Located toward the northwest of the main island of Bora Bora, Faanui is a village overlooking a namesake bay featuring calm, turquoise waters perfect for swimming. Here you'll find the remains of a US naval base, as Faanui Bay was used by the US Army between 1942 and 1946 to build their military station.
Fruit plantations give insight into the local agriculture, while stalls showcasing wraparound skirts (pareos) add color to the streets. You'll also find Farenua, a sacred place of worship built with stones called a "marae." It is the biggest of its kind in Bora Bora and for many, the highlight of their trip.
The most iconic landmark of Faanui, however, is its beautiful light pink church set in front of a lush green mountain background and marking the head of Faanui Bay. Nearby you'll be able to access a road which heads away from the coast and into the lush vegetation of inland Bora Bora.