It doesn’t matter whether you are a water baby or not, you like islands hopping or not, everybody wants excursion of the most beautiful island i.e. Bora Bora Island located at French Polynesia. Bora Bora is famous in the world for its gleaming turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy beaches and posh resorts. Undoubtedly, Bora Bora is the most celebrated island and a romantic getaway in the South Pacific.
Bora Bora is a part of the Society Islands about midway between South America and Australia. This magical island is the dream of every travel enthusiasts and surprisingly it is a will give you a lifetime adventure than just sipping a Redbull at your neighbouring Pub.
It comes as no surprise that the island is an internationally acclaimed honeymoon destination.
The surrounding scenery will enhance the fun of your water activities. Exquisite, white sandy Motus (little islands) which spread along the barrier-reef surrounded with emerald green palms, are dotted around the blue lagoon. The colourful marine life in the lagoon adds adventure.
Indulge yourself in the ultimate leisure on Bora Bora island where the crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches and excellent facilities are unforgettable. Top attraction to see in Bora Bora Island include:
1. Matira Beach
The only beach open for public, Matira Beach is a gem of Bora Bora Island. Many travel journals have rated Matira as the best beach in the world and which makes it the biggest attraction of the Bora Bora island. It is the only public beach on the main island that is worth a visit. This pristine shore with white sand kissing the multiple shades of water is best for couples to spend exotic time with their partners.
Just take a bath in the warm water of Matira Beach and you’ll forget all your worries. There are a few cafes located near the beach that offer affordable dining options. Tourists can enjoy snorkeling from Marita Beach.
2. Matira Point
Many people are not aware of Matira point they only spend leisurely lifestyle at luxurious resorts, enjoy mocktails cozy bars of Bora Bora island. But the southmost point of Bora Bora has a narrow stretch of lush forest surrounded by white sands and turquoise waters there you can explore a beautiful spot i.e Matira Point. Extensive beaches, jaw-dropping sunrise & sunset views and easy access to waterfront shops and cafes make it a perfect destination for love birds to spend a day in the sunshine under pleasant sea breeze.
Tourists can sit underneath the shadow of a coconut palm and spend some time enjoying the mesmerizing view. You can do swimming in the blue lagoon waters or surf across the barrier reef at low tide. Try windsurfing, kitesurfing, canoeing or kayaking in the gentle waters.
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3. Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Sofitel Boora bora private island is located on the small botanical garden and it is one of the most lavish islands on the planet and its excellent location is surely its crowning glory. Experience life at its most luxurious as you while away the days relaxing, enjoying watersports and taking in the 360-degree ocean views. Located in the southeast of the lagoon, the resort is just a short ride by boat from the mainland. The dazzling turquoise seas and the brilliant layers of fine white sand which surround the island. Step off the boat and let your toes sink into the softest sand imaginable.
Step straight into the water for a cooling swim or snorkel among the multicoloured tropical fish. The marine life around the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is thriving and the snorkelling and diving here are world-class. Try some adventure activities such as Jet Skiing, kayaking or even deep-sea fishing and there are various exciting water sports also available for tourists.
4. Mount Otemanu
Mt Otemanu is an ancient volcano that is located in the center of Bora Bora island so you can see it from various points of the island. Mt Otemanu is amazing from every angle you can experience this mesmerizing peak from boat tours, helicopter rides, catamaran trips and hiking adventures. The mountain is a remarkable sight from the surrounding Motus many of which include resorts with overwater bungalows that face the conical peak.
Made of the jagged remnants of an extinct volcano, Mount Otemanu is the island’s crowning landform. Enjoy the view of its pointed peaks of dark rock and the velvety-green carpet of nature that climbs up the vertical cliffs.
5. Vaitape harbour
The gateway to the village of Vaitape provides premium access to Bora Bora’s exquisite beaches, reefs and lagoon-side islets and has a busy marketplace. Visit Vaitape Harbor to experience the action at Bora Bora’s major transportation hub on the western shores of the island’s gorgeous lagoon. Whether it is your destination or a stepping-stone to an exciting island experience, Vaitape Harbor is a great spot to spend some time watching boats come and go and enjoying the magnificent views across the lagoon.
Stroll around the waterfront harbour and check out the range of watercraft on the coast. From traditional Polynesian canoes to luxury cruise ships, the harbour is a hot spot for marine action. Watch local fishing boats coming in with the daily catch and admire the pleasure yachts.
Bora Bora offers a wide range of water and underwater sports, such as speed boating, jet ski, canoeing, snorkelling, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing to name a few. The clear turquoise water in the lagoon deserves to be explored by every traveler.
Once you see the clear, turquoise Bora Bora lagoon and feel it’s the sensuous temperature on your skin, you will understand what makes Bora Bora vacations so memorable. Bora Bora is one of the few places on earth that everyone hopes to witness in their lifetime and once you visit this, you are forever in love with it.