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The Island of Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Romance. The island of Bora Bora rises from the velvet blues of the deep water up through the softer hues of the lagoon and into the air that surrounds the island. Its touch of the sea breeze tingles the skin. Its power fills each beat of the heart. Bora Bora is located a brief 50-minute flight from The Islands of Tahiti or Moorea. Bora Bora, with a lagoon of turquoise waters resembling an artist’s palette of bright blues and greens, will make you feel love at first sight.  Romantics from around the world appreciate Bora Bora, where the lush tropical slopes and valleys of Mount Otemanu blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered motu circle the illuminated lagoon like a delicate pearl necklace from the islands of French Polynesia.

The perfect white-sand Bora Bora beaches leading to Matira Point give way to blue waters where tropical-colored fish animate the coral gardens and giant manta rays glide leisurely past. This south pacific island could easily be defined as the center of the romantic universe, where luxury resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows, thatched-roof villas, and a fabled ambiance. Simply put, Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

About Bora Bora

9,596
POPULATION
15 / 24
SQ. MI. / KM²
VAITAPE
ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER
50 MIN
FLIGHT TIME FROM TAHITI

Bora Bora Vacations

Where is Bora Bora Located?

where is Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a dormant volcano island, set on one of the most beautiful and crystal-clear lagoons in the world, colored in a million shades of blue. Known for gorgeous luxury resorts and numerous adventurous activities, it is one of the northwestern islands that make up The Islands of Tahiti. The vast motu of Bora Bora’s white-sand beaches lined with coconut trees encircle the emerald lagoon that’s populated with myriad fish and multi-colored corals. The tallest point is the breathtaking Mount Otemanu at Bora Bora’s center. It’s easy to understand why this little 15 square mile island is revered as one of the most intimate and idyllic vacation destinations. Every 50 minutes, flights to Bora Bora from Papeete and Moorea are available through Air Tahiti for those looking to island-hop.

An Overwater Bora Bora Bungalow Paradise

Bora Bora bungalow

A peaceful haven sitting directly over the lagoon, the overwater bungalow concept is a can’t-miss element of Bora Bora and The Islands of Tahiti. From private island rooms to suites of floating villas, lose yourself in the colors of the lagoon framed by unforgettable sunsets. Find an overwater bungalow with a private deck for sipping your morning coffee with a stunning sunrise or your evening cocktail with a dazzling sunset. Jump into the turquoise waters from your private deck, or kayak to breakfast from your home-away-from-home hut. Perfect for couples on romantic getaways and Bora Bora honeymoons, these secluded accommodations come in all shapes and sizes for any guest. Designed and built in traditional Tahitian style, these bungalows offer direct access to the lagoon and are the perfect relaxing getaway as well as the ultimate island stay experience.

Bora Bora Activities

Bora Bora marine life

Bora Bora’s 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. There are many 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 tours and more. 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, while those who love to lounge have a cocktail 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.

Matira Beach 

Matira beach

Watch the vibrant sunset over a deep blue horizon while you relax on the warm white sand of Matira Beach, one of the most popular yet secluded public beaches on the island of Bora Bora. Follow the beach until Matira Point to see an other-worldly view of rolling green bluffs and tropical plants. A wonderful place to swim, Matira Beach boasts warm, shallow waters that are perfect for a leisurely day of snorkeling. Don’t miss a carefree experience where time stands still along the azure Matira Beach shoreline during your Bora Bora vacation.