Paradise island in the heart of the Pacific Ocean
Bora Bora is certainly with Tahiti one of the most famous islands of the French Polynesia. It is of course also a dream tourist destination, with its pure and crystalline waters, its white sand beaches, its coconut palms and its traditional dancers. Prepare your glasses and sunscreen, we will take you to this island!
A vast lagoon of volcanic origin
Despite its small size (just under 40 km²), the Bora Bora atoll well deserves its nickname of pearl of the pacific. A survey published by Go Voyages places it in third place among the most beautiful islands in the world.
The island is spectacularly dominated by the mont Otemanu, an ancient volcano now extinct. The altitude of this highest point is 727 meters above sea level. This volcanic formation is surrounded by a vast lagoon delimited by several islands and reefs.
Note that Bora Bora airport is located on Mute Island. It welcomed 285 passengers in 000.
The essentials: what to see in Bora Bora?
If the bad tongues will say that we quickly made the turn, Bora Bora nonetheless offers its visitors to discover in all peace of mind its natural curiosities and its first-rate tourist infrastructures. .
Lovers of scuba diving will be able to explore its admirably preserved coral reefs. They will really have the impression of being in the middle of a giant aquarium: there are in fact several dozen species of tropical fish!
Do the island tour by catamaran or on board any other boat is also an essential activity during a stay in Bora Bora or a cruise in the region. Just like sipping a tasty cocktail while watching a superb sunset on a beach or from the terrace of your overwater bungalow ...
The ideal place to rest and recharge your batteries
The average temperature is around 25 ° C all year round. A particularly mild climate which must have pleased the fantastic navigator Alain Gerbault during the many stays he made there.
If you like unusual characters and this one in particular, a little visit to the tomb which has sheltered his ashes since 1947 is therefore essential. It is located on the Place de Vaitape, the most important locality of the atoll (5 inhabitants).
And if you like Polynesian dances, you will get your money's worth, especially if you go there during Heiva, a festival that is held in July all over Polynesia. That of Tahiti is the best known, but that of Bora Bora gains in letters of nobility!
Jump into the enchanting waters of the island
If this article did not make you want to get on a plane right away and go and relax on this paradise island, we advise you to read our article on the 10 most beautiful islands in the world. This should probably inspire you.