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Scattered across some 2000 miles in the South Pacific Ocean are the idyllic islands of French Polynesia. Among them is the tropical paradise of Bora Bora, home to the utterly luxurious Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.
With over a hundred rooms, the vast hotel is comprised of bungalows perched on stilts above the turquoise lagoon and on-shore villas stretching along sand-fringed islets. From each accommodation there are views of the mesmerising waters and Mount Ottamanu. The authentic, straw-roofed lodges have large terraces with direct access to the South Pacific below. There is snorkelling equipment in each bungalow, so guests can explore Bora Bora's marine life or simply have a swim in the pristine ocean.
Dining at the Four Seasons is full of variety and flavour. Tere Nui provides an open-air dining experience with weekly themed dinners, while the soft lighting of Arii Moana creates an elegant setting in which to enjoy French Polynesian cuisine. At Fare Hoa, guests can lie by the pool drinking refreshing cocktails, and the Sunset bar and restaurant is the vibrant hub of the island - a space perfect for social gatherings.
The activities at the Four Seasons Resort cater for all the family, with the Tamarii Kids Club providing indoor and outdoor play areas with activities ranging from arts and crafts to water-based games. Weary parents can unwind in the luxury spa, which uses the natural ingredients of French Polynesia, and enjoy a refreshing pampering experience. There are also activities appealing to all ages, with an overwater deck for yoga classes and a range of sports courts.
Why we love it
It is not often that one can float in a blue lagoon and gaze at Mount Otemanu, while surrounded by the sandy islets of an outer coral reef.
Amy, Original Traveller