It turns out that part one of our honeymoon recap ended up being slightly controversial! Luckily this post from Bora Bora French Polynesia is packed full of photos and less of the apparently very juicy details that left some people with ruffled feathers. Either way, I want to go back every single time I look at these photos! Oh, and did I mention there’s also a video?!
Hence why I may have gone a teeny tiny bit overboard with the number of pictures here, but I couldn’t help it. It was our first time to French Polynesia and our first time ever staying at a Four Seasons hotel. And holy smokes is Four Seasons next level living! Literally, if I had one single room in my house as spotless and pristine as that resort, I would write home about it. Heck, I’d write several people about it.
But we’re clearly not here for me to talk about how un-five star like my house is, are we? So let’s get to the good stuff in the form of a picture book blog post…
First thing first, we got picked up from the airport in this pretty little boat. And by pretty I mean that it outshined every single boat at the airport. Plus it has wifi, which is insane to me.
When we finally got to the hotel we basically jumped in head first immediately. Like I said in the first honeymoon recap, if you’re going to go all the way to Bora Bora, you might as well go big with the overwater bungalow. The Four Seasons only offers overwater villas, but some are closer to the beach than others. The farther you are from the beach, the deeper the water which was my only complaint about the room we had.
The Four Seasons only offers overwater villas, but some are closer to the beach than others. The farther you are from the beach, the deeper the water which was my only complaint about the room we had. This mainly is a statement about my fear of large sea-creatures, but you know what I mean.
The views of the mountains in Bora Bora are literally insane. We didn’t do any venturing up the mountain while we were there since our excursion in Moorea Moorea was similar, but we hear it’s just as stunning from the top.
There isn’t a ton of night time entertainment there, but the Polynesia dinner is a must! It happened to fall on our first night there, and it was super delicious, a great way to meet other vacationer’s, and highly entertaining. Particularly if you get the very drunk group at your table like we happened to get, haha! For those of you that watch my IG stories, you know what I’m talking about!
The water there is so ridiculously clear it looks like a pool. There aren’t a ton of pool floats and things available, so we snagged this one to wade around in.
We tried to take advantage of the beach most of our time there when we weren’t out doing excursions, but the pool is the BEST for cocktails and easy sun.
The excursions we did do were jet skiing (my FAVORITE vacation thing to do!) and coral reef snorkeling. We always do our own jet ski’s because I’m that person and like to be in control too, and getting to see the island that way was awesome.
We clearly take our jet ski hobby seriously, haha. Rather than booking jet ski’s through the hotel, we actually booked them through Moana with Taylor from The Simple Sol and it was almost half the price of the hotel jet ski tour!
We did the same for our snorkeling adventure the next day, too. Which I’m not going to lie, kind of terrified me at first. What I loved about it was that only 6 people TOTAL were on the boat with us for that tour, but there was no bathroom, no snacks, and no drinks for a 4.5 hour tour. You also don’t make any stops except for random spots in the ocean, so there’s that.
You also free snorkel in 100 ft deep water for 30-45 minutes at a time. Our first stop doing this was to be able to see manta rays in the wild, and it was possibly the coolest and scariest thing ever. You have to swim fast and keep your head down to see them, but they’re beautiful.
I think the reason this really scared me was because the water was pretty choppy that day, and it got tiring quick but you’re in deep water so you can’t rest. But would I do it again? Absolutely yes. Snorkeling in the shallow coral water was totally AMAZING though (see below).
The rest of the time we spent lounging and pretending we had no to-do lists for once, and it was a beautiful, beautiful feeling. Now if only everday was a honeymoon, right? Someone should put that on a shirt somewhere….