Things To Do In Bora Bora
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Think of Bora Bora and your mind immediately sends you dreamy images of sparkling white sands, glittering crystal clear waters and thatch-roofed villas that seem to float over the lagoons; but what is there to do in Bora Bora? Luxtripper’s travel editor Kayleigh will show you some of the best things to do beyond the picture-perfect postcard…
BY Kayleigh Causton
Luxtripper Travel Editor

Bora Bora is a destination that truly has something to suit everyone; you have to visit at least once! 

Climb Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia

Active travellers who find themselves entranced by the beauty of Mount Otemanu in the centre of Bora Bora, will love spending an afternoon hiking through the island’s emerald-green forests to reach this mesmerising sight. Mount Otemanu itself can be climbed up to the shoulders, but not to the summit as the crumbling peaks will not hold clamps; however Mount Pahia is perfectly climbable right to the top, and can be done in about 4-6 hours depending on your fitness level. Don’t forget to take your camera! It’s not an easy feat, but the views are absolutely unforgettable. 

Embark on an Unforgettable Yacht Cruise

Most travellers who venture to French Polynesia do so in the hopes of enjoying an unforgettable Bora Bora honeymoon, and for a truly romantic experience we really recommend planning a surprise Bora Bora cruise for you and your loved one. Opt for a cruise during the day to take in the beautiful waters, dazzling sunshine and jewel-like islets that make up this stunning destination, or plan a romantic sunset cruise complete with champagne and canapés for a truly special occasion; your luxury travel specialist will be able to plan this into your trip easily!

Discover Bora Boras Underwater Paradise

You’ll undoubtedly be aware that Bora Bora is home to some of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful coral reefs and lagoons, so it goes without saying that a Bora Bora holiday would be incomplete without dedicating some time to the underwater wonderland that dwells beneath the surface! Opt for an afternoon of snorkelling straight off the decking of your overwater villa, or head to a scuba diving school where professional divers and beginners are all welcome to enjoy Bora Bora’s best diving sites. Swim with manta rays, sharks, tropical fishes, turtles and so much more!

Thrilling Jet Ski Tours

Thrill-seekers and families alike who are looking to soak up as much of Bora Bora's beautiful waters while experiencing Bora Bora’s cultural sights, should definitely take a jet ski tour around the many beautiful islets that call Bora Bora home.

Shop for Tahitis Exclusive Black Pearls

If we had to choose one souvenir to commemorate a Bora Bora honeymoon, it would undoubtedly be Tahiti’s black pearls. These beautiful black pearls are found exclusively in the waters that surround Tahiti, and come in varying shades of black with some exhibiting hues of pink, and others more blue in tone; all equally enchanting. Visit the markets in Tahiti for a chance to pick up a black pearl necklace, or a set of beautiful earrings crafted by hand from one of the local jewellers.

Matira Beach

Matira Beach is Bora Bora’s only public beach, and its undeniably beautiful white sands and turquoise waters actually won it the title of one of the best beaches in the world.Head over to the huge 2km beachfront for an afternoon of sunbathing and swimming that all of the family will love. You’ll also find a few idyllic shacks dotted across the coastline serving beverages and light bites should anyone get hungry!

Best Hotels in Bora Bora

Bora Bora is home to some of the most spectacular, secluded and exclusive hotels in the world; it's impossible to resist those dreamy overwater villas. Here's a selection of five of our favourites, all handpicked and expertly selected by our passionate luxury travel specialists.

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa

Bora Bora: Fast Facts!

What is the best time of year to go to Bora Bora?

The best time of year to go to Bora Bora is between April and November as the rainfall is minimal, and the weather is wonderfully warm. The high season runs between May and October, when the weather is at it’s hottest.

How long does it take to get to Bora Bora from the UK?
Overall the flight time takes just under 24 hours, but we recommend stopping in Los Angeles or Tokyo and spending a few days getting to know these incredible cities. Maybe opt for Los Angeles on the way, and Tokyo on the way back? If you need a bit of itinerary inspiration, check out our Tahiti and Bora Bora Experience.

What kind of money do they use in Bora Bora?
The currency in use in Bora Bora is the French Pacific Franc.

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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Spread across its own three lagoons, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora presents beachfront bungalows, villas with private pools and cabanas, and superb overwater bungalows set on two pontoons (floating bridges) in full glorious view of Mount Otemanu - the
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Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Since its recent re-opening in 2017, Conrad Bora Bora Nui has welcomed guests from across the world to experience the height of luxury at it’s beautiful retreat that sits along the powder white sands and beautiful crystal clear waters of
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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Uninterrupted views of Mount Otemanu and the crystal clear waters of Bora Bora's world famous lagoon await guests at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa, with it’s idyllic location along a slender strip of soft white sand and panoramic views
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