This week, the white flakes returned to a number of destinations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. It's a reminder to plan retreats and incentive destinations to sunny climates. When one thinks of exotic destinations, Bora Bora in French Polynesia usually makes it to the bucket list.
Bora Bora is an 8-hour flight from Los Angeles by Air Tahiti. The landscape is dominated by Mount Otemanu, which soars to 7,822 feet above seas level. The main village is Vaitape.
It's a destination where, during downtime, groups can spend time scuba diving, snorkelling, and dolphin and whale watching. Catamaran cruises provide close-ups of the destination. Helicopter tours provide panoramic views of the stunning environment.
Cuisine in Bora Bora is Polynesian with a French accent. Popular dishes include Poisson Cru (French Polynesia's national dish), mahi mahi, lobster, tiger prawns, and, for dessert, Tahitian Vanilla Panna Cotta.
Here is a quick tour of Bora Bora.
Event and meeting planners will find no shortage of resorts suitable for groups in Bora Bora. Overwater bungalows are definitely Bora Bora's signature. (These unique venues have become so popular that overwater bungalows are now popping up in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America.)
- St. Regis Bora Bora is the ultimate luxury resort, with 100 overwater villas and one meeting room that measures 1,000 square feet. There are also a number outdoor function spaces for events. As an added inducement, the resort has pioneered dining in water.
- Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has 107 overwater bungalows and 2 meeting rooms. The largest has 6,000 square feet and the smallest has 3,000 square feet.
- Le Meridien Bora Bora has 88 guest rooms including overwater bungalows, beach bungalows, and pool villas. There is one meeting room. The 6 restaurants, pool lounge, and more can be privatized for special and corporate events. For dining the capacity ranges from 19 to 150 guests.
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Photo Credit: Benoit Mahe