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Things To Do in Bora Bora

Top Bora Bora Activities & Attractions

The moment that you reach Bora Bora, things to do are endless. Like many islands in French Polynesia, Bora Bora offers neon-lit turquoise lagoon waters with unending days of exploration through snorkeling and diving in a breathtaking coral garden. Our Bora Bora activity partners provide excitement above the lagoon by outrigger canoe, Boston Whaler, wave runner, jet skis, and dramatic sunset cruises aboard a catamaran sailboat. Don't miss out on exploring the panoramic overlooks found by a hike or 4x4 accompanied by entertaining local guides.

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What Is Bora Bora Known For?

Bora Bora is best known for crystal clear, aqua-colored shallow waters, delicate white sand, and unbelievably colorful coral reefs home to over 1,000 species of fish. Bora Bora is also known for world-renowned shopping for local and international original art, Tahitian pearls, and precious wood handcrafts.

Bora Bora Activities

There are many Bora Bora activities and opportunities to explore the lagoon, the motu, and the ocean. Options include – but aren’t limited to – fishing, cruises, jet skiing, kiteboarding, paddleboarding, outrigger canoe rides, kayaking, island boat tours, and more. 

The Bora Bora lagoon is an underwater world that hosts manta rays, sharks, gentle Napoleon wrasses, and other marine life, which will welcome you while scuba diving, helmet diving, or viewing from a glass-bottom boat. Imagine catching a delicious tuna for dinner, paddling on a stand-up paddleboard to a private motu, having a decadent and fresh seafood lunch waterside, or snorkeling up-close and personal with hundreds of colorful marine animals. 

Those who love an adrenaline rush can enjoy wakeboarding or tubing on the crystal waters, circling the coastline on a jet ski, or viewing the lagoon from a parasail. In contrast, those who love to lounge have a cocktail or local beer at the renowned Bloody Mary’s, or enjoy appetizers on a sunset cruise. So don’t forget about taking a four-wheeler, going for a hike, or taking it all in from the air in an unforgettable helicopter tour.

VIP Tours Bora Bora

Take a guided island tour of Bora Bora and explore some well-known landmarks with comfortable transportation and experts about the islands. Some of the must-see places around the island include the churches at Faanui & Anau, “Terre Mererau“ Bora Bora’s beautiful neighborhood, a stop at the Arc En Ciel Bora Bora to learn about the Tahitian Black Pearls, and much more. 

Bora Bora Quad Adventures 

For the more daring travelers, take your guided tour offroading! Bora Bora Quad Adventures offers excursions around the island, where you can discover some of the most beautiful spots that you may not see on a traditional tour. 

Bora Bora Romantic Tour 

For traveling lovers visiting the island and expecting romance, these intimate outings are all you could want and more! 

Tahiti Air Charters

Thinking of traveling to one of the many other Islands of Tahiti on your trip or just thinking of seeing Bora Bora from the clouds? This great activity is made possible by booking one of the daily air charters offered from Bora Bora.

Attractions in Bora Bora

Some of the most significant attractions in Bora Bora are the sights that you can see both on land like the awe-inspiring Mount Otemanu and beyond the shoreline, deep in the depths of the world-renowned coral reefs. Also, for those that prefer relaxation and rehabilitation, Bora Bora is home to some of the most prestigious resorts where you can find 5-star luxury spas, like the InterContinental Thalasso Spa

Snorkeling in Bora Bora 

It is no secret that snorkeling in Bora Bora has some of the most spectacular coral reefs and brings travelers from all over the world to explore. Snorkeling can be the most accessible way to explore the impressive clusters of ocean life, including a staggering amount of fish and turtles. Companies like H20 Bora Bora, a small family business, offer eco-friendly, guided tours all around the beautiful lagoon. 

Resorts and Beaches in Bora Bora

When it comes to the beaches in Bora Bora, there are no better locations to immerse yourself in the natural ambiance of the island. Many of the stunning beaches are located at the legendary Bora Bora resorts that offer their choice of Polynesian spas, gourmet restaurants, overwater bungalows, villas, and suites all in one place.

Matira Beach 

Matira Beach is one of the most desirable beaches in Bora Bora and is the only public beach. Located at Matira Point, this idyllic beach is nestled in a jaw-dropping blue lagoon where you’ll find there are many options to dine, explore and swim at this coral-free beach.      

Beach at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Like many of the gorgeous shores in Bora Bora, this stunning beach location is private to visitors staying at the Four Seasons Bora Bora. This fantastic resort was recently awarded the title of “Most Epic Stay Hotel in the World” by AFAR, which could be attributed to the majestic ocean views from all around the property. 

Beach at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Though it seems impossible to find a bad view while staying at any of the resorts in Bora Bora, the Conrad Bora Bora Nui may have some of the most magnificent. They offer the modern accommodations that were designed around getting the most out of the extraordinary beach views. 

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