Bora Bora – Extended Holiday
Bora Bora Is For Lovers
Bora Bora is for Lovers
No really, Bora Bora is for Lovers. Every one we met while there was either on their honeymoon (us!), or celebrating a wedding anniversary. This was the tip of a lifetime and we are so excited to share!
Getting to Bora Bora from Dallas was no easy feat. We took 3 planes and 18 hours worth of travel to get there, (24 to get home) but it was worth it!
We flew from Dallas to LAX, LAX to Tahiti, and Tahiti to Bora Bora. Upon arrival to Bora Bora, you are escorted by boat to your resort. We chose to stay at the newly renovated Conrad Bora Bora (Owned by Hilton) and were so happy with that choice. We stayed in one of their over water bungalow’s because why would you not? Our room was AMAZING and had its own diving platform. The views were spectacular.
Our resort was fantastic. Beautiful beach, spectacular views, very friendly staff and access to every activity you can imagine. I should also mention that the spa was one of the most wonderful spa’s I’ve been to.
The Conrad Bora Bora offers bikes for their guests to use. The resort is large and it would take forever to walk from your bungalow to breakfast. We used the bikes every day.
Once you finally arrive there are endless activities. We had so many options we found it hard to choose. This being our honeymoon, we agreed to take it easy and limit our selves to one adventurous activity per day with lots of time for relaxing on the beach or in our bungalow in between.
The most highly recommended adventure we chose was a full day snorkeling excursion that included a dip with black tip sharks. (You heard me, we swam with sharks)
During this excursion, we also snorkeled on the most beautiful coral I’ve seen. We were able to touch an Octopus, get a close up with an eel, and swim with sting rays.
At the end of our snorkeling adventure we were taken to another island for a traditional island lunch. I was a little skeptical at first but this turned out to be fantastic! We lunched, and then learned how to crack coconuts which will really come in handed if we ever compete on Naked and Afraid.
Our next activity was a 4×4 tour of the main island Viatape. This island is tiny and has zero commercialization. It has a very local vibe which was actually unexpected for me given that Bora Bora is known for luxury. During our 4×4 excursion we were driven around the entire island. We were able to see the 3 villages on the island and learn about the islands economy. Driving up a few peaks granted us some breath taking views.
We really enjoyed the 4×4 tour and would definitely recommend taking it!
Our final big activity was a jet ski tour around the entire island. This tour was fantastic! The only part of this tour I had trouble with was how fast we were going the entire time! We were full throttle the whole time (unless we were stopped). This adventure offered us a 36o degree view of the island. We also got to see some of the other resorts which was super cool. On this tour we were able to grab a photo in one of the most iconic sites on the island.
We were windblown and in the cove of the St. Regis. It was amazing to be able to catch these views. Many people dream of seeing these sites in person and we feel so fortunate to have been here together!
Our trip to Bora Bora was a full 8 day adventure and we loved every minute of it. We spent our time adventuring, relaxing and enjoying the spa. We’ll be posting a follow up post with more in depth information about our adventures, our resort (Conrad Bora Bora), the spa and how we spent our time when we weren’t on excursions! We’ll also talk about what we’ll do next time we’re there! If you’ve been to Bora Bora let us know where you stayed and your favorite activity while you were there!!