Bora Bora, whose land area measures a mere 12-square miles, is like something out of a dream. Blissfully located northwest of Tahiti in the middle of the South Pacific, its idyllic beauty is otherworldly. The main island is surrounded by a barrier reef and a calm lagoon enveloped in the most beautiful turquoise waters you've ever seen.
Many resorts are uniquely located on motus (or tiny islets) which are perfect for a secluded and tranquil escape. Here are our top picks for places to stay if you're planning the trip of a lifetime to Bora Bora...
This stunning hotel makes for an incredible stay with welcoming staff and magnificent grounds. Luxurious but unpretentious, you won't have to lift a finger during your visit here. Book an overwater bungalow and go snorkeling right outside your villa and enjoy the many activities, adventures, and water sports that come included in your stay.
Splurge-worthy room pick: King Otemanu View Pool Overwater Villa
Unwind and recharge in pure bliss at The Four Seasons Bora Bora. Sprawl out in a newly updated bungalow, wade in the aquamarine lagoon, and enjoy delicious food and drink as you revel in the tropical playground that surrounds you.
Splurge-worthy room pick: One-Bedroom Mountain-View Overwater Bungalow Suite With Plunge Pool
Live like royalty during your stay here where 24-hour butler service is available to accommodate your every whim. Don't forget to try a 'Bora Mary', the St. Regis version of a Bloody Mary made with refreshing watermelon.
Splurge-worthy room pick: Overwater Royal Otemanu Villa
Receive warm greetings with a lei, ukulele music, and a coconut drink at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island Resort. It's a tad more affordable than other hotels around the island while still stylish and luxurious.
Splurge-worthy room pick: Luxury Horizon Overwater Bungalow
Have you been to Bora Bora? What are your favorite restaurants, things to do, and places to stay? Let us know in the comments!
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