A Letter From The South Pacific – Bora Bora


French Polynesia photographs well, but if you’ve ever been tempted by those images of pristine waters, and mount Mont Otemanu rising from their depths to separate the blue of the sky from that of the South Pacific  …you’re ready for your close up with this beauty. The Intercontinental Bora Bora puts you smack-dab in the middle of this paradise.

We are always seeking swanky getaways with a definite connection to authenticity and what we discovered here is traditional staff providing wonderful service. In your over-water villa, which may as well be a luxury yacht. The beauty of not sailing away is that you can get breakfast served via room service.  We love this as it’s brought over by traditional outrigger canoe. Seeing the colorful fruit along with the rest of the meal arrive against the backdrop of the crystalline water can only be rivaled by the splash of a passing ray or fish breaking the surface. You rise with the sun in Bora Bora. The long, languid days heat up quickly and by 8 am, a swim is more than appropriate. Heck, midnight seems appropriate with water this clear and calm.  This is a shallower portion of the ocean and everything about it calls you in to come play. It’s your saltwater swimming pool and either out your backdoor, down the steps of your balcony, or wading in from the beach side of the resort, you’re bound to be in the water more than you are out.

Evenings aren’t spent in the common areas of this hotel, even on evenings when a local floorshow is being performed, there’s always another show taking place right under the lighted platform of your room, so things wind down early enough for guests to take advantage of that or indulge in romantic strolls.

Wish you were here,


P.S. Definitely have drinks in Bubbles Bar, the open yet intimate contemporary lounge area, and then slip into dinner. Learn how to open a coconut, feed the stingrays at 2pm and hang a lock in the secret garden of love.



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