Vaitape

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Vaitape featuring kayaking or canoeing, general coastal views and a sunset

Exquisite culinary experiences, arcades of intriguing shops, traditional markets and a pretty fishing harbor await in Bora Bora’s largest town.

Vaitape is a major town on Bora Bora’s western edge. The town looks out to the opening of the island’s sparkling lagoon. As one of the island’s key transport hubs, Vaitape is well connected with Bora Bora’s exceptional attractions and resorts. Spend some time in this little town however and you’ll discover some of the island’s rich traditions, fantastic food, beautiful handcrafts and local hot spots.

One of the first sights you’ll see in the town is the charming Vaitape Harbor. All manner of watercraft from catamarans to cruise boats come in to moor at this harbor. Make your way into town to explore the shopping arcades and the Centre Commercial La Pahia mall.

Vaitape is the island’s administrative center and has a wide range of amenities, including banks, post offices and grocery stores. Check out the pretty pink Protestant Church with its backdrop of Mount Hue. Explore the shops and markets to pick up exquisite local keepsakes, including Tahitian black pearls and traditional pareo garments. Locally made creations are exhibited in studios, craft workshops and galleries. You’ll also find an antiques store in the town.

Chat with tour operators to organize your sightseeing adventure or wilderness experience on Bora Bora. Visit the Lagoonarium to swim with tropical fish, sharks and turtles. From Vaitape, you can embark on snorkeling and scuba-diving tours to the nearby barrier reef or book a charter boat. Hire a guide to show you the hiking trails that lead to Mount Pahia.

Sample some of Vaitape’s gastronomical delights at a café, restaurant or bar. French and Polynesian cuisine is primarily on the menu. Try delicious tropical breadfruit and pineapple, as well as local fish dishes, such as wahoo.

There are accommodations in Vaitape. Alternatively, book a villa or bungalow at one of the nearby beaches or islets and make use of the shuttle service offered by your resort. Reach Vaitape by flying into Bora Bora’s airport and catching the ferry into town. Visit the town on a stopover with your cruise. Taxis, buses and bicycles are available for exploring the town.

Oa Oa Lodge
Oa Oa Lodge
3 out of 5
Vaitape, Bora Bora
The price is $92 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Situated in Bora Bora, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Vaitape Harbor and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Pahia. Mt. Otemanu and Mt. Hue are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (124 reviews)
"We spent one night at the Oa Oa Lodge before heading off to another resort. And I have to say, our lone night there was great. For the price, this place could not be beat. We stayed in the garden room which was only about 10 feet from the ocean so can't complain about that. Nice room with sliding ..."

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Oa Oa Lodge
SUNSET HILL LODGE
SUNSET HILL LODGE
3 out of 5
BP 58, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is $94 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Bora Bora, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Matira Beach and Coral Gardens are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
"Property management very kind and always available to provide all indications"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

SUNSET HILL LODGE
Bora Vaite Lodge
Bora Vaite Lodge
3 out of 5
Vaitape, BP197, Bora Bora
Situated by the ocean, this pension is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Hue are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"This is a lovely, friendly, relaxed place to stay. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Shared bathroom between three rooms always has hot water. Wifi works. The owner Alain is incredibly helpful and makes a lovely breakfast each morning. Only drawback for me is the location - northeast on the main island ..."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

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Bora Vaite Lodge
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SUNSET HILL LODGE
SUNSET HILL LODGE
3 out of 5
BP 58, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is $94 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Bora Bora, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Matira Beach and Coral Gardens are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
"Property management very kind and always available to provide all indications"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

SUNSET HILL LODGE
Villa Moana - Two Bedroom Apartment
Villa Moana - Two Bedroom Apartment
Bora Bora, Leeward Islands
The price is $175 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"I loved the view the property has to the ocean! The host was really nice and helpful."

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Villa Moana - Two Bedroom Apartment
Tahiti Sail and Dive
Tahiti Sail and Dive
3.5 out of 5
Office du Tourisme, Quai de Vaitape, Bora Bora
Situated on the waterfront, this houseboat is within 2 mi (3 km) of Vaitape Harbor, Tupitipiti Point, and Mt. Pahia. Mt. Otemanu and Mt. Hue are also within ...
Tahiti Sail and Dive
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