Watch the peak of Mount Otemanu rise out to sea as you fly into Bora Bora. Be mesmerized by the jaw-dropping color palette of turquoise, cerulean, and emerald as the lush islands emerge. Bora Bora gets even more amazing when you land, and when there is so much on offer here it can be a little tricky to plan an itinerary. Bora Bora Vacation Ideas
Ideas of places to visit in Bora Bora
While Bora Bora is widely known as a dream destination for honeymooners, there is much more to do here than just relaxing in an overwater bungalow with your special someone. We have tons of vacation ideas to fill your itinerary. Below are the top places to visit in Bora Bora, in order of their appearance in the video.
After catching the ferry from Bora Bora airport, start your journey in Vaitape, the largest city on the island. Browse shops, local markets, and restaurants, and book tours and experiences here.
Le Méridien Beach
On the eastern side of the island, Le Meridien Bora Bora beach is the perfect base for adventure. Complete with overwater bungalows, a wellness center, and fine dining options, this is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Bora Bora.
St Regis Bora Bora Resort
Another luxury resort that should be on your Bora Bora itinerary is the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. Enjoy a wide range of recreational activities such as snorkeling, sailing, and scuba diving, or get an in-room massage. If you’re not sure where to stay in Bora Bora, St. Regis is definitely a strong contender.
Matira Point is one of the most important places to visit on the island. With shops, restaurants, and much more to see and do, it’s easy to spend a day away at the southern tip of Bora Bora. Order a cocktail at one of the thatched-roof bars, rent a bike and ride along The Point, or sit under the shade of a coconut palm and enjoy the stunning views.
One of the most beautiful public beaches to visit in Bora Bora, Matira Beach is the perfect place to take in the golden sunset. Wander the mile-long stretch of pristine sand and feel the lap of silky water at your feet. Explore the dining options by the sea, or bring a picnic, roll out a towel and watch the sunset over the lagoon as the sky glows orange.
Sofitel Resort Beach
If you prefer to stay on the main island, book a few nights in an overwater or beachside bungalow at Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort. Like many of Bora Bora’s resorts, there’s plenty to do here, including canoeing, lagoon tours, and spa treatments.
Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
A vacation to Bora Bora is the time to indulge, so don’t miss one of the most exclusive resorts on the planet; The Sofitel Motu is the epitome of luxury. With an on-site dive center offering lessons and tours, two restaurants specializing in fresh local cuisine, and a state-of-the-art wellness center, a stay here is an experience you won’t soon forget.
The Farm at the Bora Bora Pearl Company
The lagoon of Bora Bora is not only rich with aquatic life but is also home to treasures! Take some time into your vacation itinerary to dive for pearls at the Bora Bora Pearl Company Farm. Or, if you prefer to live on dry land, just learn about how pearls are made and browse the range of pearl jewelry at the museum.