Bora Bora is often called “the pearl of the Pacific” due to its unrivalled natural beauty. This paradise island is nestled in the Pacific Ocean within the Society Islands of French Polynesia and is 230 kilometres northwest of Tahiti’s capital Papeete. It features spectacular powdery sand beaches dotted with coconut trees and the extinct volcano in the centre of the island rises to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, with the highest point of 727 meters.
The weather is pleasant year round so there isn’t a wrong time to visit Bora Bora. The most popular accommodation option for newlywed couples are isolated over-water bungalows perched above idyllic blue lagoons where you can enjoy perfect privacy and dip into the crystal blue water as soon as you wake up in the morning. Some of these floating villas even have glass floors so you can observe lagoon wildlife underneath your feet, and the room service arrives in a canoe.
Bora Bora features some of the best beaches in the world and if you are looking for an ultimate romantic experience, organise a trip to a remote spot where you will have your private stretch of sand for the day. The Barrier reef surrounds the majority of the island and provides the ideal conditions for viewing marine life. You can see sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales and over 500 different species of fish. You can even watch professional divers feed reef sharks that grow up to five feet in length.
Although you may not wish to leave your romantic bungalow during your stay at Bora Bora, there are plenty of things to do for adventurous couples and sport lovers. Hiking is a popular activity, and climbing all the way to the top of Mount Pahia is definitely worth it as it guarantees spectacular 360 degree views. You can also enjoy shorter walks around the mountains if you wish to explore the island’s rich wildlife and history. The location is ideal for all kinds of water sports including swimming with dolphins and turtles, but if you want to discover all the beauties of Bora Bora’s magnificent lagoon, we recommend a full-day excursion with expert guides who will show you the best spots for swimming, diving and snorkelling.
If you need to get rid of all the wedding-related stress, a trip to one of Bora Bora’s famous luxury spas is a fabulous idea! Indulge yourselves in relaxing treatments designed especially for couples and enjoy beautiful views of pristine beaches and tranquil waters before a romantic dinner at a beachfront restaurant that can even be set up a table for two right on the water’s edge.
Bora Bora offers a superb dining experience with the idyllic setting being the main ingredient of every meal. Cuisine combines South Pacific culinary tradition with French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese influences. Traditional food is wrapped in banana leaves which are then thrown on hot stones and cooked in traditional pit ovens. Tahitian dishes are delightful blends of marinated fish or meat with vegetables and the food is eaten with your hands. Poison cru, with raw fish meat and diced vegetables marinated in limejuice and coconut milk, is one of the most famous delicacies, while banana and papaya puree covered with sugar and coconut milk is the most popular desert. Locally grown produce also includes mangoes, pineapples, fafa (a type of spinach), sweet potatoes, breadfruit and rice.
Apart from the local delicacies, couples can enjoy exceptional French dishes, delicious Japanese sushi, spicy Chinese food, American barbecue and crusty Italian pizza. There is a plethora of fantastic restaurants and fast food spots, but you can also enjoy an intimate lunch or dinner, especially prepared for the two of you and served at your personal terrace or inside the bungalow.
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