Halfway between Australia and the Americas there is a small point in the ocean that only appears on maps, but we can not imagine the wonders hidden in this corner of the Pacific just by looking at it on a map. French Polynesia is made up of islands and atolls of indescribable beauty, natural resources seem endless, and the possibilities to be deeply impressed on your vacation increase with every step you take in these amazing islands.
Among all that beauty we find a unique place, Bora Bora, an oceanic coral island, shaped like a roughly circular ring. This type of islands, called atolls, are formed when a coral reef grows around a volcanic island, as the island is sinking into the ocean. If you like the contact with the sea, these will be the vacation of your lifetime ...
Bora Bora is part of French Polynesia, located northwest of Tahiti, about 260 km northwest of Papeete. It consists of an extinct volcano surrounded by a lagoon separated from the sea by a reef. Its beauty has much to do with its origin, coral reefs, warm waters surrounding the island, the huge variety of marine life, the turquoise water surrounding the atoll are just some of the natural attractions of the place.
Bora Bora’s history dates back to 300 AD at the time when the virgin Polynesian people began to be inhabited by sailors and adventurers who roamed the ocean in search of new colonies to settle and populate the Pacific Islands, which caused a mixture of cultures that have resulted in the current population of these islands.
The island is surrounded by motus, which are small elongated islands which usually have a lush vegetation. One of the most beautiful and photographed Polynesian motus is Motu Tapu, although it has undergone a major transformation since a hurricane blew away part of the tongues at each end. From Bora Bora you can see the nearby islands of Tahaa, Raiatea and Maupiti.
If you want to visit this unforgettable island first you have to travel to Tahiti. Once there you must take a flight again from the international airport of Tahiti, and arrive at the airport in Bora Bora, it is an experience to land there because the airport is on a motu surrounded by the sea, making the landing an interesting feeling for the traveller who can see from his window the plane approaching the water, until it finally lands.
If your goal is to enjoy the sea in its purest state, there are various tourist offers in the island, as the houseboats, which are hotel rooms supported by wooden pillars at a distance over water. They have all the facilities you need, many of them including a glass floor that allows you to see the seabed, which is quite a sight, especially at night, when the thriving marine life is more active. Other common activities include fishing, diving on coral reefs, and water sports. The truth is that in this place the entertainment is endless.
Don’t stop visiting French Polynesia, it hides many amazing natural jewels that will fascinate you, there is much to do on our planet, remote places, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, you only need to have the courage to travel and enjoy your holiday.