Fifty Shades of Blue

Studies have shown that there is a connection between human happiness and the ocean, that water surrounded by blue space gives us a feeling of connectedness and relaxation. In his  book, “Blue Mind,” marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols combines personal stories and research studies to describe the healing power of water. Therefore,  it is no coincidence that ocean-side locations  have always been a favorite destination to de-stress and create the perfect holiday experience. And what better place than a tropical island to experience the calming effect that water has on people? We would like to share a couple of our favorite islands where we would like to take you.

 St Regis, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Surrounded by sand-fringed islets and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, the pacific island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia, overflows with beauty. Coined it as the "pearl of the Pacific by the 18th-century British explorer James Cook, the island is considered one of the ultimate honeymoon retreats. Blissful Bora Bora abounds with glorious sunsets, underwater adventures, overwater bungalows and luxurious resorts. Opened in 2006, the St Regis Resort is second to none when it comes to five-star amenities and dining options.

The Brando, Tetiaroa island

Again, French Polynesia, this time just just 30 miles north of Tahiti, atoll Tetiaroa is a secluded corner of paradise surrounded by an expanse of azure blue South Pacific. Featuring 35 deluxe villas each with its own private beach area and plunge pool, a myriad of lagoon activities, world class dining with Polynesian and French cuisine, The Brando resort takes luxury to an entirely new level.

Laucala Overwater Villa, Fiji Islands

A stunning private island in the South Pacific covering 12 square kilometres, Laucala offers dramatic extremes in landscapes: a volcanic mountain covered in tropical rainforest, untouched mangroves, picture-perfect beaches and coral reefs brimming with marine life and even a chapel. The 25 Fijian-styled villas of Laucala Resort are set amidst coconut plantations, besides deserted beaches and atop the island's volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle.
At Laucala, style and sustainability go hand in hand, from the natural fibres and woods used in design to the wild orchids in gardens and organic produce grown on island farms. Laucala epitomises seclusion and the graceful hospitality for which the Fijian archipelago is famed.

As Wallace J. Nichols explains," humans share a special emotional connection with the sea. And anyone who spends a lot of time in the ocean, whether surfing through waves, diving in deep waters or sailing across the world, can tell you just how spiritually powerful the ocean is.
Let's celebrate and always protect what connects us.

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