It isn’t an overstatement to say that Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Island in the middle of South Pacific is also known as the Pearl of Pacific and with good reason. It’s located just northwest of Tahiti, an hour by plane from Papeete. It’s an especially attractive destination for young couples on their honeymoon. Following are 5 best activities you can do in your Bora Bora Holidays:
Enjoy Local culture
The history of Bora Bora goes back to the 4th century when Tonga people settled it. The first European to set foot on it was James Cook. In the 19th century, it became a French colony under the leadership of Admiral Abel Aubert Dupetit Thouars. American Army used the island as a base for military supplies during World War 2. At the end of the war, many soldiers have decided to make the island their new home. Today the base is used as an airport and Bora Bora is mostly sustained by luxury tourism. Locals still cherish the religion and customs of their ancestors and are more than willing to share it with the tourists.
Have a romantic vacation
Everything on Bora Bora was created to inspire romance. Overwater bungalows provide with privacy and a fantastic view. Afterward, you can share a romantic picnic on one of the secluded beaches. Sailboat rides are also especially thrilling experiences, particularly at sunset. The boats offer live Polynesian music and dances as well as excellent local cuisine. A lot of couples choose to have a Polynesian wedding ceremony. It’s performed by a local priest with no official authority and it’s accompanied by traditional local customs, including dancing and exchanging of flower leis, which symbolizes harmony and unity.
If you want to spoil yourself, Bora Bora is the place to do it. Luxury resorts, like the Brando, offer all-inclusive service, designed to bring you to a state of bliss. Each of the villas has its private beach and a plunge pool. All of gourmet food, drinks, excursions, massages and spas are included in the stay. For those who prefer a more active vacation kayaking and snorkeling are also available. Words “Love” and “love Bora Bora” are written at the bottom of the bay, which is a perfect setup for a once in a lifetime selfie.
Most visitors have a chance to see the island from above, when their plane arrives and leaves. Organizing a helicopter tour, however, provides the same mesmerizing feeling with more control because you can take your time and enjoy the view for a while. The tour isn’t that easy to organize. First of all, it isn’t cheap and the helicopters can accommodate up to four people. The tour also requires perfect weather. Depending on your sense of adventure, this tour can provide you with the most beautiful photos of the island or with a story of how you parachuted out of a helicopter above a heart-shaped island. It’s up to you.
It’s one of the most popular tourist activities on Bora Bora and you shouldn’t leave the island without trying it. A professional guide will accompany you, so there’s no danger, just a thrill of swimming next to a shark in the crystal-clear water. There’s also up to 700 other types of fish you can observe and touch if the weather permits, with stingrays being most popular. That’s the photo-op of a lifetime.
There are a few places that don’t disappoint when you see them in person. Bora Bora is advertised as a heaven on Earth and a perfect destination for romance. It delivers on both accounts. Start making plans.