After their August 2009 wedding, Charmed star Alyssa Milano and David Bugliari, her new husband, chose a most enchanted spot for their week-long honeymoon: the idyllic island of Bora Bora in the Tahitian islands. Set against the isle’s vibrant green mountainsides and turquoise seascapes, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, where the couple stayed, provides the perfect blend of romance, seclusion and unparalleled natural beauty.
If you book one of the overwater villas, you’ll marvel at the view through your glass floor of the spectacular marine life swimming below; in addition, each villa is surrounded by a deck that features an outdoor shower, a whirlpool bath and comfy daybeds for lounging. Floating pontoon bridges provide the perfect launch spot for diving into the translucent blue sea. Rooms are decorated in natural island-sourced woods and colorful batik prints. Each bathroom has an oversize soaking tub, with uninterrupted views of Mount Otemanu in the distance.
Resort activities include painting classes, tennis and splashing in freshwater pools. To get up close and personal with the many varieties of colorful tropical fish, arrange to snorkel at the property’s placid, crystal-clear lagoon. For an adrenaline rush, try a shark-feeding excursion or an off-road safari into the island’s lush jungle interior.
Savor the flavors of Bora Bora at the resort’s four restaurants. At the Mediterranean-inspired Te Pahu Grill, enjoy such offerings as a confit swordfish in olive oil and roasted lamb filet with crusted black olives. At the overwater Lagoon Restaurant, feast on a fusion menu created by internationally celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Back at your villa, have your personal butler pop open a bottle of bubbly as you drink in the sight of the moonlit ocean. Visit starwoodhotels.com for more information.
Photography: Courtesy of the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort