EXPLORE THE LAGOON
The pristine white-sand beaches of Bora Bora help draw your gaze to the blueness of the water as well as the tropical-coloured fish and coral gardens that live under the water’s surface. Here luxury resorts and spas dot the island with romantic overwater bungalows and thatched-roof villas. When it comes to beauty, Bora Bora is the jewel of the archipelago.
Bora Bora is an ideal location for visitors to learn to dive. Its sheltered lagoon is teeming with marine life making every visit unforgettable.
If you’re looking to see a manta ray then Anau is the place to do it. This dive site is protected by the dive companies to ensure no matter what species you observe, they will always feel safe enough to come out and say hello.
The slope of this underwater pass was named after the Motu who were used to locate this dive site. If you’re looking for thrills then dive in and meet the large lemon sharks that reside here. Make sure to bring your camera too because they like their photo taken.
This spot is famous for drift diving. For 40 meters you’ll be able to float across this tongue of white-sand bottoms and its huge field of corals. Here colonies of heterocongres (congrid eels) poke their heads out of the sand to greet you as schools of trevally accompany you on your journey.
Make your romantic getaway to the island for an unforgettable experience. Here you’ll be welcomed by the beauty of the lagoon and all its marine life.
Picnic on a Motu
Grab a canoe or a boat ride, a bottle of French wine, and a fresh baguette from the local supermarket and head on out to your own slice of heaven for the day. You can do it on your own, or join a tour where you will enjoy a selection of dishes like the famous Tahitian “Poisson cru’, some grilled fish and/or chicken, tasty salads, and the fresh island fruits.
Set sail across the lagoon as you watch the view of Mount Otemanu roll by. Here you can live your best offshore life with a cruise – even choosing to charter your very own yacht helmed by a professional skipper to let you simply lay back and relax.
Romance is what Bora Bora is all about. This is your chance to wine, dine, and pamper your partner with island-style room service, spa days, and an intimate dinner under the stars. You can even head out together on a private scuba dive, horseback ride along the beach, or take a sunset cruise.
If you’re visiting more than one island in The Islands of Tahiti then fly with Air Tahiti. It offers a multi-flight pass that saves you time and money.
Fly from Papeete
FFly Air Tahiti with frequent 50-minute flights from Papeete or Moorea. There are also daily 20-minute flights from Huahine and Raiatea. Air Tahiti also makes regular trips to the Tuamotu atolls with connecting flights to the Marquesas.
The airport is built on a beautiful reef islet and is accessible only by a short ferry ride from the port village of Vaitape. Private motorboats and shuttles from the airport are operated by most of the luxury resorts.
Reserved guests of Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa can choose to be transported via helicopter from select hotels and the Bora Bora airport. This should be arranged by your preferred travel company or the resort, directly.
Raiatea— THE WRECK OF THE NORDBY
Raiatea is one of the most sacred island in the region. Its mountains are carpeted in greenery and its ocean passes make for quiet walks under the sea.
Fakarava— DRIFT THROUGH THE WALL OF SHARKS
This remarkable untouched atoll is home to rare and protected species. It also has one of the largest concentrations of grey sharks in the world.
TIKEHAU— SLIP THROUGH THE SCHOOLS OF FISH
Millions of fish of all different shapes, colors, and sizes roam its waters. So many in fact, that it impressed Jacques Cousteau’s research crew.