Bora Bora

Travel Guide
Bora Bora featuring tropical scenes, general coastal views and mountains

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

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
4.5 out of 5
Motu Tevairoa, Bora Bora
The price is HK$5,689 per night from 18 Nov to 18 Nov
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (353 reviews)
"amazing experience, never been so impressed!"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Fully refundable
The price is HK$7,964 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Le Meridien Beach and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Moti Piti Aau Beach. Matira Beach and Nui Beach ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (154 reviews)
"We had a great time with just relaxing. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The lunch nenu can be expanded to include more selections."

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, an IHG Hotel
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
5 out of 5
The price is HK$6,028 per night from 6 Nov to 6 Nov
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (238 reviews)
"Most people were talking about there travel agents. Expedia made it so easy for me to do it all by myself . Had an amazing time without paying anyone extra! Used all the extra money for the vacation"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2021

Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sunset Hill Lodge
Sunset Hill Lodge
3 out of 5
BP 58, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is HK$718 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Situated in Bora Bora, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Matira Beach and Coral Gardens are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (21 reviews)
"Gerald and Moea were amazing. Hands down this is the best kept secret. The kids loved snorkeling right off of the dock. Moea was super pleasant. She even washed our clothes for us while we road mopeds around the island. The location is within walking distance from all you need while on the island. ..."

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2021

Sunset Hill Lodge
OVERWATER BUNGALOW N ° 3
OVERWATER BUNGALOW N ° 3
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from White Valley and within 6 miles (10 km) of Le Meridien Beach and Matira Point. Motu Piti and Matira ...
5/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
This place is paradise!
"If you go to Bora Bora and want to stay in an over water bungalow, this is the place to stay! The views from the balcony over the water are breathe taking. There is a kayak that was super fun to take out as well. This place is absolutely perfect!"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2021

OVERWATER BUNGALOW N ° 3
Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
Situated on the waterfront, this historic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tupitipiti Point, Mt. Otemanu and Mt. Hue. Mt. Pahia and Vaitape Harbor are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Secluded paradise
"An incredible, private property with an amazing sunset view and wonderful wildlife in the lagoon. Despite the lockdown, Nir - the property manager - was so helpful, providing us with a car and a phone which were lifesavers in letting us see the island and enjoy take aways. The bungalow itself is ..."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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