The Pearl of the Pacific has the reputation of being a corner of paradise. This beauty is not asleep and has its share of surprises and discoveries. Still looking for what to do in Bora Bora? Adventures on the lagoon and exploration of the island are waiting for you. Here are the ten best activities to do alone or with someone.
1. A Trip to the Lagoon
Bora Bora has one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. It would be a shame not to enjoy it! During a day trip, you will navigate these waters with changing colors and a thousand shades of blue. The show is also aquatic because the expeditions offer the possibility to discover the underwater fauna during snorkeling stops. You will see hundreds of tropical fish and the legendary black tip sharks of Bora Bora.
An excursion on the lagoon allows you to learn about Polynesian culture from the water. The soft music of a ukulele reminds you of the sweetness of the islands. At lunchtime, the famous Tahitian-style raw fish will delight you and the guides will tell you the legends of Bora Bora. This is the must-do activity on the Pearl of the Pacific. Let yourself be tempted and book online today.
2. A Day at Matira Beach
The beaches of Bora Bora have fine white sand, inviting you to relax and unwind. Go to the legendary Matira Beach! Open to the public and perfectly landscaped, the beach is as clean as it is modern with many food trucks and restaurants where you can cool off and have a snack.
Above all, the warm water is an invitation to swim and snorkel. Don’t forget your mask and snorkel! The adventurous can even go out on the lagoon in a kayak or, even better, a paddle kit. At sunset, swimmers give way to lovers from all over the world who stroll along this two-kilometer long beach.
3. Whale Watching
The warm waters of French Polynesia are very popular with whales during the southern winter. From August to November, these immense cetaceans migrate off Bora Bora. This is the time to meet them during a sea trip. Aboard a boat, you will go in search of whales and will be able to observe this imposing aquatic ballet.
Priority is given to the observation of whales in the respect of the animal. You will learn the essential information about the environment and the distances to follow. If safety conditions permit, your guide will authorize a snorkel launch and you will swim at a distance from these magnificent creatures. Be prepared for a fascinating and awesome experience!
4. A Romantic Dinner on a Remote Motu
Lovers from around the world choose to celebrate their honeymoon in Bora Bora. Indeed, the Pearl of the Pacific is a romantic island with intense colors. As the sky sets in the sunset, a small cruise takes you out to sea for a candlelight dinner. Alone in the privacy of a secluded motu, your couple will enjoy the tasty pleasures of Polynesian cuisine.
The wonderful setting makes this romantic getaway both unique and special. The scene lends itself to passion, sweet words, reunion or simply to the silence and pleasure of sharing a moment of grace together. Make this dinner the most beautiful declaration of love.
5. Stingray Observation
Inside the lagoon, a beautiful site has the strange name of cleaning station. It is in fact coral spuds resting on the seabed where tiny fish live, very fond of the parasites that cover the skin of the rays. While doing so, you will be able to observe the incessant ballet of rays flying over the sponges to be cleaned.
Diving in Bora Bora takes place in the respect of the animal. Although controlled, this activity is accessible to all, including young people and beginners. So don’t hesitate! Take your first dive and meet tropical fish, black tip sharks and of course rays at the cleaning station! You can already book your diving package with the best instructors.
6. Valley of the Kings Hike
The Valley of the Kings is a very nice hike in Bora Bora. This long walk takes you back in time to the island’s past glory. No need to be an accomplished sportsman, the visit is accessible to all, whatever your physical condition. On the way, you will admire several archaeological remains and sacred places of the Polynesian civilization.
This cultural walk is also an intense immersion in the interior of the main island. Starting from the village of Faanui, you will cross fruit gardens and forests with dense and lush vegetation. The spectacle suddenly becomes sensational when you see the magnificent Pacific Banyan tree. This giant tree symbolizes the interdependence of all natural elements. The presence of a guide will allow you to learn more about local history and Polynesian legends.
7. A Polynesian Massage
To release tension, let yourself be seduced by a wellness session. You will find a treatment and relaxation center in most of the major hotels, each with its own specificities. At the InterContinental hotel, the Deep Ocean Spa places thalassotherapy at the center of its services. Others focus on hot stone massages.
The spa in Bora Bora is a cultural institution. First, its natural setting with a view of the lagoon is sumptuous. But more importantly, it will make you discover the intimacy of Polynesia through your senses: the touch on your skin, the music of the islands and the scents of coconut, papaya and monoi. You can share these moments of pleasure during couple sessions.
8. A Night in a Luxury Hotel
Staying in a high-end hotel is a unique experience on the Pearl of the Pacific. Thanks to their privileged location on the islets off the main island, hotels in Bora Bora offer the opportunity to live a daydream in a postcard setting. Spending a night at the St. Regis or the Four Seasons is guaranteed to be a memory for life.
What would the romantic island be without its overwater bungalows? From your lagoon-conquering bungalow, you’ll have an extraordinary view of the turquoise waters and majestic Mount Otemanu. Each day that begins is a new wonder. Many travelers choose to stay in their bungalow so as not to break the spell. More than an accommodation, staying in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora is an exceptional activity.
9. Visit the Sea Turtle Protection Center
Bora Bora is committed to the preservation of natural resources and the protection of local fauna and flora. Thus, Le Meridien hotel has inaugurated a sea turtle protection center, a refuge to care for sea turtles.
A visit to the center allows you to learn more about turtles, the importance of respecting their ecosystem and the need to live in harmony with nature. The speakers show an extraordinary pedagogy with a real concern of transmission and education. You will be able to attend the feeding of the turtles and even swim with them in the recovery tank. It is a great experience to be amazed and learn at the same time.
Take off at an altitude of over 3000 meters for an unforgettable skydiving experience over Bora Bora. You will jump in tandem with the instructor who will open the parachute and guide you to the landing. No need for advanced training or certification.
After the flight over the island, you will make a sensational jump into the void. Bora Bora appears in all its splendor: its shapes, its topography, its colors. A scroll of breathtaking images until the opening of the parachute. Notice to thrill seekers: you can make a reservation request today!
Things to Do in Bora Bora?
Simply come there! Bora Bora discovers itself at the rhythm of the islands: slow and tasty. Don’t hesitate any longer and embark for the Pearl of the Pacific! Contact us to organize your trip to French Polynesia.
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