We have always dreamed of a trip to Bora Bora, and envisioned ourselves staying in an over the water bungalow. But after doing extensive research, we decided that we wanted an experience more authentic and private. The over water bungalows look great in pictures, but in reality they are right next to each other and you have very little privacy. We found Villa Ahuna and I knew instantly that this was where we wanted to stay for our dream trip. I booked the property for 9 nights. We were a bit nervous since we had never been to Bora Bora, and we weren't sure of logistics, the location, etc. We are both boaters and sailors, so the thought of having a small boat as our primary transportation for vacation was very exciting to us.
All of our communications with Tea, the owner, were gracious, and any questions we had prior to our arrival were answered promptly. We were greeted at the airport on arrival by A young woman named Bellen, and a boat driver named Tuma. Bellen was a pleasure to meet, and she gave us our initial introduction to Bora Bora, and a quick tour of the area by boat, pointing out restaurants, markets, places to dock our boat, etc. We arrived at the Villa, and Bellen gave us an extensive briefing on the property. Pictures don't really do this property justice - it is huge, and there are several gazebos, docks, beaches, tables, eating areas spread around it. The main living area is very large as well. There is a huge kitchen/bar area with seating around the kitchen. There is a stove, refrigerator, sink and a full supply of cooking utensils. The living room area is also very large, with 2 couches and 2 loveseats/chairs. There is beautiful artwork all around, shells, carvings, and other island art. The property came with it's own cat, Mitzi, that was the sweetest, friendliest cat I have ever encountered.
The sleeping accommodations are in 2 bungalows that I think came from the Old Bora Bora Hotel that was destroyed in a storm. Each has a lovely king size bed and bathroom. Although there is no air conditioning, there are fans provided, and we had no problems sleeping. One of the most memorable things is waking up at sunrise and hearing the waves breaking on the reef just outside the door. We fed the fish from the dock, and there was a small octopus that lived by the dock that ate every morning.
The small boat provided was adequate for trips to Vaitape for shopping as well as circling the island. If you crave adventure this is the place for you!