Luxury Travel Advisor Paula Killion was tasked with creating a mother-daughter bucket list trip to French Polynesia to celebrate a 13th birthday, and she did not disappoint. Paula’s duo stepped off the plane ready for an epic adventure, and the French Polynesian way of life provided that and more.
Paula’s clients opted to visit a few beautiful islands during their stay, but Bora Bora was the clear favorite. With tranquil waters, captivating beauty, luxury accommodations and incredible activities, the Jewel of the South Seas -- Bora Bora -- has it all.
Whether you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping or give your adrenal glands a much-needed rest, there’s a wide range of options to partake in on the island. Swim with sharks in the morning and unwind at a world-class spa in the afternoon.
Delight in a fresh, beach-side feast in the evening and marvel at the stars over a cocktail before bed. And while you certainly don’t need a special reason to visit this Polynesian paradise, it is the perfect place to celebrate a honeymoon, retirement, or of course, a thirteenth birthday. The world is truly your oyster in French Polynesia.
Shake things up with an eco-snorkel safari. Be on the lookout for black tip sharks, stingrays, moray eels, and loads of other tropical fish as you swim in the coral gardens teeming with life.
Head out on a guided boat trip to a motu for a truly private, unique experience. Formed by broken coral and sand, these tiny islets can be found all over French Polynesia. With your feet in the white sand, enjoy a delicious Polynesian meal and learn about local legends and traditions.
If you’re staying in an overwater bungalow, be sure to treat yourself to some room service, French Polynesian style! Bask in the sunshine on your balcony as you wait for breakfast to be delivered via an outrigger canoe.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, one of the most important questions should always be “where’s the spa?” Pamper yourself like Paula’s mother-daughter duo did with a rejuvenating spa day for a most memorable birthday treat.