Undoubtedly the most celebrated island in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is French Polynesia’s leading lady. Her beauty is unrivaled and her fame, unwavering. Bora Bora is one of the few places on earth that everyone hopes to witness in their lifetime—and once you see it, you are forever enamored. More than just a romantic ideal, Bora Bora is a romantic reality.
Bora Bora is located a brief 50-minute flight from The Islands of Tahiti or Moorea, with a lagoon of turquoise waters resembling an artist’s palette of bright blues and greens, will make you feel love at first sight. Romantics from around the world appreciate Bora Bora, where the lush tropical slopes and valleys of Mount Otemanu blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered motu circle the illuminated lagoon like a delicate pearl necklace from the islands of French Polynesia.
The view from the plane window is a moment you will not soon forget. Have your camera in hand as you begin your descent and prepare for the moment when iconic Mount Otemanu comes into view. From that point on, each experience will only continue to exceed even your highest expectations.
Bora Bora is located on a dormant volcano island. The vast motu of Bora Bora’s white-sand beaches lined with coconut trees encircle the emerald lagoon that’s populated with myriad fish and multi-colored corals. In the heart of the island is an extinct volcano with its one peak, Mount Otemanu, piercing the sky at 2,385 feet and is the tallest point.
It’s easy to understand why this little 15 square mile island is revered as one of the most intimate and idyllic vacation destinations.
You can see Mount Otemanu from any spot on Bora Bora. Its black rugged slopes are spectacular in contrast to the lush jungle surrounding it and azure blue lagoon below. While all of Bora Bora is the result of an ancient volcano, Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia are the most evident remnants and is a popular hiking destination.
You can visit the main village of Vaitape and shop at the local boutiques or dine at one of Bora Bora’s restaurants including the legendary Bloody Mary’s. You can also explore Mount Pahia on a guided hike or Jeep Safari tour
Bora Bora’s lagoon is an underwater world that hosts manta rays, sharks, gentle Napoleon wrasses, and other marine life which will welcome you while scuba diving, or viewing from a glass-bottom boat.
Options include – fishing, cruises, jet skiing, kiteboarding, paddle boarding, outrigger canoe rides, kayaking, island tours and more. Imagine catching a delicious tuna for dinner, paddling on a stand-up paddleboard to a private motu, having a decadent and fresh seafood lunch waterside, or snorkeling up-close with hundreds of colorful marine animals.
Matira Beach is often mentioned as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This mile-long stretch of superb white sand is located at the southern tip of Bora Bora and is lined by stately palm trees with magnificent a background of lush green hills. Bordered on both sides by private beaches, Matira is the only public beach on the island worth visiting and access is free to anyone. The swimming and snorkeling are superb here and the fine white sand gently slopes into a soft sandy lagoon that is perfectly warm and shallow. The sea bottom is flat and sandy, free of sharp coral,
Tahitian pearls are among the most beautiful and most desired in the world and the Tahiti Pearl Market is a family business that cultivates, sets into jewelry, and sells magnificent locally harvested pearls. Their adventure started on the atoll of Takaroa and has grown into a much larger operation that now cultures pearl oysters on five atolls in the Tuamotu Archipelago.
The small island of Bora Bora overflows with beauty. What you shouldn’t expect, though, is a thriving nightlife.
From private island rooms to suites of floating villas, lose yourself in the colors of the lagoon framed by unforgettable sunsets. Find an overwater bungalow with a private deck for sipping your morning coffee with a stunning sunrise or your evening cocktail with a dazzling sunset.
Simply put, Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
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