What we love
The star-gazing cruise on board the resorts luxury catamaran is one of the most beautiful and romantic ways to enjoy the paradise of French Polynesia.
Setting the scene
Crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and a dramatic mountain backdrop are typical of the stunning scenery of French Polynesia. The Four Seasons Bora Bora adds to this landscape with excellent service, luxurious accommodation and fine dining creating a true castaway island paradise.
The over water bungalows have an inviting and restful ambience with a hint of opulence. The natural teaks and thatched roofs provide Polynesian character while the plunge pools running alongside the bungalows and the step ladder down to the clear waters of the lagoon below add the lavish touches. The bungalows are large and airy, giving the impression of coolness, and providing plenty of space for families. Set in amongst the landscaped gardens of the resort, along the shoreline are the villas with the same luxuriously appointed interiors as the bungalows and their own pools.
Three restaurants provide guests with a range of delicious dining choices. The Arii Moana is the signature restaurant taking influence from both French and Polynesian cuisines to produce a tantalising menu of seafood and meats served indoors or under the night sky on the terrace. Tere Nui is open all day and has an enviable position right next to the beach. Dine on fresh produce and hearty Mediterranean flavours as you take in the sea views. The Fare Hoa Beach Bar offers light meals and snacks around the pool, the informal way to enjoy a bite to eat and a cold drink during day. In the evening head to the overwater Sunset Restaurant and Bar for a mixed international menu and a sunset cocktail.
There are lots of options for swimming around the resort, starting with the large, free form, infinity edged pool. Alternatively, explore the corals and colourful marine life of the resort's very own lagoon. A marine biologist is even on hand to talk you through the wildlife. If you enjoy a gym work out you'll love the fitness centre with its open sides, beach views and sea breezes. There are many sports to choose from too, beach volleyball, badminton, boules, hard court tennis and an overwater yoga platform, making the most of the surroundings. Recover from sporting activities or simply relax with a treatment at the beautifully appointed spa with a full menu to choose from including traditional Polynesian treatments. The crystal clear waters encourage lots of sea based activities including kayaking, wave runners, paddle boating and paddleboarding. See some of the local marine wildlife as the divers feed reef sharks and eagle rays as the elegantly glide around the reefs. Scuba diving on both the lagoons and outer reefs is highly recommended, with all abilities catered for. The resort's catamaran is available for hire should you want to explore the islands further.
The Kids for All Seasons programme (also known as Tamarii Club) keeps children busy exploring the resort and destination through fun games, crafts and activities. The club is open to children from five to twelve years of age and runs daily with a weekly schedule of activity. Children have their own splash pool to play in. Teenagers have their own beach with volleyball and kayaking as well as an indoor games room. Babysitting and children's menus are available.
The international airport for French Polynesia is at Papeete which is a fifty minute domestic flight from Bora Bora. Your Four Seasons experience will start as you are met by hotel personnel at the airport and assisted on to the boat transfer that will take you to the hotel. It takes around 15 minutes to cruise to the hotel where a traditional Polynesian welcome is waiting for you.