Epic might be an understated description for this collection of thatched-roof bungalows built on stilts over the crystalline waters of the Bora Bora lagoon. This luxury resort is nestled in the dreamiest of settings—wooden walkways link palm-dotted islets fringed with white sand, while the craggy green peaks of Mount Otemanu loom in the distance. Guests can alternate between the beach and the infinity pool, lined with oversized cabanas, or sample activities like stand-up-paddleboard yoga, shark feeding, and snorkeling with the resident marine biologist. Also on offer is a luxurious spa, offering an extensive menu of treatments based on native ingredients like monoï and vanilla. As for the bungalows, Polynesian touches pepper the chic, honey-hued interiors, while indulgent soaking tubs sit beneath shuttered picture windows that open onto the sea. Large decks with swoon-worthy views have stepladders down to the water—a good way to test out the provided snorkeling gear. Airy beachfront villas are also available for those who prefer to stay on land.

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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

It’s hard to beat the setting of the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora—it is on a private motu in one of the world’s most gorgeous lagoons and feels completely secluded and honeymoon perfect. Although you can choose from over-water bungalows or beachfront villas, we recommend splurging for the bungalow. These boast high ceilings, thatched roof and floor-to-ceiling glass panels, including one covering a portion of the floor (so you are looking down at fish). The decor is sexy but tasteful with lots of teak furnishings and neutral colors that don’t distract from the colorful natural environment surrounding you. We love the decks with stepladders leading directly into the gin clear water and there’s no need to bring snorkeling gear since it comes with the room. Beyond the bungalows, the resort is home to four restaurants and a lovely bar and there is a stretch of gorgeous white sand beach for sunbathing as well as swimming pools and a spa. All this surrounded by Bora Bora’s signature craggy green velvet mountains rising out of the turquoise lagoon.

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