Bora Bora – part one of four

I was given the unbelievably fortunate opportunity to attend a FAM (familiarization trip) with a great group of event managers to Bora Bora. Our crazy awesome adventure was hosted by the outstanding Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, The Leading Hotels of the World and Air Tahiti Nui Airlines.

Because I took SO MANY pictures, I’ll be splitting this trip into four separate posts over the next few weeks.

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Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

bora bora on world map

This is where Bora Bora is on the planet…kinda sorta between Los Angeles and Sydney.

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french polynesian islands

To get to Bora Bora, you need to fly into Papeete Airport in Tahiti first. From Los Angeles, that’ll take roughly 8.5 hours. From Sydney, that’ll take roughly 8 hours. Once you reach Tahiti, you’ll either need to stay overnight (if your flight arrives in the evening) and fly to Bora Bora the next morning, or…if you take a red-eye flight and arrive in Tahiti in the morning, you can fly straight to Bora Bora that same day.

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We flew into Tahiti from Los Angeles on the outstanding Air Tahiti Nui Airlines. Upon boarding the plane, all passengers were given a beautiful Tiare flower, native to French Polynesia. It smelled amazing and I may have sniffed it frequently for the next 8.5 hours…

tiare flower

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Once in Tahiti, we stayed for a quick overnight at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa’s sister property, the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti.

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manava tahiti 1The view from a suite at the Manava…overlooking the infinity pool and the amazing water.

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manava tahiti 2These are party houseboats…just move them wherever the party needs to be. How cool is that??

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manava tahiti 3Heh. They said douche.

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manava tahiti 4The swim-up infinity pool. Somebody make me a drink, dammit!

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Now, to the Tahiti Faa’a International Airport for our flight to Bora Bora!

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tahiti airportFrench condom machine…seems classier somehow.

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bora bora 1Almost to Bora Bora! Squeeee!

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bora bora 2Best deplaning experience ever. Even the airport has a killer view!

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bora bora 3This is the public bathroom at the Bora Bora airport…fresh flowers everywhere. I really need to step up my bathroom decor! 

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bora bora 4They picked us up at the airport in a boat and gave me a ginormous coconut to drink…woot!

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bora bora 5A little music for the ride…as the handsome General Manager of our resort looks on. He greeted us at the airport like we were fancy or something!

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bora-bora-hotel-map

We headed to the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, located on Moto Tevairoa, a mere 10 minute boat ride from the airport!

.pearl beach 1Almost there!!

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The Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa is a part of The Leading Hotels of the World collection and it’s truly stunning!

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THIS WAS MY ROOM, PEOPLE. Whaaat?

(this is classified as one of their Overwater Bungalows)

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pearl beach 5

The interior was silly awesome too. Wonderful island music playing…ahhh.

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pearl beach 2LOOK AT MY BED. JUST LOOK AT IT. Fresh flowers everywhere!

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You can’t see it, but there’s water under those glass panels…so’s I could watch the fish while I brushed my teeth, obviously.

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pearl beach 3

My friggin’ coffee table had a coral nursery under it. Doesn’t everyone’s?

And, my room key was an actual key…with an abalone shell attached to the chain. I loved it.

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pearl beach 13

Yes. It’s a fish feeding retractable coffee table. Whaat??

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pearl beach 10My deck was ridonkulous.

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My shower for washing off salt water from lagoon excursions off of my deck. Like I do.

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Just step right down into the 4′ deep water to check out the coral nursery and tons of fish!

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The first of many, many tropical beverages decorated with many, many fresh flowers. 🙂

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I hope you’re enjoying the Bora Bora journey so far…please head on over to Bora Bora – part two of four!

M.

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3 thoughts on “Bora Bora – part one of four

  1. Well done, ma’am! I do enjoy that they call their condoms preservatifs…the one thing you don’t want to go bad, lest you wind up with something terminal, like a child…

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