This article was written by Laura Hollington, a mother of three and wife to a wonderfully understanding man. For a long time, it had been her dream to experience the French Polynesian culture and natural beauty, so when the time came for another honeymoon she knew the location.
There’s nothing more beautiful than when you can spend time with the one you love, especially in a place you’ve always dreamed of visiting. If you are looking for a perfect place for your honeymoon or vacation in general, I assure you that Bora Bora is the one for you.
The first moment I stepped onto the ground of this magnificent island, both my husband and I fell in love with it. It was so peaceful and quiet that we could literally hear fish in the water, which is part of the reason why we chose it as a honeymoon destination. However, don’t be fooled by its look; you can find so many different things to do that every day is a different adventure. My husband is more of an adventurist, and I am the type who likes to take it easy and relax but we managed to find a balance.
Public transportation is restricted to renting a bicycle or a car, and if you want to explore the near-by lagoons, you can only rent a motorboat. I must admit that after returning home, it was a bit difficult to get used to the constant noise of the city.
One of the best ways to get to know the island is to book a tour of jeep safari during which you can discover the history, culture, legend, and natural environment of the Polynesian island. I must also point out that you most definitely should not skip exploring the reefs, as I guarantee it’ll be one of the most beautiful experiences of your life. I almost skipped it but my husband was so persistent that he managed to convince me, and thank god he did. White Valley features a variety of underwater life, including some of the most amazing kinds of fish I have ever seen, such as parrotfish and rougets, as well as soldier-fish and butterfly fish.
The best part is that there are so many of them, and it seems like they have somehow gotten used to the presence of human beings, so they don’t even escape and you can get some perfect pictures.
Tupitipiti Point is also a must-see place. This dive site is known for its purple coral and colorful sponges, as well as a variety of larger fish which are attracted to this area such as rays, sharks, large parrotfish, and groupers.
I must admit that returning to our bungalow in the St Regis Bora Bora Resort also bore its own charms. I was enjoying the view of the blue ocean from the commodity of our room, and going to the restaurant where we tasted some of the most delicious dishes we have ever tried. Each of the three restaurants within the resort offers unique specialties you can only find in French Polynesia.
We also took the opportunity to go on a romantic half-a-day cruise where we enjoyed a trip on the Loveboat on a circle island tour, during which we stopped to admire scenic views, and enjoy champagne served in fresh coconuts. Afterwards, we were taken to a secluded motu for a traditional Polynesian cuisine lunch.
Bora Bora offers this and many more organized trips, and it all depends on your vision of the perfectly spent vacation. One thing is sure though– this is a place worth returning to.