Bora Bora is pure magic! It’s the one place where we really can steal away, no paparazzi, no chaos, just us and the ocean. Eddie and I had vacationed there several years ago and have always wanted to go back. It’s personally my favorite spot to vacation, mainly because I’ll actually swim in the water. Yes, I’m one of those that still has to hold their nose to go under water. The ocean usually isn’t my thing, but because Bora Bora is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef, the waters are much calmer, so it’s optimal for swimming and snorkeling. The lush, green lands, the jovial, kind hearted people, the vibrantly colorful array of fish, the underwater mansions of coral reefs, it’s all breathtakingly stunning.
The first four months of this year were insanely busy for both Eddie and me. Between him filming his TV show “Rosewood”, me touring the U.K., New Zealand and the US, releasing my album “Remnants” and balancing our family time with the kids, we really needed to just be with each other and enjoy celebrating our 6 year wedding anniversary, spoiling one another with love and undivided attention. The trip fed our souls. The laughter, the food, our room right in the middle of the ocean and Eddie’s “Tiki Tiki” concoction hit the spot. Bora Bora was a pretty epic trip, one we’ll never forget!
A trip to Tahiti is what dreams are made of. It’s a place that I recommend not passing up if you have the chance to experience it. Here are “Soul Of EverLe’s” top picks and tips for an unforgettable time:
Stay- Conrad Nui or Four Seasons
We have stayed at both hotels and equally enjoyed each of them. The Conrad Nui, where we stayed this time just finished beautiful renovations.
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort. Rooms for April 2018 range from $275 to $530 per night.
This is quite possibly the best meal we’ve ever had! It’s a tiny, romantic restaurant that you DO NOT want to miss.
This is a must for anyone like me who has a bit of a freak out if water seeps into their mask or shoots up their nose. You can breathe out of both your nose and your mouth. Thanks to Fabien at Puresnorkeling, snorkeling was incredibly enjoyable.
Make sure to add travel insurance to your trip, it doesn’t cost much and it gives you the peace of mind and flexibility to change your travel plans last minute. More info here!
Drink- Eddie’s “Tiki Tiki” drink recipe…
The key to this yummy, simple but effective concoction is fresh watermelon juice. So, whip out your juicer or go grab some at the market. Careful, these go down a little too easily.
1 1/2 oz silver tequila
2 oz fresh watermelon juice
1-2 oz sprite