French Polynesia literally seems to be out of this world. You will believe me once you visit the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa which is located between the “two hearts” of Motu Piti Aau, a coral island on the barrier reef. The five star resort is so exclusive that it can be reached by a boat only. You have to communicate your flight details to the concierge team at the resort well in advance so that they can arrange for your comfortable transportation in shuttle boats. Please note that the boat ride to the resort from the airport is chargeable, though it is worth the money to get away from the madding crowd.
This is not just another resort on an island. You don’t have rooms but suites only and the suites are actually independent private villas built on one of several pathways that stretch far into a stunning blue lagoon. In fact the entire resort is built just a few feet above the crystal clear waters. In fact there are glass bottomed coffee tables in the living room of the villas through which guests can enjoy watching the fish swim below. The hotel spa goes a step further by creating a glass bottomed bungalow where the guests can watch the marine life while enjoying a massage.
Apart from the Deep Ocean Spa the resort offers lots of cultural and recreational activities to fill your days including canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, stargazing and handicraft demonstrations. The resort expects to light the romantic spark in you and are ready with an over water wedding chapel in case you decide to get married or renew your vows. The rooms, rather the villas cost you in the range of $1,250 to $1,800 per night for a couple. If you are travelling from New York the round trip flights to Bora Bora cost about $2,500.