Bora Bora

Travel Guide

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.

Hotel Royal Bora Bora
Hotel Royal Bora Bora
3.5 out of 5
Commune de Nunu'e, Bora Bora, 98713
The price is £226 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Bora Bora. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (107 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel, very nice staff, close to Matira beach, excellent food!"

Reviewed on 4 May 2022

Hotel Royal Bora Bora
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, 98730
The price is £904 per night from 25 Jun to 26 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Bora Bora. Enjoy free WiFi, a private beach and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (217 reviews)
"The staff was amazing, rooms were clean and comfortable. Highly recommend this location for those that want to try local eats and 1 mins walk to the groceries store with mix and alcohol. Matria beach within steps from main entrance as well. 15 mins taxi to main village. So many fish under the OWB ..."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2022

InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
4.5 out of 5
Motu Tevairoa, Bora Bora, 98730
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Bora Bora. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (428 reviews)
"The resort is really nice and we had a great time there. We are very happy with the bungalow that we got and the cleaning services. The only small issue was that we didn’t get the late checkout benefit from the Expedia ( VIP benefit) because the next guests had an early checkin."

Reviewed on 16 May 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
Bora Bora, Leeward Islands
Stay at this business-friendly holiday home in Bora Bora. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park and on-site parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Rest and recharge in literal paradise
"Jessica and Natasa were exceptional in their communication and bent over backwards to make sure our vacay was a success - and boy was it! The bungalow had everything you could need from life jackets to a juicer! I loved having a hut on the water that wasn't in a resort. We could come and go as we ..."

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2022

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!
Bora Bora, Leeward Islands
Stay at this holiday home in Bora Bora. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the family amenities in their reviews. ...
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!
Bora Bora, Leeward Islands
Stay at this holiday home in Bora Bora. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Best spot in Bora Bora!
"This was such a great experience and do glad we chose to stay here! The place was roomier than expected and very comfortable. Nir was an outstanding host providing us with a car and setting up all our activities! We will definitely be going back!"

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2022

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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