Guest Blogger: Nicole Noel
Very often called the Jewel of South Pacific, Bora Bora is a tropical island positioned within exotic surrounding of Society Islands, an archipelago which belongs to French Polynesia. Thanks to dreamy marine environment, great air and boat connection with other surrounding islands (only 230 km away from Papeete), Bora Bora stands out as South Pacific’s touristic centrepiece populated with most prestigious seaside resorts. This is the guide through all those things which make Bora Bora a deluxe destination:
Even though Bora Bora has constant tropical climate, temperature usually doesn’t go over 30 degrees C due to gentle northwest ocean winds which maintain moderate air warmth. Bora Bora’s summertimes which last from November until April may not be perfect time for visits, since wet season brings a lot of rainfall and storms, but anytime from May to October is when you can experience extraordinarily pleasant days and nights.
Unique culinary specialties
Bora Bora is great place to try original Polynesian dishes served either in fancy beach bars, at roulette or right on your private beach. High-style dining can’t go without national dish called poisson cru (or ia ota in Tahitan), a quality tuna marinated in lime juice with addition of coconut milk and local salad, while extravagant dishes include barracuda, octopus or popular river prawns known as chevrettes.
Spectacular overwater bungalows
Ever since Bora Bora gave birth to exotic reedy-style huts tucked above translucent lagoons, those elegant marine cottages became not only its landmark but a synonym for immense indulgence and romantics.
Embraced by prestigious Tahiti hotels, overwater bungalows are packed with stylish interior for prime comfort, while guest can also experience luxurious treatments such as exotic breakfasts brought to their private balconies by flowery canoes.
Like that’s not spectacular enough, tourists can enjoy in fascinating sceneries of exotic lagoon fish visible through inside glass floors, jump into the water straight from bungalow’s terrace or even have chief cooking exclusively for them.
Traditional spa massage
Old Polynesian massaging techniques combined with exotic ingredients is the foundation of indulging body treatments available in majority of Bora Bora resorts. Apart from privilege to choose anything from nourishing milk baths enriched with petals, posh vanilla body washes, warm stone massages to ocean showers, most of resorts will offer spa sessions in open, Zen-like venues just beneath the lagoon.
Bora Bora’s exclusivity is also reflected in its ability to offer par-excellence water activities, with preference given to snorkelling. The best snorkelling spot is undoubtedly Lagoonarium, paradisiacal coral garden populated with large number of tropic species such as giant turtles, parrot fish and rare sharks, characteristic for Bora Bora lagoons.
Not all Bora Bora pleasures are related to soaking into its turquoise lagoons, since island hosts great ranches where tourists can book relaxing sunset rides along the sparkling beach or romantic moonlight tours. Ranch Reva Reva on Motu Piti Aau is one of well-known places where you can rent famous New-Zealand breed.
Organization of traditional wedding
Apart from exotic beach picnics and private island retreats to which Bora Bora owes its nick name “The Romantic Island”, loving couples can also organize traditional Tahitian weddings based on romantic canoe spectacles, Polynesian-style decorations, local music and lot more.
If you dream about feeling the luxury with all your senses, Bora Bora is definitely a place where you should come and watch your dreams becoming real.
About Nicole: A passionate traveller and she loves to share her experiences. She is lifestyle blogger from HighStyleLife. In her free time she loves to design clothes and furniture.