You have seen lots of stunning pictures of Bora Bora but you don’t know from where were taken and Mount Otemanu is an ever changing view. This post is to help you locate the most iconic and photogenic backdrops of the island for your pictures.
The next hotels are considered the best resorts in Bora Bora by Trip Advisor. Each of them have a different style, charm and breathtaking backdrops.
Also, when you are planning your photo shooting, it can save you time to pick up beforehand your favorite locations. Normally, in one hour, we can cover 2 locations.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT BORA BORA
Four Seasons is located in a motu (atoll that surrounds the main island) in Bora Bora’s north-eastern shore. It has a beautiful backdrop to mount Otemanu.
With 100 overwater bungalows and 7 villas, it never feels crowded and you can shoot in relatively peace.
The resort sprawls across 54 scenic acres but its locations are close to each other so you can walk from one to the next. This is a great advantage as you won’t be loosing time waiting for a pickup to take you to the next location.
It features a chapel, cathedral-like spa, secluded beaches and inside lagoons with lots of aquatic life and corals along with lush manicured gardens, greens and palm threes.
Four Seasons is the best resort for over-under water picture. The inside lagoon provide with crystal clear water for a great underwater visibility, plus you will have a lot of fishes in the picture as a marine biologist works here to create that ecosystem.
For secluded weddings, romantic dinners and proposals, Four Seasons has a little tiny island and if you want a wild landscape, go to the reef to feel the breeze from the ocean.
ST REGIS BORA BORA RESORT
Located in the north-eastern atolls sprawls across 13,000 square foot, that’s why you have complimentary bikes to go around without getting tired or you can order a pick up golf car. Offering 77 overwater villas ranging from large to enormous.
Features 2 pools, the main pool at the main beach and the secluded adults only Oasis Pool.
The stunning Miri Miri Spa is one of my favourite view to Mount Otemanu and is surrounded by a Lagoonarium (lots of corals heads and fish whose the star is the most friendly Napoleon fish) with easy access from several pontoons, decks and bridges.
In the main beach you will find the most iconic over water hammock. A must stop to finish every photo session.
For a more raw backdrop head to the reef side and helipad.
INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA RESORT & THALASSO SPA
The resort is located on a virgin beach on Motu Piti Aau with breathtaking views of Bora Bora’s majestic Mount Otemanu. The resort features 80 luxurious overwater villas, and the first overwater wedding chapel with glass bottom floor in French Polynesia.
The inside lagoon is perfect for over-under water photos and the pool is one of the most beautiful of Bora Bora.
The main beach is divided into two parts : one facing mount Otemanu and the other facing the chapel. That configuration is great as it allows us to have two different orientations towards the water, guaranteeing to have the blue color of the lagoon on a morning session as well as on a sunset session.
For the wild side head to the reef and embrace the salty air and the messy hair.
INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA LE MOANA RESORT
Located on the southernmost point of the main island of Bora Bora. 64 stylish overwater bungalows stretch out over the lagoon, with the peaks of Otemanu and Pahia rising up in the distance.
Le Moana offers pristine turquoise waters and lots of coral heads to explore and a swimming pool with a little cascade on it.
BORA BORA PEARL BEACH RESORT & SPA
Located on Motu Tevairoa, The Pearl Beach has an authentic Polynesian style and architecture and offers 80 rooms and villas nestled in a beautiful tropical garden, on the beach or suspended above the dazzling lagoon.
The “Tavai Spa” set amid blooming lily ponds. Also has a resident tattoo artist offering the ultimate traditional Polynesian body treatment.
Coming soon Conrad and Meridien, stay tuned!