With its crystal clear lagoon and glorious palm-fringed beaches, it's no surprise the island of Bora Bora is one of French Polynesia's most popular tourist destinations read more...
Adrift in a sea of luxury
Lying like a tiny speck adrift in the vast South Pacific seas, Bora Bora has long been renowned as one of the world's most glamorous holiday destinations. This idyllic sun-kissed island attracts the well-heeled and fabulously wealthy alike and it boasts some of the world's finest accommodation.
Though Bora Bora comes with a reputation of being one of the world's most expensive holiday destinations, it is still possible to enjoy a relatively affordable holiday. A family-friendly pension such as the Sunset Hill Lodge is a great way to stay on the island without breaking the bank.
Drift off to sleep in an overwater bungalow
Looming out of the Leeward group of Society Islands close to the centre of French Polynesia, Bora Bora actually boasts more water mass than land. That makes it an ideal place for an overwater bungalow stay – the most popular form of accommodation on the island.
When the prescient Hotel Bora Bora built the first overwater bungalows, it kicked off a trend which continues in Bora Bora today. Countless such bungalows are dotted around the island, from comparatively inexpensive Polynesian-style shacks to the most opulent of extravagantly furnished, glass-bottomed luxury suites.
Relax at a tropical island resort
Relaxation is rule number one when it comes to staying on Bora Bora, and there is no better place to relax than at one of the island's several five-star resorts.
The fabulously well-appointed Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is regarded as one of the most luxurious of French Polynesia's five-star resorts. It boasts spectacular views of both the surrounding turquoise-blue lagoon waters and the lush green mountains which rise spectacularly over the resort.