Nestled in a lush tropical paradise surrounded by crystal clear lagoon, and overlooking the iconic Mount Otemanu, Le Méridien Bora Bora sets the perfect atmosphere for a romantic idyll or peaceful getaway. Unlock one of French Polynesia’s most engaging destination blessed with natural beauty. The resort offers a unique experience in each of its 98 bungalows or suites decorated in a chic and modern Polynesian-style. Awaken in one of our Overwater Bungalows offering the largest glass panel floors, relax in our Beach Bungalows located alongside the inner private lagoon or retreat in a Beach Villa with a private plunge pool. Stimulate your curious palate and taste a delightful range of cuisine with a choice of three unique outlets, the Tipanie, the Te Ava and the Hapaina Wine & Tapas Bar. Time can be spent on the expansive white sandy beach for sunbathing or enjoying water sport, at the Manahau Wellness Center or at the Turtle Sanctuary, our Ecological Center dedicated to marine life.
Overwater bungalows were first invented in the South Pacific (in Moorea, off Tahiti, to be specific), and this is still the premiere destination for overwater resorts. But if you aren't close to the South Pacific then you should probably also consider the Maldives. Water villas in the Maldives, as they are called there, can be found at over 80 different resorts. This string of islands just south of India has most of the world's water bungalows, and as a result they also have the most competition and the best value. 

The island is 45 km (28 mi) across at its widest point and covers an area of 1,045 km2 (403 sq mi). The highest peak is Mont Orohena (Mou'a 'Orohena) (2,241 m (7,352 ft)). Mount Roonui, or Mount Ronui (Mou'a Rōnui), in the southeast rises to 1,332 m (4,370 ft). The island consists of two roughly round portions centred on volcanic mountains and connected by a short isthmus named after the small town of Taravao which is situated there.[citation needed]
Portuguese navigator Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, serving the Spanish Crown in an expedition to Terra Australis, was perhaps the first European to set eyes on the island of Tahiti. He sighted an inhabited island on 10 February 1606[12] which he called Sagitaria (or Sagittaria). However, whether the island that he saw was actually Tahiti or not has not been fully ascertained. It has been suggested that he actually saw the island of Rekareka to the south-east of Tahiti.[13] According to other authors the first European to arrive in Tahiti was Spanish explorer Juan Fernández in his expedition of 1576–1577.[14]
Mystical, captivating and alluring, Huahine is admittedly one of our favorite islands in French Polynesia. It's usually a popular choice among repeat visitors who have already seen Moorea or Bora Bora and now seek a new experience. Regardless, first timers will love the welcoming hospitality of the locals and the absolute serenity of the island's natural surroundings.
The location just off the southern tip of the main Bora Bora Island gives it a wonderful sense of seclusion, yet it's not difficult to get to the island to sample other restaurants and shops. Being one of the smaller resorts and being mostly over water, this is a great choice for a honeymoon but less than ideal for a family. Intercontinental Le Moana Bora Bora overwater bungalows are in the middle price range for the island, and very good value for those seeking a luxury experience at a moderate price.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora charges no additional fee for children 17 years of age and younger occupying the same guest room as their parents or guardians (space permitting). Special rates may be available for two adults and two children 17 years of age and younger occupying two rooms, subject to availability. Guests aged 12 and under are considered children. Guests aged 13 to 17 are considered young adults. Guests aged 18 or older are considered adults. A third adult (18 years of age or older) staying in the same room with two other adults, regardless of maximum occupancy, will be charged an additional fee per night, plus applicable taxes, service charges and fees. City tax on guest rooms applies to children aged 12 and older (children under the age of 12 are exempt from the city tax). For reservations and information, please contact the Hotel directly.
Around 1750, war broke out between Atehuru and Papara, forcing Te'e'eva, the daughter of the Papara chief, to flee to Raiatea. She then married Tamatoa I's eldest son, Ari'ima'o, from which their son Mau'a was born. When Borabora warriors, led by Puni, invaded Raiatea in 1763, both Mau'a and the Taputapuatea priest Tupaia, were forced to flee to Tahiti, where the new Papara chief Amo and his wife Purea gave them refuge. This led to the building of the Mahaiatea marae at Papara. However, the marriage of Amo and Purea, and their status as black leg ariori, ended with the birth of their son Teri'irere. Tupaia then became Purea's lover. Tupaia would eventually sail with Captain Cook on the Endeavor, while Mau'a would sail with Lt. Gayangos on Aguila.[11]:35–38,60–61,85,134,208,277
The overwater bungalows are reasonably large, and there is a great variety of restaurants, bars, and activities available, so going elsewhere might not be a high priority anyway. The spa here is also among the best in Bora Bora. Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort Premium overwater bungalows are not the cheapest on the island, but are very competitive considering the size and quality.

