Plain and simple: if you’re looking for paradise, you can find it on Bora Bora. I figured this out the moment I landed at Motu Mute Airport (BOB) during a recent visit to this tiny island in the South Pacific. Immediately upon arrival, I was rewarded for my many hours of traveling with a spectacular view of Bora Bora’s beloved Mount Otemanu—and it was love at first sight. My affair only intensified during my week-long stay thanks to the people I met, the beautiful resorts I visited, the exciting adventures I took part in, and the splendid spas I visited.
My favorite aspect about spa-ing on Bora Bora is that every spa I experienced honored its spectacular location in one way or another. Whether I was sampling the sweet-smelling, locally crafted products from Marù Spa at the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa, taking in the sights from the outdoor relaxation area at Spa Miri Miri at The St. Regis Resort Bora Bora (check out the view in the above photo!), indulging in a black-pearl-powder foot scrub on the deck of the luxe Kahaia Spa Suite at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, or even enjoying the loud roar of the ocean from one of the lounges at the Deep Ocean Spa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, I was thrilled to embrace the sense of place each property offered.
To read more about the spa scene on Bora Bora, keep your eyes peeled for American Spa’s April issue.