Look it up in the dictionary. The far-flung French Polynesian island of Bora Bora is right there under ‘paradise’. Between the tranquil turquoise lagoon peppered with tiki huts and the mesmerizing volcanic vistas, this is the getaway that’ll give you something to Instagram home about.
The relaxed vibe and impeccable service is what draws the honeymooners to the Four Seasons Bora Bora, but even the most jaded traveler will be seduced by its stunning setting. Overwater bungalows offer uninterrupted views of the island’s dramatic peaks and crystal-clear lagoon. Each suite comes with a spacious living room, an outdoor deck with a shower, bathtub for two and snorkels. Dive in, the water is fine.
La Villa Mahana
With only a handful of tables in the outside courtyard that resembles a terrace at a Tuscan villa, La Villa Mahana makes dinner feel like a private affair. And it is, as only those who book months ahead will get a seat. The food, a mix of French Polynesian flavors and classic Mediterranean delicacies, will delight your inner epicurean. Opt for a tasting menu and don’t shy away from the suggested wine pairings.
Tour the Lagoon
There’s no better place to take in underwater worlds than off the southern end of Motu Pitiaau, where the lagoon is teeming with so many colorful fish it’s been nicknamed ‘The Aquarium.’ A stunning coral garden makes for the perfect backdrop too.