SOUTH PACIFIC

First Day in Paradise: Bora Bora Photo Diary

If you’re looking for a super romantic destination for your honeymoon or anniversary, you might want to consider a trip to French Polynesia. Picture pure relaxation with a fruity cocktail in the most breathtaking place you’ve ever seen. What’s not to love?

In December, we spent 5 days in Bora Bora with some friends. I booked the international flight and Claudia from Pacific for Less took care of the rest. She was wonderful to deal with and really knows Tahiti well, as she specializes in South Pacific vacations.

Although it’s a super long flight, it is well worth visiting. We flew from Miami to LA, then LA to Papeete (in French Polynesia), followed by a small plane from Papeete to Bora Bora. But you’re not there yet! Once we got to the airport, we had to take a boat to our hotel, which is only accessible by water.

 

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Good-bye Miami

 

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Landing in LA

 

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Finally arriving in Bora Bora… look at the color of the water!

 

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Boat ride to our hotel after 20 hours of traveling 

 

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We stayed at the St. Regis in Bora Bora and it was a great choice!  The place is beyond beautiful and the service is impeccable. Each villa comes with a butler to assist you with everything and anything you might need.

My only complaint from Bora Bora was the food. Everything was super expensive and not that great, at all. This was not only true at the hotel, it was throughout the island.

We traveled through the night, landing in Bora Bora at 8am. Although we were exhausted, we didn’t want to miss out on the first day in paradise. No naps for us! Time to have fun!

Here’s a photorecap from our first day….

 

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Our Deluxe Overwater Villa at the St Regis… our friends were next door

 

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Coverup by Calypso St Barth
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Our bedroom 

 

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Our bathroom
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Our family room, with a view of the ocean right under our coffee table
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View from our terrace

 

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Some of the bottles we brought with us… bring your own booze, it’s so expensive to buy there
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The boys brought back some kayaks from the beach 

 

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Bikini by Kai Lani from Mermaids Boutique 

 

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One of my favorite spots at the St Regis
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Under our coffee table
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Getting ready for dinner
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Dinner at Lagoon by Jean Georges at the St Regis… beautiful view, but super expensive average food
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View from the restaurant

 

Check back soon for the rest of our trip to Bora Bora….

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