Ideal Escapes in Bora Bora

Bora Bora and ‘awesome’ have become synonymous to each other. If you come to visit this place, you would definitely go back home spell bound with its beauty. Bora Bora is a very popular honeymoon destination because of its fantasy-land like appearance. A turquoise lagoon with sandy islets is what makes it one of the hottest travel destinations in the world. You can go hiking or diving here. Snorkeling and parasailing are also quite popular activities. However, there is nothing quite as good as lagoon tours of this area. Bora Bora became a part of the world travel maps because of its over-water bungalows with piers standing tall in the clear turquoise waters.

Bora Bora

A blacktip reef shark chasing butterfly fish in the shallow, clear water of the lagoon of Bora Bora, an island in the Tahiti archipelago French Polynesia with a overwater bungalow resort in the background.

Bora Bora is a place where you will easily spoil yourself and spend your fortune as well. It is not really a budget traveler’s choice as the destination can be quite pricey. This island is actually a part of the French Polynesian Society Islands and has a barrier reef as well as a lagoon. In the middle of the island are two extinct volcanoes, Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia. With a small population and no specific economic goods, the island depends chiefly on tourism.

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Colorful fish, stingray and black tipped sharks underwater in Bora Bora lagoon

You get a beautiful and sunny tropical atmosphere here. The best time to visit the island is between May to October. However, it is advised that you plan your trip well in advance in order to avoid last minute rush. Women are especially drawn towards the black pearls and jewelry that can be bought from local shops.

Your first destination in the island would be Vaitape. However, people who love beaches usually leave for Matira. Most of the residential and tourist areas are on the outskirts only as the interiors are mountainous and have an irregular terrain too. If you are staying in any one of the resorts, chances are high that you would use boats more than any other modes of transport. This is because most of the resorts are not on the mainland but on different islets. You can also take taxis to move around the actual island. There is only one road here with a regular bus service. Renting bicycles can also be a good option for many people. Water based recreation activities are quite popular here. You should definitely explore the lagoon region with an expert diver to get the best experience. However, if you are looking for something new, kiteboarding and jet skiing can be a few options available to you.

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