Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was named the top resort in French Polynesia in 2013 as one of the world’s best places to stay.

The Pacific island of Bora Bora is a geological work of art: an inactive, sunken volcano ringed by a coral string of tiny islands, or motus. The result: a majestic island lush with ferns and palms, fresh with the scent of flowers, and protected from the open ocean by its surrounding atoll. Bora Bora’s turquoise-coloured inner lagoons provide shelter to countless schools of tropical fish and other ocean life. The island is also a gem of Polynesian culture, a place where the dancing, singing, culinary and seafaring traditions of the Maohi people are woven into daily island life.

Situated on one of Bora Bora’s outer motus, the Resort features an unobstructed sunrise view over the Pacific and sunsets over the lagoon and towering Mount Otemanu.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a cultural paradise, a resort that blends the relaxation and tranquility of the South Pacific with the invigorating Polynesian arts of dance, song, cuisine, textiles, seafaring and sport. The Resort combines the highest standards of service with the natural ease and gracious hospitality of Polynesian culture. Guests can lose themselves in the deep serenity of the location, immerse themselves in the customs and traditions of local culture, or set off on one the island’s many adventures, from outrigger canoeing to deep-sea fishing to inland safaris. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora opened its doors for guests in September 2008. The Four Seasons experience begins upon arrival at the Bora Bora Airport, where guests are greeted with a tiare flower lei, cold bottled water and a chilled oshiburi towel. Staff handles the luggage, while guests are escorted onto one of the custom-crafted (Taxi Boats). Guests sit aboard these magnificent vessels, taking in the sights of the island, on a stunning 20-minute cruise to the Resort, where upon arrival, they are taken directly to their overwater bungalows or beachfront villas.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora includes 100 overwater bungalows and seven beachfront villas, all designed with traditional thatched roofs and decorated with indigenous artwork.

Each of the Resort’s 100 overwater bungalows measure over 100 square metres (1,100 square feet). Located on branching piers that extend into the heart of Bora Bora’s inner lagoon at one of its most serene points, guests can view schools of fish below, and even swim among them from their private berth.

All signature Four Seasons beds feature panoramic views of the lagoon, as do large soaking tubs, allowing guests to relax suspended above the lagoon, immersed in Bora Bora’s pristine water, radiance and ocean air. Large sun-decks provide chaise lounges, a covered dining area, a ladder to the water below and a rinsing shower.

Seven spectacular beachfront villas are also available, catering to families or larger parties. These two and three bedroom beach villas are the ultimate in beachside accommodations, ranging in size from 3,228 - 5,380 square feet, offering expansive living space, separate entrances to each bedroom, pool, dining areas, hot tub, beach and complete privacy.

Set just off the main beach beneath the swaying coconut palms, the Resort’s 40-metre infinity edge swimming pool complements the lagoon experience.

Dining options at the Resort offer a vast selection of creative culinary experiences, from Polynesian to French to South Pacific fusion and are complemented by special open-air dining, from private oceanside dinners to Tahitian beach parties with musicians and fire dancers.

The Spa, balanced by the powerful rhythms of the Pacific Ocean and the secluded tranquility of the island’s lagoon - and featuring open-air treatment decks amid the kahaia trees - offers a combination of relaxation and exhilaration that only Bora Bora’s unique location can provide.

Set upon a sprawling 22 hectares (54 acres), the Resort meets a vast array of needs and accommodates a wide variety of entertainment programs. Facilities for families are unrivalled in the region: a Kids for All Seasons clubhouse with splash pad for children ages 5 - 12 and, for older kids, Chill Island: a private beach and coral lagoon area complete with a clubhouse, cultural activities, volleyball and water sports.

The connection Four Seasons has with the island community provides a truly authentic Polynesian experience. Local guides are available for many excursions, as is the Resort’s own marine biologist, providing a wealth of learning opportunities, whether scientific or cultural.

Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalized 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best.