Dream Destinations: Bora Bora
Lately you cannot turn on a reality television show without seeing the main stars plunging off their personal cabana houses into a crystal aquamarine ocean.This perfect island dream destination was most recently featured on The Real Housewives of Orange County, where Eddie proposed to Tamra, and was also seen in last season’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, when Kris Humphries chucked Kimmy K right into the water and she temporarily lost her diamond earring.
The luxury island seen in these shows is none other than Bora Bora, the pacific paradise that will cost you a pretty penny. Bora Bora is one of a collection of French Polynesian islands located in the Pacific Ocean. The infamous aquamarine photos that often accompany any article about Bora Bora are so beautiful because the island is surrounded by lagoons and a barrier reef. In the center of the island is an extinct volcano.
What makes Bora Bora so special are the over-water bungalows, which have become a standard hotel feature in much of French Polynesia. A typical Caribbean resort can offer exquisite beaches, but truly only in Bora Bora can you jump right off your deck and plunge into a totally still, turquoise water. Just take a gander at the photos seen right on the Four Seasons website, and you will be astounded!
This is absolutely a dream destination for me. While I don’t usually ever believe any destination is out of reach, this would really be a DREAM, because you would have to hit it pretty big to afford one of those private bungalows. Staying in a hostel or sleeping on someone’s floor is perfectly acceptable for seeing most of the world, but staying in a bungalow is sort of the point of Bora Bora, isn’t it? It just wouldn’t be the same staying anywhere else! Not including flight, taxes, or food, from a Monday night to Saturday night in an over-water bungalow, will cost you about $1,300 per night. This may be fine for the Kardashians, but us mere mortals have to work pretty hard for that view!
You can bet if I hit the lottery, I will be on the first flight to this magnificent island! Bora Bora is the ultimate luxury destination! What is one of your ultimate dream destinations??