With its jungle-draped mountains set against the turquoise waters of the South Pacific, Bora Bora is one of the world’s most spectacular destinations. Luxury overwater bungalows meet its picture-perfect lagoon, with traditional settlements scattered along its coast.
Bora Bora’s lagoon is sheltered by a series of motu islets, creating an idyllic setting for swimming. Don’t miss the opportunity to go snorkeling on the colorful coral reefs or venture deeper on a guided scuba diving excursion.
Hike to the summit of Mount Pahia for impressive views across Bora Bora, with this peak dwarfed only by towering Mount Otemanu. Alternatively, go trekking through the lushly forested Valley of the Kings to explore the remnants of ancient villages and marae ceremonial sites.
Visit beautiful Matira Beach at the southern tip of Bora Bora, which boasts crystal-clear waters and soft white sands. Seafood restaurants and handicraft boutiques line its blissfully uncrowded shoreline.
Motu Mute Airport is the main gateway to Bora Bora, with boats and ferries shuttling visitors to their accommodation or the village of Vaitape. A single bus travels around the island during daylight hours and taxis are readily available.