A sanctuary in the lagoon. Polynesia, here is the most booked hotels in the world
The news of these days: the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in French Polynesia (yes, the one where Jennifer Aniston spent the Honeymoon!) Received the largest number of reservation requests on TripAdvisor among hotels worldwide.
A dream come holiday. In addition, an icon dell’mmaginario. An archetype. The Four Seasons in Bora Bora. Already landing close to the tiny airport in Bora Bora, in the heart of the Pacific, in the archipelago of Society Islands, French Polynesia. seeing the spectacular lagoons with incredible nuances, you realize what paradise is coming! After all we are in a land myth, supermodels in the Victoria’s Secret lingerie you have just been to the last photo shoot!
Then, the Four Season’s staff comes up to me with the classical and fragrant necklace welcome tiare flowers and takes me to the boat that, in about twenty minutes, leads me to the destination.
Sure, it’s not a destination for everyone. And not just because it is not affordable for all budgets. The journey is not easy: after the long trip from Papeete fact then you have to take a small plane to Bora Bora and then make a final stretch speedboat.
Then, however, the view is unforgettable. The resort – just past the headlines for the Moon of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux last summer Honey – lies on one of the longest and picturesque beaches on the island, is located in an idyllic location in the lagoon in front of Mount Otemanu, a volcano off. Surrounded by the embrace of a lush tropical vegetation contains within it a private lagoon, The Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary, with more than a hundred species of colorful fish. Dive in these waters is like swimming in an aquarium. We organize tours, also for children, with a marine biologist who gives lessons on how to graft a coral, feed the octopus and the Polynesian ecosystem.
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115 the “shelters”, of which between 15 and 100 water bungalows suites and villas with private pools. All built in a style that reflects the local architecture, with characteristic high ceilings and roofs covered with pandanus leaves, teak furniture and Polynesian artifacts. And coveted, on the Tripadvisor site is by far the most booked hotel on the planet in 2015.
Mine is an Over-Water Bungalow Suite with views of Mount Otemanu. 100 square meters with separate living and bedroom, a bathroom, and a terrace which leads directly into the water. Diving into this sea turquoise directly from its terrace, being at one with nature, fall asleep with the sound of the sea is extraordinary.
There are four restaurants. The Arii Moana, overlooking the waters of the lagoon and overlooking Mount Otemanu, elegant and romantic, open for dinner only, for an international creative cuisine with seafood dishes, contaminated with local flavors. The Tere Nui, near the beach, which offers international cuisine with Mediterranean influences and particular grill. The Farè Hoa Beach Bar, close to the pool and beach prepare tropical cocktails and fresh salads. Finally, the Sunset Restaurant & Bar offers Asian-inspired dishes with sushi.
Of course, during the day or night, you can always order lunch or dinner in the privacy of your bungalow or private villa. Do not miss the breakfast, served in its own terrace, which comes directly from the sea, on a typical Polynesian canoe. A show of colors and scents! For the well-being is a holistic spa which features a sauna, jacuzzi and 7 rooms, Polynesian style, treatment, also the torque that can be applied on request, at the beach or in villa. There are many activities that can be practiced during the day: sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, hang gliding and paddling.