Bora BoraFrench Polynesia

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Known as a playground for the rich and famous, this beautiful island in French Polynesia offers white sandy beaches, lush tropical valleys and crystal-clear water.

Bora Bora’s stunning beaches, lush greenery and soaring volcanic peaks make it a perfect vacation destination. Relax on the beautiful beaches, snorkel the tropical reefs or enjoy a cocktail at one of the many luxury hotels and resorts on the island.

The enormous range of hotels and resorts on Bora Bora make it possible to do nothing but sunbathe and swim, but if you are looking for action, the water is the place to be. Bora Bora has both a lagoon and a barrier reef, so many water activities are easily arranged. Scuba diving is an excellent way to view the marine life on the reef, and there are many diving schools that rent equipment.

Hire a boat and take advantage of the year-round game-fishing opportunities, fishing for Pacific blue marlin and mahi-mahi. Parasail over the lagoon or take a catamaran cruise across the clear, turquoise waters. See if you can spot one of the sea turtles, or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, book in for one of the shark-feeding experiences.

Hire a bicycle or scooter and head to Matira Beach, which has a mile and a quarter (two kilometers) of white sand. The coral heads attract tropical fish, which makes it a great place to snorkel.

Back on dry land, take a guided hike up Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the two remaining peaks of an extinct volcano. You could also take a four-wheel-drive excursion along the overgrown forest roads of the island’s interior.

Bora Bora is also known as a popular destination for celebrities. Visit Bloody Mary’s Restaurant and Bar, a popular local hangout, and check out the bar’s wall of fame. This has the names of the many celebrities who have dined there, including Jimmy Buffet, Pierce Brosnan and Goldie Hawn. Sit back and sip a cocktail while you enjoy the atmosphere on one of the most lovely islands in the world.

Where to stay in Bora Bora

Vaitape featuring a sunset and a bay or harbour

Vaitape

Vaitape

Top Hotels in Bora Bora

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
5 out of 5
BP 502 Vaitape, Bora Bora
CA $732
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5

Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Matira Beach, Motu Piti and Matira Point. Coral Gardens and Mt. Otemanu are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (199 reviews)

"Simply the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in! The staff, the food, the room and the grounds were impeccable!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2020

Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Le Meridien Bora Bora
Le Meridien Bora Bora
5 out of 5
Motu Tape, BP 190, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
CA $450
per night
Mar 12 - Mar 13

This Bora Bora resort is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Le Meridien Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Matira Beach and Mt. Otemanu. Matira Point and White ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (334 reviews)

"Overall amazing. Very friendly personnel. Extremely easy process from beginning to end and very attentive to our needs. Loved their easy concierge all-in-one services and scheduling. Definitely helped getting in advance their available services and ammenities."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Le Meridien Bora Bora
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
5 out of 5
Motu Tehotu, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
CA $1,962
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Le Meridien Beach, Matira Beach and Mt. Otemanu. Matira Point and White Valley are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (341 reviews)

"Great location. Service is very convenience. Their lagoon is the best. Good for snorkeling. The Asian restaurant food is not really Asian food, not recommended."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2020

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Popular things to do in Bora Bora

Bora Bora Lagoonarium
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Bora Bora Lagoonarium

5/5(5 reviews)

Discover the amazing array of marine creatures that live below the surface of Bora Bora’s beautiful lagoon at this natural aquarium on a small islet.

Matira Beach
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Matira Beach

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Find out why this is one of Bora Bora’s most popular public beaches when you explore its exquisite white sands, gorgeous lagoon waters and waterfront precinct.

Matira Point
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Matira Point

5/5(3 reviews)

Overlooked by luxurious resorts and atmospheric bars, Bora Bora’s southernmost tip is a narrow stretch of lush forest skirted by white sands and cerulean waters.

Mt. Otemanu
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Mt. Otemanu

5/5(4 reviews)

There are plenty of ways to experience Bora Bora’s mesmerizing peak, including sightseeing boat tours, helicopter rides, catamaran trips and hiking adventures.

Le Meridien Beach
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Le Meridien Beach

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Spend days lazing by the lagoon framed by magnificent Mount Otemanu and explore the waters with your snorkel and mask and visit a turtle sanctuary.

Sofitel Resort Beach
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Sofitel Resort Beach

5/5(1 review)

Enjoy easy access to Bora Bora’s gorgeous beaches, atmospheric restaurants and the town of Vaitape from one of the island’s original luxury resorts.

Top activities in Bora Bora

Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkeling Tour with Shark & Stingray
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Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkeling Tour with Shark & Stingray

94% of travellers recommend
CA $109
Per adult
Polynesian Island Full-Day Tour
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Polynesian Island Full-Day Tour

98% of travellers recommend
CA $170
Per adult
Bora Bora 4x4 Adventure
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Bora Bora 4x4 Adventure

94% of travellers recommend
CA $102
Per adult
Polynesian Island Half-Day Tour
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Polynesian Island Half-Day Tour

100% of travellers recommend
CA $130
Per adult
Bora Bora Sunset Cruise & Dinner at Restaurant St. James
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Bora Bora Sunset Cruise & Dinner at Restaurant St. James

86% of travellers recommend
CA $266
Per adult
Private Bora Bora Snorkeling Cruise with Optional Vegetarian Lunch on the Beach
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Private Bora Bora Snorkeling Cruise with Optional Vegetarian Lunch on the Beach

CA $487
Per adult

Reviews of Bora Bora

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Poundpoi

Feb 22, 2020

Stunningly beautiful in colour and warmth. A place to unlax as there is not much to do. One road circles the island, there is nowhere to go, because hey, you’re already there... in Bora Bora

5/5 - Excellent

Gage

Aug 31, 2019

Bora Bora and Tahiti in general have done a great job in integrating small-scale but luxurious tourism, with a great focus on indelible experiences. The music, dance, food and recreation at Four Seasons Bora Bora were all exceptional.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 19, 2019

There is no water like this any where in the world. Dream paradise.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 6, 2019

Bora Bora is a small island, but very beautiful. There is the main island and then a bunch of smaller islands where most of the really expensive resorts are. It seems very safe, and there isn't the same competitiveness of places like the Caribbean.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 20, 2019

Most beautiful island on earth !

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