More than 100 thatched-roof bungalows stand on stilts out over the lagoon. A ragged-edge cliff towers in the center of the island. Natural elements — weathered wood, white sand, tall trees, moist air, and a warm, piercing sun — create an idyllic refuge. Graceful walkways are flanked by gardens where palm leaves sway day and night in the island’s constant sea breeze.
The Hilton Bora Bora Nui staff is as gentle as the view. Ukelele players serenade guests with tunes by the reception area and dock. The property, actually an island off to one side of Bora Bora in the lagoon, is in a stunning notch beneath the island’s craggy signature mountain, Mt. Otemanu.
Days pass through every shade of blue in a watercolor set. The night sky is pierced with stars and the Milky Way. On a honeymoon or other special occasion, a visit to the Hilton Bora Bora Nui is unforgettable.
Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia’s main island of Tahiti, is reached via flights from Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, and Auckland on Air Tahiti Nui.