The warm shallow water of Bora Bora’s majestic lagoon is world famous for its unspoiled beauty. Pristine white sand beaches line the main island and its motus (islets), providing the perfect backdrop for sun-loving travelers. Easily French Polynesia’s most photographed island, Bora Bora lies 240 kilometers northwest of Tahiti in the Leeward Society Islands. Home to more than 4000 people, the main island and its imposing peak of Mount Otemanu dominates a multi-hued blue lagoon nestled inside a protective necklace of coral.
Exploring Bora Bora
Bora Bora is truly a majestic destination. You can explore its famed lagoons with the island’s clear and shallow waters acting as a magnet for divers. You can see the bright schools of tropical fish and corals from your glass bottomed boat. If you are here for a short period of time, consider hiring a jetski or a motorboat to circumnavigate the island, occasionally stopping at beaches or at a small motu on your planned path.
Bora Bora’s Cuisine
Fish is the staple of the Bora Bora natives. The local cuisine is a fine blend of traditional food and French items. The island has developed a distinctive taste of its own, spanning breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sushi is made with fresh fish and where sweet rice and local ingredients are added. Only fresh catches are used. The French introduced foie gras and which is subsequently mixed with the unique methods of island food.