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Bora Bora

Polynesia's ultimate dream destination?

Bora Bora, one of the islands of French Polynesia, is for many the ultimate paradise. The island is very green, has golden beaches and crystal clear waters. It’s an ideal destination for sunbathing, but also for snorkeling and diving. Guaranteed you will have shark, ray and turtle encounters.


A visit to Bora Bora is ideal for a beach holiday, especially for couples and honeymooners. Although you can also get married on Bora Boras beach.

Many people start daydreaming when they hear the name Bora Bora, it’s the perfect example of a dream island destination. It’s remote, exotic, great weather, beautiful and with unique accommodation. If this isn’t on your Bucket List, then what is?

The island is also suitable for hikers and nature lovers. In addition, you can hike in the tropical forests and even climb peaks. To then rinse off the sweat in the sea. I have collected the best excursions. Just like the most beautiful sights and other highlights for your trip.

The Vanilla orchids of Bora Bora

When you arrive on Bora Bora you can smell it immediately. Many residents grow orchids. These produce the wonderful scent of vanilla. You can buy various products such as creams and the like. It is also used in massages and in many other products.

Luxurious cottages at sea

One of the famous accommodations in the ocean.

Bora Bora is also famous for its luxurious accommodations on the water. Where you can see the fish from your balcony, or even from your bed. Of course you can jump straight into the sea.
Most of these bungalows are from large and especially luxury hotel chains. Where luxury is taken to a new level. Many of these resorts are located in a closed lagoon. Yes, the bungalows are pricey. In fact, very expensive. But it is unique to sleep like this.

Snorkelling on Bora Bora

Snorkelling on Bora Bora.

Believe it or not, you can get in the water everywhere to see fish. There is a striking amount of coral around Bora Bora. Here you can spot all kinds of fish and other animals such as rays and sharks. The water is unprecedentedly clear and warm.

Diving at Bora Bora

Several lodges offer diving excursions. This can be on the reefs around Bora Bora as well as on the neighbouring islands. Including to dive with sharks on Moorea.

Giant manta rays on Bora Bora

A manta ray on Bora Bora.

The island is known for a majestic animal: the manta ray. You can go into the water to spot these butterflies of the sea. Ask for the possibilities during your trip to Bora Bora.

Private Island Tour

You can take a trip to a private island. Many local fishermen will happily take you to a motu for a day or a few hours. These are small uninhabited islands where you can relax, swim and snorkel.

Is Bora Bora expensive?

A trip to Bora Bora is certainly not cheap. The airline tickets are often expensive, although cheap tickets are occasionally available. Especially if you are willing to fly a little longer.
The accommodations are also expensive. Although you do get all meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is becoming increasingly popular to spend the night in people's homes. This is possible at AirBnb, among others.
You can get a lot of fresh stuff at the supermarkets, including fruit and vegetables. But also enough for your meals. So you can save on your costs.

Visiting Bora Bora

The island is relatively easy to reach. This can be done by speedboat, but also by plane. In which sea planes are especially popular. So that you can land in the bay of your lodge for example. Bora Bora is located 260 kilometers from Tahiti. You can visit all three islands (Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea) on your tour. I would recommend ending at Bora Bora.