The Four Seasons Bora Bora is massive, which is a bonus for those who like to stay in vast surroundings, but not such good news for those who don't like to walk much. The latter would be well-advised to book one of the 2 or 3 villas closest to the reception, or even one of the bungalows located at the beginning of the two access pontoons. This way, you will only have between 656 and 984 ft to walk between your room and the main communal areas (pool, bars and restaurants). Those who would prefer a room at the far end of the pontoon (perhaps for the superb views across the lagoon and of Bora Bora's Mount Otemanu) will have to walk over half a mile to reach the hotel's facilities. As far as facilities are concerned, the Four Seasons has two exceptional communal areas, the first being its 98 ft by 20 ft swimming pool, located alongside the lagoon (which is in itself extraordinary). The hotel has also provided covered cabanas around the pool, which are the size of a double bed, like mini-fares with pandanus roofs, as well as deckchairs laid out along the water's edge and on the coconut tree-planted lawn. The hotel's second exceptional area is the spa, which is located to the rear of the estate, on the same level as the ocean. As the terrain is broken up by several coral reef lagoons connected to the main lagoon, the spa overlooks a stretch of salt water. In order to take full advantage of this location, a cabin has been built on stilts, providing the perfect setting to relax and watch the fish (through the glass floor) whilst you enjoy your treatment. The spa has a 98 ft-high roof, giving the place an extraordinary, almost mythical feel, and also houses the hotel's very attractive gym, which offers panoramic views across the deep blue ocean thanks to its position on the reef-side edge of Motu Tehotu, which explains the ultramarine colour of the water. Treatments are given using Espa-branded products, though some are also available using local ingredients, such as crushed black pearl and kagaya flower. Be aware though, that an hour-long massage will set you back around ?140.