Explore Bora Bora
Bora Bora HotelsThe lush green volcanic hills of Bora Bora slope down into white sandy beaches, surrounded by the clearest, bluest, and most inviting sea you may ever see in your lifetime. Shaded by swaying palm trees, the powdery beaches here are the main draw, with thatched beach huts to sit under, and hotels with over-the-water rooms allowing you to wake up to the gentle sounds of the ocean. Things to seeLagoon Resort Beach looks like a picture from a postcard with bright white sands, and shallow turquoise waters that allow you to wade out far from shore. It’s also a lush, natural paradise where you can snorkel, discovering coral and coming face to face with curious fish. Nui Beach is similarly striking, and from here you’ll see friendly stingrays swimming close to the shore, as well as several smaller breeds of shark. Le Meridien Beach is perfectly located along the inner lagoon of this popular resort, and beneath the swaying coconut trees, you’ll find colorful exotic flowers in bloom within this safe, peaceful haven. Matira Point is located on a peninsula, with sparkling blue waters all around you, and the long sandy beaches are a perfect place to take a romantic walk. If you can bear to leave your beach paradise, then a stroll around Vaitape Harbor is enjoyable, especially at sunset. You can sit and enjoy a glass of wine, or try a meal at one of the upmarket restaurants while watching yachts and ships come into the harbor. Hotels in
Bora BoraThe luxury hotels in Bora Bora offer a once in a lifetime vacation experience. With bungalows both on dry land and over the water, you get a private, peaceful experience that’s ideal for couples and families alike. These guestrooms will often feature air conditioning, balconies, premium bedding with mosquito nets, LCD televisions with satellite channels, and separate showers and tubs. Many hotels are also all-inclusive, so you can enjoy a mix of buffet and a la carte meals, as well as some complimentary alcoholic drinks. There are also smaller hotels based on their own coral islands, accessible only by boat, and these offer private beaches, swimming pools, and a wide range of water sports. Where to stayMotu Piti Aau is a small, friendly beach resort on its own coral island. The main island is just a short distance across the bright blue seas, and from the beaches you can truly appreciate the natural volcanic landscapes of Bora Bora. Motu Toopua is also a separate island, this time to the west of Bora Bora, and it has an incredibly lush green landscape, with brightly colored flowers dotted in-between palm trees. Sofitel Motu is a private island hosting an upscale resort, and its privacy and remoteness often appeals to honeymooners and those who want to escape from modern life. How to get to Bora BoraMost international visitors will initially arrive at Fa'a'ā International Airport in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. From there they can catch a connecting flight to Bora Bora Airport which takes about 45 minutes. Transfers from the airport are nearly always arranged as part of a package holiday deal. This can be via private motorboat, helicopter, or a shuttle bus from Vaitape. There are a few taxis available on the island, as well as Le Truck service which can help you get around. There are also a couple of rental car companies, as well as plenty of scooters and bicycles for those wanting to explore.