Bora Bora

Jewel of the South Seas

Undoubtedly the most celebrated island in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is French Polynesia's leading lady. Her beauty is unrivaled and her fame, unwavering. Bora Bora is one of the few places on earth that everyone hopes to witness in their lifetime—and once you see it, you are forever enamored.

The Allure

More than just a romantic ideal, Bora Bora is a romantic reality. It comes as no surprise that the island is an internationally acclaimed honeymoon destination. Our newlyweds who decide on a Bora Bora honeymoon often feel as though they have escaped to a private oasis tailored entirely to their special moment of marital bliss—and anyone in the midst of planning a wedding can relate to just how enticing that sounds.  

The Locale

Bora Bora may feel worlds away, but this South Seas splendor is well within reach. Where is Bora Bora, exactly? The island lies just northwest of Tahiti, less than an hour away by plane from Papeete. The airport is located on a small, separate part of the island known as Motu Mete. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a warm smile and fragrant flower lei and transferred by boat to your Bora Bora resort, meaning you hardly have to wait for your first encounter with the island's famously translucent lagoon.

The inevitable love affair with this island begins right before you touch down. The view from the plane window is a moment you will not soon forget. Have your camera in hand as you begin your descent and prepare for the moment when iconic Mount Otemanu comes into view. From that point on, each experience will only continue to exceed even your highest expectations.

Accommodation

Bora Bora has become synonymous with overwater bungalows. Many of these lavish floating villas have glass floors that supply a window to the lagoon life below. This locale is unique in the fact that most Bora Bora resort hotels are built on their own tiny island, or motu, and visits elsewhere must be arranged by boat transfer. Not to worry, though, you will hardly need to leave your bungalow let alone the resort. From lounging on your own private deck and receiving room service via outrigger canoe, to indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment, you will pass the time in quiet seclusion and opulent luxury.

Recreation

The wonderful thing about Bora Bora is that you can be as active or inactive as you wish to be. Should you decide to venture away from the resort, you can visit the main village of Vaitape and shop at the local boutiques or dine at one of Bora Bora's restaurants including Mai Kai Bora Bora, La Villa Mahana, or the legendary Bloody Mary's. You can also explore Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu on a guided hike or Jeep Safari tour.

Since water is a way of life on the island, popular lagoon excursions include snorkeling, diving, cruising, fishing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing, Jet Skiing, and of course, shark and ray feeding. You can also take your experience to new heights by parasailing, skydiving, or touring the island by helicopter.

Final Impression

Once seen, Bora Bora is never forgotten. From the day you arrive until the moment you part ways, you will be in awe of how her soaring mountain peaks, turquoise lagoon and luxuriant overwater bungalows somehow look even more spectacular than the pictures.

Take a Look Around

    • Bora Bora reef

      Bora Bora reef

    • Meeting the locals

      Meeting the locals

    • Bora Bora below the surface

      Bora Bora below the surface

    • Arrival in Bora Bora

      Arrival in Bora Bora

    • Shopping in Vaitape

      Shopping in Vaitape

    • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

      Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

    • Turtle Sanctuary at Le Meridien Bora Bora

      Turtle Sanctuary at Le Meridien Bora Bora

    • Bora Bora, jetskiing

      Bora Bora, jetskiing

    • Bora Bora Dinner at Villa Mahana

      Bora Bora Dinner at Villa Mahana

    • Hammock time

      Hammock time

    • Bora Bora, sunset dining

      Bora Bora, sunset dining

    • Bora Bora 4x4 adventure

      Bora Bora 4x4 adventure

    • Bora Bora

      Bora Bora

    • Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Aerial View

      Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Aerial View

    • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

      Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

    • Alone time at Motu Tapu, Hilton Bora Bora Nui's private motu

      Alone time at Motu Tapu, Hilton Bora Bora Nui's private motu

    • Fire Dancers at the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana

      Fire Dancers at the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana

    • Snorkeling in Bora Bora

      Snorkeling in Bora Bora

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