How about holidaying in the Private Island Paradise of French Polynesia? Yeah, I am talking about the Tahitian island of Bora Bora – Overwater Bungalows, star-lit Tahitian night sky, sparkling blue lagoons, romantic sunsets ……
If my memory serves me right, the fashion of owning island resorts was pioneered many decades ago by the irresistible Marlon Brando. Legend has it that in the year 1965, Marlon fell in love with Tahiti while shooting for his film “Mutiny on the Bounty” and went on to buy the stunning Tetiaroa atoll. Following on the footsteps of the great Marlon Brando, celebs like Leonardo Di Caprio, Johny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Mel Gibson and co. have all become owners of private islands.
Bora Bora is a perennial favourite of the A-Listers, primarily for the element of privacy that it affords and the fact that Paparazzi find it difficult to penetrate inside their private lives. A vast majority of the hotels have their own private islands and no wonder all these come for a prize – would you believe that the stunning St. Regis hotel reportedly charged the celebrity couple Nicole and Keith $17,000 per night!
Leaving aside the element of exclusivity, Tahiti is by far the largest island in French Polynesia, all of 118 islands that are well spread out. Each of the islands are little specks of paradise, many of which are still uninhabited.
In the minds of travellers Tahiti conjures up images of a far away island, which is not just isolated but secluded as well. Secluded, it might be, but certainly very reachable – an 8-hour flight from Los Angeles is all you need to embark upon, to be able to have a vacation in perhaps one of the world’s most beautiful locale.
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