Bora Bora: Love At First Sight

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If you are looking for the most beautiful and the most romantic place in the world, to spend a vacation or honeymoon, go to Bora Bora. With its lagoon, it is simply love at first sight. Bora Bora is an island of French Polynesia, located in the Pacific Ocean, at about 260 km northwest of Tahiti (less than an hour flight). The island was discovered in 1722, and its ancient name of Vava’u suggests that the original inhabitants of this, seven million years old islands, arrived from Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific. Original name of this island is PoraPora, meaning “first birth”, because in the local Tahitian language there is the voice of “B”.

The perfect white sandy beaches are scattered along the emerald blue waters. The main island and several smaller islands of Bora Bora are completely surrounded by coral reefs where fish in all colors decorate the coral gardens, welcoming the huge manta stingray. Mote bungalows covered with palm leaves are surrounded by sparkling lagoon and they look like delicate necklace. One of the most romantic places in the universe is filled with luxury resorts, spa centers etc. With a completely magical atmosphere and fascinating views we have to give it 10 out of 10 on a scale of romance.

Luxury resorts are welcoming couples from around the world for 40 years and a special atmosphere for the guests has been brought to perfection. From sunrise to sunset, each resort has designed its own set of unique moments for their guests. List of things to do is endless – exploration and diving of unreal turquoise lagoons, exciting canoeing, windsurfing, jet skiing, watching a beautiful sunset cruise on a sailboat, are only some of the activities that the island offers visitors. For those with an adventurous spirit, it is interesting to explore areas for hiking and 4×4 vehicles, with entertaining local guides.

When it comes to shopping, you can buy original art objects, Tahitian pearls, perfumes and oils and other valuable artifacts made of wood. The summer months, November to April, are warm and humid with lots of sunshine, while the rest of the year is a bit cooler and the humidity is moderate.

Refreshing winds blow throughout the year, and June, July, August and September are considered ideal period to visit the island.

Four Seasons Resort

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora opened its doors in September 2008, combining the romance of the island with all the amenities of a luxury hotel, with a room on the water defined in a new way. With 121 rooms and apartment – including seven villas on the coast – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is located in the stunningly beautiful setting. It is a cultural paradise, a mixture of tranquility of the South Pacific and a strong Polynesian art of dance, song, cuisine, textiles, shipping and sports. Resort combines the highest standards of service with a natural ease, and graceful hospitality of Polynesian culture.

The architecture of the fascinating resort is combination of a unique collaboration, which unites cosmopolitan charm of the Parisian architect Didier Lefort and modern elegance of BAMO, design firm in San Francisco, with Polynesian authenticity trough architect Pierre-Jean Picart. Spa Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora will definitely leave you speechless. The treatments are a blend of tradition of Polynesia with modern science, to increase the therapeutic value and relaxation. Local ingredients such as prized monoi, homemade vanilla, kahaia color and black pearl powder, are used in various treatments. It is not cheap vacation but if you go you will never regret it.




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