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Bora Bora has some of French Polynesia's finest and most expensive resorts, and yet another -- the superluxe Four Seasons Bora Bora (www.fourseasons.com) -- was scheduled to open in September 2008 on Motu Tehotu, on the eastern side of the lagoon.

A mainstay on the island since 1961, the luxurious Hotel Bora Bora (tel. 800/421-1490 or 60.44.11; www.amanresorts.com) was slated to close in October 2008 for a complete rebuilding. It is expected to reopen in time for its 50th anniversary in 2011.

Be Prepared for Mosquitoes & No-Nos -- Keep in mind that mosquitoes and no-nos (sand flies) love to feast on guests on Bora Bora's motus, so you'll want a good supply of insect repellent if you opt to stay at one of the offshore resorts.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.