Bora Bora, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Type of place: Urban
Natural surroundings: Hills, Island, Jungle, Mountains, Sea
Things to do: Camping, Cruise, Fishing, Restaurant, Safari, Spa & Welness
Sports to do: Cycling, Kayaking, Sailing/Boating, Sky diving, Swimming, Volleyball, Water skiing



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Introducing this place:

Bora Bora is a breathtakingly beautiful French Polynesian Island. Created by volcanic activities millions of years ago, this amazing island is extremely rich in natural beauty. Its majestic scenery and incredibly beautiful beaches have made Bora Bora an extremely popular holiday destination.

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Sightseeing:

  • The Island: Every nook and corner of this island is beautiful. There is a stunning lagoon, a tall mountain called Mount Otemun that provides the best natural scenery in the world, amazing beaches, sparkling waterfalls and even more beautiful underwater scenery. You will never get bored on this Island.
  • Historical places: Even though most people come to Bora Bora for just its beach life, but there are many historic relics on this island which you must visit. Go to see the Polynesian archaeological and remains of the World War II.

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Things and Sports to Do:

  • Relax: This is the place where you can forget all the worries in life and just relax. Lie down on the beach and soak in the sun. Catch up on your reading and spend time with your loved ones. This place will almost make you forget that you have a life back home.
  • Swimming: Being an island it is obvious that Bora Bora provides many water activities. You can go for swimming in the lagoon as its clean and warm water makes for a great swimming session. You can also swim in the vast sea spread along this island.
  • Snorkelling: This is one activity that nobody should miss while in Bora Bora. The underwater life near this island is simply out of this world. More experienced divers can also go for scuba diving.
  • Hire a boat: If you want to go for some deep sea fishing or want some romantic moments with your loved one, then hire a yacht from one of the many companies and sail towards the horizon. You will never forget the mesmerizing views of the island and places surrounding it from the boat.

Restaurants and Shopping:

There are not many restaurants on this Island as most tourists prefer to dine in their resort only. But the one restaurant that’s on itinerary of every tourist is the Bloody Mary's. This restaurant has served many Hollywood personalities like Pamela Anderson, Marlon Brando, Pierce Brosnan and Janet Jackson. You can also go to the Restaurant Patoti, Sunset Boulevard, Villa Mahana, and Bounty Snack restaurants to enjoy a nice meal.

Bora Bora also provides a unique shopping experience. You will find hundreds of little shops in many markets of this island, selling handicrafts, local food products, jewellery, garments and other beautiful artifacts. Many resorts have some branded and high class boutiques and shops also.

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People and Culture:

There are around 6,000 locals living in Bora Bora. The people of this island are extremely religious and traditional. Many of them still believe in old folklores and myths. But they are extremely inviting and love to share their culture with tourists.

Women wear crowns made of flowers and traditional Tahitian outfits to celebrate various festivals. Many of the ancient temples were destroyed when Protestant missionaries came to this island. But that attempt to destroy the true culture and religious beliefs of the people of this island was unsuccessful. Something that is apparent in the strong presence of local culture of Bora Bora.

People here, are very relaxed and live their life with no worries. French, English and Tahitian are the three languages spoken in Bora Bora.

Geography and Climate:

This volcanic island lies around155 miles away from northeastern Tahiti. This island is over seven million years old. This main island is around 3 miles wide and 6 miles long. A mountain chain dominates its central region. Bora Bora is actually has two more islands called Toopua and Toopua Iti. These islands are separated by a lagoon that lies between them.

The climate of Bora Bora is tropical. During November to April, the island receives most of its rain. The temperature remains around 27 degrees C to 30 degrees C during these months. The peak tourist season is from May to October. These months mostly stay dry and temperature remains between 24 degrees C and 28 degress C.

Economy, Prices and Living Standard:

Economy of this small island is almost entirely based on tourism. Most locals are related to the tourism industry in one way or another. This is one of the most expensive places in the world as everything from food to cloth is imported.

Living standards of locals is not very high, but most people earn good living and stay comfortably on this beautiful island.



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