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Welcome to Bora Bora

Bora Bora’s reality looks like every traveler’s dream: white sandy shores surrounded by turquoise and cobalt waters, the island’s center populated by an extinct volcano shrouded in dense foliage. This quiet island is a favorite of honeymooners and luxury travelers, but is free of the party-seeking set; if you’re in search of nightlife, this is not your spot. Most visitors spend their days vacillating between lounging on the sand-ringed motu (outlying islands) and getting active with water-based pursuits such as snorkeling, diving, parasailing, jetskiing, and hiking. Vaitape is the island’s largest settlement, seated on the major channel into the central lagoon, and most tours, whether by land or sea, depart from there. Visitors can explore the interior of the island on a hiking tour or an excursion by 4x4 jeep through the rugged landscape, while snorkeling and scuba tours allow participants to get a glimpse of the vibrant underwater world, including resident tropical fish, sharks, and stingrays. History buffs will enjoy learning about French Polynesian culture and the history of the US in Bora Bora during World War II, and those hungry for aerial views can take a helicopter tour to see the extinct peaks of the Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu volcano, as well as the surrounding islands of Taha'a, Raiatea, Tupai, and Maupiti.

Top 10 attractions in Bora Bora

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Matira Beach (Plage Matira)

Matira Beach (Plage Matira)

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Located on the southern tip of Bora Bora, the public Matira Beach (Plage Matira) is one of the island’s most popular sandy spots. With clear water ideal for swimming, and a beach backed by swaying palm trees, it is an idyllic destination for sunbathing, snorkeling, and watersports.More
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Coral Gardens

Coral Gardens

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Encircled by a lagoon and barrier reef, the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora is known throughout the world for its marine life. A paradise for snorkelers, the Coral Gardens are a section of the reef with calm, shallow waters ideal for beginners. Look for resident creatures such as parrotfish, Japanese moray eels, and more.More
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Lagoonarium

Lagoonarium

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The Lagoonarium is located one of Bora Bora’s “motus” (the small islands which form the outer ring of the lagoon). This is essentially an aquarium without the glass, and a great opportunity to see many sea creatures in their natural habitat.Swim with sharks, turtles and rays as tropical fish dart about your feet in the warm, shallow waters. After you’ve feasted on a tropical barbecue, watch the sharks and rays get their turn in the afternoon feeding session.More
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Mt. Otemanu

Mt. Otemanu

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Mt. Otemanu is a jagged, green-sided mountain in the center of the island of Bora Bora. The volcanic mountain is visible from across the island. Visitors can admire the mountain from a boat, or explore the base of the mountain on a rigorous guided hike.More
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Bloody Mary's Restaurant & Bar

Bloody Mary's Restaurant & Bar

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Overlooking the unspoiled landscape of Povai Bay, Bloody Mary’s is Bora Bora’s most famous restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, it’s a must-visit spot for vacationers on the island.More
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Anau

Anau

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A small community on the east coast of Bora Bora, Anau is known as a dive and snorkel site. Come here to spot majestic manta rays and revel in the quiet pace of life.More
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Vaitape

Vaitape

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Vaitape is the biggest—and only—real town on the island of Bora Bora. It’s where most people start their vacation on the island and is home to all the essential services.More
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Faanui

Faanui

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Faanui Bay on Bora Bora island draws visitors from all over the world, who come to enjoy its unspoiled beauty, beautiful beach and historic church.More
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Motu Tapu

Motu Tapu

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Motu Tapu is a private castaway island off the coast of Bora Bora. Accessible only to guests at the Conrad Bora Bora resort, it’s an unspoiled and beautiful spot.More
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Farepiti

Farepiti

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Farepiti Point—also known as Farepiti Quay and Farepiti Wharf—and is the main deep-water dock on the island of Bora Bora, and the docking point for ships to other islands in French Polynesia including Tahiti.More

Top activities in Bora Bora

Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's & Eco Shark / Ray Snorkel Cruise
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Bora Bora Sunset Cruise and Dinner at St James Restaurant
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Bora Bora Half-Day Catamaran Sailing, Snorkeling and Floating Bar Experience
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Bora Bora 4WD Tour Including Lunch at Bloody Mary's and Jet Ski Tour
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Bora Bora Catamaran Sunset Sail
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Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour

Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour

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Island Tour & Getaway on the Bora Bora Mountains by Quad / ATV

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Island Tour & Getaway on the Bora Bora Mountains by Quad / ATV

