The majesty of Bora Bora offers:
Some of the most popular activities and
- Enchantment from the neon-lit turquoise lagoon waters
with unending days of exploration through snorkeling
- Excitement above the lagoon by outrigger canoe,
Boston Whaler, wave runner, jetski, and dramatic sunset
cruises aboard a catamaran sailboat.
- Exploration of the panoramic overlooks found by
hike or 4x4 accompanied by entertaining local guides.
- Discovery of the world-renowned shopping for local
and international original art, Tahitian pearls, and
precious wood handcrafts.
- Romance in the natural ambience of the legendary
resorts with their choice of Polynesian spas, gourmet
restaurants, overwater bungalows,
villas, and suites.
There are so many activities in the world's most famous
lagoon that some visitors never leave the water! The
shallow and clear waters allow for snorkeling from
you bungalow or off the beaches anywhere around the
island. Another way to see the vivid coral and schools
of tropical fish is a glass bottom boat. For a faster
pace, explore the entire lagoon by rented motorboat
or jetski where you and a guide can skim around the
island, hopping off at beaches or a tiny motu along
the way for a picnic.
Breakfast by Canoe
Start each day with an unforgettable breakfast brought
to the private balcony of your overwater bungalow
or villa by outrigger canoe. Often bedecked in flowers,
the canoe carries Polynesian staff serving fresh fruits,
pastries, and juices while the surrounding waters
begin welcoming the rising South Pacific sun. Canoe
breakfasts are also available at many of the resorts
throughout all the islands and can be reserved before
you travel by your travel arranger or scheduled with
the concierge on your arrival.
Even though Bora Bora is small, the adventures along
the interior roads are huge. These overgrown forest
roads wind high above the lagoon to panoramic stops
that can only be described as breathtaking. The island's
role during World War II is expertly told as you visit
large U.S. Naval guns left behind in 1945.
Shark and Ray Feeding
Although the idea of feeding sharks may sound somewhat
ominous, it is now one of the most popular excursions
in the South Pacific. Originated on Bora Bora, your
close encounter begins after you don a snorkeling
mask and float in the shallow lagoon waters behind
a secure rope. Docile sharks arrive in schools and
are hand-fed by your guide just a few feet away. Later
in the same tour, you'll stand in shallow waters as
graceful rays circle the group with ballet-like movements.
Bora Bora's lagoon is a very popular anchorage for
both round-the-world and avid vacation sailors. If
chartering your own sailboat in Raiatea, Tahiti, or
Moorea, the deep, wide pass and calm lagoon is a natural
stop. You can also rent a Hobie Cat in Bora Bora or
take a half-day or sunset cruise around the lagoon
on a giant catamaran, complete with music.
Because of the abundance of large marine life, diving
within the waters of the most beautiful lagoon in
the world is on many diver's "must do" list.
During the dives, it is common to be joined by legions
of gigantic manta rays gliding gracefully within arm's
reach while schools of reef sharks parade by.
Shopping and Dining
Bora Bora is world famous for the surprising number
of unique and high-end boutiques and for the quality
of dozens of fine restaurants with international cuisine.
The ultimate private island escape, Motu Tapu is the
most photographed isle in the South Pacific. This
tiny motu, just a few hundred yards from the main
island, is best described as the world's most perfect place
Motu Tapu is reserved for guests of select resorts
and groups with invitations.
Other activities and sites on Bora Bora include:
- Matira Beach, one of the world's most famous beaches
- Bloody Mary's restaurant
- Parasailing for one or two
- Boston Whaler motorboat tours
- Guided hikes to Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu
- Sunset cruise complete with singers and dancers
- Exploring the ancient marae temples along the coast
- Horseback riding
- The Lagoonarium
- Discovering World War II relics
Guided or self-guided itineraries including these
and other sites.
can be reserved or planned by your travel arranger
before you travel or at the activities desk of your
resort or cruise ship.