looking for a little romance:
For those who enjoy watersports:
- Explore the deep while scuba diving in the lagoon
- Admire the beautiful fish and go swimming or snorkeling in the lagoon, motu and ocean
- Enjoy the island from the sea on a boat tour.
- Take a fast past jet skiing tour
If you are looking for adventure:
- Get a bird’s eye view of the vast waters around the island on a flightseeing adventure.
- Hike the dramatic Valley of the Kings
- Take a Jeep Tour on winding jungle roads high above the lagoon for panoramic views
Where to stay in Bora Bora
Land Based Accommodations
As the most romantic of the Society Islands, Bora Bora offers a wide array of unique luxury resorts featuring romantic accommodations including overwater bungalows and villas with private beaches and pools.
Here are some of our favorites:
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
With all overwater villas including some with private pools the Intercontinental is a honeymooners paradise. Located on a coral island on the barrier reef, the InterContinental is reached by a 20-minute shuttle boat ride across the sapphire lagoon from the airfield.
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
This private island resort sits on a beautiful 44 acres and features the largest standard overwater villas in the South Pacific. The large bedrooms include a king-size bed and expansive terrace with a private gazebo overlooking the lagoon. Additionally, two bedroom overwater villas are also available for families.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora *
Surrounded by majestic views and a warm turquoise lagoon, the resort features overwater bungalow suites, overwater suites with plunge pools, luxury beachfront villa estates and one private island. Great for groups and couples alike there are one, two and three-bedroom villas that accommodate up to six people.
Cruising Bora Bora and Beyond
The absolute best accommodations on any of the Islands of Tahiti is aboard a luxury cruise ship. For more information on our best recommendation for cruising the Islands of Tahiti please click here.
Interested in cruising Bora Bora and the Islands of Tahiti with us?
Join us on the beautiful Windstar Star Breeze March 31, 2022 as we sail the Dreams of Tahiti itinerary. For more information about this cruise and the Distinctive Voyages program click here.