Top Attractions in Bora Bora

If relaxation is your main objective while spending a vacation, then a trip to Bora Bora is a necessity. The small island in French Polynesia gives you enough opportunities to spend some quality time amidst nature. You can rest in your overwater bungalow, take a biking tour around the island, or dip into the dazzling lagoon. If you are in Bora Bora, the following must-see places will make your trip more memorable.

Bora Bora
Bora Bora

Matira Beach

In Bora Bora, this is the only beach that is accessible by the public, making it popular with visitors. With crystal clear water and soft and downy sand, the Matira Beach is full of luxurious resorts, eateries, and shops, which makes it a convenient destination for tourists to spend an entire day.

Matira Beach
Matira Beach

Coral Gardens

This gorgeous coral reef is situated on an islet east of the principal island, directly across the Sofitel Marara. Since the reef is not too deep, you will not need additional snorkeling equipments except from snorkeling goggles and aqua socks/shoes. The socks/shoes will protect your feet from the coarse sandy reef.

Coral Gardens
Coral Gardens
Sofitel Marara
Sofitel Marara

Mount Otemanu

The adventure loving people will certainly love to spend an entire day at this extinct volcano lying at the heart of the island. Standing tall at 2,400 feet above ground level, the volcanic remnant is a delight for photographers as well as the adventure lovers. Several guided tours are organized including a helicopter tour, hiking tour, or a 4X4 tour that take you to the Mount Otemanu providing a riveting experience.

Mount Otemanu
Mount Otemanu

Bora Bora Lagoonarium

This natural aquarium, located towards the eastern side of the principal island, is a family-friendly attraction that allows you to snorkel on its premises under the guidance of wildlife experts. Underneath the surface of the lagoon, you can observe turtles, rays, sharks, and other kinds of aquatic fish. You can choose from various tour options that allow you to take part in a barbeque picnic or even a canoe tour.

Bora Bora Lagoonarium
Bora Bora Lagoonarium

Vaitape

This is a major town located on the western shore of Bora Bora island. Here, you will find numerous boutiques and eateries along the central corridor. You can buy black pearl jewelry or other souvenirs from Tahiti Pearl Company. To have a good time, you can visit Bloody Mary’s restaurant. Vaitape is accessible via Le Truck bus, bicycles, as well as taxis.

Vaitape
Vaitape

With so many attractions and places to explore, Bora Bora is truly a paradise for tourists.

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