Islet of Motu Tapu : An Exclusive Private Island Experience in Bora Bora

While we were in Bora Bora, the ridiculously gorgeous atoll in the French Polynesia we had the unique opportunity to visit the ‘Forbidden’ islet of Motu Tapu, which used to be the private beach of the Polynesian Queen Pomare IV.  It was one of the most incredible experiences ever.  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. An Exclusive Private Island Experience in Bora Bora!

When we arrived at this secret island, it literally was like stepping into your own screensaver!  Surrounded by the mountains and powdery white sand beaches, 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. All prepared right on the small island by the crew who came along with us. We walked around the little beach, took some family pictures in our whites outfits.  We changed into the swimsuits we brought along and enjoyed the day in the ultimate private island escape in Bora Bora… 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 of our Exclusive Private Island Escape in Bora Bora at Motu Tapu 

Forbidden Islet of Motu Tapu - Photo by Outside Suburbia

'Forbidden' Islet of Motu Tapu - Photo by Outside Suburbia

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'Forbidden' Islet of Motu Tapu - Photo by Outside Suburbia
Secret Bora Bora Island - 'Forbidden' Islet of Motu Tapu - Photo by Outside Suburbia

Private Island of Motu Tapu - Photo by Outside Suburbia

Private Island Experience in Bora Bora - Photo by Outside Suburbia

Private Island Experience in Bora Bora - Photo by Outside Suburbia

Private Island Experience in Bora Bora - Photo by Outside Suburbia

Private Island Experience in Bora Bora - Photo by Outside Suburbia

Private Island in Bora Bora - Photo by Outside Suburbia

We saw a stingray in the shallow waters

Private Island in Bora Bora - Photo by Outside Suburbia
Private Island Experience in Bora Bora - Photo by Outside Suburbia
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Ultimate private island experience in Bora Bora, Photo by Priya Vin - OutsideSuburbia.com

Ultimate private island escape in Bora Bora - Photo by Priya Vin, Outside Suburbia

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Private Island Experience in Bora Bora - Photo by Outside Suburbia

Lunch is served…. all prepared by the staff right on the island


Toasting to an amazing day in Paradise – what a memorable experience at this Secret and Private Island in Bora Bora


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After lunch it was time for a swim in the pretty blue waters…

We saw all kinds of fishes and a couple of nurse sharks swim by the beach

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It was difficult to leave this little slice of paradise…

Hope you enjoyed the photo blog of Private Island Experience. 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

You might also like – Family Guide to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, a short but sweet Moorea Island Drive and Moorea ATV tour in the Mountains.

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12 thoughts on “Islet of Motu Tapu : An Exclusive Private Island Experience in Bora Bora”

  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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