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Bora Bora

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Introduction

BORA BORA

BORA BORA

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Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. Say Bora Bora and most travellers think of paradise immediately. Unfortunately, although still beautiful, many travellers go here, including top end package tourists. The island has never lost its beauty though and with its steep mountains rising straight from the blue waters you will find yourself in one of the most magnificent islands of French Polynesia. Relaxing, walking and diving are your main activities here, like in most places in French Polynesia.

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Settlements

  • Vaitape - the main village on Bora Bora

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Sights and Activities

  • Shark & Ray Snorkel Safari
  • Diving with Nemo World Scuba
  • Bora Bora Lagoonarium
  • Aquatic: Snorkelling, jet-skiiing, kiteboarding etc.
  • On land: hiking, jeep safaris, horseback riding

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Weather

Located almost entirely within the tropics, the climate of Bora Bora is tropical. The average temperatures are around 28 °C to 32 °C during the day and still well above 20 °C at night. The hotter months are between November and April and this is also the wet season with much more rain compared to June to September. Occasionally tropical storms hit some of the islands during this time, though certainly not every year.

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Getting There

By Plane

Fire dancers, Bora Bora

Fire dancers, Bora Bora

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Bora Bora Airport (BOB) offers flights with Air Tahiti to/from Fakarava, Huahine, Manihi, Maupiti, Moorea, Papeete], Raiatea Island, Rangiroa Island and Tikehau Atoll. The airport is located on a small motu (islet) north of the main island. Transfer to the main island or to accommodations located on other motus is done by boat. The major accommodations have counters at the airport. For the accommodations located on the main island, you will need to take the (free) ferry to Vaitape. From there, small buses will usually pick you up. Air Tahiti operates a free shuttle boat transfer from the airport to the main village, Vaitape.

By Boat

  • The Maupiti Express travels 3 times weekly to Maupiti, located 40 kilometres from Bora Bora.
  • Vaeanu operates the Pape'ete-Huahine-Ra'iatea-Taha'a-Bora Bora return trip, leaving Pape'ete on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:00pm and from Bora Bora on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

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