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Bora BoraFrench Polynesia

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.

Where to stay in Bora Bora

Matira Point which includes mountains, tropical scenes and general coastal views

Point Matira

Unique features of Point Matira include the beaches and snorkelling. Make a stop by Matira Beach or Matira Point while you're exploring the area.

Point Matira
Vaitape featuring a sunset and a bay or harbour

Vaitape

While Vaitape may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Mt. Otemanu and Vaitape Harbor.

Vaitape
Sofitel Resort Beach which includes tropical scenes, a beach and general coastal views

Nunue

Beaches and snorkelling are notable features of Nunue. You might consider stopping by Matira Beach while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Nunue
Matira Point which includes mountains, tropical scenes and general coastal views

Matira

Unique features of Matira include the beaches and snorkelling. Make a stop by Matira Beach or Matira Point while you're exploring the area.

Matira
Le Meridien Beach featuring general coastal views, a sandy beach and tropical scenes

Motu Tape

Snorkelling and beaches are notable features of Motu Tape. You might consider stopping by Le Meridien Beach while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Motu Tape

Top hotels in Bora Bora

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
5 out of 5
BP 502 Vaitape, Bora Bora
The price is £542 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Matira Beach, Motu Piti and Matira Point. Mt. Otemanu and Coral Gardens are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (209 reviews)

"The villa’s were amazing. Very modern and newly designed. The food at the restaurant wasn’t the best. Need to update menus with more options and better tasting food."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
5 out of 5
Motu Tehotu, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is £1,636 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Raiatea Marina, Matira Beach and Le Meridien Beach. Motu Piti and Coral Gardens are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (346 reviews)

"Wonderful property and views. Only issue was ensuring we could get back home and the resort weening off the services."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
Motu Tevairoa, Bora Bora

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (331 reviews)
It's hard not to enjoy Bora Bora

"We enjoyed our stay end of November 2019. Weather was perfect, some rain showers but mostly sunny or cloudy and always warm. The resort is closed now for major upgrades. All OWB will be completely new designed."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa

Popular places to visit in Bora Bora

Matira Beach
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Matira Beach

5/5(1 review)

Find out why this is one of Bora Bora’s most popular public beaches when you explore its exquisite white sands, gorgeous lagoon waters and waterfront precinct.

Bora Bora Lagoonarium
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Bora Bora Lagoonarium

4/5(1 review)

Discover the amazing array of marine creatures that live below the surface of Bora Bora’s beautiful lagoon at this natural aquarium on a small islet.

Matira Point
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Matira Point

4/5(1 review)

Overlooked by luxurious resorts and atmospheric bars, Bora Bora’s southernmost tip is a narrow stretch of lush forest skirted by white sands and cerulean waters.

Mt. Otemanu
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Mt. Otemanu

4/5(1 review)

There are plenty of ways to experience Bora Bora’s mesmerizing peak, including sightseeing boat tours, helicopter rides, catamaran trips and hiking adventures.

Le Meridien Beach
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Le Meridien Beach

Spend days lazing by the lagoon framed by magnificent Mount Otemanu and explore the waters with your snorkel and mask and visit a turtle sanctuary.

Motu Piti
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Motu Piti

5/5(1 review)

Indulge in the utmost in luxury on this private island where the crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches and impeccable facilities are unforgettable. 

Top things to do in Bora Bora

Polynesian Island Full-Day Tour
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Polynesian Island Full-Day Tour

£106
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkeling Tour with Shark & Stingray
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Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkeling Tour with Shark & Stingray

£68
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Signature Lagoon Tour
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Signature Lagoon Tour

£103
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Polynesian Island Half-Day Tour
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Polynesian Island Half-Day Tour

£81
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Bora Bora 4x4 Adventure
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Bora Bora 4x4 Adventure

£64
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Private Bora Bora Snorkeling Cruise with Optional Vegetarian Lunch on the Beach
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Private Bora Bora Snorkeling Cruise with Optional Vegetarian Lunch on the Beach

£668
Per adult

Reviews of Bora Bora

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WorldTraveller

18 Dec 2019

Its beautiful but everything is very very expensive

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Aug 2019

Must see Bora Bora before you die!

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Cities near Bora Bora

Vaitape featuring a sunset and a bay or harbour

Vaitape

Matira Point which includes mountains, tropical scenes and general coastal views

Point Matira

Sofitel Resort Beach which includes tropical scenes, a beach and general coastal views

Nunue

Le Meridien Beach featuring general coastal views, a sandy beach and tropical scenes

Motu Tape

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