The Four Seasons Bora Bora opened on Sept. 1st, 2008 and I visited the resort on the 3rd. There was still a vacant position for a luxury family resort in Bora Bora, and Four Seasons took it. This property is going to be perfect for families wishing to visit Tahiti but are afraid their children might get bored.
The Kid Club is fabulous, and teens even have their own private island with lots of activities at their disposal.
The resort is very spread out, with 4 different islands, ""pieces of land"" separated by lagoons. The only thing missing (for now!) is a golf course. It will take some time for the vegetation to grow, but it already looks very nice.
The 2 and 3-bedroom villas are fabulous. I especially liked the Master bedroom - again the accent here was put on the bathroom area. Lots of closets space - perfect for a real woman in travel!
The right pontoon is the only part of the resort operating for now - it is also my favorite location as half of the bungalows can enjoy the sunset. Location is really upon request only, so it's important to work with a travel agent with good resources with the resort.
Bungalows are very well done inside - made of traditional teakwood, limestone, and pandanus leaves thatched roofs. Art work in the units is Polynesian too. (I believe it is important for a hotel to represent the destination it is located in.) Each area in the bungalows are open to the outside, with large sliding doors allowing one to feel the ocean breeze and admire the ocean views. Even the large bathtub is located by the sliding door so you can take a bath admiring the stars!
The Spa was very interesting to discover. The concept is ""elevation"". Therefore, the Spa looks like a wooden cathedral! Walls are very high, made of rich and dark sandalwood, letting the light come through, creating amazing colors and forms. Suspended walkways take you to your treatment bungalow. Undoubtedly, the Spa will be a major attraction of the resort.
The Four Seasons is located on a motu, next to the St Regis. It is approximately a.5 speedboat ride to the port of Bora Bora named Vaitape.
Because of the distance and the expensive taxi-boat rates, it very important to plan your activities and dinner reservations ahead of time.
Bora Bora is such a beautiful island that it would be too bad to just look at it from your bungalow! I'd strongly recommend you to go on a few excursions to discover it. But while spending your free time at The Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort & Spa*****, you will feel very special, very pampered, experiencing a unique destination that is Bora Bora, through the concept of a fantastic property.