5 Things To Do In Bora Bora

Posted on: 14th January 2016

When you think of tropical island paradise, Bora Bora is one of the first places that comes to mind. Situated northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia, it’s surrounded by sand-fringed mini-islands called motus, and a glorious turquoise lagoon. From family vaycays to romantic honeymoons in one of the iconic overwater bungalows, there are plenty of reasons to visit, and plenty of things to do. Here are five of our fave things to do in Bora Bora!

1. Explore the lagoon

Bora Bora’s world famous lagoon remains one of the island’s most popular attractions. The waters are clear and shallow, making it ideal for snorkeling from your overwater bungalow, or from any of the magnificent beaches. Witness the depths from a glass bottomed boat, or for a faster ride, race around in a rented motorboat or jet ski. A guide will help you cover the whole lagoon, stopping off at various landmarks along the way.

2. Breakfast by canoe

Start the day in true Bora Bora style with an island breakfast delivered to your bungalow by canoe! Staff will bring you a meal of fresh fruit, pastries, and juices, usually decked out with native flowers. The canoe breakfasts are also an option at many of the resorts around the island, and can be arranged by the concierge or your travel planner.

3. Shark and ray feeding

This may seem like an unlikely activity, but it’s actually very popular in Bora Bora and a lot of fun! Attached to a secure rope, you’ll put on a snorkeling mask and float in the shallow waters of the lagoon. Your guide will hand feed the tame schools of sharks, and later on, you’ll be circled by friendly rays. A truly unique experience!

4. Dining and shopping

Bora Bora isn’t all about the lagoon; it’s also renowned for its excellent shopping and fine dining. Shop in unique boutiques with many a bargain, and enjoy international cuisine in the myriad of restaurants around the island. Just ask your concierge or travel arranger for their top picks!

5. Motu Tapu

For the perfect escape, the tiny island of Motu Tapu couldn’t be any better. It’s the most photographed island in the South Pacific, and has been described as the ultimate place to relax. Although it’s only a short distance from the main island, it feels like you’re a million miles away. Motu Tapu is available to guests of select resorts, and groups with invitations.

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