No picture quite grabs the eye like an overwater bungalow. It’s the stuff dream honeymoon and anniversary vacations are made of. It oozes romance and luxury. And while people are used to drooling over the photos, they may know very little about where they can actually stay in one. While sometimes imitated, the original overwater bungalow destination is Tahiti. Frequently thought of as the most romantic and luxurious of Tahiti’s islands, Bora Bora is a hot spot for weddings, vow renewals, honeymoons, and anniversary celebrations. So does it really live up to the hype? You bet. Here are our top reasons why Bora Bora should be your next honeymoon or anniversary vacation.
The water in Bora Bora is amazingly beautiful. It’s one of those places that really does look like the postcards. Tahitian overwater bungalows are set in lagoons sheltered by coral reefs. The result is that you can step out from your bungalow balcony into calm waters that are always perfect for snorkeling. At 80 degrees year round, the water is always just right.
Need to relax? Unplug? This is the place. The hotels in Bora Bora are located on an outer strip of land surrounding a main island. This makes each resort a little paradise of its own. There is no giant hotel strip of stack after stack of hotel. At night, it’s quiet and intimate, a perfect place to recharge away from hustle and bustle. The remote beauty of this place makes you stop and unwind.
English is widely spoken in Bora Bora, so you won’t have to worry about a language barrier. This makes it an easy destination to navigate and enjoy. You won’t have to worry that the captain for your luxury ferry to your resort won’t understand you.
Bora Bora is known for luxury. It’s the island in Tahiti that the St. Regis, Four Seasons, and Conrad all call home. Breakfast can be delivered by canoe. Dinner can be had beachside with the waves rolling in next to the 5-star cuisine. There’s no shortage of amazing service and over-the-top accommodations. Whether you opt for the famous overwater bungalow or prefer a land garden villa with private pool…you’ll find it exceeds expectations with once-in-a-lifetime memories.
There is nothing generic about Bora Bora. The people are as warm as the tropical landscape they call home. Beauty is wrapped up in their dress, food, and history. You can see their ancient sites, sail their sacred waters. All of that beautiful history splashes over into your stay. You feel like you got to explore an ancient culture, not visit a tourist trap.
For those looking to exchange vows, Bora Bora offers intimate, stunningly beautiful options. Wedding preparations can include a couple’s massage and therapeutic spa treatments. The groom can arrive by canoe or even be carried in on a chair. Tropical flowers are woven into leis and bouquets. Ceremonies can take place on the beach, overwater in chapels or bungalows, or even on private islands. Dancers can celebrate your day with special performances. There is no shortage of options to help you celebrate. It’s a unique, beautiful way to say “forever”.
Overwater bungalows have incredible views. Wake up to paradise pouring into your room from every vantage point and go to bed with the peace of twilight surrounding you. Bungalows are built to bring the outdoors in. Some view amazing green mountains, the tops of ancient volcanoes sunken into turquoise waters. Other balconies open onto endless lagoon. Others even have 25 ft. of retractable glass that blends the boundaries of bedroom and balcony. Enjoy your balcony from private sun chairs or lounge over your personal piece of lagoon on a chic cargo net. You can even score a private infinity pool that pours over into paradise. Options on how to enjoy vary, but the view is spectacular.
Tahiti is a very safe destination, known for its stability and ease. Today’s traveler can get tired of security warnings, incidents, and issues that make them uneasy when they travel. Tahiti spells piece of mind for its travelers as they plan out their dream trip.
Whatever your reasons, Bora Bora is always a great idea. Need help getting started? Check out our suggested itineraries that can be customized to your dreams.
The Islands of Tahiti are a year-round destination that extends out over an ocean surface equivalent to the size of Europe, are in the same time zone as Hawaii, and on the same side of the International Date Line as North America. Check out the maps available for download to explore Bora Bora and the Tahitian Islands.
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