Located in French Polynesia, part of the Society Islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora is a popular holiday destination famous as a tropical paradise with postcard perfect beauty. Located approximately 230km northwest of Tahiti’s capital Papeete, Bora Bora is renowned for its overwater bungalows and promises luxury, romance and relaxation. Surrounded by an incredible blue lagoon and barrier reef, Bora Bora is ranked as one of the most remarkably stunning islands in the South Pacific and is punctuated by the remains of an extinct volcano rising into two peaks at its centre.
Located in the Society Islands of French Polynesia, Moorea is the second most popular of the regions in Tahiti. A stunning tropical island with lush, majestic landscapes, Moorea is much cheaper than Bora Bora and enjoys less of the tourist crowds. Perfect for visitors on a budget, Moorea is home to rural farming landscapes and is famous for its pineapple plantations, which make for a fantastic day tour during your visit. Moorea is home to Haapiti, one of the most consistent surf breaks in the world, as well as some fantastic dive sites where you can enjoy close encounters with dolphins and reef sharks.
Located on the island of Tahiti, Papeete is the largest city in French Polynesia and also the capital. A busy harbour town frequented by luxury liners, Papeete doesn’t offer the same tropical paradise as the other nearby islands, however it still offers some lovely little doses of French and Polynesian charm. Famous for its black pearls, Papeete is home to a wide range of handicrafts, French fashions and sidewalk cafes and is great for shopping, eating and drinking. Food can be a little on the expensive side however the Roulottes or food trucks that set up along the waterfront park offer excellent value and are a fun way to sample a variety of foods and cuisines.