‘Forbidden’ Islet of Motu Tapu : A French Polynesian Private Island

While we were in Bora Bora, the ridiculously gorgeous atoll in the French Polynesia we had the unique opportunity to visit Hilton’s ‘Forbidden’ islet of Motu Tapu, which used to be private beach of the Polynesian Queen Pomare IV.  It was one of the most incredible experiences ever.  It was our very own French Polynesian Private Island – although for only a day, we had the entire island to ourselves!  This little piece of paradise was a few minutes boat ride from the Hilton Bora Bora resort where we stayed at.

It literally was like stepping into your own screensaver!  Surrounded by the mountains and powdery white sand beached, waters in shades of blue that is only possible in this South pacific Seas and verdant trees for shade… We enjoyed our ‘Day in Paradise with a feet-in-the-sand gourmet lunch prepared on site by the Hilton staff, lounged on the private white sand beach and snorkeled in the crystal blue water that was filled with bright color fishes!  There was even a baby shark and a stingray that came to visit is right by the picnic table.

The meal was spectacular — from the lobster to the island specialty of Poisson Cru which is raw red tuna in coconut milk, I seldom eat fish but tried it a little and thought it was delicious. We walked around the little beach, took some family pictures in our whites outfits and enjoyed the day in the ultimate private island escape… the images and memories forever etched in our minds.

Motu Tapu it is said to be the most photographed islet in the South Pacific, you can see why…

Photo Diary the French Polynesian Private Island Motu Tapu

Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu
Outside Suburbia - Motu Tapu

Hope you enjoyed the photoblog of Motu Tapu. You can book this experience through the Hilton Bora Bora resort.

p.s. I didn’t alter or edit the pictures in any way, just some cropping, it is really this gorgeous!

Cheers!
Priya

12 thoughts on “‘Forbidden’ Islet of Motu Tapu : A French Polynesian Private Island”

  1. Looks absolutely stunning! No editing! That’s amazing! The Color of the water, I mean this is the ultimate dream destination! Thank you for making me dream with my eyes open

  2. What a stunning place and such beautiful scenery! I’ve always been enchanted by the South Pacific. I visited Tahiti when I was younger and I have always wanted to go back and see Bora Bora too. Looks like it was an amazing vacation with your family!

  3. Wow, this looks so beautiful. Bora Bora is just such a dream location, who wouldn’t want to go there? Thank you for taking me along through your pictures <3

  4. WOW, take me there right now! What a stunning place. Awnnn the baby shark and stingray, sooo cute. I’ve only seen them like this in the Maldives, which by the way is gorgeous as this place. Paradise no doubt!

    Thank you for sharing this special place on #MondayEscapes

  5. WOW!! That lunch experience above the sand and sea is amazing! Bora Bora sounds like another world… I definitely need to put this on my bucket list. Thank you for linking up on Travel Tuesday!

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