By Jessica Ashley Dafoe
There is a reason that Captain James Cook, upon discovery of Bora Bora, wrote in his diary, “Scarcely a spot on the universe affords a more luxurious prospect.” It is a destination that should be at the top of travel-lovers’ must-see list due to its beauty of landscape and its tranquil surroundings set on the South Pacific and infused with culture of the Polynesian influence.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, which opened its doors to guests seeking an experience of ultimate luxury, in September of 2008, creates an unforgettable experience for each guest by offering a serene setting that blends Polynesian arts of dance and song, fine cuisine and an array of water activities and seafaring sports.
As relayed by Brad Packer, the public relations coordinator for the resort, “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 of the island’s many adventures.” Truly, this resort offers something for every type of traveler, whether you be an adventurer, or an individual looking for pampering and relaxation, Four Seasons Bora Bora will surely meet your needs and ensure your stay is beyond memorable.
The resort is set upon Bora Bora’s coral atoll, and is away from the hustle and bustle of the destination’s mainland. It is a tropical paradise plush with coconut palms . Channels of turquoise water disperse throughout the surroundings and find their way to the main beach of the property as well as to smaller breathtaking lagoons that create secluded and private beaches to discover and enjoy. This remarkable resort consists of 100 over water bungalow suites and seven beachfront villa estates that are all designed with thatch roofs and have indigenous influences present within the artwork which decorate the suites.
This luxe oasis offers four restaurants to choose from daily with a vast selection of culinary experiences ranging from Polynesian to French to more traditional selections. The dining experience is made even more memorable due to the lively Tahitian dance party complemented by musicians and firedancers.
The resort offers the ultimate in relaxation with their full-service spa, surrounded by the rhythms of the Pacific Ocean and the serenity of the island’s lagoon. Open-air decks set amid kahaia trees, also offer a unique setting that can only be experienced in the beautiful destination that is Bora Bora. When guests arrive at the spa, they are met with a herbal infusion and cooling towels that are scented. Once guided to the water experience, visitors will relax in the vitality pool, steam room and sensory shower.
To complete the experience of ultimate rejuvenation, guests enter the relaxation room to be sure they are prepared for their spa treatment and fully at ease. A treatment native to Polynesia is possible due to an ingredient derived from the Kahaia flower. The flowers are renowned for their healing powers and are used throughout the treatments as well as oils derived from tiare flowers and those from local coconut. Relaxing ritual treatments to rejuvenate the skin , Balinese and Thai massage, Shiatsu, Watsu, reflexology and cranio sacral massage are all on offer when taking a visit to the Four Seasons Spa in Bora Bora. Guests can follow up treatments or independently choose yoga sessions for any level in the serene setting that overlooks the ocean waters.
Accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora are intended to create the most soothing setting for guests while immersed in their own natural oasis. The resort offers sunrise and sunset views that are unobstructed – a sunrise view over the majestic Pacific and a sunset view over the lagoon and Mount Otemanu. Each of the suites are sustainable designs that are filled with natural light and decorated in a style native to the locale. Each exquisite living space is fit with two flat screen televisions, indigenous artifacts decorate the space and fans made of coconut palms add extra charm. All beds in every suite feature panoramic views of the lagoon, and the large soaking tubs are complemented by similar views. Large sundecks invite guests to relax on a chaise in the open air, or dine under a covered portion of the deck.
Take a dip into the pristine waters below by way of the provided ladder. Additionally Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora caters to families and large parties with their selection of beachfront villas. One, two and three bedroom villas are the ultimate in luxe, beachside retreats and offer large living spaces, a dining area, private plunge pools and separate entrances from the outdoors to each bedroom. Views are breathtaking and accommodations at the resort are personalized to each guest and group, to ensure that visitors are provided with the same conveniences and preferences enjoyed at home.
A destination that one would be hard-pressed to match, Bora Bora beckons travelers from a far and Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is the perfect locale to choose for your stay in this Polynesian paradise. Find out more at http://www.Fourseasons.com/BoraBora