With its often fancy price tag, Bora Bora in French Polynesia is the ultimate in luxurious, decadent vacations, where the rich and famous take to the stunning resorts and beaches and frolic in paradise without a care in the world. Whether you’re on the hunt for a Bora Bora vacation package or you just want to throw caution to the wind, book a flight and see what fate (and available accommodations) has in store, these are the best of the best that make all visitors to this island paradise feel like a million bucks.
With its over-water bungalows (perhaps the most enduring image of Bora Bora and French Polynesia) featuring glass floors for marine life-watching at practically any time, the Four Seasons Bora Bora stuns almost beyond words. Its interiors are all luxurious yet simple, the hotel is host to a full-service spa, and there are four on-site dining options to please every palate. The Four Seasons has also developed a program specifically for kids, perfect for family vacations.
Bloody Mary’s is the most famous of Bora Bora’s restaurant scene, but La Villa Mahana takes the cake, with its exclusive six-table dining room (a seventh table offers privacy from an alcove), exquisite menu of gourmet delights and unique, romantic atmosphere. Expect a three-course meal to run you about $400 for two people.
You could go a lot of places for sunset in Bora Bora, but undoubtedly the finest site to watch the golden orb go down is on the water. Boats will take you into the lagoon and beyond, so planning for a dinner cruise will not only ensure you a good meal, you’ll be in the prime spot to watch the majestic skies fill with breathtaking color.