Imagine sitting on a white sandy beach, sipping an ice cold Pina Colada and looking out over the clear blue waters of a lagoon. You’ll be captivated by the picture perfect setting, which is actually the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia!
Whether you’re a romantic, an adventurer or simply a lover of nature, Bora Bora is the ultimate destination for a truly unforgettable experience. Take a tour to the island’s breathtakingly beautiful volcanic rock formations, hike on one of its secluded beaches and explore the beauty of the world’s most famous lagoon.
The best way to experience the wonders of Bora Bora’s coral gardens is by snorkelling. The azure water is home to vibrant fish, from parrotfish to surgeonfish and many others. These tropical creatures twirl in the water and make for incomparable spectacles. You can even swim with sharks, rays and turtles.
Scuba diving is also popular in Bora Bora, but you don’t have to be a certified diver to enjoy the underwater world of this paradise. An Aqua Safari with a special diving helmet is the perfect option for those who wish to explore the underwater landscape of the island.
A private cruise, snorkeling tour, jet-ski safari, shark & ray feeding, sunset cruises and picnic on a private islet (motu) are all experiences that will make you feel like you’re a celebrity. They’re ideal for couples, families or friends who want to have an unforgettable vacation.
Another great way to see the island is by cycling. Pedal bikes are available at several locations around the main island, and motorized mopeds can be rented as well.
Food is a big part of Bora Bora’s culture and there are plenty of places to eat. During the day, you can dine in a roulotte, a permanently parked food truck with burgers, fish burgers and garlicky frites, at one of the popular beach clubs or at La Villa Mahana restaurant, where Corsican chef Damien Rinaldi-Dovio blends Mediterranean techniques with the exotic tastes of tropical fruits and vegetables.
Tattoos are a popular form of art in Bora Bora and locals believe that these drawings are sacred. They are a symbol of beauty and are observed as a sign of status within the community.
During the wet season, Bora Bora is prone to heavy rainfall and humidity. However, in the dry season, the weather is usually dry and sunny.
The beaches of Bora Bora are among the most stunning in the world. Tatira Beach, in the south-eastern corner of the island, is world famous for its two miles long stretch of pristine white sand and calm turquoise water.
There are some wonderful hiking trails on the island, including a hike to Mount Otemanu that provides a panoramic view of the beautiful lagoon. This hike is a challenge, but it’s worth the effort and will give you an unforgettable experience in the company of nature.
The island is also a great place to visit if you are a fan of nature and wildlife, with the possibility to go on a dolphin safari or to go horseback riding, among other activities. In the summer months, you can also find a variety of outdoor markets in Vaitape and on other motus.