Bora Bora Vacations first-time visitors, families and honeymooners

Your first vacation to the magical island of Bora Bora

Bora Bora is truly a tropical paradise and the jewel of French Polynesia. Remote, beautiful and exciting, Bora Bora has all the benefits of a private island with all the pleasures of an exclusive bespoke resort.

The islet of Bora Bora lies just off the coast of Papeete, Tahiti’s largest city, and can easily be reached thanks to Air Tahiti, which flies to Bora Bora five or six times a day.

Where is Tahiti?

Tahiti is the largest of the islands in the Leeward group, which are dotted in the warm South Pacific Ocean between South America and Australia. Even amongst the many beautiful Leeward islands, Bora Bora stands out. The island is protected by a unique coral reef that forms a lagoon with the most picture perfect turquoise seas you can imagine.

Bora Bora sets the trend in tropical luxury

Bora Bora leads the way in tropical luxury. The world’s first overwater bungalows were built on stilts in Bora Bora in 1961. And today it is home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. When you book a Tahitian vacation on Bora Bora you can choose from the stylish boutique Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, the chic Le Meridien Bora Bora or the magnificent Four Seasons Bora Bora.

The Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort has 12 private beach bungalows and 50 overwater bungalows with private pontoons, as well as two enchanting restaurants. The Le Meridien Bora Bora has just been renovated and boasts breathtaking views of Mount Otemanu, gourmet cuisine in their fine dining restaurant and French Polynesian tapas and exotic cocktails at their beachside Hapaina Bar. At the Four Seasons Bora Bora, you can be pampered in style in their overwater spa suite, perfect for a couple’s massage looking out over the lagoon.

Bora Bora’s world-class restaurants and incredible local cuisine

Thanks to its natural lagoon and volcanic soil, Bora Bora also has some of the most amazing local food served in world-class restaurants. At the Intercontinental Bora Bora, you can savour freshly caught Mahi Mahi at their Noa Noa Restaurant or visit Le Tipanié at the Le Meridien Bora Bora for French-infused local delicacies like a suckling pig. For the true foodie, The Four Seasons Bora Bora can organise a day of fishing with their Executive Chef Edgar Kano who will then prepare a personalised dinner with your catch at the resort’s Fare Hoa Beach Bar & Grill.

Bora Bora is a paradise for scuba divers

As well as being able to choose between the luxury of the Intercontinental, Le Meridien and The Four Seasons, you can also choose amongst some of the best scuba diving in the world. Bora Bora is a divers’ paradise.

The coral reef acts as a natural barrier around the island and forms the stunning Bora Bora lagoon. The unique conditions of the lagoon make it a perfect environment for a spectacular range of exotic reef fish. As well as the ideal place for swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding, and scuba diving. The Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary is home to more than 100 species of exotic fish. From beginner’s coral reef dives to shark dives where you can spot up to 16 different species of shark, the French Polynesian waters won’t disappoint!

Whether you dream of lounging on golden beaches with a cocktail or swimming with Stingrays, Manta rays and sharks, Bora Bora has it all.

Also see https://www.tahiti.com/activities/bora-bora

Your first visit to Bora Bora won’t be your last

The list of things to do on Bora Bora is inexhaustible. As well as scuba diving, you can spend hours snorkelling in the lagoon, Motu walking between the islets (a Motu is a reef islet, a small and beautiful island formed by broken coral and sand) and beachcombing for shells. The Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana resort can also organise a trip to the Bora Bora turtle centre to see rare protected sea turtles for an unforgettable close-up experience of the island’s wildlife.

A Tahitian vacation on Bora Bora has something for everyone, whether you are dreaming of a peaceful relaxing escape, a memorable family holiday or an idyllic honeymoon.

Bora Bora is perfect for family holidays

The Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is the perfect tropical escape for your family holiday. Not even Disney can compete with the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort. The sparkling turquoise seas, golden Tahitian beaches and wide blue skies are better than anything in the Disney Moana movie.

After singing along to the Moana soundtrack for months, dreaming of Tahiti, Bora Bora and the Intercontinental Resort will not disappoint. The resort is made up of traditional Polynesian beach huts scattered along the beach surrounded by lush palms and built right out into the crystal waters.

Luxury suites and facilities for your family

For your family’s dream holiday, you can choose between the Intercontinental Bora Bora’s 12 beautiful beach bungalows or one of the 50 overwater suites that meander out into the stunning Bora Bora lagoon. Each bungalow and suite have the space and amenities for your family to relax in luxury, including Wi-Fi and a wide screen TV.

You will start your day with a delicious fresh breakfast delivered to your overwater bungalow by outrigger canoe, just like the one that Moana and Maui travelled on around the Tahitian islands. The warm and welcoming staff of the Le Moana Resort will be on hand with a Tahitian “La Orana!” to make sure that you have everything you need.

After your Tahitian breakfast feast, you can jump straight off your private pontoon into the warm Bora Bora ocean or enjoy the hotel’s private pool. The Intercontinental Bora Bora prides itself on providing its guests with a safe, worry free escape from the hectic rush of modern life. So that your holiday on the island is relaxing, fun, and truly memorable for you and your family.

