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Bora Bora, Tahiti, claims one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, filled with tropical fish and shades of blues and greens you never knew existed. A stay in an over-water bungalow with a view of famous Mount Otemanu will make you want to return here for your anniversary year after year.
Book your international flight to Papeete, Tahiti, through Air New Zealand, Air France or Air Tahiti Nui (the three major carriers), and your island transfer to Bora Bora through Air Tahiti (French Polynesia's national airline).
Perfect your own combination of adventure and relaxation by choosing to immerse yourself in water and land activities or to lie in the sun with an umbrella cocktail.
Plan your trip for any time of year, but know that the rainy season is from October through March.
Stay at the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort (accessible through the orient-express.com website), with its honeymoon package (approximately $2,300 U.S.) that includes all meals and a choice of hosted island and boat adventures. The resort is located on a private motu (island) in the middle of the lagoon and is architecturally true to the Polynesian motif.
Change pace and location with a few days at Le Meridian Bora Bora, a newly opened, modern resort with a lovely beach and private lagoon.
Dress casually and comfortably, with the understanding that it can rain and that you'll likely be in the water often. Bring plenty of sunscreen, dark glasses and a good hat. At night the right combination of a collared shirt and long pants can be as elegant as necessary.
Study up on French if you want to feel like a local, but don't worry too much, as most everyone speaks decent English.