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VaitapeFrench Polynesia

Exquisite culinary experiences, arcades of intriguing shops, traditional markets and a pretty fishing harbor await in Bora Bora’s largest town.

Vaitape is a major town on Bora Bora’s western edge. The town looks out to the opening of the island’s sparkling lagoon. As one of the island’s key transport hubs, Vaitape is well connected with Bora Bora’s exceptional attractions and resorts. Spend some time in this little town however and you’ll discover some of the island’s rich traditions, fantastic food, beautiful handcrafts and local hot spots.

One of the first sights you’ll see in the town is the charming Vaitape Harbor. All manner of watercraft from catamarans to cruise boats come in to moor at this harbor. Make your way into town to explore the shopping arcades and the Centre Commercial La Pahia mall.

Vaitape is the island’s administrative center and has a wide range of amenities, including banks, post offices and grocery stores. Check out the pretty pink Protestant Church with its backdrop of Mount Hue. Explore the shops and markets to pick up exquisite local keepsakes, including Tahitian black pearls and traditional pareo garments. Locally made creations are exhibited in studios, craft workshops and galleries. You’ll also find an antiques store in the town.

Chat with tour operators to organize your sightseeing adventure or wilderness experience on Bora Bora. Visit the Lagoonarium to swim with tropical fish, sharks and turtles. From Vaitape, you can embark on snorkeling and scuba-diving tours to the nearby barrier reef or book a charter boat. Hire a guide to show you the hiking trails that lead to Mount Pahia.

Sample some of Vaitape’s gastronomical delights at a café, restaurant or bar. French and Polynesian cuisine is primarily on the menu. Try delicious tropical breadfruit and pineapple, as well as local fish dishes, such as wahoo.

There are accommodations in Vaitape. Alternatively, book a villa or bungalow at one of the nearby beaches or islets and make use of the shuttle service offered by your resort. Reach Vaitape by flying into Bora Bora’s airport and catching the ferry into town. Visit the town on a stopover with your cruise. Taxis, buses and bicycles are available for exploring the town.

Top Hotels in Vaitape

Oa Oa Lodge
Oa Oa Lodge
3 out of 5
Vaitape, Bora Bora
The price is ¥9,684 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Situated in Bora Bora, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Pahia are also within 3 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (119 reviews)

"the location was great. price great. Even knowing that it was off season, I was disappointed that we couldn't at least buy drinking water. It must have been off season so no restaurant. In the heat it was difficult to walk to restaurants from this location. With everything shutting down from the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Oa Oa Lodge
SUNSET HILL LODGE
SUNSET HILL LODGE
3 out of 5
BP 58, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is ¥9,796 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24

Situated in Bora Bora, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Pahia are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (7 reviews)

"THE place to stay on Bora Bora and not break the bank! Gerard and Moea were beyond gracious hosts. Room was lovely, comfortable, and convenient to Vaitape. Moea handled pick-up, drop-off, reservations and bookings with class, charm, and a big smile. Gerard upgraded my room, shared bananas fresh off ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2020

SUNSET HILL LODGE
Bora Vaite Lodge
Bora Vaite Lodge
3 out of 5
Vaitape, BP197, Bora Bora

Situated by the ocean, this pension is steps from White Valley and Mt. Otemanu. Le Meridien Beach is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)

"This is a lovely, friendly, relaxed place to stay. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Shared bathroom between three rooms always has hot water. Wifi works. The owner Alain is incredibly helpful and makes a lovely breakfast each morning. Only drawback for me is the location - northeast on the main island ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Bora Vaite Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Vaitape

SUNSET HILL LODGE
SUNSET HILL LODGE
3 out of 5
BP 58, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is ¥9,796 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24

Situated in Bora Bora, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Pahia are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (7 reviews)

"THE place to stay on Bora Bora and not break the bank! Gerard and Moea were beyond gracious hosts. Room was lovely, comfortable, and convenient to Vaitape. Moea handled pick-up, drop-off, reservations and bookings with class, charm, and a big smile. Gerard upgraded my room, shared bananas fresh off ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2020

SUNSET HILL LODGE
Tahiti Sail and Dive
Tahiti Sail and Dive
3.5 out of 5
Office du Tourisme, Quai de Vaitape, Bora Bora

Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora houseboat is within 1 mi (2 km) of White Valley and Le Meridien Beach. Mt. Otemanu is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

Tahiti Sail and Dive
Villa Bora Bora Lagoon
Villa Bora Bora Lagoon
4.5 out of 5
Route de Ceinture, Vaitape, Bora Bora

Situated near the beach, this luxury vacation home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Pahia ...

Villa Bora Bora Lagoon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Vaitape

Vaitape Harbor
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Vaitape Harbor

4/5(75 reviews)

The gateway to the village of Vaitape provides premium access to Bora Bora’s exquisite beaches, reefs and lagoon-side islets and has a busy marketplace.

Matira Beach
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Matira Beach

4.5/5(75 reviews)

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.

Bora Bora Lagoonarium
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Bora Bora Lagoonarium

5/5(49 reviews)

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.

Matira Point
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Matira Point

4.5/5(49 reviews)

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.

Mt. Otemanu
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Mt. Otemanu

5/5(57 reviews)

There are plenty of ways to experience Bora Bora’s mesmerizing peak, including sightseeing boat tours, helicopter rides, catamaran trips and hiking adventures.

Le Meridien Beach
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Le Meridien Beach

5/5(25 reviews)

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.

Top things to do in Vaitape

Bora Bora Sunset Cruise & Dinner at Restaurant St. James
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Bora Bora Sunset Cruise & Dinner at Restaurant St. James

¥21,748
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Bora Bora 4WD Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's & Snorkel Safari
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Bora Bora 4WD Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's & Snorkel Safari

¥19,615
Per adult
PRIVATE BORA BORA LAGOON EXPERIENCE
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PRIVATE BORA BORA LAGOON EXPERIENCE

¥49,553
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Small-Group Nature & Cultural Tour
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Full-Day Small-Group Nature & Cultural Tour

¥22,712
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Bora Bora 4WD Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's and Jet Ski Tour
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Bora Bora 4WD Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's and Jet Ski Tour

¥23,744
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Private Bora Bora Electric Car Rental
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Full-Day Private Bora Bora Electric Car Rental

¥8,524
Per adult

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