The indigenous Tahitians are of Polynesian ancestry comprising 70% of the population alongside Europeans, East Asians (mostly Chinese) and people of mixed heritage sometimes referred to as Demis. They make up the largest population in French Polynesia. Most people from metropolitan France live in Papeete and its suburbs, notably Punaauia where they make up almost 20% of the population.[citation needed]


The indigenous Tahitians are of Polynesian ancestry comprising 70% of the population alongside Europeans, East Asians (mostly Chinese) and people of mixed heritage sometimes referred to as Demis. They make up the largest population in French Polynesia. Most people from metropolitan France live in Papeete and its suburbs, notably Punaauia where they make up almost 20% of the population.[citation needed]

Overwater bungalows were first invented in the South Pacific (in Moorea, off Tahiti, to be specific), and this is still the premiere destination for overwater resorts. But if you aren't close to the South Pacific then you should probably also consider the Maldives. Water villas in the Maldives, as they are called there, can be found at over 80 different resorts. This string of islands just south of India has most of the world's water bungalows, and as a result they also have the most competition and the best value.

The Le Méridien Bora Bora is a solid 5-star resort with almost all of its 99 rooms being overwater. The overwater bungalows are of moderate size, and nearly all of them feature a glass section of floor which lets guests observe the sea life under their room around the clock. The amenities are all modern, and the resort features a long list of water sports in addition to a full-service spa.

In 1877, Queen Pōmare died after ruling for fifty years. Her son, Pōmare V, then succeeded her on the throne. The new king seemed little concerned with the affairs of the kingdom, and when in 1880 the governor Henri Isidore Chessé, supported by the Tahitian chiefs, pushed him to abdicate in favour of France, he accepted. On 29 June 1880, he ceded Tahiti to France along with the islands that were its dependencies. He was given the titular position of Officer of the Orders of the Legion of Honour and Agricultural Merit of France. Having become a colony, Tahiti thus lost all sovereignty. Tahiti was nevertheless a special colony, since all the subjects of the Kingdom of Pōmare would be given French citizenship.[34] On 14 July 1881, among cries of "Vive la République!" the crowds celebrated the fact that Polynesia now belonged to France; this was the first celebration of the Tiurai (national and popular festival). In 1890, Papeete became a commune of the Republic of France.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora charges no additional fee for children 17 years of age and younger occupying the same guest room as their parents or guardians (space permitting). Special rates may be available for two adults and two children 17 years of age and younger occupying two rooms, subject to availability. Guests aged 12 and under are considered children. Guests aged 13 to 17 are considered young adults. Guests aged 18 or older are considered adults. A third adult (18 years of age or older) staying in the same room with two other adults, regardless of maximum occupancy, will be charged an additional fee per night, plus applicable taxes, service charges and fees. City tax on guest rooms applies to children aged 12 and older (children under the age of 12 are exempt from the city tax). For reservations and information, please contact the Hotel directly.
Bora Bora is arguably one of the world's most beautiful islands, showcasing white-sand beaches, impossibly clear seas and lush terrain covered in fragrant hibiscus trees and swaying palms. From honeymooners to families, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort offers travelers to French Polynesia easy access to the island's best attractions, including unique recreational activities, delicious dining and nearby shopping venues.
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