The most beautiful island of Polynesia.
Bora Bora is a high island with a lagoon and islets on the reef around the island in French Polynesia. It is located in the archipelago of society and especially the leeward islands (see where-is-bora-bora.com). It famous for its turquoise lagoon colors as well as its many islets called "motu". It is located 250 km north west of Tahiti. It can be reached by aircraft ATR 42 or 72 with the local airline Air Tahiti, the flight duration is about 1 hour. The airport is on a islet, you reach the main island city Vaitape by lagoon fast shuttle, hotels located in other islets come retrieve their customers with boats. There is 4500 inhabitant on the island, they are very welcoming. Population has good living quality as the hotels offer a lot of job on the island. It is part of French Polynesia, language is French and most of the people know english. The island has only one pass to enter or exit the lagoon. During World War II, Americans set up a military base, the cannons are still visible and points to the ocean. It is the most visited island of Polynesia after Tahiti. The famous explorer Paul-Emile Victor spent his retirement until his death in 1995. Many hotels are located there and many offer the famous overwater bungalow, specialty of the island. The island is gorgeous, the word paradise there take all it's sense. You must absolutly travel to Bora Bora. The island has also a lot of Bora Bora Spa activities and has a Thalasso Spa Bora Bora hotel.
Points of Interest
Matira the most famous beach of Bora Bora, it lies south of the Big Island.
International canoe race Havaiki Nui which takes place during the month of October is the largest in Polynesia, she gathered the best rowers in the world, the arrival of the last stage is Matira.
The American cannons, remnants of the Second World War can be visited by Safari 4x4.
Many activities are offered on site : walking tours, safari 4x4, quad hiking, water sports, visit the lagoon jet skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing etc. ..... (see tahiti-activities.com)