Bora Bora, French Polynesia – You may have seen this idyllic island in the movie Couples Retreat, you may have seen it in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, or you may have even seen it in one of your very own dreams!
Take it from us… After the months and months (and months) of unavoidable stress caused by planning our wedding, we can place our hands firmly on our hearts and say that our Bora Bora Honeymoon resembled a week-long full-body massage, completely releasing us of all previous tension, pressure and fatigue. Download our free Bora Bora app and see it for yourself!
We’d be lying if we said it isn’t expensive, but it’s a once in a lifetime experience, one which we think is totally worth it. So here they are, 5 fantastic reasons why you should take a Bora Bora honeymoon…
please note: if you’re already married, this is the perfect reason to renew your vows and take another honeymoon
1. None of Your Friends Have Been There!
That’s right, if you live in the Western World, it’s not likely that any of your friends have been to Bora Bora – so you can be the trendsetter among your peers. Due to the far distance and the high cost, not many people are willing to pay for such an experience, but they will definitely think twice after seeing your honeymoon photos; just ask our very own newlywed friends who have been inspired by our honeymoon photos and followed suit *wink wink*
2. You Can Feed Friendly Stingrays For FREE Without Paying For a Stingray Feeding Tour
Depending on the resort you stay at, a group of friendly stingrays will show up on your beach and expect to be fed. We stayed at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, where 14 stingrays showed up on the beach at 2pm every afternoon like clockwork! You can even join in with the hotel staff and feed the stingrays.
3. The Sharks Are Scared of YOU, Not The Other Way Round
Most people think of Steven Spielberg’s movie Jaws when they think of sharks – a great white shark with razor sharp teeth, jumping out of the water, biting your fishing boat in half and trying to rip your left leg off. In Bora Bora, it’s completely the opposite… After speeding across the lagoon on a speedboat and out to sea, you’ll find some black tip sharks congregating (quite calmly), looking for food. Once you leap off your boat and into the sea to feed them, they dart away from you as fast as they can, so you actually have to chase them to give them those lovely chunks of tuna!
4. You Will See More Shooting Stars in One Night Than You’ve Seen in Your Entire Life so Far
We went to Bora Bora in the month of August, the clouds had cleared by early evening and there were no tall buildings, street lights or cars giving off light pollution at night. For this reason, we could see hundreds of stars in the sky. Whilst dining on the beach one night, we looked up at the sky and we were absolutely astounded with the number of shooting stars we saw; it was an almost never-ending meteor shower – something that us two Londoners had never seen before.
5. It is The Closest You Will Get to Heaven While You’re Still Alive
If you believe in heaven, then you’ll have to wait until you die to experience it… Until then, you can experience the next-best thing, a Bora Bora honeymoon! Serenity, peace, turquoise waters, private islands, white sand, beautiful sunsets, slowly-swinging hammocks and shooting stars – aaah, sounds like heaven.
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