The waters around French Polynesia open up to a treasure chest of splendor during your tailored Bora Bora vacation. Blacktip reef sharks linger around the barrier reef, and manta rays glide through the sea current. The lagoon and South Pacific Sea provide comfortable and vibrant crystal clear waters, viewed from a mountaintop panorama. Glide through the sky on a kitesurfing lesson and learn to capture the decadence of French Polynesian flavors. Delight in endless luxury and the captivating hues...
Bora Bora – Pleasures of French Polynesia
Bora Bora is an island built like a dreamscape. Proud peaks protrude from the jungle terrain with a solid, sheer rock. The vibrant colors of indigo, sapphire, and turquoise emanate from the South Pacific Sea and the serene lagoon. Rainforest sweeps across the undulating basalt landscape. Coconut palm trees rustle in the breeze along the coastline, and mango trees thrive in the tropical warmth. Fruit stands on circular roads throughout the island display fresh papayas and pineapples beside bread stands offering delicious banana bread.
Your flight lands at Bora Bora Airport where your private transfer greets you upon your arrival. You make your way across the lagoon for your first view of the white sand beaches and indigo waters up close. The sea splashes over the boat, providing a mist to the cool breeze. You settle into the comforts of your private overwater bungalow, an iconic accommodation for those visiting French Polynesia. Palm trees shade the luxury pool, and you can hear the sea lapping against the wooden posts of your secluded suite offering views of the mountains to the west and the ocean to the east.
Take the time to visit the main town of Vaitape at your preferred pace. The largest town on the island offers a bustling pace compared to the surrounding villages and pristine landscape. The water seems to brush against the shoreline at a slower, more relaxed pace. The market brims with bright produce, from bananas to coconuts, pineapples to lychees. Pearl vendors showcase their precious stones on the upper floor, highlighting how the natural light glints off the polished black or white surface.
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- Venture into the waters on a private snorkeling excursion to discover blacktip reef sharks and giant manta rays swimming near the coral reef
- Delight in the beauty of a panoramic view on an outlook beneath the basalt peak of Mount Otemanu
- Relish the excitement of kitesurfing during a private lesson to teach you the fundamental skills of the thrilling sport
- Savor the flavors of French Polynesian cuisine with an introductory cooking class designed with the history, culture, and tastes of Bora Bora in mind
- Indulge in luxury and majesty while cruising around Bora Bora on a private boat
- Embark on a scenic bike ride around the island’s coastal road to find secluded Eden Beach and its hidden snorkeling spot at Snorkel Rock
- Treat yourself to a luxury spa experience shaped around the treatments you prefer and focus on relaxation and rejuvenation in idyllic Bora Bora
The gorgeous waters of French Polynesia inspire you during your 8-day Bora Bora itinerary. The serene ambiance emanates from the rainforest canopy and peaceful sounds of the lagoon lapping against the white sand beaches. The tropical paradise embodies tranquil coves and elaborate vistas, allowing you to indulge in majesty throughout the island. The journey begins with your arrival at Bora Bora Airport. Your private transfer greets you at the airport and escorts you to a stunning resort overlooking the lagoon. You settle into the comforts of your over-water bungalow and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, and visit the animated streets of Vaitape, the island’s largest town.
The following morning, your guide greets you at the hotel and leads you to the main shores of the Bora Bora to board a 4x4 Jeep. You venture into the center of the island, traversing the mountain ridges and deep valleys in search of historical sites and marvelous vistas near the summit of Mount Otemanu. Then, your guide meets you at the hotel before leading you across the lagoon in search of the barrier and fringe reefs around Bora Bora. Enjoy a full day of snorkeling with tropical fish, manta rays, and blacktip reef sharks. Relish the seclusion of the waters and the beaches around the Bora Bora islets during a private boat excursion.
Relish the adventure of a kitesurfing lesson. You could also spend time on the gentle wake with a paddleboard. In the afternoon, you venture to a private kitchen to learn the art of French Polynesian cuisine and how the tropical beauty of the island influences the regional gastronomy. Cruise around the open sea and crystal clear waters of the lagoon before returning to the resort in the evening. Take to the coastal road on the main island for a bicycle tour.
Discover fruit stands, gorgeous promontories, and the secluded shores of Eden Beach. Take a boat to Snorkel Rock for another adventure beneath the waters. Vacationing in Bora Bora wouldn't be complete without a day relaxing and soothing your body after a week of excitement. Fully enjoy some time in a celebrated spa known for tailoring their treatments to their guests’ preferred treatments, from massages to seaweed wraps. Take some time to wander Vaitape on the final day before your private transfer escorts you to Bora Bora Airport for your flight home.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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