Bora Bora: One of the best honeymoon destinations

Le Meridien Resort from the sky. Photo by Go Hawaii

Le Meridien Resort from the sky. Photo by Go Hawaii

Bora Bora: One of the best honeymoon destinations, and an area of extraordinary luxury. The islands of Polynesia have always been renowned for their beauty and tranquillity. The popularity of these islands among today’s tourists should be of no surprise as pirates in the 18th century often dreamt of retiring to the island of Tahiti. The new jewel in the crown of the French Polynesian islands is Bora Bora. The island covers just over 40 square kilometres. Bora Bora is essentially a lagoon, the remnants of volcanic activity, resulting in crystal clear waters, shallow shores, white sandy beaches and lush green trees.

Where to stay in Bora Bora: One of the best honeymoon destinations

Le Meridien Resort with stunning views of the ocean through glass-bottom floors. Photo by Go Hawaii

Le Meridien Resort with stunning views of the ocean through glass-bottom floors. Photo by Go Hawaii

The accommodation on Bora Bora capitalises on this beautiful environment with most of the resorts offering overwater bungalows that jut directly out from the beaches, emulating the palms the islands are so famous for.

The picturesque setting and aqua environment of Bora Bora makes it a stellar honey moon destination. A honeymoon that is about relaxation, romance and intimacy, the exclusivity of the region makes traveling there a truly unforgettable experience.

Le Meridien Bora Bora is surrounded by a beautiful  lagoon and offers its guests over-water bungalows with glass-bottom floors. Alternatively, honeymooners can stay in beach bungalows under coconut trees. The activities on offer are water sports or swimming with turtles, deep-sea fishing and even shark feeding.

Sofitel Marara Beach has 31 bungalows by the beach beach, water or hillside bungalows and they all face the beautiful Mount Otemanu. Dine at their beautiful restaurant and sip a cocktail in the outdoor bar. They even have their own cigar cave and fine wine cellar.

What to do

Enjoy a spa treatment while you're in Bora Bora. Photo by Select Vacations

Enjoy a spa treatment while you’re in Bora Bora. Photo by Select Vacations

Apart from making your water bungalow rock, there are a broad range of activities on offer  include jet skiing tours, diving, snorkelling, shark feeding, sun set cruises and gentle jungle treks beneath the many the coconut palms. All of the islands resorts offers boat tours that allow guests to visit nearby atolls which have outstanding scuba diving and hundreds of tropical fish.

Spa treatments are hot on the list. After breakfast visit the spa and get pampered.

How much it will cost

Inside a water bunglow at the Hilton Resort. Photo by Wotif

Inside a water bunglow at the Hilton Resort. Photo by Wotif

Bora Bora can be prohibitively expensive, but there are a range of packages you can choose from that will suit your budget. For a luxury holiday; a private cruise on a catamaran and experiencing the Hilton resorts on Bora Bora as well as other islands can cost up to $6,560pp (USD) for 12 days and 11 nights.  There is a whole range of different packages to choose from. The best thing to do is to do your research online or head to your nearest travel agent.

All in all, if you want a honeymoon to remember at what is possibly the most romantic and natural destination on the planet, Bora Bora is by all means the ultimate honeymoon destination and certainly not an experience you will forget.