Top 5 reasons to visit Bora Bora

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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 4 April 2023

Rising from the seas in the heart of the South Pacific, Bora Bora is the jewel of French Polynesia. What makes it stand-out from other island destinations? Is it the good food? Beautiful beaches? Secluded location? We think it’s a combination of all of these things!

A romantic paradise and an idyllic honeymoon destination

It features in the dreams of loved-up couples the world over, and is in hot demand with just married couples as a honeymoon destination scented with tiare flowers. And for everyone else, Bora Bora is simply the epitome of romance. Its hotels offer a wonderful sense of privacy with their chic overwater bungalows and floating villas with direct access to the sea, while their terraces afford breath-taking views of blazing sunsets. In this paradise, you can spend some quality time together on your [over-the-water] bungalow by dipping your feet into the turquoise waters. The tranquility and beauty of the island will surely add spice to your honeymoon and strengthen the bonds of your relationship.

50 shades of blue: A Paradise like no other

Emerging from the ocean 13 million years ago, Bora Bora is an extinct volcano. Today, it sits amidst a lagoon that glimmers in almost supernatural shades of blue, while the verdant silhouettes of Mounts Otemanu, Pahia and Hue dominate this sumptuous palette. Framed by coral reefs, Bora Bora and its necklace of motus (islets) uncoil into white sandy beaches great and small. The most popular? Matira, which the American TV station CNN voted one of the most beautiful in all the world in 2013. Once you step into these pristine waters, you are bound to lose track of time and your journey back to the land would be difficult.

Explore the extraordinary underwater aquarium in Bora Bora

In the azure waters of this island, colourful fish swim to and fro in coral gardens as elegantly majestic manta rays glide overhead. With a fluttering of fins, they come and brush against the swimmers in their masks and snorkels. The scenic landscape in Bora Bora is a wonderful opportunity to take Instagram-worthy pictures of your underwater adventures! More adventurous visitors will take up scuba diving, but snorkelling provides wonder aplenty in this island. And in the Lagoonarium, visitors can experience guaranteed and safe encounters with turtles, rays, and even sharks!

A Garden of Eden – Admire the lush greenery

Blue is the predominant colour in this island but green steals the show as soon as you begin exploring the island’s interior. The best way to do so is on foot, by bike, or on a scooter. Nothing is too far away and the going is flat, unless you decide to climb the luxuriant slopes of Mount Otemanu (727m) which rise steeply from the centre of the island. When the hibiscus flowers are in bloom down in the valley, the landscape is simply enchanting, and there’s nothing to fear: no dangerous animals or insects are here to spoil your walk. Here, man and nature live in perfect harmony.

Plentiful watersports: Exciting outdoor adventures for thrill seekers

Bora Bora is a tiny speck of an island island, a tiny speck of an island, a 50-minute flight from [Tahiti ], encased within one of the planet’s most beautiful lagoons. Here, you have to see it all! With its crystal-clear waters and magnificent seashores, this lagoon offers its travelers some of the best outdoor adventure activities. If you want to explore the lagoon, picnic out on a motu, then visit another. You’re spoilt for transport options out on the water: jet-ski, paddleboard, outrigger canoes, sail boats, catamarans, or glass submarine. You can even choose a different one every day! Big-game fishing and deep-water diving are also a possibility, once you’re past the coral reef.

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