Monday, October 31, 2016

Bora Bora {Part Two}

After sharing our amazing experience at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, I wanted to share a bit about what to actually do around the remote island. I love all types of vacations, whether spent lazily on the beach or trying to see, eat, drink and do as much as possible; Bora Bora was definitely more the former. Much of our time was spent relaxing and enjoying the view and brilliant turquoise water, but we did punctuate our time with some fun activities booked through the hotel.

One day, we rented jet skis and set off with our guide on a circumferential trip around the entire island. We stopped to break coconuts and drink the fresh juice and see so many different views of the island, but just cruising through crystal clear water was the best part. Each day, the hotel staff fed sting rays so we could meet them and become besties. The hotel also provided kayaks and paddle boards, so we rented them one evening and watched the sun set over the bungalows and Mount Otemanu.

Another day, we went on a snorkeling tour which cruised by boat to three spots around the island, one each for seeing stingrays, sharks, and a rainbow reef. The tour also stopped at the most incredible lunch spot: a Polynesian home that grilled us an incredible feast, which we ate at the glorious picnic tables pictured above. The trip was an unforgettable mix of relaxation and a little adventure that I couldn't possibly begin to describe.

How cute is this tiny wedding chapel, on a secluded lagoon at the hotel.
Stingrays everywhere!
We got up close and personal with these guys.
How every day should end.

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