Honeymoons and milestone celebration trips deserve extra attention to detail – after all, they are once in a lifetime moments! As a couple, you’ve declared your love in front of family and friends, and now you need to some time to recharge and focus on yourselves without prying eyes. We’ve been there ourselves and understand the importance of these trips. It’s one of the reasons we are so excited to let you in on a little secret that we’re privy to… have you heard of the Secret Garden of Love in Bora Bora?
Located in a thick grove of coconut palms – and so easy to miss – at the Intercontinental Thalasso in Bora Bora is the Secret Garden of Love. Here, couples can walk together to choose a coconut tree to seal their love wish. It’s private and secluded so you can take your time selecting the right tree for your wish. The concept is based on the famous Pont des Art bridge in France where lovers clipped their locks. (Sadly, the practice there has since been discouraged due to safety concerns and how crowded it got.) The concept of sealing your love with a lock is believed to have origins in Asia even though France is what immediately comes to mind for many. Bora Bora hopes to change that for those seeking a more tropical respite.
Upon entering the grove, you face the tiki and see the four totem symbols posted in front of select trees around the tiki.
The Sea Shell stands for shields, protection and intimacy.
The Sun represents richness, brilliance, and grandness. The Sun’s periodic rising is regarded as connected to eternity and rebirth.
The Turtle stands for long life, wellness, fertility, union, family, and harmony.
The Lizard in Polynesian beliefs is considered a god that can speak to other gods watching the hidden world as ancestors.
Pick your totem tree and snap your lock onto the ring. Place the lock’s key in the tiki in the center of the grove to protect your love forever. Simple. Sweet. Memorable. And something you could come back to visit again and again. We believe in the symbolism and exclusivity of this moment so much, that couples who go there with us to Bora Bora receive their own customized lock as a gift for their use in the Secret Garden. It’s a moment you will cherish forever that pushes an already amazing trip into the extraordinary.
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