Bora Bora

Travel Guide
Bora Bora featuring general coastal views, mountains and tropical scenes
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.

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.

Hotel Royal Bora Bora
Hotel Royal Bora Bora
3.5 out of 5
Commune de Nunu'e, Bora Bora, 98713
The price is $277 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Bora Bora. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (115 reviews)
"The restaurant was pretty good. The pool was nice. the beach is small but beautiful enough. The property is situated such that it loses the sun fairly quickly recognizing we there late fall so the sun was just about as low as can be during the year. The staff is super friendly, the ability to speak ..."

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Hotel Royal Bora Bora
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
5 out of 5
Motu Ome'e BP 506, Bora Bora, 98730
The price is $703 per night from Jul 22 to Jul 23
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Bora Bora. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (150 reviews)
"The definition of absolute perfection. Both my girlfriend and I were tearful when we had to leave. Thank you St. Regis. We'll be back for longer next time"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Matira Point, BP 156 Vaitape, Bora Bora, Bora Bora, 98730
The price is $694 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 20
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Bora Bora. Enjoy free WiFi, a private beach, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (220 reviews)
"The most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed in with incredibly warm and gracious service. First class all around"

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Orama Lodge - The Studio facing the lagoon and Sunset
Orama Lodge - The Studio facing the lagoon and Sunset
Bora Bora, Leeward Islands
Stay at this apartment in Bora Bora. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Matira Beach and White Valley are located nearby. Discover ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Nice place to stay.
"We really liked the Orama Lodge. It is a small , clean very cute studio. The owners are very nice and the husband made all the woodwork at the lodge which is beautiful. There is not a washing machine at the place. There is a cook top and microwave along with a hotel size refrigerator, not very big. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Orama Lodge - The Studio facing the lagoon and Sunset
OVERWATER BUNGALOW N ° 3
OVERWATER BUNGALOW N ° 3
Bora Bora, Leeward Islands
Stay at this business-friendly vacation home in Bora Bora. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Rest and recharge in literal paradise
"Jessica and Natasa were exceptional in their communication and bent over backwards to make sure our vacay was a success - and boy was it! The bungalow had everything you could need from life jackets to a juicer! I loved having a hut on the water that wasn't in a resort. We could come and go as we ..."

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

OVERWATER BUNGALOW N ° 3
Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
Vaitape, BORA BORA
Stay at this vacation home in Bora Bora. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the family amenities in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (44 reviews)
Great week in Bora Bora?
"Loved being able to swim in the ocean right from our deck. Saw lots of fish and even caught a few. Liked having the 2 bedrooms so we could share it with friends.ots of water toys and loved being able to use the kayak. The snorkeling company even picked us up right from our feck! Great week!"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2022

Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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