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
|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
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
|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, during 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
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:
Here are some of interesting things to do on your holiday in Bora Bora:
Stay in overwater
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’ glass
|Overwater bungalows are popular holiday accommodation
in these 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
|One of the ways to explore this tropical island
is by taking a horseback ride on a beach.
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
is one of "must-do" activities at Bora Bora islands.
Try and watch local
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 movements.
|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
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
|Another way to experience the spectacular beauty of
French Polynesia is to
tie the knot or spend your honeymoon in this truly amazing tropical destination.
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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