Bora Bora

Travel Guide
Bora Bora featuring general coastal views, mountains and tropical scenes

Known as a playground for the rich and famous, this beautiful island in French Polynesia offers white sandy beaches, lush tropical valleys and crystal-clear water.

Bora Bora’s stunning beaches, lush greenery and soaring volcanic peaks make it a perfect vacation destination. Relax on the beautiful beaches, snorkel the tropical reefs or enjoy a cocktail at one of the many luxury hotels and resorts on the island.

The enormous range of hotels and resorts on Bora Bora make it possible to do nothing but sunbathe and swim, but if you are looking for action, the water is the place to be. Bora Bora has both a lagoon and a barrier reef, so many water activities are easily arranged. Scuba diving is an excellent way to view the marine life on the reef, and there are many diving schools that rent equipment.

Hire a boat and take advantage of the year-round game-fishing opportunities, fishing for Pacific blue marlin and mahi-mahi. Parasail over the lagoon or take a catamaran cruise across the clear, turquoise waters. See if you can spot one of the sea turtles, or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, book in for one of the shark-feeding experiences.

Hire a bicycle or scooter and head to Matira Beach, which has a mile and a quarter (two kilometers) of white sand. The coral heads attract tropical fish, which makes it a great place to snorkel.

Back on dry land, take a guided hike up Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the two remaining peaks of an extinct volcano. You could also take a four-wheel-drive excursion along the overgrown forest roads of the island’s interior.

Bora Bora is also known as a popular destination for celebrities. Visit Bloody Mary’s Restaurant and Bar, a popular local hangout, and check out the bar’s wall of fame. This has the names of the many celebrities who have dined there, including Jimmy Buffet, Pierce Brosnan and Goldie Hawn. Sit back and sip a cocktail while you enjoy the atmosphere on one of the most lovely islands in the world.

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InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Matira Point, BP 156 Vaitape, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is AU$724 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Leopard Rays Trench and Matira Beach. Matira Point is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) away.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (199 reviews)
"THE STAFF WAS WELCOMING, IT FELT LIKE HOME"

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2021

InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
5 out of 5
BP 502 Vaitape, Bora Bora
The price is AU$1,317 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Matira Beach, Motu Piti and Matira Point. Coral Gardens and Mt. Otemanu are also within ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (238 reviews)
"Most people were talking about there travel agents. Expedia made it so easy for me to do it all by myself . Had an amazing time without paying anyone extra! Used all the extra money for the vacation"

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
4.5 out of 5
Motu Tevairoa, Bora Bora
The price is AU$1,080 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Located in Bora Bora, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pearl Resort Beach and Vaitape Harbor. Mt. Otemanu and Matira Beach ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (378 reviews)
"Spent my honeymoon at Le Bora Bora, and it was the best vacation Ive ever been on. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I would love to come back!"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2022

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
OVERWATER BUNGALOW N ° 3
OVERWATER BUNGALOW N ° 3
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from White Valley and within 6 miles (10 km) of Le Meridien Beach and Vaitape Harbor. Pearl Resort ...
5/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
This place is paradise!
"If you go to Bora Bora and want to stay in an over water bungalow, this is the place to stay! The views from the balcony over the water are breathe taking. There is a kayak that was super fun to take out as well. This place is absolutely perfect!"

Reviewed on 23 Oct. 2021

OVERWATER BUNGALOW N ° 3
Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
Situated on the waterfront, this historic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tupitipiti Point, Mt. Otemanu and Mt. Pahia. Mt. Hue and Vaitape Harbor are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Loved our stay
"Definitely worth it!"

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2021

Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
 Bungalow Two - Marlon's World Famous Over Water Hideaway in Bora Bora!
Bungalow Two - Marlon's World Famous Over Water Hideaway in Bora Bora!
Situated on the waterfront, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from White Valley and within 6 miles (10 km) of Le Meridien Beach and Vaitape Harbor. Pearl ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Crabtree vacation
"It was a lovely property that fit our desire to eat out for most meals."

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2021

Bungalow Two - Marlon's World Famous Over Water Hideaway in Bora Bora!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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