About Erin D
Lives in San Pedro, Belize
Since Sep. 2008
35-49 year old female
Full time traveler and digital nomad - visited over 60 countries on 5 continents to date. Three-time expat -- Taiwan, Netherlands, and Belize. I'm a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and I'm an annual passholder to all Disney Parks worldwide, visiting each of the international resorts 2-3 times per year. I work as a travel and food writer and blogger. I write for publications like Viator and Roam Right Travel Insurance. I am AFAR Magazine's Belize expert and authored the Official AFAR Guide to Belize. In 2013, I authored the majority of Belize's official visitor magazine, Destination Belize, and had the honor to work as the English language editor for a renowned international chef's second published cookbook.
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Fly over Bora Bora in a helicopter with your significant other to experience it from above. Enjoy stunning views of Mount Otemanu and the brilliant shades of turquoise in the lagoon — Bora Bora is surrounded by a stunning coral reef, making it an impressive sight to behold from the sky. There are several packages available, including a complete tour of the Leeward Islands, which includes Tupai, Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea.
One of the most romantic things you can do in Bora Bora is pick out Tahitian pearls and have them set. Tahia is located just across from the dock where cruise ships and hotels bring their passengers and sells the best quality pearls and modern settings at competitive prices. I recommend that you look at pearls from multiple stores to get an idea of what is available and to compare prices.
Why not combine the romance of Bora Bora with memories that will last a lifetime. Bora Bora Photo Lagoon takes you to some of the most romantic spots in the area and captures those moments for posterity. Forget the selfie sticks and the blurry underwater photos, let the professionals capture some timeless photos of you and your significant other in paradise.
With over 100 years experience, St. Regis is synonymous with luxury, romance, and high-end service. The resort offers a butler service, which is a wonderful perk that can add some more romance to any Bora Bora vacation. The resort is located on a secluded spot of the lagoon, and features some of the largest over-water bungalows in the region. When it comes to dining options, it's no surprise that the hotel features one of the top restaurants in Bora Bora — be sure to make a reservation for dinner at the Lagoon Restaurant.
If you're looking for a resort that will offer some incredible spa time together for you and your significant other, book the InterContinental and check out the Deep Ocean Spa. Over 13,000 square feet, some of which are devoted to glass-floored over-water bungalows, where you can admire marine life during your spa session. The InterContinental Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora also features an over-water wedding chapel. If you want to renew your vows or plan a destination wedding, check out the intimate chapel that faces Mount Otemanu.
Want to experience a private island picnic in Bora Bora? Book your stay at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort to enjoy lunch on Motu Tapu, where the Tahitian royal family once held their ritual ceremonies. It's one of the most photographed islands in the South Pacific and it's reserved for Hilton guests and invited guests only.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora offers a number of romantic packages and amenities to lovebirds looking to holiday in Bora Bora. Book the Taurua romantic dinner package to experience a Polynesian-style dining experience made for two. Your evening starts with a private canoe ride from the shore to the Four Seasons' sunset motu, where you will have a private island dinner. You can start your morning off one day with breakfast on your bungalow terrace delivered by outrigger canoe. And, ask about the sunset lovers cruise that includes Champagne and honeymoon photos.
Tucked away in a beautiful Mediterranean-style house, the quiet ambiance and classic French tasting menu will certainly set the stage for romance in Bora Bora. La Villa Mahana offers five-course Epicurean Menus that feature classic French cuisine prepared with fresh Polynesian ingredients. Chef Damien Rinaldi-Dovio trained with Paul Bocuse in Paris and was the Executive Chef at L'Orangerie in Los Angeles. The villa once belonged to local artist Garrick Yrondi, and you'll see many of Yrondi's paintings still don the walls inside the restaurant.
If you want to explore Bora Bora's pristine lagoon on your own, consider renting a boat from La Plage Private Tours. Choose from trimarans, speed boats, pontoon boats, or a fun 13-foot Quintrex that is ideal for two adults. If you don't have a boat license, you can only rent boats that are smaller than 6hp. Bora Bora has a fragile ecosystem and it's critical you obey the laws set forth, like no anchoring on coral, no littering, and don't try to touch the coral and marine life.
No matter what romantic resort you book in Bora Bora, be sure to make a reservation for dinner at Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges. Located at the St. Regis Bora Bora, Lagoon is set over the water, offering stunning views of Mount Otemanu. Jean-Georges is one of the world's most famous French chefs and was born and raised on the outskirts of Strasbourg, in the Alsace region of France. He's opened a number of restaurants around the globe, appeared on countless television shows, and authored several cookbooks as well. His work in Asia has greatly influenced his cuisine, and those who love Asian food will definitely enjoy chef Jean-George's menu at Lagoon Restaurant.