Mr Silver always says the best way to see a country is by sailing around the coast line; I like poncing around on fancy boats and drinking champagne…so it seemed a great idea to experience the romantic sunset cruise that the Four Seasons offered as one of the items on their romance menu.
Veuve Cliquot duly poured, we set off on our sail around the beautiful island.
The mountain gave the perfect backdrop to the gorgeous stilted bungalows and with wedding fever still on my mind I was excited to see a couple posing for wedding photos at the end of the jetty.
As we sailed round the island we saw a slightly more inhabited area.
Unlike other tropical countries I’ve been to, Bora Bora remains relatively unspoilt and it is not over run with tourists.
The waiter bought over a selection of canapes for us to enjoys as we rounded the coast.
And the sun began to lower.
Just before we tucked into a bento box of goodies.
And as the sun dipped down the horizon…
It was time for dessert…
Before making our way back to the hotel.
Under a dramatic sky.
Our second boat trip saw us traversing the Pacific from the Four Seasons to our second destination in French Polynesia, La Taha’a.
Our trusty yacht was called the MY Atara Royal.
We would be enjoying a four hour trip across the ocean, starting with a delicious lunch prepared for us on the boat.
The lunch was the traditional cured tuna dish that had been a favourite of mine while staying at the hotel.
Mr Silver, was of course pleased as punch as there’s nowhere he’d rather be than on a boat.
The boat also had a large plush interior.
As well as two bedrooms downstairs.
Unfortunately, clouds started to form and it was soon belting down with rain. Not having quite the sea legs of the experienced Mr S, I started to feel the effect of the storm and the choppy Pacific. So it was a relief when our second hotel came into sight….four hours later.
And we disembarked on to solid ground ready to have an authentic Polynesian experience at La Taha’a.
How are your sea legs? Have you ever had any exciting experiences on a boat?