Few places in the world compare to Bora Bora a quintessential tropical isle in French Polynesia showcasing white-sand beaches, flower-scented breezes, and idyllic coves. Since getting to paradise can be a lengthy affair (its eight hours by plane from Los Angeles to Tahiti, plus another hour to connect), why not treat yourself to an once-in-a-lifetime experience once you land? The Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa just unveiled brand-new over-the-water presidential villas that necessitate a splurge, if youve got the pocket change to spare.
Lying on top of the turquoise clear sea, the stunning bi-level units (pictured) feature ample accommodations: including two bedrooms, dual dressing rooms, and a spacious living area (not to mention a well-being room used purely for massage purposes). Elegant Italian marble bathrooms (three total) compliment the exotic Polynesian-inspired decor. Outside, bask in your own private pool, Jacuzzi, and sun deck gazebo. Perks (yes, there are more) include canopy king beds and glass floor panels providing limitless ocean views.
Rates start at a worthy $5,000 per night (plus taxes) -- or half that per couple, if you go the Couples Retreat route. The bill includes all of the following: personalized service with private check-in; welcome cocktails; flower lei and Polynesian pareo (sarong) upon arrival; a 40-minute in-room massage per adult; a bottle of bubbly and fresh fruit platter; twice daily maid service; and (spoiler alert!) a shell necklace as a farewell gift.