Like a beautiful dream, Bora Bora raises out of the blue ocean and allures its visitors with a variety of beauties: the endless sunshine, green basaltic peaks, graceful palm trees and pleasant atmosphere. Faced with such sceneries, you might think you’re still asleep, and it’s all a vision. No need to pinch yourself, though, there’s a better way of making sure it’s real: jump into the crystal-clear water for a refreshing swim, it will leave you with no doubts. It’s not an illusion, Bora Bora exists.
So scenically romantic, the island (and small neighboring islets) is a favorite location of honeymooners. Couples love Bora Bora as much as they love each other, but a small group of friends and water sports enthusiasts is also frequent guests. Surrounded by turquoise lagoons and a barrier reef, the islets are not only delightfully picturesque, but they also make a great destination for snorkelers, divers, surfers and other species of sea people. Fabulous kayaking, sailing, swimming, paddle boarding, jet skiing, whatever you prefer, Bora Bora can make it happen.
If you feel like to stay on the ground for a while, family hiking, climbing, jeep tours and other activities are available.
If you’ve ever looked at photos from the island, you must have seen the over-water bungalows in Bora Bora. Next, to the natural wonders, lagoons, reef, and rainforest, the bungalows are one more of Bora Bora’s highlights. Resting above the clear ocean, they are as unique as a holiday accommodation can be. Many of them have glass floors, so besides of the fantastic window views, you also get a chance to observe the spectacle of sea life taking place right under your feet. Bora Bora has a few resorts offering such lodgings. The prices and number of stars vary, but all of them are rather luxurious. Here’s a list of three examples.
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
Sitting on a sparkling beach, the Polynesian bungalows offered by the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort are a marvelous place to stay. Built of natural materials, they perfectly fit their surroundings. Tropical flowers, lush gardens, and white sand beaches make a perfect setting. The bungalows feature in-floor viewing platforms so that you can watch hundreds of colorful fish swimming across the blue waters under your room. The resort is comfortably located; you can easily access other parts of the island. The Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort is a luxurious 4-star facility, but the bungalows are rather small and cozy.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora offers some of the best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora. It’s a stunning 5-star property beautifully nestled around lagoons and gorgeous beaches. With the views of the ocean and the majestic Mount Otemanu, the bungalows are stunning. They’re spacious and equipped with various posh amenities. Because of its remote location on a private islet, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is perfect for holidaymakers looking for a quiet getaway.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort
A five-star hotel located on a small islet, the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort is a paradise for luxury and view-seekers. It’s delightfully secluded, but at the same time not far (only 5-minute boat shuttle ride) from the main island. If you’re looking for a getaway, the spot is perfect, but in case you wish to discover the rest of Bora Bora, it’s also doable. The resort has a variety of restaurants, bars, and an excellent spa. Activities offered by the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort are nearly endless. Guests can enjoy the Bacci ball court, tennis court, snorkeling gear, kayaks, canoes and other sports equipment. For couples who get affected by the romantic vibe, there’s even a wedding chapel.
These are some of the best resorts with overwater bungalows in Bora Bora, but all around the island and islets, you’ll find more alternatives. Prices usually start from $500 per night. The bungalows are costly but excellent enough to be worth the price. Booking in advance might be a good option, as many resorts offer early-bird discounts. Very often the rates are the best when you book for the whole week. High season in Bora Bora begins in June and lasts until October, plus the Christmas days. The low season lasts from November until May. The weather is hot all year long, but during the summer months (November to April) the humidity is high, and most of the rainfall occurs. Nevertheless, prices are lower in then, so if you’re looking for affordable occasions, that’s the time to visit Bora Bora.