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King Pool Overwater Villas at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui.
The resort at sunset.
A wall-to-wall sliding door opens to a private deck and views of the Pacific.

Paradise Found

by slh

Escape to Bora Bora’s newest luxury destination

Bora Bora has long been a draw for the traveler seeking a sultry escape in an indulgent overwater bungalow, and it has been a decade since this natural paradise and history-rich destination has seen a new luxury resort. Enter Conrad Bora Bora Nui—featuring 28 spacious garden and beach villas and 86 overwater bungalows outfitted with high-tech amenities and minimal decor that offers a fresh take on tropical modernism. The only challenge facing newlyweds is choosing whether to stay tucked away in the beautiful accommodations or to venture out and paddle board or snorkel along the nearby reefs. Anywhere you explore along Conrad’s cove offers sweeping vistas of mountain peaks covered in tropical vegetation, and endless swaths of clear, blue water.

The resort has no shortage of over-the-top comforts. Ready to elope or tie the knot again? Head to the hillside chapel on the property’s exclusive islet of Motu Tapu, which can also serve as the backdrop for a private dinner for two. Enjoy the mid–afternoon tea service while gazing through the glass floor of the Upa Upa Lounge, or sip a tiki cocktail at the swim-up pool bar. To unwind completely, visit the Hina Spa for a massage alfresco amid the same inspirational views that once captivated Capt. James Cook, artist Paul Gauguin and generations of island kings. From $480/night; conradhotels.com.

Written by ELLA GEORGES.
Photography courtesy of CONRAD BORA BORA NUI.

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of C Weddings.