Bora Bora

Bora Bora

  • Population:9 596
  • Surface:24 km²
  • Capital:Vaitape
  • Flight time:50 minutes from Tahiti

Bora Bora, The Pearl of the Pacific,

Bora Bora (the first born, spelled “Pora Pora” in Tahitian) is located 255 km from Tahiti. It is also called Mai te pora (created by the gods).

The island is only 8 km from north to south and 5 km from east to west. The total surface is less than 40 km² – islets included. As for the area of the lagoon, it is close to 120 km²! A real gem in a mother-of-pearl, a jewel surrounded by a lagoon of turquoise waters hence the nickname of “Pearl of the Pacific!”

The highest peak the Mount Otemanu (727 m) symbolizes the island of Bora Bora as well as its lagoon. This majestic mountain is visible from around the island and from the “motu” (islets). “Iconic, mysterious, masterful…” What else? Adjectives aren’t enough to qualify this place. 

A coral rosary protects Bora Bora like a dike and its reefy barrier has only one opening onto the ocean though the Teavanui Pass.

To the east and north of the island, the reef consists of a series of islets made up of corals and sand called “motus”.

The most luxurious resorts of the island, as well as all French Polynesia, are true gems worthy of the natural beauty of our “Pearl of the Pacific”, nesting on these “motu”!

The Must-sees
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Rent a boat (with or without a licence, with or without a skipper), discover the sea side of the island, the richness of the seabed, meet the rays and sharks, just experience a moment out of time, lulled by the soft sound of the wind with the surrounding panorama of the lagoon with its 50 shades of blue!

“ENJOY!” Bora Bora is the stronghold of Polynesia’s finest 5-star hotels. Take the time and let yourself be pampered by attentive staff! Enjoy the facilities with high-end services available: infinity pool, jacuzzi, spa, steam room, gym, yoga, mini-golf…. and do enjoy the delicacies offered by the various 5 stars dining options!

“LOVE” Bora Bora is by far the epitomy of romance! Romantic or family getaway, with friends, treat yourself to an unforgettable sunset cruise!  Aboard a spacious and comfortable luxury boat or catamaran, be the spectator of natural fireworks of effects, with rainbows of colors, an out-of-the-world experience offered by Mother Nature! To capture this moment of a lifetime, choose a professional photographer and end the experience on a romantic touch with a special evening with a dinner on the beach!

Choose one or even several of the many activities offered by the local professionals. Among outdoor activities, choose a seaplane flight, or a helicopter tour, or if you’re into water actvities, go on an exploration or introductory dive, or a glass-bottomed boat trip or even an underwater exploration. Get a chance to travel over the lagoon with parasailing or simply get back on track with a 4X4 safari tour, just make your choice!

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