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Reef Discovery Half Day Group Signature Tour
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Bora Bora Snorkel Cruise by Polynesian Outrigger Canoe with BBQ Island Lunch
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Self-Drive Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour

Self-Drive Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour

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Bora Bora Atv-Quad Tours

Bora Bora Atv-Quad Tours

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Introductory Dive

Introductory Dive

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Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental

Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental

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Private Island Tour by ATV / QUAD

Private Island Tour by ATV / QUAD

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Recent reviews from experiences in Bora Bora

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Amazing.
Christopher_D, May 2021
Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour
Get to see all of what Bora Bora has to offer from the water and more.
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Personal, fun, amazing!
Dan_P, May 2021
Island Tour & Getaway on the Bora Bora Mountains by Quad / ATV
We then jumped on and headed around the island taking many detours up steep terrain and through the mountain to see spectacular views and island history!
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10 stars and unforgetable magical experience amd highly recommemd
Taryn_M, Dec 2020
Full-Day Bora Bora Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling with Sharks and Stingrays
We were so happy to see beautiful dolphins, sharks, manta rays, fishes and lunch on the motu.
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Great excursion!
Sean_F, Nov 2020
Bora Bora Island Tour and Off-roads by ATV
Went around the entire island and also off road got to see some of the best views which were perfect for pictures.
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Awesome tour
Natalie_F, Mar 2020
Bora Bora: Half Day Island 4WD Guided Tour
This tour was a great way to see the island and learn some of its history.
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Too much FUN
jeffrey, Feb 2020
NEW !!! ATV TOURS with '' Manu '' a local guide from Bora Bora
A Great way to see the island.
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Fun Day in the Water
Roger_K, Feb 2020
Half Day Group Snorkeling Tour include Sharks and Rays
Went to 3 dive sites Lots & lots of fish to see The second site swam with Rays and Black Tip Sharks.
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Beautiful Bora Bora
amyter8, Feb 2020
Bora Bora: Half Day Island 4WD Guided Tour
We visited the top attractions of Bora Bora and he told us interesting stories about the sites we visited.
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Bit smaller than expected
Rodney_H, Jan 2020
Full-Day Private Bora Bora Electric Car Rental
It was a good way to see the beautiful island of Bora Bora at own pace.
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Awesome time snorkeling!
Richard C, Dec 2019
Reef Discovery Half Day Group Signature Tour
We were able to see Manta Rays!
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Excellent tour of Bora Bora by 4 WD...
JOSE D, Oct 2017
Private Tour: Bora Bora by 4WD
He spoke excellent english and was full of interesting observations and entertaining comments.
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6 hour package. Unbelievable way to...
Gary H, Nov 2017
Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's & Eco Shark / Ray Snorkel Cruise
Unbelievable way to see and experience Bora Bora.
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A great way to see what Bora Bora...
Dale B, Apr 2016
Bora Bora Combo Tour: Lagoon Cruise and 4WD Tour Including Snorkeling
A great way to see what Bora Bora has to offer, all in one day.
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Fun tour with a great guide that...
Ramsey K, Aug 2015
Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour
Fun tour with a great guide that gives you the opportunity to see Bora Bora from completely new perspectives.
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Best tour ever. Great way to see...
Neil J, Jan 2016
Bora Bora Eco Snorkel Cruise Including Snorkeling with Sharks and Stingrays
Great way to see Bora Bora.
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The guys at the tour company are...
Grant B, Aug 2015
Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's & Eco Shark / Ray Snorkel Cruise
Jo was a great tour guide and we got to see some spectacular sites including dolphins.
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Bora Bora - Most Beautiful Water
Carole_M, Mar 2020
Full-Day Bora Bora Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling with Sharks and Stingrays
Bora Bora is absolutely beautiful and I’m so glad we had the opportunity to see the many colors of the water up close.
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Perfect Snorkeling Day
ksumaryono, Feb 2020
Half Day Group Snorkeling Tour include Sharks and Rays
This is a first class trip with excellent English speaking French father/son as captain and guide.
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Great Day on Bora Bora!!!
Wes_I, Dec 2019
Toa Boat Bora Bora Vaiana Lagoon tour experience with Lunch and Entertainer Boat
This is the only way to see Bora Bora.
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Amazing, Wonderful...would do it everyday if we could!
Timothy_M, Dec 2019
Morning Snorkeling Shared Boat Tour in Bora Bora
I was able to see a school of pale yellow with black striped fish.
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