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Tahiti: nosey through the Hilton Bora Bora with me

With so many gorgeous resorts and overwater bungalows reaching into the giant lagoon of Bora Bora, it’s hard to decide where to stay. But don’t worry, I did the looking for you and here are my pics and a few comments to help you make that trip-of-a-lifetime decision.

Let’s start this mini series at the Hilton, Bora Bora

Hilton Bora Bora

An aerial view of paradise, Hilton Bora Bora

Hilton Bora Bora

You can stay in villas in the garden or overwater bungalows. These 2 on the end are the Presidential suites.

Hilton Presidential suite Bora Bora

The Presidential suites are 2 floors and this top floor has your own sauna and massage table before stepping through this hobbit door to the deck with a bar and jacuzzi

Hilton overwater bungalows Bora Bora

But most couples go for one of these – overwater bungalows where you can jump in off your own balcony and snorkel with the fish

Hilton Bora Bora garden room

Garden view rooms for those wanting to stay off the water (or with smaller budgets)

Hilton Bora Bora pool

The main pool

Hilton Bora Bora motu

For a lunch you’ll never forget, book a motu barbecue on this tiny private island

Hilton Bora Bora motu lunch

I could not believe my eyes when we walked around the tiny island to see this…

Hilton Bora Bora motu picnic

Vaea brought this fresh seafood platter cooked on the bbq on the motu: spiny lobster (crayfish), shrimp, mahi mahi, tuna and poisson cru. Amazeballs!

Hilton Bora Bora lunch in sea

The General Manager Jean Guillaumot, 11 days into the job, and me just having a casual lunch with little fish circling waiting for a baguette crumb

Hilton Bora Bora bungalow

A close-up look at a typical bungalow with glass in the veranda to see the fish and more inside

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Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio in NZ every Sunday. Former Travel Editor at Yahoo NZ and current freelance writer for a few newspapers and mags from time to time, I set off on this travel writing journey 20 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!) I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for my newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!