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If it happens to be that you are in a hunt for the most beautiful and romantic spot on Earth, your eyes must immediately turn to the splendid Bora Bora. This island is a coral atoll with the remains of the extinct volcano in the middle. The rich lands and majestic seaside of Bora Bora`s create a lagoon that has transparent water, so aquatic life is exposed to you in its full beauty.
The true island paradise, beautiful Bora Bora is a dream vacation destination for newlyweds, hungry for tranquility tourists and beautiful Instagram divas. It is a wonderfully romantic place with splendid sunsets.
How to get to Bora Bora
As we said earlier, Bora Bora is a “lonely” island in the middle of the ocean so you must be confused — how the hell I will get there? Firstly you should get to French Polynesia’s Faa’a International Airport, at Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia and the main city of Tahiti.
From there you will fly to the airport at the Bora Bora and… We can even begin explaining how marvelous and astonishing this trip will be. Amazing views over the sea are simply breathtaking and will create the right vacation mood from the beginning.
Living like a marine kings and queens
In Bora Bora, you can find a wide range of accommodations — from extremely budget-friendly to luxurious and over the top. However, every living place on the island is magnificent. Bora Bora is known for the unique in-water bungalows with staircases that lead straight into the clear ocean. Those bungalows offer privacy with starry skies to experience during the warm nights.
Eat the feast of your life
The freshest fish and seafood in the world with a great view — that`s why you are here. Being a French colony, Bora Bora adopted some cooking traditions from French cuisine and created a delicious mixture of textures and flavors.
Traditional Tahitian cuisine usually consists of fish, chicken, pork, starchy vegetables like bread-fruit, and sweet potatoes. Of course, there`s a lot of amazing ready-to-eat ripe fruits on the island, which are the staples on the locals’ tables. So if you are a great foodie, you will not be disappointed by the variety of meals.
As for our recommendations — you should try Poisson Cru or marinated fish that is served with coconut milk or cream: Pouletfafa — taro leaves with chicken, cooked in coconut milk. Also, fruit purees are often served as a tasty dessert.
The fascinating underwater world
If you are fond of underwater adventures, Bora Bora can offer you an amazing opportunity to explore marine life. This is perfect for snorkelers, divers, and just for people who are desperate for unusual and exotic fish.
Bora Bora`s lagoon has transparent water, so aquatic life is exposed to you in its full beauty. You can meet little tropical fish that frolicking among the corals, to swim with mighty sharks (scary but honestly, that is a one-time experience), and adorable turtles in their habitat. We encourage you to book an excursion to experience the underwater world to the fullest. Local guides can show you the best places for snorkeling and diving.
What to do at Bora Bora
- Shark feeding. The up-close encounter with these cool creatures is a must-see adventure on this island. Yes, this is a thrilling event, but feeding and directly interacting with sharks can be the best moment of your vacation there.
- Matira Beach. White sandy beach with clear turquoise water is another highlight moment that is like a dream come true. Despite the popularity of the place, this beach has plenty of space for everybody, but the best part is its unearthly sunsets. Even if you are not interested in sunning (but then why are you there?), the sunsets will blow your mind away.
- Mount Otemanu. If you are ready and have enough courage, we recommend you to take a hiking trip to this mount that is actually remains of the volcano. You`ll enjoy the nature of an island and amazing sites while conquering that peak. But, you are also able to take a boat trip or even a helicopter tour to see all the beauty of the Mount in the comfortable seat.