All of us have a dream location we want to visit, a bucket list, whether we have it written down or not, verbalise it to ourself or others or simply dream of that magical destination that may one day be attainable to us – we all have items on that list and most of us would have some location somewhere far away in a part of the world that can only be described as paradise – that’s on your list.
For me, Bora Bora is one such location and truth be told at the top of my list. It’s the crystal clear waters and those picturesque over water bungalows that stare back at you in travel magazines – a taunting if you will to dare to go there.
Well over the Christmas and New Year period I dared and I went there! I packed my bags and headed to the paradise if The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. Paradise as you would imagine is not so easy to come by and for me it was in fact three different flights: Sydney to Auckland; Auckland to Pape’ete and Pape’ete to Bora Bora over two days.
I arrive on the small island housing the airport in Bora Bora. The vista as the plane circles for landing is breathtaking and alludes to a taste of what is to come.
Greeted upon landing by a smiling face from The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, complete with floral leis, it’s everything you would imagine. Beginning to feel the worries of the world wash away as I gazed out over the turquoise waters of Bora Bora I was ushered onto a classic wood boat and whisked away to my home away from home at the resort. On the boat ride over we are provided with a cool wash cloth and bottles of Evian water to make the trip even more relaxing.
Upon arrival we are assisted out of the boat and onto the dock into the reception area where we are checked-in individually by our personal assistant who then takes us out to our very own luxurious over water bungalow (with plunge pool).
The bungalow itself is perfect, well proportioned with a living area, large bathroom with rainforest shower and double sinks. Perhaps the crown jewel is the giant bath overlooking the lagoon which is perfect for lovers to rest and enjoy the view over a bottle of champagne.
Everything is catered for at the resort and done so with smiling faces wherever you turn. If water sports are your thing then the water sport and activity centre are for you. If pampering is more your style then you are in for a real treat at the spa. Housed in an impressive cathedral of sorts there are a number of treatments rooms (including those for couples) and guests have access to the facilities, such as steam room, outdoor vitality pool, sensory shower and drench shower.
To be honest you don’t need to do anything if you don’t want to, simply sit on the balcony of your bungalow and stare into the blue waters of Bora Bora, order room service and relax.