So your wedding or honeymoon is now booked and you are considering having a photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui to create great memories of this amazing trip? Thanks to this blog post you get more information about the resort itself but also about our ultimate favorite spots to take pictures.
Conrad Bora Bora Nui : Resort’s introduction
Situated on a white-sand beach overlooking a 50 shades of blue lagoon, The Conrad Bora Bora Nui is a gorgeous, heavenly resort where both relaxation and breathtaking views are waiting for you for an exotic, alluring, and peaceful retreat. Located on the private islet of Motu To’opua, nestled between Mount Otemanu and the lagoon below you can reach Vaitape (Bora Bora’s main town) in just ten minutes by boat.
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui has recently been totally remodeled and offers a large range of rooms & overwater bungalows, from garden villas, spacious Lagoon View Suites to the beautiful waterfront and presidential villas, which are perfect for big groups or families (114 rooms in total). You’ll also find 6 restaurants and bars to suit all tastes along with a stunning 2 levels infinity pool and a great spa.
If you stay at The Conrad Bora Bora Nui you’ll also be allowed to spend some quality time the Motu Tapu a small private islet, only accessible by boat. The islet was once the private beach of Polynesian Queen Pomare IV (yes sir!). You can spend a day there, have a very intimate wedding ceremony or a romantic dinner. The place is unreal, you’ll feel alone in the world and, of course, it’s a great opportunity to take stunning pictures 😉
But 3 things make the Conrad Bora Bora truly unique (and a great environment for a photoshoot) :
_ Its beach first, which is one of the longest soft white sand beaches of Bora Bora.
_ The hill where you’ll find the spa, the chapel, and a panoramic belvedere. It offers breathtaking, scenic views on both the lagoon and the bungalows on one side and iconic mountain view on the other one.
_ And finally, the fact that the sunset is directly facing the resort (and not hidden by the mountain) for beautiful, romantic colors.
But enough talking, you clicked to see pictures right?
So you’ll find below the 10 best spots for your photo shoot at the Conrad Bora Bora.
Photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora : Top 10 locations
1 : Main beach
You are in Bora Bora so the white sand beach (one of the longest in Bora Bora) with views on the fabulous overwater bungalows cannot’ be missed! The sand is so soft that it almost feels like flour! Shooting in the morning is best if you want to capture all the shades of blue and, of course, we can end the photoshoot with pictures on the water if you feel like trashing the wedding dress! We can also use some of the hammocks on the beach because nothing screams more “tropical paradise” than a hammock by a turquoise lagoon! Add some bungalows on the background and you’ve got the perfect spot for that Instagram shot!
2 : Infinity pool
Two layers infinity pool overlooking the lagoon. Can you count the shades of blue?
3 : Overwater bungalow
Your bungalow is also a great place to shoot. We actually start our photoshoots there most of time 🙂 We can take advantage of the hammock above the water and the views. It’s a stunning spot in the morning or at sunset with a golden / orange light. If you feel adventurous you can also jump into the ocean from your deck for a fun shot!
4 : Overwater bungalow bridges
We also like the bridges leading to the overwater bungalows for a true Bora Bora feeling!
5 : Presidential villas
For those of you wondering: Yes! This is the overwater villas involved in the Kim K. earing gate! But is also one of the greatest places of the resort to capture the beauty of the lagoon 🙂
6 : Spa hill : Chapel, gardens & panoramic views
This place is unique in Bora Bora! While most of the resort’s motus are flat the Conrad’s hill offers stunning panoramic views on 2 sides: the lagoon but also the mountain. The mountain view on one side: Perfect spot for some “jungle pictures” or a romantic dinner at sunset and the resort/bungalow views on the other side. When you get tired of this view, you get tired of life I guess. They did not name it “The Million Dollar View” for nothing, trust me! Our favorite time of the day to shoot there is sunset with a beautiful golden light. Another spot we like it the surrounding of the chapel. This spot will add a different atmosphere to your photoshoot. We like the tropical gardens and enjoy playing with the shades on the white wall.
7 : Main dock
The main dock is also, a great spot for a big jump into the lagoon to finish your photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora!
8 : Secret waterfall
9 : Motu Tapu
Ok, it’s not technically in the resort. But since only the guests from the Conrad Bora Bora can visit you shouldn’t miss this opportunity. Probably one of the most immaculate islets in Bora Bora.
Recommended itineraries for your photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora.
Here are our recommended itineraries depending on the duration of your photoshoot.
Itineraries for a 1H photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora
- Bungalow deck + Spa hill area
- Bungalow deck + Beach area
Itineraries for a 2H photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora
- Spa hill area + Beach area
- Wedding ceremony + Spa hill area
- Wedding ceremony + Beach area
Itineraries for a 3 H photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora
- 3H is enough to cover the whole resort + a wedding ceremony
Of course, we can also do a tailored itinerary according to your preferences and demands. Let’s talk about it 🙂
Best time & light for your photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora
You can check examples using the pictures above: The light & colors are very different depending on the time of the day. To get a soft and beautiful light the best is to shoot in the morning or just before the sunset. Sunsets are often sensational here so it’s a great time to shoot BUT be aware that the water won’t look that blue (but golden or pink depending on the colors of the sunset of the day). If the vibrant blue color of the lagoon is the most important to you then we suggest shooting in the morning between 9AM & 11AM.
To sum up: If you like more the beach area we recommend you to schedule your photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora in the morning. If you like the hilltop area better then shooting at the sunset will offer a better atmosphere.
In any case it’s always better to avoid shooting in the middle of the afternoon: it’s very hot, the light is way too harsh and the best photo spots (including the main beach, the hammocks, and the infinity pool) can get busy.