Sometimes all it takes is some alone time in a whole new setting to breathe romance into your relationship. If you're looking to take a luxury vacation with just your sweetie, you'll hardly find a better place to light the fire & give you an even closer bond than Bora Bora. This majestic stretch of white sandy shores, which is only 18 miles long, has acquired the nickname "the Romantic Island," & it's a fitting reputation – intimacy seems to be in the air.
There are plenty of ways to ignite romance on this island, but here are some that simply can't be missed:
Nothing feels more special than an ultra exclusive dining experience – & that's just what you'll get at Villa Mahana. According to New York Magazine, this six-table restaurant is a secret favorite of the locals, & it books up to two months in advance, so definitely make a reservation. While it may not be easy to get a table, it's well worth the effort. Corsican-born chef Damian Rinaldi Dovio offers a new spin on native ingredients like coconut milk & Tahitian vanilla oil for incredibly innovative, unusual & palate-pleasing fare. Not to mention the elegant environment includes the colorful artwork of Garrick Yrondi, setting the mood for lively conversation over your delectable meal.
Private picnic for two
Need a getaway from your getaway? At the Hilton Bora Bora Nui, you can take a five minute boat ride to the resort's private islet of Moti Tapu. Here, you'll enjoy an authentic Tahitian-style picnic right where the native royal family once held their ritual ceremonies. Sitting on a colorful pareo held down with conch shells, you'll savor fresh sashimi, grilled lobster & Polynesian fruits while sipping champagne. Then you can take some time to explore your breathtaking surroundings before you're whisked back to the hotel by boat.
Massage with a view
The Deep Ocean Spa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort is a paradise for pampering that is set right in the middle of the sparkling ocean & the crystal-clear lagoon. Between relaxation areas with a stunning view of the water, outdoor Jacuzzis & an array of hydrotherapy services, this is your haven to find harmony together. Not only that, but this is the first establishment in the entire world to utilize water taken from 900 meters below the Pacific Ocean. Go for a Deep Sea Hydromassage Bath with detox essential oils to completely rejuvenate your body, or a Monoï Tradition Massage for two to melt muscle tension away.