Gillian Simon

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

with Gillian Simon
  • Where:Bora Bora

  • Why:The third stop in French Polynesia on my honeymoon!

  • When:Late March 2013

  • Who:Me and my new husband Lee

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Highs & Lows

  • The service is unparalleled. Whatever you want or need will be delivered to your room before you even realize it happened. For example, If you walk to a restaurant, you’re handed a cold cloth infused with the tiare flower scent before you even realize you got warm walking in the sun!

  • Usually I will get used to a view after a couple days, no matter how great it is. 5 days in I was still pinching myself, not believing that a place so beautiful actually existed on this earth. And the architecture of the actual bungalows adds to this experience.

  • Jumping off the private deck on our bungalow into the lagoon. We did this for hours every day. Never gets old.

  • I racked my brain, and the only real low was the fact that we had to leave.

  • Expensive but worth it.

  • Property is pretty large so you will do a bit of walking in the heat. (golf cart rides are easily available we just chose to walk most of the time.)

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Hotel

  • Vibe

    Truly magical, otherworldly and subtly luxurious and relaxed.

  • Location

    Overwater bungalows attached to a reef facing a lagoon and mountain. Near nothing else.

  • Rooms

    About 100 Overwater Bungalows and 7 Beachfront Villas

  • Music

    Only in the restaurants. Mellow, refined, relaxing…barely noticed it.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Didier Lefort and Pierre-Jean Picart. Interior design by BAMO.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes. Pools, amazing spa, nicest I've ever seen. Gorgeous gym overlooks the ocean. Yoga classes are available.

  • Restaurant

    Four different restaurants, each a different style, although best option is the room service! The food is amazing. All the fish dishes are locally inspired and super fresh.

  • Bar

    Yes, on the water under a thatched roof for maximum sunset viewing and lagoon watching.

  • Wifi


  • Children

    Equally good for bringing children or for a romantic getaway.

  • Price

    Expensive Luxury, but wow is it worth every French Pacific Franc!

it's phenomenal. the view from your private <br />table on the bungalow deck is truly unmatched.

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it's phenomenal. the view from your private
table on the bungalow deck is truly unmatched.

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