Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is quiet! There is no golf, there is no nightlife. But if your family enjoys swimming in crystal clear water that is 84 degrees with hardly a wave among the most beautiful sea life, reading in hammocks, playing dominos and just enjoying each others company, this is the most perfect vacation!
— Kristen K
  • More about your oliver guide:
  • Trip type: Family, Beach
  • Activity level: easy
  • Ideal length of trip: AS LONG AS YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL ALLOW! WE HAVE GONE FROM 7-10 DAYS. IT'S A GRUELING TRIP SO STAY AS LONG AS YOU CAN!

to & from

  • Your only option in the US to get to Tahiti is through Los Angeles. LAX to Papeete, Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui.
  • 8 hour long flight leaves LAX at 11:45pm and lands in Papeete around 5am.
  • Next flight Papeete to Bora Bora on Air Tahiti (45 min flight).

stay

  • St. Regis Bora Bora - Located on a motu looking at the beautiful Mt. Otumanu.
  • The Overwater Bungalows are dreamy! Large enough for a family of 4 as there is a master bedroom and a living room (with glass floors!).
  • A beautiful resort filled with friendly staff, butler service, several restaurants, a lagoonarium filled with a variety of fish. It is a large property so everyone gets around the resort on beach cruisers. Paddle boards, paddle boats, small sail boats are available at no charge.
  • The Four Seasons is a comparable property.

eat and drink

  • Breakfast includes the most amazing croissants and french pastries! You can also arrange for your butler to deliver coffee or tea to your room at no charge each morning.
  • Lagoon Restaurant at the St. Regis is a Jean Georges restaurant. Sophisticated dining over glass floors with sharks swimming below.
  • The outdoor patio is the best spot in Bora Bora to watch the sunset.
  • We usually go to The Four Seasons one night for dinner.

do

  • St Regis will help arrange an amazing private lagoon tour with Tanoa on his beautiful boat.
  • Swim with Black Tip Reef Sharks, Manta Rays, Sting Rays and through the coral gardens of Bora Bora. Tanoa provides all snorkel gear & towels plus he brings his ukulele, Hinano beers, waters and fruit to enjoy. It is more expensive then the group tours but totally worth it! (Justin Bieber and Jennifer Aniston have cruised him too!)

inside scoop

Bora Bora is quiet! There is no golf, there is no nightlife. But if your family enjoys swimming in crystal clear water that is 84 degrees with hardly a wave among the most beautiful sea life, reading in hammocks, playing dominos and just enjoying each others company, this is the most perfect vacation!

skip it

Bloody Mary’s Restaurant – The food is just OK. It is worth it to stop by and pick up a Bloody Mary’s T-shirt.

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