Bora bora: An Island of islands with a touch of class.

In case you are wondering where on earth Bora bora is located, wonder no more as it is a country in the French Polynesia. Undoubtedly, it’s a place of delight to the lovers of the aquatic world being an island with crystal blue aquatic sceneries. Bora bora at first sight will surely take your breath away such that you can’t afford not to be there and get the feel. Having hotels located right on top of water coupled with the lovely location adds up to make it a perfect destination for couples on honeymoon.

Bora bora French Polynesia Mountain view from sea shore

Mountain view from sea shore

Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts. The major settlement, Vaitape is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon. Hotels in Bora bora are highly luxurious and renowned for their location on top of water. No wonder it the world’s most famous tropical island with a lot of sceneries certain to please both the eyes and mind. Thirty years ago, Hotel Bora Bora built the first over-the-water bungalows on stilts over the lagoon and today, over-water bungalows are a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts. Accommodation here, is truly very charming and classy.

Bora bora French Polynesia On-water walk paths

On-water walk paths

Getting There
Thinking about how to get there?  Air Tahiti has five or six flights daily to the Bora Bora Airport on Motu Mute from Tahiti (as well as from other islands). The island is also served in the north, with Air Tahiti providing daily flights to and from Papeete on Tahiti. All you have to do is get to Tahiti which you can do via Air France. Bora bora is a visa-free destination to Americans and Europeans while others requires visa. Nigerians will need a French visa or a Schengen visa in order to visit Bora bora. It is often advised to consult with the French high commission or a travel consultant for other requirements.

Social Life
Moving around the island can be quite fun. Public transport on the island is non-existent. Rental cars and bicycles are the recommended method of transport. There are also small fun-cars for hire in Vaitape. Snorkeling and scuba diving in and around the lagoon of Bora Bora are popular activities. There are a few dive operators on the island offering manta ray dives and also shark-feeding dives. Another interesting fact is that you do not have to worry about language.

Although French and Tahitian are the main languages spoken by the inhabitants, people in contact with tourists generally have some command of English. The country has experienced most visits by Americans, Japanese and Europeans. Recently, Nigerians have taken delight in the wonderful island and have been frequent visitors too.

Bora bora French Polynesia Beach Jacuzzi

Beach Jacuzzi

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Now that you know about Bora bora, which island would you want to visit?


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