About Bora Bora

Often referred to as the Pearl of the South Pacific, Bora Bora certainly lives up to the expectations. The green peak of Mount Otemanu cascading down to white sandy beaches fading in a lagoon of a unique shade of turquoise blue is a picture-perfect setting. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this tropical paradise for an unforgettable experience: you will never want to leave! There is so much to see and do in Bora Bora, here are our top 10 activities:

  1. Snorkel with Sharks and Rays: This unforgettable experience will allow you to swim with sharks, encounter stingrays and admire the coral garden whilst experiencing some of the best snorkeling sites in French Polynesia.
  2. Scuba Diving: Discover the playground of the French Polynesian marine life with a guided diving experience. From beginners to experienced divers, there are options to suit all levels.
  3. Jeep Safari: Bora Bora’s idyllic turquoise and crystal-clear waters are world-renowned, however there is also life and a rich culture on the main island. Enjoy a 4X4 ride around the Vaitape and discover the hidden treasure.
  4. Reef Discovery: Enjoy the pure snorkeling with manta rays, eagle rays and coral garden. This excursion takes you further afield to some of the most vibrant coral reefs.
  5. Private Sunset Sailing: Live a magical experience as you sail into the sunset with a chilled glass of Champagne and beautiful music.
  6. Jet Ski Tour: Discover more about island life and Polynesian culture on a Jet Ski guided tour. Visiting all the different islands, you will experience the entire beauty of Bora Bora in a high adrenaline, fun and fast way!
  7. Pontoon Boat: Be your own captain to discover the beauty of the lagoon at your own pace, escape to a world of amazing landscapes and enjoy the perfect place to see the sunset.
  8. Aqua Bike Tour: Ride this under water bike down to 3 meters deep while discovering the lagoon and its secrets. Comfortably seated one behind the other, you breathe freely and naturally in a wide common, transparent and panoramic dome.
  9. Deep Sea Fishing: Aboard a 34ft boat, join our experienced crew on a deep sea fishing charter. They will take you to their best fishing spots and help you catch the next day’s dinner!
  10. Parasailing: Experience a 360-degree panoramic views of Bora Bora, Raiatea and Tahaa.

Bora Bora Highlights :

  • Discovering all the perks of a world-class resort on Motu Piti Aau
  • Ogling the stunning cerulean-blue lagoon on a Bora Bora boat tour and enjoying a picnic or barbecue on a motu.
  • Lazing on idyllic Matira Beach.
  • Huffing to the top of Mt Pahia to admire the sensational views.
  • Taking a 4WD tour to sport ancient ceremonial sites and WWII relics on Fitiiu Point.
  • Enjoying a romantic dinner at Restaurant Matira Beach, a gourmet restaurant on Matira Beach.
  • Diving with manta rays at Anau dive site.
  • Getting a bird’s-eye view of the surreal lagoon on a helicopter tour from Vaitape.

Best Places to Stay in Bora Bora:

  • Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
  • St Regis Resort
  • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
  • Conrad Bora Bora Nui
  • Sunset Hill Lodge
  • Le Meridien Bora Bora

Best Places to Eat in Bora Bora:

  • Maikai Bora Bora
  • Villa Mahana
  • Restaurant Matira Beach
  • Le St James

Bora Bora for Children:

  • Approach rays and colorful fish on a lagoon tour
  • Splash about on Matira Beach
  • Learn to dive in the calm, shallow waters of the Lagoon
  • Walk along the seabed
  • Para-sail over the turquoise lagoon

Bora Bora for Couples:

  • Luxuriate in a beachfront couples massage at a resort’s spa.
  • Explore the lagoon on a private boat tour.
  • Book an over-water bungalow at a luxury Bora Bora resort.
  • Enjoy a candlelit dinner at one of Bora Bora’s intimate restaurants.
  • Sip a cocktail at a lagoon-side bar.

How to get to Bora Bora: Bora Bora is 270 km northwest of Tahiti. The airport is on Moty Mute, at the northern edge of the lagoon; transfers are offered to and from the Vaitape quay on two large catamaran ferries. There is a shuttle bus from the quay to the hotels and pensions at Marira Point but it has to be booked in advance by Tahiti Voyages.