Part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, Bora Bora, Tahiti is an exclusive holiday destination and tropical paradise famous for its postcard perfect beauty. Home to iconic overwater bungalows, Bora Bora is also known for the many A-list celebrities who choose to holiday there each year. Located 230km northwest of Papeete, the capital of Tahiti, Bora Bora is ranked as one of the South Pacific’s most remarkably stunning islands and promises relaxation, romance and luxury. Surrounded by a barrier reef and incredible blue lagoon, Bora Bora is punctuated by the remnants of an extinct volcano, which rise up into the twin peaks of Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia at its centre.
Overwater bungalows offer a unique accommodation experience and are a quintessential part of any Bora Bora travel. Featuring Polynesian décor such as shell light fixtures, bamboo and pandanus, the bungalows also enjoy inlaid glass floors or glass-bottom tables allowing you to marvel at the incredible tropical marine life day or night. However there are also a number of alternative accommodation options for those who prefer dry land including local and internationally recognised hotel chains. As part of your visit to Bora Bora, packages are available to combine the essentials and make your stay extra special including the option of having your breakfast delivered to your bungalow by canoe! Book the top Bora Bora Accommodation
With incredible turquoise waters which appear to be almost neon-lit from below, it’s no surprise that the most popular Bora Bora activities revolve around the water. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, you can’t pass up the opportunity to immerse yourself in these unbelievable waters. Relax on the beach and cool off with a swim in the crystal clear shore or explore the amazing marine life on a snorkel or diving expedition. Soak up the friendly ancient culture with a visit to Vaitape village, discover Tahiti’s fascinating WWII history and majestic island landscape with a 4WD safari, or a visit to a small vanilla farm on nearby Taha’a where you buy jumbo-sized vanilla pods to take home.
With its crystal clear waters and tropical island location, Bora Bora offers some of the best diving in Tahiti if not the world. Surrounded by a wide lagoon, there are an excellent range of dive sites on both sides of the island, including the must-do dive of Tapu with its boulder and antler corals, black-tip reef sharks and lemon sharks as large as 7ft. Snapper and butterfly fish darting amongst the sharks provide a riot of colour, while further from the lagoon entrance Muri Muri offers a kaleidoscope of corals in 120ft visibility. Spot lazy turtles as they graze on algae-covered antler coral and watch the ever-present grey reef sharks. More about Diving in Tahiti