The name Bora Bora already sounds like a spell. The enchanted landscape of green peaks and glowing lagoons does not seem to be of this world. We have organized a rental car and are on the approximately one and a half hour island tour. The Mount Pahia always in view, we drive along the more or less paved road.
Bora Bora Lagoon Resort is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It is located on the small island Motu Toopua, opposite Vaitape, about 15 minutes by boat to the airport. The hotel is not located on the main island, but on its own small volcanic peak, in the middle of the lagoon, overlooking the extinct volcano Otemanu. The vacationers not only have the choice between several hotels of different categories, but also whether they want to live on the main island or one of the upstream Motus.
On the Motus are usually only reception, restaurant, a small boutique and a water sports center. If not a few beach bungalows are hidden under palm trees, they will spend the night in so-called overwater bungalows on piles in the sand of the lagoon. It could hardly be more convenient: a few steps away from the bed, you can always get into the water from your own veranda at any time. Orphaned stretches of beach can still be reached after a few minutes walk. Bora Bora is a classic honeymoon destination, but also has many multiple visitors, including divers from around the world. The coral reefs are intact. Thus, in addition to small colorful fish always large animals such as Barakudas or sharks to see. Fish is presented in a very different way in the restaurant Bloody Mary’s: the guest puts together his menu from the shown day’s catch. With only five tables you started in the seventies. Meanwhile, Bloody Mary’s is known for its cuisine as well as for the long name board of celebrities who have come here.
On our trip across the island, we can enjoy views of secluded beaches and coves at magnificent vantage points. Away from the big hotels and resorts you can enjoy the natural beauty of the island to the fullest. Again and again the view sweeps over the tropical vegetation and lonely beaches.