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This article was written on 11 Feb 2016.

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8 exciting things to do in Bora Bora



Bora Bora is the most famous island in the South Pacific and the most beautiful one among the islands of French Polynesia. There is much to see and do there to make the most of your trip.

0010255793Visit Mount Otemaru

Vacation in Bora Bora will not be full without visiting Mount Otemaru – extinct volcano at the heart of the island. It is 2400 feet high and you can enjoy its view from the top. Lovers of hiking can climb the top of the mountain on foot, or 4х4 tour can be chosen. Take a boat tour or a helicopter tour to see breathtaking views around it. The otherworldly beauty of the mountain attracts tourists from all over the world.

Explore the island on 4 wheels!

4х4 excursions are very popular in Bora Bora because there is much sand there.

Take aqua safari underwater

Where else can you walk underwater with tropical fish swimming beside you? You have an opportunity to do it in Bora Bora. Aqua Safari can make it possible for you as the tourist wears with air-supplied helmet. There is another option for underwater journey taken by aquabike or underwater scooter.

Other options:

You can enjoy views of the underwater world without getting wet if you choose the glass bottom boat tour.

Parasailing will not take much time but can leave lots of impressions and memories for the rest of your life.

14-borapearl-diving_coral_garden2Watch a marine life of Coral Gardens

You will love to see a stunning coral reef called Coral Gardens that you can find to the east of the main island. Colorful fish of different kinds and beautiful marine life expect you there. It is a very popular tourist destination throughout the year so you can see many snorkelers at that place.

Buy souvenirs and enjoy local cuisine

Though you did not come to Bora Bora to look at the city life, the main town of the island – Vaitape is worth your attention. You can visit one of the eateries and do some shopping. What souvenirs can be bought in Bora Bora? People shop for black pearl jewelry there when they need high-class souvenirs. The Polynesian work of art can be purchased at the Gallery Pakalola. The recommended restaurants are Bloody Mary’s, Restaurant St. James and Bora Bora Yacht Club, where you can enjoy the view of a sunset. Poisson Cru is a traditional Tahitian dish made of marinated fish, which is seasoned with lime and coconut milk.

LagoonariumWatch marine creatures in Bora Bora Lagoonarium

If you happen to be in Vaitape, use this chance to go to Bora Bora Lagoonarium, which is natural and not man-made. There you can spy sharks, stingrays, turtles and diverse fish.

Order a Polynesian picnic

There is a string of small sandy islands that represent the dream of paradise. The islands are private but you can buy an excursion that gives the opportunity of Polynesian picnic. You can find escape in Motu Tapu, the most photographed island there.

Feed rays and sharks

The excursion with rays and sharks feeding is one of the most popular ones. It is nice to watch how obedient sharks are hand-fed by your guide. You will be able to feed the rays on your own.

There are lots of other activities available for you as well such as skydiving, fishing, diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing and many other exciting things to do. You can go by canoe, catamaran, jetski etc. if you want to explore nature of this beautiful island!