Bora Bora has activities for the whole family

At home, your children may have looked forward to the Moana Blu Ray, but in Bora Bora, they can look forward to seeing actual Manta rays! The Intercontinental Bora Bora staff can help you to organise activities that will become some of your favourite family memories. Just like Moana in the movie, your children can learn to paddleboard, snorkel and explore the incredible coral reefs, where they might even see turtles! While they live out their Disney fantasy, you can explore world-class dive sites or relax with a peaceful walk along Bora Bora’s famed soft sand beaches.

If you’d like to take home some Polynesian souvenirs, the whole family can take a trip to a Tahitian village or the nearby town of Vaitape where you can hunt for spectacular Tahitian black pearls. You will also have the opportunity to buy traditional woodcarvings, tapa cloth, and mother of pearl carvings from local Bora Bora artisans.

Also see https://www.tahiti.com/activities/bora-bora

Incredible food to suit every taste at the Intercontinental Bora Bora

After all your Tahitian adventures, spend time together as a family in one of the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort’s beautiful restaurants. The Vini Vini Bar & Restaurant is right next to the hotel’s fabulous pool. You can wander over from your pool lounger to the Vini Vini Restaurant for a light, casual lunch of freshly caught Fenua shrimp or Bora Bora heart of palm. The restaurant, shaded by Polynesian palms, is the perfect place for a cool retreat in the middle of the day. Even better, they offer all-day snacks and cold refreshing tropical drinks to keep your family happy at any hour.

In the evenings, you and your family can walk along to have dinner in the glowing enclosed patio of the Noa Noa restaurant. The Noa Noa Restaurant and Terrace is at the very heart of the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort. The themed dinners and exciting entertainment are perfect for children and adults alike. You can relax, sit back and savour local delicacies like the local ‘fish of the gods’, a cross between tuna and salmon.

Moana the movie’s most popular song is ‘You’re welcome’, sung by the Tahitian demigod Maui. In it, he sings, “What can I say except ‘you’re welcome’? For the tides, the sun, the sky.” A holiday at the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort will turn you into the family demigod and you can happily travel home singing ‘You’re welcome’.

Dream Honeymoons at the Intercontinental Bora Bora

A honeymoon at the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is what all honeymoons aspire to be. There is no more beautiful tropical island than Bora Bora, and no more luxurious hotel than the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana to help you celebrate your honeymoon.

The Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is situated on the very tip of Matira Point so that wherever you look, you will see only azure skies, gleaming turquoise waters and soft white sand. You will truly feel like you are in your own private paradise.

Exclusive private Honeymoon suites on Bora Bora lagoon

From the moment you arrive, the Intercontinental Bora Bora staff will take care of your every need, welcoming you to the resort and ushering you to one of their Vila Blanche overwater bungalows, specially reserved for honeymooners and exclusive guests.

These idyllic Vila Blanche suites are on the very edge of the overwater pontoons, so they have complete privacy and the best views in the whole resort. Your honeymoon suite will be a Polynesian thatched bungalow, decorated in traditional Tahitian style by local artisans and combined with modern amenities like a king-sized bed, Wi-Fi and a wide screen TV. You’ll have a separate lounge area, an outdoor shower and a private terrace where you can toast the pink Bora Bora sunsets with a glass of champagne or jump directly into the warm crystal waters of the South Pacific.

A bespoke service tailored to your Honeymoon needs

With only 62 bungalows, the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana offers a bespoke service so that you can tailor your honeymoon to your desires. Each morning a canoe will hand deliver breakfast and fresh exotic flowers to your bungalow. After breakfast, you can sunbathe on your private terrace or explore the island. The Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana can organise visits to local dive sites, trips to feed rays and sharks, snorkelling around the vibrant coral reefs and even a hike up nearby Mount Otemanu. Bora Bora has activities to suit every taste.

Under the sparkling Bora Bora night sky, you can walk along the pontoons from your honeymoon suite to dinner on the patio of the fabulous Noa Noa restaurant. Look out over the stars whilst you sample local favourites such as fresh Tahitian crab and listen to the live entertainment provided by the Intercontinental Bora Bora.

For a lazy lunch or a snack anytime during the day, settle under the shade of our Polynesian palms at the Vini Vini Bar and Restaurant. You can look out at the famous Bora Bora lagoon whilst enjoying freshly caught Mahi Mahi, sweet Tahitian pineapple and a crisp glass of rosé.

Bora Bora- an island of luxury and indulgence

Should you desire, you never need to leave the cocoon of luxury at the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort. However, if you would like to do some shopping or explore some of the other boutique hotels on the Tahitian island, you can take a short ride to Vaitape, the main village. Here you can find spectacular Tahitian black pearl jewellery, a perfect memento of your honeymoon on Bora Bora. The Le Meridien Bora Bora is perfect for a cocktail after your shopping. Or visit the stunning Four Seasons Bora Bora for a gourmet dinner at their beachside restaurant.

To complete your decadent escape on Bora Bora, why not take a free boat ride to the nearby Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. At this sister resort, you can book a decadent couple’s Thalasso spa treatment and then enjoy the pristine private beach on this side of the ‘Motu Piti Aau’ (Motu is the Tahitian name for an islet made of coral and sand). The Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa also offers incredible views of Tahiti’s famous Mount Otemanu. The Intercontinental Bora Bora provides easy transfers to key destinations on the island so that you can experience everything that this Tahitian gem has to offer.

A honeymoon on Bora Bora is one of the most memorable ways to begin your married lives together.