Lagoon Living on French Polynesia’s Bora Bora
Explore the appealing waters and ancient lore of exotic Bora Bora.
Hues of blue paint the Bora Bora seascape—its iridescent, clear waters beckon to anyone who’s ever dreamed of a South Pacific getaway. Yet whether by sea, sand or sky, there’s more to do than luxuriate in your over-water suite—though there’s certainly nothing wrong with that.
Snorkelling and diving are at the top of the list. With a variety of large marine life—reef sharks, manta rays, dolphins and sea turtles—Bora Bora is prime underwater exploration territory. Snorkel right outside your suite at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora or hit one of the established diving/snorkelling sites such as Anau, also known as Manta Ballroom. Other water sports include deep-sea fishing, canoeing, kite-surfing, shark feeding and more.
Back on the turf, take a trip to Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia, two extinct volcanic peaks of black rock; visit World War II cannons; go on a 4×4 safari; watch the pearl-farming process; and discover Polynesian marae, ancient stone temples. For the ultimate perspective, see it all from above on a helicopter tour.
After exploring the temples, add another indigenous spiritual aspect to your stay. The spa on the lagoon edge at Four Seasons offers Kahaia haven, an ancient body treatment of Tahitian black pearl powder and vanilla. This experience is sure to bring you into harmony with yourself—and the island.