Bora Bora or better known as “Pora Pora” means “First Born” in the Tahitian language. Bora Bora is a volcanic island in the Society Islands archipelago of French Polynesia. The island is located some 230 kilometers northwest of Papeete, Tahiti which is the capital of French Polynesia. The only way to get in Bora Bora is by plane from Papeete and a few other islands of French Polynesia.
The island of Bora Bora is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef, making it a perfect spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. One can also swim at Matira Beach, the most famous beach on Bora Bora which is located at the southern tip of the main island. In the center of the island are extinct volcanoes, namely Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. One can hike up these 2 peaks to get panoramic view of the lagoon looking down.
The tourist peak season on the island is during its dry season running from May to October. Avoid going to Bora Bora during these months if you dislike crowd. One special souvenir to bring back home from Bora Bora is black pearls. But do keep in mind that everything on the island is expensive! Prepare to bargain!
Bora Bora – French Polynesia