By Dobrina Zhekova
Apr 12, 2022
PRIVACY HAS ALWAYS been a luxury, even more so in the past two years. And there are few escapes more secluded than a South Seas getaway at Conrad Bora Bora Nui. The award-winning and World’s Best-listed property not only has access to a picturesque private island but it also just became the first resort in French Polynesia with its own floating helipad.
It’s quite the sight: located in the middle of the turquoise waters of the Bora Bora lagoon, the 12-by-12-meter aluminum helipad sits atop high-density polyethylene tubes keeping the structure afloat. Guests of the luxurious Conrad can use the helipad for arrival and departure from the resort, as well as to take off for private air tours to some of the neighboring islands.
Prefer to enjoy the island from the ground? Conrad Bora Bora Nui is also the only resort in the area that offers its guests exclusive access to Motu Tapu, a private island located a short five-minute boat ride away. The islet looks like something out of a postcard. Lush greenery and palms keep the hot sun at bay while you enjoy the powdery, white-sand beaches and warm waters brimming with marine life. Across from it, towering Mount Otemanu and the island of Bora Bora make for the most breathtaking background. A picnic-style table can be set up in the shallow waters where you can enjoy traditional Tahitian fare prepared by the resort’s chef.
While the property has 114 picture-perfect overwater villas and suites, if you’re really after privacy among unparalleled luxury, then opt for one of the Presidential Villas. The 300-square-meter US$8,200-a-night multilevel overwater villa features two bedrooms, three bathrooms, ample outdoor spaces, a sun deck, a private infinity pool, a sauna, a jacuzzi and unobstructed lagoon and mountain vistas. The modern decor tastefully blends elements of Polynesian culture while floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery from anywhere (even from your bathtub).
Don’t feel like leaving your villa? Have your breakfast delivered in a canoe to your deck every morning, while a chef can cook up delicious meals for you in the villa’s outdoor kitchen for the rest of the day. It really is a new level of exclusivity and South Pacific seclusion—with that new helipad providing for easy access to the world beyond Bora Bora.
All photos by Adam Bruzzone/Courtesy of Conrad Bora Bora.