18 romantic destinations for 2018

In Holiday Reviews - Asia, Holiday Reviews - Bali, Holiday Reviews - Malaysia, Holiday Reviews - Thailand, Honeymoons by Emily Russ

Bora Bora - romantic destinations 2018
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Bora Bora

Someone might as well rename Bora Bora ‘Fantasy Island’ because this stunning destination really is the stuff of daydreams. From its pristine lagoons to its rainbow coral gardens, everywhere you look in the Tahitian island seems to be created just for Instagram.

Adventure awaits thrill-seekers, with epic surfing, muddy ATV rides in the mountains, volcano-hiking, SUP-ing, diving and snorkelling all on offer. There’s also loads for culture vultures to be inspired by – ensure you check out a dance performance and sample the local cuisine before you leave. One thing you can’t miss here is swimming with reef sharks and stingrays in Bora Bora’s warm, gin-clear waters. It’s both an exciting and peaceful experience that will stay with you forever. 

And we really can’t talk about Bora Bora without mentioning its lavish overwater, thatched-roof bungalows. Ranging from the basic (but still crazy-beautiful) through to ones with glass panel floors and their own above- water infinity pools, these beauties are straight-up accommodation goals. 

Related article: How to have a luxe Tahiti honeymoon on a budget