What can be better than laid-back and dreamy holidays in one of the beautiful Pacific Ocean islands? Constant sunshine, azure waters, white powdery sand, tropical vegetation and juicy fruits, friendly locals and their colourful culture will surprise you when you come to Hawaii, Fiji or French Polynesia. Furthermore, these destinations boast a variety of the world's most exclusive resorts. So what are the best luxury resorts in the Pacific Ocean? See our top 6.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Located on the paradise-like lagoon of Bora Bora
in French Polynesia
, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
offers maginificent views of the ocean from one side, and the Otemanu Mountain from the other side. The resort features luxurious Overwater Bungalow Suites, Specialty Overwater Bungalow Suites with plunge pools and Beachfront Villa Estates. All the accommodations, starting at 100 sq metres, offer breathtaking views either of the lagoon, beach, garden or Mount Otemanu. At the resort's restaurants, guests can savour mainly traditional Polynesian or Asian dishes. For truly memorable breakfast, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora offers one-of-a-kind experience when the first meal of the day is delivered to you in a ceremonial Polynesian canoe and served with exotic flowers. The activities list is very long, and guests are able to enjoy tropical rituals at the Spa, yoga classes, ray and snorkel safari, fishing, island tours and many more.
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia
A neighbour of the above mentioned Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, The St. Regis Bora Bora
is another fabulous deluxe hotel option for discerning travellers and their whole families. The resort features a variety of villas that range from 457 sq. metres to 3962 sq. metres. The accommodations offer outstanding facilities like private gardens, plunge pools, gazebos, whirlpools, private terraces and beach access and many more. The resort's Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Gorges will surprise with unique signature dishes, inspired by the best ingredients of the world, while the Sushi Take Restaurant will serve high quality sushi and seafood. The stylish Far Niente Ristorante serves amazing Italian food and Te Pahu Restaurant will delight guests with French toast, omelettes and delicious waffles. When it comes to wellbeing, the resort's guests have a chance to indulge in pampering wellness treatments at Miri Miri Spa by CLARINS
, which is located on its own private islet.
The Brando, French Polynesia
Occupying the whole Tetiaroa Island
, which is 6 sq. kilometres in total, The Brando
is an ultra-exclusive and all-inclusive island resort, which is only about 20 min. flight from the island of Tahiti. While filming Mutiny on the Bounty
, the world famous actor Marlon Brando fell in love with the beauty of this exotic island and decided to buy it. Today, Tetiaroa is the home to The Brando, which offers top facilities and amenities that every traveller dream about: powdery beaches and clear ocean waters, lush flora, rich fauna, inspiring views, exceptional villa accommodations, spa with traditional Polynesian treatments, a variety of dining options and an endless list of recreational activities including deep-sea fishing, biking, tennis, snorkeling, kayaking, various island explorations programmes and many more. To learn more about The Brando, read an interview with Pierre Lessage
, the Director of Sales & Marketing.
Laucala Island, Fiji
From picture-perfect French Polynesia, let's move to Fiji
, another paradise-like destination in the South Pacific Ocean, where the prestigious and luxurious island resort Laucala Island
is found. This all-inclusive eco-resort offers a selection of accommodations from romantic Overwater Villas to exclusive Hilltop Estates. The resort has five restaurants and bars, that serve everything from laid-back beachside barbeques to fine dining. Only organic and locally grown produce is offered to the resort's guests. Even if the location of the island might inspire you relax and do nothing, there is still a large selection of activities that guests should enjoy including golf, spa, kitesurfing, kayaking, sunset cruises, windsurfing and other. To learn more about Laucala Island, read an interview with the Managing Director Christoph G. Ganster
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
Nestled on the Kona-Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is one of the best luxury resorts in the Pacific Ocean. This exclusive resort on the land of hula and ukulele offers 250 accommodations, including spacious guest rooms, elegant suites and incredible villas. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai features 3 restaurants and two ocean-side lounges, where guests can enjoy dishes ranging from the traditional Tuscan cucina rustica to Polynesian appetizers. The resort also houses a truly Hawaiian Spa, that offers beautifying treatments performed by professionals who use unique ingredients like black lava salt, hibiscus and macadamia nuts, coconuts and ti-leaves. After relaxing therapies and rituals, guests can enjoy a wide variety of activities: hula and fire dancers show, photography classes, golf, stand-up paddleboarding and many more.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii
Formerly known as Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, this luxury Hawaiian resort reopened in February 2016 after eight months renovation worth 75-million USD. Perched overlooking picturesque Hulopoe Bay, Four Seasons Resort Lanai has 213 accommodations, including stylish rooms and contemporary yet inviting suites. Food lovers will be surprised by the choice of restaurants the resort has to offer: NOBU LANAI by the famous Chef Nobu Matsuhisa serves new-style Japanese cuisine including some of the world's best sushi, Malibu Farm focuses on extremely healthy dining options offering vegan coconut curry or soy-marinated steak sandwiches, while ONE FORTY American Steak Hawaiian Seafood, a Four Diamond AAA restaurant, surprises with seriously good breakfast and an extensive steak and seafood dinner menu. Inspired by the essence of Hawaii, the resort's spa offers authentic signature treatments like Makai and Mauka Hawaiian Spa Ritual Journeys among other exclusive therapies. The experiences that can be enjoyed during your holiday at Four Seasons Resort Lanai include golf, sunset sail, dining under the stars, hula lessons, lei (Hawaiian garlands) making, helicopter tours and even flight lessons.
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