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Bora Bora as a Luxury Travel Destination

Nov 10, 2007
Bora Bora is perhaps the most beautiful island in the world. With its two soaring mountain peaks, the Mount Otemanu and the Mount Pahia piercing out of the sky, Bora Bora is truly an incredible destination, and is much favored for its green tropical slopes, hibiscus-blossom valleys, stunning white sandy beaches, and enchanting lagoons circled by palm-fringed motus, which in turn gives it a look of a delicate necklace.

In short, Bora Bora is a love at first sight. No wonder, why honeymooners, lovers, and couples flock here throughout the year to renew their marriage vows as well as to rekindle their romantic feelings.

Located about 250 km north-west of Tahiti in the Leeward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is much famed for its mythical as well as mysterious landmarks. When comes to activities, the destination is truly a haven to enjoy a continuum of water sport activities such as scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing, surfing, jet boating, and jet skiing. For water adventurers, some excellent options are available in the form of parasailing and deep sea sport fishing, all of which are at the same time thrilling and fun to do.

However, activities that can be enjoyed in Bora Bora are not just confined to water sport activities. Adventurers can also take advantage of such activities available here as four-wheel drive safaris, which is a great way to explore the breathtaking views as well as the rich flora of the island. Another great way to discover the tranquility as well as beauty of the place consisting of towering mountains and beautiful lagoons is by taking a helicopter tour.

Other popular activities for adventurers are climbing, hiking, or circle island tour, which takes you through the 20-mile road that circles this amazing island. Likewise, fun lovers can take advantage of activities such as eco and nature tours to explore the archeological sites in the region, horseback riding, lagoon excursions, and camping in some official spots.

Sightseeing options are aplenty in Bora Bora. Among the points of interest are ancient Maraes or open air temples and the Coastal Guns from the Second World War including Matira guns and Fitiiu Point guns. A visit to the island would not be complete without taking a tour to its exotic lagoonarium, which is not only home to a variety of rare marine species but also a great spot to enjoy an array of activities including shark and ray feeding, picnics on a motu, and snorkeling at the Coral Gardens. Also, a not to miss attraction in Bora Bora is the traditional Tahitian dancing.

With these gamuts of attractions and a variety of activities to enjoy, Bora Bora draws holidaymakers, honeymooners, and newly weds from every nook and corner of the world. Hence, the destination has a plenty of accommodation options to cater to every taste and budget. For luxury lovers and well-heeled, choices are aplenty.

Majority of the chic hotels and resorts in the area come with guest rooms in the form of bungalows and that too appointed with top-end amenities such as plasma TVs with satellite, plush daybeds, and private decks with bamboo screen, apart from providing incredible views of the surroundings. Since hotels are situated on its own private island, it allows the guests to enjoy the ultimate in privacy. If you are looking for a unique experience, then one of the most options would be stay at over-water bungalows, which are probably the most romantic as well as intimate type of accommodation in the South Pacific.

For spa buffs as well as weary travelers, many of the hotels in the region provide excellent spa facilities covering treatments such as relaxation massage, body scrub with Bora Bora sands, stone massage, warm and cold shell massage, and beauty treatments including facials and waxing. Usually, one or more restaurants are attached within a hotel or resort, all of them serving a variety of cuisines, from Asian and Chinese to American and Mediterranean cuisine. Even some hotels come with restaurants as well as bars with an extensive wine list.

Many of the hotels and resorts now render the services in the form of packages, which are mostly inclusive of options to enjoy activities like snorkeling and scuba diving, sightseeing, accommodation, dining, and transportation. Since Bora Bora is a much favored destination for weddings and romantic getaways, packages are also available in the form of wedding packages and honeymoon packages, crafted with all that are required to make your wedding or honeymoon truly special and unforgettable. However, these packages could fetch you considerable savings if you book them in advance prior to the departure date.

Nowadays, many of the hotels and resorts have their sites on web, which in turn enable people to make bookings within the comforts of their room or workplace.
About the Author
Six exclusive luxury Sofitel and Novotel resorts in French Polynesia , including a private island, offering outstanding natural beauty, sparkling turquoise waters, and all the romance of the South Seas to travelers and honeymooners in search of the ultimate paradise island experience .
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