Bora Bora - Perfect for a Romantic Getaway

12 February 2013

The beauty of Bora Bora, the 'Pearl of the Pacific', is unsurpassed, and its potential to provide the perfect romantic getaway is limited only by your imagination. Guaranteed to inspire romance, the island offers year-round perfect weather, stunning over-water bungalows, beautiful natural surrounds, and a slew of romantic activities and dining options.

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Accommodation
Bora Bora boasts over-water accommodation to suit a range of budgets and tastes, with the best resorts offering views of the lagoon, Mount Pahia and Mt Otemanu. Opt for a five-star hotel or luxury beach resort, with exquisite amenities and the highest standard of service, suited to even the most discerning couple. With its revolutionary environmental solutions and the ultimate in comfort and service, InterContinental Resort and Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora is the island's newest offering, guaranteed to give you life long memories of your romantic stay.

Nightlife
Bora Bora offers nightlife as vibrant or as private as you like, including excellent dining options. The American style Bloody Mary's Restaurant and Bar, synonymous with Bora Bora, features coconut palm butcher-block tables, cocktails, and a menu of grilled fish and steak options to make your mouth water. Try the French fare at La Bounty or La Matira, idyllic on a moonlit night. But for the most romantic dining in all of French Polynesia, make a reservation for one of six tables only, at La Villa Mahana, and enjoy a delicious fixed-price five-course degustation dinner for two.

Sailing
Sail on Bora Bora's breathtaking lagoon, with a Polynesian skipper to guide you, or take a private catamaran cruise on the open sea at sunset. Indulge in a four-course feast of fresh seafood and tropical fruit, and enjoy the joyous music and dance of local Polynesian artists. For the ultimate hit of romance, enjoy a private honeymoon photo tour, including complimentary champagne and 300 professional photos to take home.

Relaxing
The Polynesians know how to relax; it's inherent in the lifestyle. Soak up some sun, read a book, stretch out in a hammock, or sit back to watch the sea and the gently swaying palm trees. Enjoy gliding serenely over the surface of the water and seeing the abundant lagoon life below, from the comfort of a glass-bottomed boat, or spend quality time indoors, and check out the marine life underneath the glass floor panels in your over-water bungalow.

Polynesian Wedding Ceremony
For the ultimate romantic getaway to Bora Bora - get hitched. A Polynesian wedding ceremony can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, incorporating a sunset catamaran cruise, a resort event, or a private beach affair, featuring your own local musicians and dancers. Plan for barefoot fun and intimacy in tropical paradise. Stay for the honeymoon, soaking up the sun, sailing, snorkelling and revelling in each other's company.

Xanthe Coward

Xanthe's favourite travel destinations are the Greek Islands, Indonesia, Fiji and Vanuatu. With a background in performing arts, fine food, wine and good times, Xanthe enjoys travel that brings her close to the locals and their leisure activities. Being a theatre reviewer means that Xanthe will always do dinner and a show before checking out the late night city scene and still be up early to find the markets and a decent pot of chai.