French Polynesia has got to be one of the most picture perfect landscapes in the world. With breathtaking mountains rising from the deepest turquoise lagoons, gentle breezes, fine food and outstanding service, you will be made to feel very special indeed.
Although the flight is long, your first class seat ensures you’ll arrive refreshed and ready for an assault on your senses. First fly over to Bora Bora, a breathtaking landscape. There are no roads on arrival, simply a private launch to take you to the Four Seasons. Your home for the next 5 nights is the epitome of luxury with a view of Mount Otemanu to die for. Step down right in to the lagoon or take a refreshing dip in your own plunge pool. Privacy is assured here, you’re at the very end of the pontoon with the best view in the house!
From Bora Bora, a flight takes you to the island of Raiatea where another private launch whisks you out to a very private island. Le Tahaa is the most exclusive hotel in Polynesia, with an impressive guest list of Hollywood stars, this is where they escape to for total seclusion.
The Royal Villa is set on the beach edge with plenty of space to spread into. Indulge in fine food, snorkel to an island with just a couple of palm trees and a hammock nestled on it, or indulge in one of the sublime spa treatments. The island even has its own dive centre for those who’d like to experience the exquisite sea life on offer.
Finally you fly back towards home, pausing for a few nights to catch your breath en route. The Beverly Hills Hotel is one of the finest in Hollywood, offering the highest levels of 5 star service. Take some time out to shop on Rodeo Drive, spot a celebrity or two or simply be pampered before flying back to London at the end of a truly unforgettable experience.
|Stay||Location / Route||Overnight|
||Fly London to Bora Bora (via Tahiti and Los Angeles)||Overnight flight|
||Bora Bora, Tahiti||Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora|
||Taha’a, French Polynesia||Taha’a Island Resort & Spa|
||Beverly Hills Hotel||Beverly Suite|
||Fly Los Angeles to London||Overnight flight|
When to travel
Warm tropical year round temperatures, the French Polynesia are a tropical destination so humidity, rain, sunshine and heat are all to be considered. There are two seasons: the Summer which is from November through March and Winter which is from April through October. The average temperature in Summer is about 30°C and in the drier Winter the average temperature is about 28°C. Most rainfall is during the Summer months with high humidity. The best time weather wise with the least risk of storms is in their Winter months. June to August is windy season and can be extremely gusty.
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Location and directions
Bora Bora & Taha’a
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora sits on its own sublimely private Motu island, in Bora Bora which is located 150 miles north west of Tahiti in the Society Archipelago. Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is located on the secluded Motu Tautau islet, facing the lush island of Taha'a on one side and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora on the other side, the resort, inspired by traditional Polynesian architecture and style, hosts 57 remarkable suites and villas. Defined by the Relais & Chateaux philosophy, Le Taha'a is the promise of a total change of scenery, a way of life of its own, in harmony with its preserved environment, people and local culture.
How to get there
Approx 22-hour international flight (one change) plus 45-minute domestic flight from Tahiti. Bora Bora lies 240 km (150 miles) northwest of Tahiti in the Leeward Society Islands and can be reached after 50mn flight from Tahiti with Air Tahihi. From there guests are escorted to the private Four Seasons launch for a 15-minute boat ride across the lagoon to the resort.