Visiting Bora Bora
Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea & Le Taha’a
The epitome of the South Pacific, exotic French Polynesia has captured the imagination of travellers since the 18th Century. Explore its magical islands and relax on secluded beaches, take a dip in a cerulean lagoon and trek through lush rainforest on one of it’s islands.
With its classically volcanic mountains richly festooned with verdant rainforest, and a beautiful fringe of aquamarine lagoon waters, Tahiti is an island still every bit as enchanting to travellers today. Moorea is just a short hop from Tahiti. Bora Bora, with its romantic mountain panorama and exquisite lagoon is perhaps the most beautiful of the South Pacific islands. Taha’a, the ‘Vanilla Island’, is wonderfully secluded and Tikehau is an isolated coral atoll barely rising above the Pacific swells.
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A Private Island Paradise in Bora Bora
By: Wolfgang Jaegel
Bora Bora is such an enchanting island destination that words are not enough to describe its magical beauty.
Situated about 150 miles north-west of Tahiti in the Society Archipelago, Bora Bora is much famed as a mystical isle of the French Polynesia.
About 17 miles away is the stunning South Pacific Island. This tiny emerald-green island is dominated by two majestic black volcanic peaks such as the Mount Otemanu and the Mount Pahia, which stand just out of the center of the island. The dramatic beauty of the island is further enhanced by its magnificent turquoise lagoons. Equally fabulous are its stunning landscape comprising lush hilly areas, green valleys, and superb beaches. In short, Bora Bora is truly a tranquil, unspoilt haven, which is considered by many as a wonderful fairyland on the earth.
Attractions and activities that can be enjoyed in the island are limitless. Like any other islands in the French Polynesia, Bora Bora is also a haven for water sports lovers. Options are available for a host of activities including swimming, scuba diving, catamaran cruising, and parasailing. For those looking for a unique experience in the emerald green waters of Bora Bora, then go for such water sport activities as kite surfing or fly surfing, deep sea fishing, jet skiing, and jet boating.
If you want to explore the picturesque beauty of the island, nothing would be better than taking a helicopter flightseeing, which in turn enables you to enjoy breathtaking views of the island, covering beautiful islands and towering mountains of the region. For adventurers, one of the best choices would be to take a half-day tour on a 4-wheel drive vehicle, which is a great way to come through rich flora, beautiful trees, and other scenic attractions that cover the island. Adventurers can also go for adventure activities including hiking, climbing, or circle island tour, which takes you through the 20-mile road that circles this amazing island.
There are also superb choices for fun lovers, in the form of eco and nature tours to explore the archeological sites in the region, horseback riding, lagoon excursions, and camping in some official spots.
Of the points of interest in the island, one of the most popular is ancient Maraes or temples found in the region. Another great attraction in Bora Bora is the Coastal Guns from the Second World War, and some of them are Matira guns, Fitiiu Point guns, Tereia Point gun, and Farepiti guns, each of with its own uniqueness.
No visit to Bora Bora would be complete without taking a tour to its exotic lagoonarium, with an incredible variety of rare marine species such as turtles, sharks, dolphins, and other tropical fish. However, visiting the lagoonarium is more than watching its amazing marine life. But, it is beyond that and it allows you to enjoy a range of other activities such as shark and ray feeding, picnics on a motu, and snorkeling at the Coral Gardens. Marine lovers can also make use of Aquascope, a semi-submersible watercraft to have a thrilling as well as a close view on marine life.
With these umpteen attractions, people from across the globe flock here year-round. The growing number of tourists has led to tremendous increase in the number of upscale hotels and resorts in the region. The resort boasts of more than 30 luxuriously appointed bungalows, each of them providing stunning views of the surroundings. What that set apart this resort from other islands is that it is situated on its own island, surrounded by stunning turquoise waters that change color throughout the day. This in turn allows the guests to enjoy the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity.
Further, its private island is quite expansive and include in it secluded bays and private beaches for intimate picnics, apart from enjoying a host of activities such as kayaking and surfing. For a great dining experience, the resort comes with some excellent restaurants such as Manu Tuki and Le Mako Bar. Bora Bora is also a much favored destination for wedding, and the resort offers some excellent packages for a memorable wedding as well as honeymoon in the island. In short, the resort is truly a private island paradise in Bora Bora.
About the Author
Six exclusive luxury Sofitel and Novotel resorts in French Polynesia, including a private island, offering outstanding natural beauty, sparkling turquoise waters, and all the romance of the South Seas to travelers and honeymooners in search of the ultimate paradise island experience.
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