The Ultimate Guide to Bora
Romantic island destination in French Polynesia
As touristic centerpiece of impressive French Polynesian archipelago, situated halfway between American and Asian continent in South
Pacific and less than 300km from Papeete, Bora Bora stands out as true reflection of what’s believed to
be a dreamy destination. With powdery coasts soaked into turquoise lagoons, natural coral barriers and lush
island interior featuring two extinct sky-touching volcanoes, Bora Bora presents natural sceneries
at its best, and as such, unique place on the Earth to visit.
This is the guide for everyone who has chosen Bora Bora island as ideal tropical destination in the South Pacific.
|White-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, coral barriers
and lush interior make Bora Bora island one of the most scenic holiday and travel destinations in
The climate on Bora Bora is tropical year-round, and it’s accompanied with wet and dry season, each one lasting
for approximately 6 months.
Wet season, which start in November and ends in April is actually summertime, but it features excessive
rainfall, storms and great humidity, which is why that’s not recommendable time for visiting. Best time for
tourists is from May to October, when temperature reaches ideal level of 30 degrees C and rains are sparse.
|Being in the Southern Hemisphere, where annual seasons
are the opposite of those in the Northern Hemipshere, best time to visit Bora Bora is from May to
October, its wintertime.
Specific Polynesian cuisine
As national dish of French Polynesia, poison cru (French words for raw fish), which actually
contains tuna fish marinated with lemon juice and coconut milk, is the first tasty meal you should try on Bora
To feel the real tastes of French Polynesia, order “The trio”, best Tahitian fish packed with
recognizable local aromas- vanilla, lime and curry.
|When you stay at Bora Bora resorts, you will enjoy the
local Polynesian cuisine, such as Tahitian fish made with local aromas.
Things to do:
Stay in overwater bungalow
Lovely reedy-roofed huts perched above azure lagoons, with comfy side terraces and deluxe interior are Bora Bora
island’s trademarks, since this is the place where overwater bungalows were firstly built, in 1970.
Most of Tahiti hotels on tiny isles abound with paradisiacal resorts populated with
iconic overwater bungalows, where you can expect first class service, including exotic meals brought to you by
amazing canoes, all-day soaking into ever-present warm lagoon and tropical fish-watching through bungalows’
|Overwater bungalows are popular holiday accommodation
choice in French Polynesian islands
Apart from leisurely idling on Bora Bora’s sparkling beaches, you can explore this heavenly seaside territory by
taking a horseback ride across spatial coastal areas.
Most of Bora Bora’s islets have ranches populated with famous horse breed, including popular Ranch Reva Reva on
Motu Piti Aau, where you can book romantic midnight rides along powdery beach.
|One of the ways to explore this tropical island
paradise's seaside is by taking a horseback ride
Snorkeling and kayaking
You can soak into natural aquarium populated with turtles and parrot fish, or try guided snorkeling through stunning coral gardens of Motu Roa to encounter sharks.
Kayaking is ideal way to introduce colorfulness of Matira Beach’s tropic life, but also to go around the island
and discover secluded motu coasts and caves.
|Beautiful coral gardens and underwater marine life
make snorkelling one of "must-do" activities
Try and watch local dance
Most Bora Bora resorts host fabulous Polynesian dance spectacles, where exotically dressed locals dance in the
sensual rhythms of drums, so you can admire truly impressive dancing skills and meet rich Polynesian culture.
Exotic melody and moves are pretty captivating, so you can even join to local dancers and learn seductive hips
|When you are in the mood for a more passive holiday
attend one of fabulous local Polynesian dance spectacles.
Visit pearl farms
French Polynesia is cradle of fascinating black pearls. Apart from hopping to nearby pearl farm in
Matira to discover brilliant lagoon jewels and witness exciting pearls’ harvesting, you can go to Bora
Bora’s largest city, Vaitape and buy amazing pearl jewelry.
|For something different and unique on your holiday,
visit the black pearl farm in Matira,
or buy pearl jewelry in Bora Bora's capital.
Come to honeymoon or organize local wedding
Unspoiled beauty of surrounding lagoons and dozens of pristine islets are the reasons why Bora Bora is called
“Romantic island”, so if you’re freshly married or about to tie the knot, spend time in serene private
bungalows, have relish time in two within secluded motu or organize truly exotic beach wedding.
|Another way to experience the spectacular beauty of
French Polynesia is to tie the knot or spend your honeymoon in this truly amazing tropical
Now when you’ve get info on which beauties and activities Bora Bora island offers, it’s time to pack your
suitcases and come here to reveal magical island world.
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