Bora Bora Journals

Discreet Luxury in the South Seas

A February 2004 trip to Bora Bora by Josh S

view across the lagoon Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia More Photos
Quote: An account of a stay at one of the premier resorts on Bora Bora, Aman Resort's Hotel Bora Bora.

Discreet Luxury in the South Seas

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view across the lagoon Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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The manta ray’s milky white underside just scratched the surface of the water as it performed a graceful somersault in front of the underwater spotlight. Our eyes widened and we stood dumbstruck at nature’s magnificence revealed so easily, standing on the dock under the moonlight. The creature made several passes by the dock, with its mouth agape as it fed on plankton attracted to the light. Sublime moments such as this are supposed to be possible only after much effort, but at the Hotel Bora Bora, they seem to be a common occurrence. A short 45-minute flight from Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is surrounded by perhaps the world’s most cinematic lagoon. As our turbopro...Read More