Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a cultural paradise, a resort that blends the romance, relaxation and tranquility of the South Pacific with the invigorating Polynesian arts of dance, song, cuisine, textiles, seafaring and sport. The Resort combines the highest standards of service with the natural ease and gracious hospitality of Polynesian culture.
Guests can lose themselves in the deep serenity of the location, immerse themselves in the customs and traditions of local culture, or set off on one the island’s many adventures, from outrigger canoeing to scuba and snorkel excursions among rays and reef sharks, to deep-sea fishing and inland safaris — creating truly unforgettable experiences.
Set upon Bora Bora’s surrounding coral atoll, away from the bustle of its mainland, the Resort is a vast tropical grove, replete with coconut palms and pandanus trees. Meandering channels of pure turquoise lead to the property’s main beach or to smaller lagoons, creating secluded private beaches waiting to be discovered. Every vista is breathtaking, and all have been incorporated into the design of the Resort: views of the open water and its vast sky contrast with the lush green of the island’s mainland, capped by the towering monolithic peak of Mount Otemanu and the domed summit of Mount Pahia.
The Resort offers 100 spacious overwater bungalow suites and seven sprawling beachfront villa estates, all designed with thatched roofs and decorated with indigenous artwork. Four distinct restaurants offer a vast selection of creative culinary experiences, from Polynesian to French to traditional favorites, and are complemented by special open-air dining, from private oceanside dinners to Tahitian beach parties with musicians and fire dancers. An infinity-edged pool with private cabanas faces the white sand beach, as the lagoon sets the perfect backdrop for a leisurely afternoon under the tropical sun.
A full-service spa, perfectly balanced by the powerful rhythms of the Pacific Ocean and the secluded tranquility of the island’s lagoon — and featuring open-air treatment decks amid the kahaia trees — offers a combination of relaxation and exhilaration that only Bora Bora’s unique location can provide. The pièce de résistance here is the overwater couples’ spa suite, where local ingredients such as monoi oil, vanilla and black pearl powder are highlighted in pampering and therapeutic treatments.
Set upon a sprawling 22 hectares (54 acres), the Resort meets a vast array of needs and accommodates a wide variety of guest experiences. Known as the most romantic destination in the world, weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and vow renewals are perfectly suited to take place at the Resort. Facilities for families are unrivaled in the region: a Kids for All Seasons clubhouse with splash pad for children ages five to 12, cultural activities, volleyball and watersports.
The connection Four Seasons has with the island community provides a truly authentic Polynesian experience. Local guides are available for many excursions, as are the Resort’s own marine biologist and black pearl expert, providing a wealth of learning opportunities, whether scientific or cultural. Guests can enjoy learning of local culture through specially arranged cooking and local craft-making classes.
Nestled within the grounds of the Resort is an inner lagoon, teeming with exotic marine life.
The Ruahatu (God of the Ocean) Lagoon Sanctuary at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is more than just a spectacular snorkeling location, it is also a research facility and a place where the marine environment not only thrives but grows, furthering the delicate and wondrous ecosystem.
The Lagoon Sanctuary, home to over 100 colorful species of marine life, offers activities for guests of all ages, including snorkeling, coral grafting discovery, discussions on Polynesian ecology, fish and octopus feeding and more.
The architecture of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is the fruit of a unique collaboration that brings together the cosmopolitan flair of Paris-based architect Didier Lefort and the modern elegance of San Francisco design firm BAMO, with the Polynesian authenticity of renowned South Pacific architect Pierre-Jean Picart. Accommodations are designed to capture the gentle breeze in order to minimize the need for air conditioning, while taking care to conserve the beautiful natural landscape of the Island. No matter the occasion, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora provides the ultimate South Pacific experience, all complemented by the warm smiles of the locals and the renowned Four Seasons experience.
For more information: For reservations, visit www.fourseasons.com, call (800) 819-5053 or contact your travel professional (chain code FS).
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