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50 years ago, a brilliant idea changed the hospitality industry – Overwater bungalows on Bora Bora

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February 16, 2017

50 years ago, a brilliant idea changed the hospitality industry – Overwater bungalows on Bora Bora

Los Angeles – 16 February 2017 –
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, recently named Best Large Luxury Island Resort in the World by Cigar Aficionado, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the overwater bungalow, with the introduction of a €1,967 resort credit.

Paying homage to the year of the first overwater bungalow, the 50th Anniversary Package includes a €1,967 resort credit, which is applied to stays of six or more consecutive nights, and can be used by guests on resort charges such as dining, activities and spa experiences. Additionally, guests booking this package will receive a “Make Your Own Mai Tai” kit, allowing them to further celebrate this occasion with French Polynesia’s most famous cocktail.

“This is a historic occasion, and we’re celebrating the overwater bungalow all year long with this special resort credit,” said Maria Jagla, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. “These unique accommodations have a come a long way since 1967, and we’re proud to offer the ultimate version, full of luxury and comfort, here at Four Seasons.”

The first overwater bungalow was built by the famed “Bali Hai Boys” on the French Polynesian island of Raiatea in 1967. This sought-after design has since been replicated around the world, though Bora Bora is most known as the luxury destination of choice for these accommodations.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora offers 100 overwater bungalow suites (15 with private plunge pools), ranging in size from 1,120 – 2,228 square feet (104 – 207 square meters.) Each designed with traditional thatched roofs, indigenous Polynesian artwork, modern flair and privacy in mind.

The Resort also offers seven inclusive beachfront villa estates, while dining options include a vast selection of creative culinary experiences, from Polynesian to French to South Pacific fusion. A full-service spa offers the perfect combination of relaxation and exhilaration, while an abundance of active adventure options await.

The Resort has recently introduced offering private jet charters from Los Angeles to Bora Bora.


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