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Overwater bungalow at the Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort

Four Seasons overwater bungalow

The Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort is known for its luxurious overwater bungalows and unobstructed views of Mount Otemanu on the main island of Bora Bora. Portions of the bungalow's floor are glass so you can watch fish swim by. Also, each bungalow has a deck with a ladder that leads into the lagoon. Although choosing one of the farther out bungalows in the lagoon might seem better, swimming is more difficult due to the deeper water and stronger current.

Orange sunset behind the Bora Bora Four Seasons Resort

Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort

The piers connecting the resort's overwater bungalows serve as great compositional leading lines for photos. Hotel staff zoom up and down them in golf carts, which makes tripod work challenging. This particular night had a vibrant orange sunset that paired well with the turquoise water.

Green and purple Tradescantia Zebrina plant

Tradescantia Zebrina plant

Tradescantia Zebrina, also known as "inch plant," isn't native to Bora Bora, but is used around the resort due to its unique look. The grounds of the resort are immaculate and one example of this is the staff raking the sand so that it has even, zen-like lines.

Purple sunset behind Mount Otemanu and overwater bungalows

Purple sunset over Mount Otemanu

Each resort is on its own motu (i.e., small island) that's separated from the main island of Bora Bora by a lagoon. To reach the main island you need to take a boat taxi and the resorts typically provide one free boat ride per day. The main island gives a glimpse of the locals' lives, but otherwise is filled with touristy pearl shops and a few restaurants. Mount Otemanu, on the main island, is seen above during a purple-colored sunset.