Bora Bora is one of the most coveted islands from the Pacific Islands; it is everyone’s dream for a perfect vacation. Bora Bora is an island of love where a lot of honeymooners and couples have declared their eternal love. Everything here is singing about love – nature, weather, history, culture and art. Lush tropical slopes and valleys blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered motu circle the lagoon like a delicate necklace. Perfect white-sand beaches give way to emerald waters where impossibly colored fish animate the coral gardens.
Bora Bora is not so big; it can be circled by car in about an hour. The lagoon is 3 times the size of the land mass and offers amazing soft sand beaches with crystal clear waters. Nature lovers can visit the Coral Garden; it is an underwater park where they will find a numerous types of fish and corals.
Bora Bora has a very reach and old history, unfortunately most of the temples (Marae) have been destroyed during the last century by the English missionaries and there are little archeological remnants left.
Those who like active vacations shouldn’t be worry because there are a lot of activities and excursions. One of the most popular activities is the Shark feeding where from chest-deep water you watch local divers feed 4' to 5' reef sharks by hand. You can also take a circle-the-lagoon excursion with motu picnic, rent a small boat, visit the Lagoonarium near Le Meridien Hotel and take a 4x4 excursion to the panoramic view points and the US cannons.
Expect to find much silence there as there are not so many shopping malls and city centers, but there are some affordable hotels in Bora Bora where you can rest and forget all about.
Those people who want to get away from modern facilities and enjoy the real beauty of our planet must book the InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora hotel which is build right on the beach and will have easy access to the sea from all parts of the hotel. You can clearly see open Pacific Ocean from anywhere in the hotel. The closed beaches are the Matira Beach and Nui Beach. Hotels in Bora Bora such as the InterContinental Le Moana Resort offer also easy access to Mt. Otemanu which is a volcanic mountain visible from different locations in Bora Bora. All the guest rooms at the InterContinental Le Moana Resort are designed to give a clear view of Mt. Otemanu. The resort has about 64 guestrooms and you can always enjoy your meals at its bars and restaurants. Also there is high speed internet facility for a surcharge and you can enjoy the beauty of Bora Bora by relaxing at its outdoor pool and sitting area.
The fastest way to reach Bora Bora is by plane but you will not find a direct flight from countries outside the Society Islands of French Polynesia. First you will need to reach Papeete which is the capital of Society Islands of French Polynesia located on the largest island of Tahiti, by plane; you will land on Faaa International Airport which is the only international airport in the region. There are only a handful of airlines which fly to this airport including Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti and Hawaiian Airlines. From there you will need to take another flight to Bora Bora Airport through one of local airlines including the Air Tahiti. There is an airport built by the US forces in 1942. It is located on a palm fringed motu about 20 minutes by boat from the main village of Vaitape. Those who will arrive to Bora Bora by plane will enjoy some spectacular views of the island, and as you travel across the magnificent lagoon you will understand why it is one of the most popular summer destinations among tourist worldwide.
The air planes are always packed full as international tourists usually prefer shortest flights to Bora Bora and Air Tahiti is always busy. Probably you will need an early booking and if your flight isn’t for the same day. The Tahiti hotels are very popular in the region as Tahiti is the largest island and there are plenty of tourist attractions. You can book your seat for two or three days ahead and in the meanwhile you can enjoy the Papeete city.
Hotel Tahiti Nui for instance is an affordable and comfortable hotel located a few blocks away from the beach. The hotel is also closely located near the airport, Black Pearl Museum, several malls and local markets. You can also enjoy its outdoor pool, restaurant and bar. The guest rooms are dotted with all modern facilities including an in-room plasma television and free Wi-Fi internet.
But if you have a low budget and you want a comfortable stay until your seats are available at Air Tahiti airline you can choose one of cheap and reputable Tahiti hotels such as the Hotel Tiare Tahiti which would be a good choice. It is located in the middle of the city with easy access to the local market; its guest rooms have basic comfort facilities. From here the airport is in easy reach and you will easily find a cab here.