The exotic nature of French Polynesia is a calling card for intrepid yacht explorers seeking to indulge their finest castaway fantasies. Glittering in sheer beauty, but still with that air of myth and mystery – the lands of Tahiti and Bora Bora pull at our imaginations. These are lands where color runs thick; from the heady intoxicating blues of the bright sea to the wedding cake white of the sands, and the high definition hibiscus flowers make you feel as though you have fallen through the looking glass and into a postcard. Undoubtedly the most celebrated island in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is the sparkling jewel of the French Polynesian with unrivaled beauty and unwavering fame. This is one of the few places on earth that everyone hopes to witness up-close and personal in their lifetime – and once you see it, you’re forever enchanted.
Where to Stay
Award-winning resorts are the crown jewels that are carefully placed in the dazzling Bora Bora lagoon landscape. Thatched-roof bungalows and villas weave through the coastline of Motu Piti Aau, all providing the most remarkable views of the volcanic Mount Otemanu. A mere 20-minute private boat ride away from the Bora Bora airport you will find yourself at the luxurious Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Located on Motu To’opua with an acclaimed lagoon, the resort embraces the Polynesian culture, history, and mythology. Thatched-roof over-water villas sitting on wooden piers offer absolute privacy – even more so as no other properties are visible from this location. The resort boasts 114 suites – 83 over-water bungalows and 22 of these have the additional infinity pools stretched on oceanfront decks. The interiors are beautifully sleek with a contemporary nude colour palette letting the outside world do the talking. Overwhelming accents are replaced with fresh flower arrangements and oceanfront views steal the spotlight.
Our Bora Bora Destination Guide includes a Luxury Hotel Guide to see what else you can expect when staying at this South Pacific haven.
While Bora Bora ultimately feels like endless summer thanks to its turquoise waters, crystal-white beaches, and never-ending sun, we’re actually thinking of Delta Marine’s beautiful creation, the 160.76ft (50m) superyacht available for charter in the French Polynesia, Tahiti and New Zealand. The spacious interiors are stunning, and the six guest cabins can sleep up to 12 people while the master suite with large portholes on either side feels incredibly light and airy.
Take a look at our Yacht Charter Breakdown for all you need to know about this incredible Christensen-built stunner.
Where to Dine
As if the stunning appeal of Bora Bora wasn’t enough, this gorgeous destination is a dream for any seafood connoisseur. You might have your favourite tuna dish and think you’ve found the perfect scallops time and again, but we cannot emphasize this enough – come here with an open mind and your flavour palate will thank you. The majority of Bora Bora restaurants have combined the best of two worlds – French and traditional Polynesian cuisine. If you want to experience something truly exclusive, La Villa Mahana is the place you want to be. Probably the most well-known restaurant in Bora Bora, a dinner at this establishment needs to be booked months in advance as they only accommodate six couples per dinner. The beautifully romantic location is slightly hidden, tucked away in the back of a Mediterranean-style house with a natural curtain of lush flowers. The whole experience is highly personalised and the ambience feels intimate and unlike anything else.
Don’t forget to read our Restaurant Guide to Bora Bora for the top culinary adventures across the magnificent island.
Put on your sunglasses – Bora Bora not only is the ultimate white-sand runway for your latest resort wear pieces and accessories but you might just be blinded by the dazzling cerulean waters and the radiant beauty of this island paradise. Bora Bora delivers the perfect balance between active water lifestyle and effortless lounging on your private sundeck so you want to be packing accordingly. These Ray-Ban Erika Round-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses are an exceptional all-purpose choice for enjoying everything that Bora Bora has to offer. The vintage-inspired round frames ensure that your style is up-to-date, while the simplicity of the sunglasses is what really does the talking. The revamped design hangs its hat on its comfort and lightweight frame.
Our Bora Bora Destination Guide includes a comprehensive Style Sheet for a complete look at the most hottest resort wear pieces you’ll want to bring along.