Bora Bora is small 29.3 km² south pacific island in the French Polynesia. It is surrounded by small islets of sand. Bora Bora is known for its tropical feel, the island has coconut trees, with beautiful tourquise water protected by a coral reef and luscious white sand, this island captures the sights of many tourists and people looking to tick off another part of their bucket list.
Bora Bora is very well known for the high quality scuba diving experience as the coral reef offers beautiful sights to see and vibrant wildlife to see underneath the water. It is also very popular for the luxury resort on the island where you can have an inland bungalow or even a bungalow perched up on stilts ranging up to 50 metres out to sea!
In the middle of the island you can see Mt. Otemanu which is a 727m high dormant volcano. From the top of the volcano the view is breath-taking, you can see the whole of Bora Bora and other islands in the distance.
There are many ways to explore the beautiful island of Bora Bora. You can use bicycles and probably travel most of the island in a day, you can rent a car to get around Bora Bora and also hire boats that you can drive yourself and explore the island in style!
In ancient times the island was known as ‘Pora pora mai te pora’ which meant ‘created by the gods’ which obviously means the island means a lot to the local Tahitians.#
Bora Bora has WW2 history as America used the island for a military supply base, oil depot and an airstrip. They constructed military defences there but never say any combat as Bora Bora was never contested. The base was officially closed in 1946 but the island was left without an airport, so they now use the Faa’a International Airport in Papeete, Tahiti which opened in 1960.
That is why Bora Bora is on my list, It is a truly remarkable place to visit and it is a stunning area to visit! If you would like to see the resort around Bora Bora and where you can stay click here for more!
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Sam – Witterit.com