by Leo Jakobson | April 04, 2017

A new luxury resort opened yesterday on an island whose name alone gives it the power to excite and motivate incentive program participants: Bora Bora, in French Polynesia.

Conrad Hotels & Resorts' five-star Conrad Bora Bora Nui is located on a private cove on Motu To'opua, a small islet just off the coast of Bora Bora and within its encircling coral reef. It features 114 guest rooms, 86 private overwater huts, and 28 tropical garden and beach villas, as well as a pair of two-story overwater Presidential Villas, both of which feature an upstairs sunning deck and whirlpool. The décor style is based on traditional Tahitian materials with clean modern lines and amenities, such as free Wi-Fi throughout.

"Our remote location in a private cove offers a truly special setting for Conrad's debut in the South Pacific," said Jean Duc, general manager, Conrad Bora Bora Nui, in a statement. "At Conrad Bora Bora Nui, we provide new ways for guests to discover this one-of-a-kind destination and the dynamic Tahitian culture." 

There is also an infinity pool overlooking the beach, an overwater lounge, and a swim-up pool bar. There are five dining options, including the covered but open-air Iriatai French Restaurant and the Banyan Chinese Restaurant, which has a 12-person private room. The others are the Tamure Beach Grill, Upa Upa Lounge Bar, and Iriatai Wine Bar.

The hilltop Hina Spa offers locally sourced spa products in its seven treatment rooms and has an outdoor treatment room looking out over the lagoon.

A unique feature is Motu Tapu, a much smaller islet near the resort that is exclusive for the Conrad Bora Bora's guests. A water shuttle connects it to the main property. 

Motu Tapu also has a 44,756-square-foot event space with open sides and 20-foot ceilings. It can be used for private events of up to 200 people theater-, reception-, or banquet-style. The resort's on-property banquet room is 920 square feet and can hold up to 60 for a reception. The 4,125-square-foot Iriatai can take a reception of 240 guests or banquet of 140 seats for a private event. Tamure Beach Grill is 5,115 square feet and can host events of up to 240 for a reception and 180 for a banquet.