There is no person who does not have a forbidden dream and often the dream is linked to the desire to escape, to a long journey to some faraway country in which to regenerate and regain the charge. The greatest desire is, then, to make a dream trip and also luxury once in a lifetime. Among the favorite destinations are the Tropics, the countries of Southeast Asia, certainly Polynesia. What could be better than a luxury trip to Polynesia to give a blow of the towel to the greyness and routine of a city life? Well! Polynesia fully satisfies this desire with a truly luxurious range of accommodation in the best resorts in the world.
What are the best resorts in Bora Bora?
Bora Bora is the largest and most visited island in French Polynesia, it is also the most touristy and the one that offers the greatest possibilities for recreation and relaxation. The extra-luxury resorts of Bora Bora are:
- Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso & SPA: this residential complex was opened in 2006 and already boasts many records as having been the first resort in the Pacific to introduce thalassotherapy in its Spa and to be made up exclusively of villas on stilts (overwater villas) divided into three categories (Diamond, Sapphire, Emerald) all with lounges, bedrooms, walk-in closet, bathroom and terrace. The resort, in addition to being equipped with all the comforts, offers special evenings alternating formal moments with large elegant evenings on the panoramic terrace. The total number of rooms or bungalows is 80, easily reachable from Bora Bora airport with fast boat transfers (about 20 minutes). Price of a double room: min. 800 € max 1500 € per night.
- Le Meridien Bora Bora: the resort is almost exclusively built on the water in front of the main island dominated by Mount Otemanu. The central body resembles the bow of a ship and is surrounded by white beaches animated by bars and restaurants of excellent quality. It consists of 99 bungalows, 82 of which are on stilts and the rest are located along the beach. The characteristic of the bungalows is the glass floor that allows you to admire the seabed below and create incredible lighting effects. All the residences are equipped with the main comforts, air conditioning and internet connection. The resort can be reached in 10 minutes by boat from Bora Bora airport. Price of a double room: min. 500 € max 1000 € per night.
- St. Regis Bora Bora Resort: Located right on the island of Bora Bora, the resort is surrounded by 18 hectares of tropical garden bordering white beaches and a lagoon. The resort consists of different types of accommodation, for a total of 100 “rooms” including 4 villas with swimming pool and direct access to the sea, 64 deluxe villas with private terrace and gazebo, 8 premier lodgings on stilts with Jacuzzi on the terrace, 7 lodgings between beach and garden with private pool, two “Royal” villas and a Royal Estate with three pavilions and private pool. The strong point is the Lagoon Restaurant, one of the best in Polynesia. The resort can be reached by boat in 15 minutes from the airport. Price per double room: from 1000 € to 4000 € per night.
- Four Season Resort Bora Bora: located at the foot of lushly green mountains and on long beaches. The resort is dominated by the undisputed beauty of nature between the rocks and the sea. It consists of 100 luxurious bungalows and 7 villas with private pool offering the excellence of hospitality and service. It is easily reached by boat from Motu Mute airport in 15 minutes. Price for a double room: from 300 € to 2000 € per night.
What are the resorts on the other Polynesian islands?
On the charming atoll of Rangiroa in the north-west lies the Kia Ora Resort in the heart of a coconut plantation and surrounded by beaches and turquoise lagoons. The Resort was renovated in 2011 and boasts elegant and refined architecture. It consists of 60 bungalow villas within the plantation and along the lagoon. Comfort is guaranteed by excellent services, from catering to swimming pools to the spa. If you want to experience Robinson Crusoe, the resort has 5 bungalows on a private island to rediscover the authentic Polynesian way of life. The resort can be reached by plane from Tahiti Airport. Price for a double room: from 300 € to 1000 € per night. In Tahaa, the island of vanilla, belonging to the group of the Sottovento archipelago, is the Tahaa Private Island hotel complex, one of the most exclusive in Polynesia and an associate member of Relais & Chateaux, which has given the hotel the highest recognition of the 5 “Cs”: calm, character, charm, courtesy and cuisine. It can be reached by boat in 45 minutes from Raiatea Uturoa airport or by helicopter in 15 minutes from Bora Bora. The resort consists of 48 suites on stilts with jetty for direct access to the lagoon and 12 suites on the beach with garden and private pool.