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Bora Bora

Known for Snorkeling, Beaches and Romantic

Known as a playground for the rich and famous, this beautiful island in French Polynesia offers white sandy beaches, lush tropical valleys and crystal-clear water.

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Bora Bora’s stunning beaches, lush greenery and soaring volcanic peaks make it a perfect vacation destination. Relax on the beautiful beaches, snorkel the tropical reefs or enjoy a cocktail at one of the many luxury hotels and resorts on the island.

The enormous range of hotels and resorts on Bora Bora make it possible to do nothing but sunbathe and swim, but if you are looking for action, the water is the place to be. Bora Bora has both a lagoon and a barrier reef, so many water activities are easily arranged. Scuba diving is an excellent way to view the marine life on the reef, and there are many diving schools that rent equipment.

Hire a boat and take advantage of the year-round game-fishing opportunities, fishing for Pacific blue marlin and mahi-mahi. Parasail over the lagoon or take a catamaran cruise across the clear, turquoise waters. See if you can spot one of the sea turtles, or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, book in for one of the shark-feeding experiences.

Hire a bicycle or scooter and head to Matira Beach, which has a mile and a quarter (two kilometers) of white sand. The coral heads attract tropical fish, which makes it a great place to snorkel.

Back on dry land, take a guided hike up Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the two remaining peaks of an extinct volcano. You could also take a four-wheel-drive excursion along the overgrown forest roads of the island’s interior.

Bora Bora is also known as a popular destination for celebrities. Visit Bloody Mary’s Restaurant and Bar, a popular local hangout, and check out the bar’s wall of fame. This has the names of the many celebrities who have dined there, including Jimmy Buffet, Pierce Brosnan and Goldie Hawn. Sit back and sip a cocktail while you enjoy the atmosphere on one of the most lovely islands in the world.

Things to do in Bora Bora

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Enjoy easy access to Bora Bora’s gorgeous beaches, atmospheric restaurants and the town of Vaitape from one of the island’s original luxury resorts.

Indulge in the utmost in luxury on this private island where the crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches and impeccable facilities are unforgettable. 

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.

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See every angle of Bora Bora on a cruise through the spectacular blues of the island's lagoon. Your boat trip through the colorful corals gives you an outstanding look at Mt. Otemanu, plus a chance to meet the lively fishes in a snorkeler's paradise.

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Go for a swim in the aquamarine waters of French Polynesia and come face to face with an abundance of tropical marine life. On this snorkeling tour, visit several spots around Bora Bora to discover sharks and 700 species of fish, and get the chance to handfeed graceful stingrays.

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Start your full-day tour of Bora Bora’s lagoons and bays with a 2-hour Jet Ski Tour led by a professional guide. After a morning pick-up from your hotel or the Vaitape pier, receive a safety briefing, strap on a life jacket, then hop aboard your single or double jet ski and take off.

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Discover island attractions only accessible by an all-wheel-drive vehicle on this 4x4 adventure tour of Bora Bora. Travel up steep mountains for private access to some of the best views on the island, visit historic World War II sites, and immerse yourself in Bora Bora's abundant flora and fauna.

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Go zooming across the waters surrounding beautiful Bora Bora with this guided jet ski tour. Equipped with a powerful machine, cruise around the idyllic island to see natural landmarks like Mount Otemanu as your friendly guide teaches you about French Polynesian culture.

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After morning pickup from Vaitape Pier or your Bora Bora hotel, start your full-day combo tour with a 4X4 safari in an open-sided vehicle, which easily scales mountain roads to several viewpoints along the way.