This is probably one of my favorite things to talk about- our honeymoon in Bora Bora! It has always been a dream of mine to visit the most beautiful place on earth and still to this day I can’t believe I was able to go! Logan and I love to travel and we are always looking for new places to check out. Whenever we would talk about a honeymoon destination we would always go back and forth between a two week trip traveling through Italy and the Amalfi coast or going somewhere exotic where we could just relax and enjoy the sun and water. Well, we went with Bora Bora and I don’t regret it one bit.
We booked our travel through our Costco membership and highly recommend looking into the vacation packages they offer. Although there’s not that many hotels and you can’t go wrong with any options, we did a lot of research (online reviews) and ended up choosing the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. We absolutely looovvveedd it! In my opinion, this resort has the best view of Mount Otemanu- front and center. We chose the Diamond Over the water Bungalow, which is toward the end and more secluded. Everything here as a dream and out of a movie!
I was truly blown away by how delicious the food was! I honestly didn’t know what to expect knowing that we would be in the middle of nowhere. Knowing that Bora Bora is part of the French Polynesia, I imagined it would have some heavy French influence. We decided to add on the Half Board package to our vacation which includes the breakfast buffet and a three course dinner. I think it was definitely our best bet as we didn’t really venture outside of the resort. There were so many restaurant and food options and I was pleased with all the choices.
As far as activities, we didn’t want to do much besides enjoy the beauty of the island and relax in the water (in my pineapple float of course!). We did choose 2 “activities” which were more than enough for our week stay. We booked a couples massage at the Thalasso Spa at the resort- it was incredible and SO relaxing. The massage room was in its own private bungalow over the water overlooking all of the fish swimming through. When you lay down on the massage table there is a glass floor you could look down on and see the water beneath you. It was such a once in a lifetime experience! Our other adventure was a private jet ski tour of the whole island. It was so crazy how clear and blue the water was! Overall it was a two hour tour and we also stopped at a small island to learn how to crack open coconuts.
If you have the opportunity to travel to Bora Bora, I HIGHLY recommend it! It was totally worth the long trip. The people on the island and the staff at the resort were so kind and we felt so welcome. It was also an added plus that they spoke French so I could practice my skills!