Bora Bora

Shimmering Turqouise Waters

The name Bora Bora instantly conjures up romantic images of shimmering turquoise waters gently lapping the stilts of luxuriously appointed bungalows, backdropped by brilliant tropical sunsets. But this beautiful island is better than what even the most vivid imagination can dream up.

Couples seeking seclusion can soak up the privacy of one of Bora Bora's enchanting beaches on a remote motu, one of the small islands on the outer reef. Those after adventure can go splash diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing or enjoy one of the many other water activities on offer. Explore the island's beachside roadways by bicycle or take a trail ride through the lush interior on horseback.

For an even bigger challenge, hike the lower slopes of Mount Otemanu, or scale the upper reaches of Mount Pahia for amazing panoramic views across the South Pacific. Of course, Bora Bora is equally well equipped for those who want to do nothing but soak up the sun and sip cocktails, stopping only for some professional pampering courtesy of the wide selection of luxury spa treatments available. The tropical atmosphere is just as alluring when the sun goes down. Dine in one of the island's many restaurants, offering sumptuous local and international dishes set off by the soft rhythm of traditional music, before being soothed to sleep by a gentle sea breeze.

Insiders' Tips

  • Join a Shark and Ray Safari: See the local sharks and stingrays up close and personal.
  • Take a Stroll: Wander around Vaitape and explore the local way of life in Bora Bora's largest city with a population of 9000.
  • Have a Motu Picnic for Two.: Enjoy the day all to yourselves
  • Be Pampered at a Day Spa: there are many luxurious day spas to choose from at the resorts

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Bora Bora chapter in our online South Pacific brochure here.

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