Let’s face it, Bora Bora has become the A list Hollywood celebrity’s favourite getaway. Think Ellen DeGeneres and Portia on their honeymoon, Justin Bieber swimming naked, Usain Bolt celebrating his Olympic victories but remember, Bora Bora in French Polynesia is not just for celebrities; it’s for everyone.
A Visitor’s Guide to Bora Bora will help you to make the most of this very idyllic South Pacific island. The island of Bora Bora has become synonymous with overwater bungalows, crystal blue waters, and a dramatic volcano standing guard over this paradisiacal island. It has also become recognized as one of the most romantic islands in the world, so expect to see a lot of loved up couples visiting Bora Bora. Check out all of the Honeymoon Packages in Bora Bora , and some of the best honeymoon resorts in Bora Bora, at the resorts we recommend.
- 1 A Visitor’s Guide to Bora Bora – About Bora Bora
- 2 Where to stay on Bora Bora?
- 2.1 What to see and do in Bora Bora
- 2.1.1 Full-Day Bora Bora Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling with Sharks and Stingrays
- 2.1.2 Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour
- 2.1.3 Bora Bora Sunset Cruise and Dinner at St James Restaurant
- 2.1.4 Bora Bora 4WD Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary’s and Jet Ski Tour
- 2.1.5 Private Tour: Bora Bora Lagoon or Deep Sea Fishing
- 2.1.6 Polynesian Cultural Island Day Tour by 4WD Including Traditional Tahitian Feast on a Private Island
- 2.1.7 Where to eat on Bora Bora
A Visitor’s Guide to Bora Bora – About Bora Bora
Where is Bora Bora?
The island of Bora Bora is part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The Society Islands includes a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, including the Major islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine and Bora Bora.
Bora Bora is quite a small island, dominated by the lush green Mt. Otemanu and the lush jungle surrounding it.
Climate at Bora Bora
The tropical climate of Bora Bora consists of a rainy season and a dry season. Due to the beautiful climate, this region is the perfect destination to enjoy a relaxing and romantic getaway and vacation at any time of the year.
Getting to Bora Bora
You must first fly to Faa’a International Airport (PPT) in Papeete, Tahiti, the only international airport serving French Polynesia. From Papeete, it is a short 45-minute flight to Bora Bora. Check Skyscanner for the best prices.
Which languages are spoken in Bora Bora?
The official languages are Tahitian and French, but as to be expected English is widely understood by locals and hotel staff.
Electricity in Bora Bora
Local voltage is 220 volts AC, 60 Hz.
Always get travel insurance
Where to stay on Bora Bora?
Get your cheque books ready because Bora Bora is not cheap. In saying that – how many times, will you make it such an idyllic location, and be spoiled rotten. Well, if you love it a lot, you will want to return.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso SpaLatest prices here
The St. Regis Bora Bora ResortLatest prices here
Le Meridien Bora Bora
Latest prices here
Sofitel Bora Bora Private IslandLatest prices here
Four Seasons Resort Bora BoraLatest prices here
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & SpaLatest prices here
What to see and do in Bora Bora
There are many adventurous water activities to take part in Bora Bora. You can discover the barrier reef below the waters of the lagoon that surrounds the island. For the more experienced you can do some scuba diving, and there are also some excellent spots for snorkeling as well. Other activities include jet skiing, and you can take a stand up paddle ride around the lagoon. If you don’t want to get into the water, then you can also spend a relaxing time in the sun at the Matira Beach which is the main islands only public beach.
We also suggest that you take a look into the lush interior of the island of Bora Bora. Vaitape is the most populated town on the island of Bora Bora, and there are some little shops selling the famous black pearls of the region
Full-Day Bora Bora Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling with Sharks and StingraysCheck details here
Bora Bora Jet Ski TourCheck details here
Bora Bora Sunset Cruise and Dinner at St James Restaurant
Check details here
Bora Bora 4WD Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary’s and Jet Ski TourCheck details here
Private Tour: Bora Bora Lagoon or Deep Sea FishingCheck details here
Polynesian Cultural Island Day Tour by 4WD Including Traditional Tahitian Feast on a Private IslandCheck details here
Where to eat on Bora Bora
Your luxury hotels will have you covered, but if you want to venture out, then you will discover the French influence on their cuisine. Some of the tastiest spots around the island include Restaurant St James, La Villa Mahana, and the Matira Beach Restaurant.
Hope this Visitor’s Guide to Bora Bora has convinced you to visit one of the most romantic destinations in the world.