Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Bora Bora is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The island’s clear, turquoise waters, lush greenery, and dramatic mountain peaks create a breathtaking backdrop for travellers. One of the favoured locations world wide for over-water bungalow accommodation allowing a quite literally immersive relaxation in luxurious surroundings.

Bora Bora has a total land area of 29.3 km2 (11.3 sq mi), making it one of the smaller islands in French Polynesia. The main island is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef, which gives the island a total area of 30.55 km2 (11.8 sq mi).

The highest point on Bora Bora is Mount Otemanu, which is 727 meters (2,385 feet) tall. The island is also home to a number of motus, or small islets, which are located in the lagoon.
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Bora Bora, a breathtaking island in French Polynesia, is renowned for its stunning lagoon, overwater bungalows, and vibrant marine life. Here are the top things to do in Bora Bora:

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the pristine coral reefs and underwater wonders of Bora Bora’s lagoon. Encounter colorful fish, rays, and even sharks in the crystal-clear waters.
  • Lagoon Excursions: Take a boat tour or lagoon safari to explore the island’s turquoise waters. Many tours include stops at famous sites like Shark and Ray Alley.
  • Matira Beach: Relax on the soft white sands of Matira Beach, known for its stunning sunsets and calm waters. It’s a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing.
  • Overwater Bungalows: Stay in one of Bora Bora’s iconic overwater bungalows, offering direct access to the lagoon and panoramic views of the surrounding beauty.
  • Mount Otemanu: Hike to the summit of Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora’s highest peak. The challenging trek offers breathtaking views of the island and lagoon.
  • Romantic Sunset Cruises: Enjoy a romantic evening on a sunset cruise around the island. Sip champagne and watch the sun dip below the horizon.
  • Pearl Farm Tours: Visit a local pearl farm to learn about pearl cultivation and shop for exquisite Tahitian pearls.
  • Shark and Ray Feeding: Experience the adrenaline rush of swimming with blacktip reef sharks and stingrays during guided feeding tours.
  • Jet Ski Tours: Speed through the lagoon on a jet ski tour, exploring hidden coves and motus (small islets) along the way.
  • Polynesian Cultural Shows: Attend a traditional Polynesian dance and music performance to immerse yourself in the local culture.
  • Circle Island Tours: Take a guided tour around the island to discover its natural beauty, history, and culture. Stops often include scenic viewpoints and historical sites.
  • Water Sports: Try parasailing, kiteboarding, paddleboarding, or windsurfing in the calm lagoon waters.
  • Helicopter Tours: Get a bird’s-eye view of Bora Bora’s stunning landscapes on a helicopter tour. It’s an unforgettable way to appreciate the island’s beauty.
  • Coral Gardens: Snorkel at Coral Gardens, a vibrant underwater site filled with colorful corals and marine life.
  • Spa and Wellness: Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment in a tranquil, overwater setting. Many resorts offer a range of wellness therapies.

Bora Bora’s natural beauty, luxury accommodations, and a wide array of activities make it a dream destination for honeymooners, couples, and travelers seeking a tropical paradise. Whether you’re seeking adventure or pure relaxation, this island in the South Pacific has something to offer every type of traveler.

Bora Bora

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