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January 10, 2018updated Jan 14, 2019

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Motu Tehotu, French Polynesia

By Will Grice

Set on an island off northeast Bora Bora’s cerulean lagoon, this remote resort brings crystal-clear water and swathes of white sand together with uninterrupted views of the mainland’s emerald mountains. Stroll from the landscaped gardens surrounding a freeform infinity pool, restaurants and spa to wooden walkways that arch out to sea.

Teak-fitted overwater bungalows line these boardwalks, and each bungalow has glass floor panels so you can see the marine life pass below. Choose between a lagoon, beach or mountain view, then take it all in from your sundeck and plunge pool. Unwind with a rebalancing ritual infused with Tahitian black pearl at the waterside spa, or explore the Lagoon Sanctuary by paddleboard or with a snorkel — this area alone has more than 100 marine species.

Top suite: Three-bedroom Beachfront Villa Estate from $16,400 per night

Giving back: The resort’s marine biologist recently introduced a series of new conservation initiatives, including a coral-grafting program that you can take part in.

Contact: Maxi Zani, reservations manager,, +68 940 603 130,

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