A honeymoon vacation on the beautiful island of Bora Bora will ensure that your marriage gets off to a dream start. To help you plan your honeymoon, here is a guide to the most romantic 4 and 5 star hotels in the Pearl of the Pacific.
To help you plan the most important vacation of your married life, we’ve prepared a guide to the most romantic hotels on the island of Bora Bora. Your honeymoon will be a truly unforgettable occasion, with a villa in a tropical garden or an overwater bungalow on an idyllic motu, enhanced by the natural kindness of the Polynesian staff. Superb, white sandy beaches, a lagoon of the clearest, warm, turquoise water, and spectacular golden sunsets which you can admire, hand in hand, will make your honeymoon a truly magical occasion. And there are plenty of activities you can enjoy during your stay, including scuba diving, jet ski, snorkeling, hiking, a traditional tahitian massage, and shopping for souvenirs in the island’s craft shops.
When you decide to spend your honeymoon in Bora Bora, you will find an exotic blend of relaxation and adventure, with a large dose of romance. Throughout French Polynesia, you will stay in hotels that you will not find anywhere else, in Bora Bora or on other islands such as Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine and Taha’a in the Society Islands, Rangiroa and Tikehau in the Tuamotu Islands, and Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands. There are direct flights to The Islands of Tahiti from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Honolulu, Paris, Auckland, Tokyo and Noumea, and the local domestic airlines fly to 48 islands throughout French Polynesia.
From daily breakfast to romantic dinners on the beach to gourmet lunches on a secluded motu, your days will be exquisite. Rent a jet ski, try va’a or dive in the ocean with your loved one, this is the opportunity to try scuba diving or snorkeling. The hotels have all the necessary equipment for you to use if you prefer to spend the day at the pool, book a session at the hotel spa with a traditional Tahitian massage, etc.
Romantic hotels in Bora Bora
The Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa is a luxury hotel complex on motu Piti Aau. A vacation in this magnificent, 5 star establishment, is guaranteed to be an unforgettable occasion. Note that the air conditioning has a unique cooling system created by the establishment itself, using a renewable and local resource: seawater. Known for its overwater bungalows, Intercontinental offers Polynesian-style rooms with stunning views of Mount Otemanu and the adjacent lagoon.
The hotel spa offers ultimate relaxation with an assortment of services including seawater treatment, couples massages specially designed for honeymoons, hydromassage baths, and many other amenities. The hotel also proposes a range of activities, including paddleboard, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and guided tours.
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui is located between Mount Otemanu and the lagoon, on a private islet, motu To’opa. In this secluded haven of tranquility, clients enjoy beautiful white sandy beaches, the crystal clear, sea, and magificent views over the lagoon and the mountain. There is a choice of restaurants and bars serving a range of dishes from local to international gourmet cuisine.
The overwater bungalow is emblematic of Bora Bora, where this form of accommodation was invented. Start the day with breakfast delivered to your terrace by an outrigger canoe, accompanied by the gentle strumming of a ukulele. Spend the day enjoying activities on the lagoon, or hiking on Mount ‘Otemanu. If you prefer, you can simply stay in your bungalow, and take advantage of the terrace, with a diving platform straight into the crystal clear sea. In the evening, you can have dinner served on the terrace, under the star-studded night sky.
Private lagoonarium and mini-golf
The St Regis Bora Bora Resort offers all the traditional amenities one would expect from a luxury property, with a few surprises. In the hotel, there are many types of rooms for all prices: villas with a tropical garden, overwater bungalows, and even a prestige villa on its own private islet, complete with helicopter landing pad! The St Regis also has a private lagoonarium where you can go swimming and snorkeling among a multitude of tropical fish.
The Bora Bora by Pearl Resort and Spa is a charming, traditional establishment, in the heart of a coconut grove. The overwater bungalows, and villas with private pool on the beach or in the tropical garden are all ideal for a romantic honeymoon. The activities proposed by the hotel include a mini-golf, tennis, snorkeling, paddleboard, kayak etc. The hotel also has a private, electrically-powered catamaran, the Okeanos Pearl, that is available for sunset cruises on the lagoon. The Tavai Spa offers numerous beauty and body care treatments, including a hot stone massage. Perfect for a moment of calm relaxation after a day on the lagoon.
An unforgettable vacation
The Four Seasons Bora Bora was recently given the ‘Most Epic Stay Hotel in the World’ award by AFAR. Beachfront villas with private pool, overwater bungalows and luxury suites, make this hotel the perfect setting for a honeymoon. Gourmet dining, wellness sessions and all the pleasures of the lagoon await you in this magnificent 5 star resort hotel.
The Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is on the main island and is one of the very best choices for a couple looking for somewhere special for their honeymoon. Set in luxuriant tropical gardens, with views over Mount ‘Otemanu and Mount Pahia, you have a choice of overwater bungalows and beachside villas in an authentic, Polynesian style.
Not to be missed during your honeymoon in Bora Bora
The best way to enjoy the majesty of The Islands of Tahiti is an excursion to the lagoon of Bora Bora. You glide over a mosaic of blues to admire the beautiful island and its imposing summit, Mount ‘Otemanu – the latter seems straight out of a dream – while enjoying the sun’s rays and the adventure around the island. Bora Bora is best seen from the lagoon. For a unique and memorable experience, take a ride in an outrigger canoe and discover the lagoon in all its beauty. Prepare your camera to capture the landscapes of the land and the sea! You may have the chance to see rays along the way!
A sunset cruise on the lagoon is a perfect romantic moment to share on your honeymoon. To the gentle strumming of a ukulele, you sip your glasses of champagne on the deck of a catamaran, and watch as the sun sets behind Mount ‘Otemanu in a glorious explosion of reds and golds. After the sun has gone down completely, the catamaran will drop you at the quayside on the main island, where you can enjoy a romantic, candle-lit dinner for two, on the terrace of a beachside restaurant.
Bora Bora seen from the sky
If you want to add some extra adventure to your honeymoon in Bora Bora, why not take a helicopter flight over the island? A chance to admire the incredible shades of turquoise and blue of the lagoon and take some spectacular photos for your wedding album. You can also take a flight to see the world’s most romantic atoll just 6km away. Tupai is an unihabited paradise that is shaped exactly like a heart! For even more thrills, you can take a tandem parasail flight, and enjoy the magnificent scenery like two veritable lovebirds.
A honeymoon in Bora Bora will not only be a romantic and unforgettable experience, it will probably become your favorite place in the world. The magnificent scenery and the warmth of the Polynesian people, make The Islands of Tahiti a destination that you’ll want to come back to again and again.