5/5 - Excellent
JessieSep 22, 2019
Gorgeous and Unique!
Bora Bora’s stunning beaches, lush greenery and soaring volcanic peaks make it a perfect vacation destination. Relax on the beautiful beaches, snorkel the tropical reefs or enjoy a cocktail at one of the many luxury hotels and resorts on the island.
The enormous range of hotels and resorts on Bora Bora make it possible to do nothing but sunbathe and swim, but if you are looking for action, the water is the place to be. Bora Bora has both a lagoon and a barrier reef, so many water activities are easily arranged. Scuba diving is an excellent way to view the marine life on the reef, and there are many diving schools that rent equipment.
Hire a boat and take advantage of the year-round game-fishing opportunities, fishing for Pacific blue marlin and mahi-mahi. Parasail over the lagoon or take a catamaran cruise across the clear, turquoise waters. See if you can spot one of the sea turtles, or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, book in for one of the shark-feeding experiences.
Hire a bicycle or scooter and head to Matira Beach, which has a mile and a quarter (two kilometers) of white sand. The coral heads attract tropical fish, which makes it a great place to snorkel.
Back on dry land, take a guided hike up Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the two remaining peaks of an extinct volcano. You could also take a four-wheel-drive excursion along the overgrown forest roads of the island’s interior.
Bora Bora is also known as a popular destination for celebrities. Visit Bloody Mary’s Restaurant and Bar, a popular local hangout, and check out the bar’s wall of fame. This has the names of the many celebrities who have dined there, including Jimmy Buffet, Pierce Brosnan and Goldie Hawn. Sit back and sip a cocktail while you enjoy the atmosphere on one of the most lovely islands in the world.
Snorkeling, Beaches and Romantic
There are plenty of ways to experience Bora Bora’s mesmerizing peak, including sightseeing boat tours, helicopter rides, catamaran trips and hiking adventures.
Discover the amazing array of marine creatures that live below the surface of Bora Bora’s beautiful lagoon at this natural aquarium on a small islet.
Find out why this is one of Bora Bora’s most popular public beaches when you explore its exquisite white sands, gorgeous lagoon waters and waterfront precinct.
Overlooked by luxurious resorts and atmospheric bars, Bora Bora’s southernmost tip is a narrow stretch of lush forest skirted by white sands and cerulean waters.
Spend days lazing by the lagoon framed by magnificent Mount Otemanu and explore the waters with your snorkel and mask and visit a turtle sanctuary.
Enjoy easy access to Bora Bora’s gorgeous beaches, atmospheric restaurants and the town of Vaitape from one of the island’s original luxury resorts.
See every angle of Bora Bora on a cruise through the spectacular blues of the island's lagoon. Your boat trip through the colorful corals gives you an outstanding look at Mt. Otemanu, plus a chance to meet the lively fishes in a snorkeler's paradise.
Be prepared to ride on one of the best off-road 4x4 sight seeing tours of the most romantic Island in the world, Bora Bora. Discover the culture, history, fauna and flora of the Island. Learn about the ancient temples of the great Tahitian seafaring society built around 1000AD, and the many legends of the island.
Go for a swim in the aquamarine waters of French Polynesia and come face to face with an abundance of tropical marine life. On this snorkeling tour, visit several spots around Bora Bora to discover sharks and 700 species of fish, and get the chance to handfeed graceful stingrays.
Take a cruise through the scenic waters of Bora Bora to see every angle of the spectacular island and its coral-filled lagoon. Admire the dramatic peak of Mt. Otemanu and the colorful corals in the lagoon, and get a chance to meet the fish that make this snorkeler's paradise their home.
Embark in a small group on a motorized outrigger boat to meet colorful fish, stingrays, and even sharks. Enjoy snorkeling in a beautiful coral garden, while observing the activities of the strange and friendly life of the aquatic.
Share a wonderful evening with loved ones and treat yourself to the delight of a romantic sunset cruise, followed by a lovely dinner at the renowned Restaurant St. James. Feel time slow as the sun sinks over the horizon, and enjoy French Polynesian fusion cuisine with views of the Bora Bora Lagoon.
Verified travelerJul 11, 2019
This place is relaxing and beautiful, but limited transportation and meal options makes you beholden to your resort, which can get old.
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