Here’s the view from the breakfast restaurant:
Bora Bora is very small, so there’s not much light pollution. Here’s my villa from a different angle:
There’s only a little light from the resort:
Hardly any light on the motu:
So at night you can lie on your lagoon terrace and easily see satellites passing and the milky way glowing. Here’s a shot of Orion taken with a smartphone. Now imagine I wasn’t too lazy to get out the tripod and the good camera and do a long exposure, and picture a sky full of stars.
Today I transfer to the other intercontinental, and I can see online that my standard “inland” room booked on points has been upgraded to another overwater villa.