Bora Bora by: sabrina gonzalez

History and Culture

In ancient times the island was known as Vava'u, which supports the theory that the island was colonised by inhabitants from the Tongan island of the same name. Bora Bora roughly translates to first born, indicating that this island may have been the most important island after Ra'iatea. James Cook sighted Bora Bora in 1769 on his first voyage to the French Polynesia. The island was annexed in 1888.

People have their own dances based on their different culture and their different types of clothing.

Things to do at Bora Bora

Guided Bora Bora Jet Ski Adventure

Go zooming across the waters surrounding beautiful Bora Bora with this guided jet ski tour. Equipped with a powerful machine, cruise around the idyllic island to see natural landmarks like Mount Otemanu as your friendly guide teaches you about French Polynesian culture.

MOANA ADVENTURE TOURS Duration 2 hours + price is $249

Ultimate Shark & Ray Watching Cruise Duration 6 hours price is $178 per adult.

Embark in a small group on a motorized outrigger boat to meet colorful fish, stingrays, and even sharks. Enjoy snorkeling in a beautiful coral garden, while observing the activities of the strange and friendly life of the aquatic. Afterward, enjoy a delicious Tahitian meal on the motu.

Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkeling Tour with Shark & Stingray Feeding by MOANA ADVENTURE TOURS Duration 2h 30m+ per traveler price is $71

Go for a swim in the aquamarine waters of French Polynesia and come face to face with an abundance of tropical marine life. On this snorkeling tour, visit several spots around Bora Bora to discover sharks and 700 species of fish, and get the chance to hand feed graceful stingrays.


InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora

Direction: Matira Point, Bp 156 Vaitape, Bora Bora 98730, French Polynesia

Information about hotel: Intercontinental Le misma resort is $487 a night. Its a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ star hotel with a great services

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Food/ restaurants

Popular types of food at bora bora

Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges types of food : French, Seafood, European, Polynesian, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges
St James Bora Bora

Direction: The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, 98730, French Polynesia #1 of 45 in Bora Bora French, Seafood, European, Fusion, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Famous places to vist

Mount Otemanu on Bora Bora

is a jagged remnant of an ancient volcano that rises up to a sharp point at 2,385 feet (727 m) from the surface of a turquoise blue lagoon. There is something very magical about this unique landform that can be seen from eve

Taupe'e Cave (Maperevaru)

Austral Islands, Rurutu. Beautiful cave with stalactites, stalagmites, gours, cave pearls and other cave formations.

Local transportation

Bora Bora has few taxis and operates the public transit systems, Le Truck. In the evenings, some restaurants provide transportation to and from your resort. The roads can be explored through hired excursion or rental car while the lagoon can be navigated by motorboat and outrigger canoe. Helicopters can also be hired for island tours.

Le Truck


The daytime and evening temperatures in Bora Bora, as well as throughout French Polynesia, are incredibly stable from month to month. Most people would describe the climate to be nearly perfect in Bora Bora, at least for a week or two at a time. Every day is quite warm and somewhat humid and every night is almost as warm but a bit less humid, so visitors feel like they cool off a bit at night, especially when outdoors.

Overall cost

The plane flight round trips =$ 2,518

Hotels per night = $ 487 so around 3,500 a week

Food for breakfast and dinner/ lunch will be around $200 a day =1,400 a week.


Created with images by Mariamichelle - "bora-bora over water bungalows palm trees"

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