So Bora Bora doesn’t have a ton of coral and sea life at their resorts. Not like Moorea. But don’t worry, the Four Seasons Bora Bora has got you covered. They have their very own snorkel sanctuary, with an in house marine biologist.
The snorkel sanctuary is HUGE. There are so many places to swim and enjoy, and there’s even a beach area right there with chairs and umbrellas.
In the mornings, you can meet Oliver Martin, the Four Seasons’ marine biologist, for coral grafting. There are complimentary snorkel tours offered daily, and guests who want a more intimate snorkeling experience can book a private tour for a fee. Ever want to feed an octopus? Well, here you can.
The lagoon sanctuary weaves throughout the resort’s grounds, and is home to over 100 species. It’s so fascinating. I had so much fun swimming here. I loved learning about and seeing coral at different stages, and of course all the fish.
It’s a peaceful atmosphere, and a lot quieter than the actual beach and pool areas.
We brought our own snorkeling gear on this trip, which broke about two seconds into our first day in Moorea. Lucky for us, guests will find all the snorkeling equipment they need right in their bungalow, so there’s no need to pack any.
It took me until this point in our trip to finally get used to using my Sony RX 100 M3 underwater in the housing I bought on Amazon. However, I lost most of my shots not realizing the camera was overheating in the underwater casing. Then, the lens cap would stick, so most of my shots had black lines on the top and bottom – ugh!
For the above shots, I had to get the original color back via Lightroom. It makes me appreciate GoPro even more. With my GoPro shots (below), I didn’t have to do anything to them. Everything upheld perfectly.
Up next, we venture off property for the day for some adventure!