There’s no going back.
Ever since we dived off the deck of our overwater bungalow into Bora Bora’s impossibly blue lagoon, we’ve had overwater bungalows on our brains.
Villa resorts with private pools are pretty posh places to stay.
But there’s something uniquely dreamy about having your own bungalow perched on stilts above water where colorful fish swim beneath you.
When we saw the above photo by Debbra Dunning Brouillette of Tropical Travel Girl, it brought back great memories of our stay at the Four Seasons Bora Bora. And if you lust to sleep overwater, her story below will resonate with you.
Debbra’s story: A night at the Four Seasons Bora Bora
“We closed the door to our overwater bungalow, one of 100 of the thatched roof luxury accommodations at the Four Seasons Bora Bora, and walked to the end of the elevated wooden walkway. I looked back to take a final look at the row of bungalows suspended over the lagoon – with Mount Otemanu providing the perfect backdrop – and captured this shot.
A colorful Tahiti cruise:
Being able to drink in the colors and fill my senses with the overall scene helped me get through the Indiana winter following our 10-day Tahiti and Tuamotus cruise on Windstar’s Wind Spirit.
A night in an overwater bungalow:
Since our cruise itinerary built in an overnight in Bora Bora, my husband and I arranged a stay here – which included fulfilling a bucket list dream I’d had for many years… to spend the night with my husband in an overwater bungalow.
We savored a seafood feast at the resort’s toes-in-the-sand Faré Hoa Beach Bar & Grill that evening and breakfast the next morning. Just enough time was left to fit in snorkeling in the Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary, where exotic unicorn fish and Picasso trumpetfish surrounded us, followed by a quick swim off our bungalow.
We ended our overnight at the Four Seasons Bora Bora with a light lunch – Tahiti’s signature dish, poisson cru, served in a coconut shell, before we reluctantly boarded the resort’s private launch, which returned us to Bora Bora’s pier to catch a tender back to our cruise ship.
When I look back to this and the other images I captured during our less-than-24-hour stay, I feel blessed to have been able to experience this little slice of paradise in the South Pacific.
I’d go back in a heartbeat!”
Update January, 2019: Congratulations Debbra! She just won an Honorable Mention in the 2018 NATJA awards (North American Travel Journalists Assocation) for this Four Seasons Bora Bora photo.
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