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Located on the small islet of Motu To’opua, floating between mainland Bora Bora and the coral reef, lies the Conrad Bora Bora Nui. The resort is nestled in a cove of white sand and black lava rock, surrounded by pristine lagoon waters and tropical greenery.
There are a variety of accommodation options to choose from here, including rooms, villas, overwater villas and suites in various locations and sizes. All villas have private terraces or balconies, with spectacular views over the turquoise lagoon or the resort's lush gardens, and with separate seating areas and huge bathrooms, there is plenty of space in which to relax. All overwater villas have outdoor catamaran nets to lie over the turquoise water in, and beautiful stylish interiors. The most extravagant villas are the two-story Presidential Overwater Villas, which have housed some Hollywood guests. With two bedrooms and three bathrooms, these villas are ideal for families or groups of friends. Boasting an outdoor living area with both a private pool and whirlpool, and a top floor kitted out with a sauna, wellbeing room and bar area; guests can unwind in the privacy and comfort of their own luxurious overwater home.
There are several dining options at Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Opt for French cuisine with breath taking lagoon views at Iriatai, meaning 'on the surface of the water'; indulge in pizza and local specialities with the sand between your toes at the Tamure Beach Grill; or try Chinese fare at the contemporary Banyan Chinese Restaurant. For drinks and nibbles Upa Upa Lounge Bar offers beautiful views of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean; Iriatai Wine Bar has a fantastic selection of fine wines; and Tarava Pool Bar is your go to afternoon drinks spot.
Perched high on the hilltop and surrounded by lush tropical vegetation is the Hina Spa, where you'll leave feeling rejuvenated after relaxing in the aromatherapy whirlpools, steam room and sauna. Aside from relaxing in the spa, on the beach and in the pool, guests will also want to explore the island, and can do by land or sea. You might want to snorkel over the colourful coral, do a spot of paddle boarding, or go on an excursion to the dormant Motu Otemanu volcano. For an extra luxury experience, take to the air on a helicopter tour of Bora Bora and experience majestic views of the clear lagoon waters, dotted with white fringed islets and exotic forests.
Why we love it
After a day splashing around in it, watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean from Upa Upa Lounge Bar is just magical.
Amy, Original Traveller