Bora Bora, Society IslandsBora Bora will enchant you upon first glance with its natural good looks: lush Mount Otemanu stands guard high above the turquoise coasts, and pristine beaches ring a translucent lagoon. The island (population: 4,225) has a welcoming, take-it-slow ambience that complements the scenery and will put you immediately at ease.
During The Gauguin’s port stop here, guests often make a beeline for Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private beach to enjoy watersports or while away an afternoon while admiring the magnificent surroundings. Optional excursions include scuba diving with The Gauguin’s dive team, waverunner adventures, and catamaran snorkeling to visit sharks and rays. An underwater biking option is designed for those who want to explore Bora Bora’s sea life without diving. Beyond the beach, adventures include a 4 x 4 safari to the canons of WWII, an ATV off-road visit to the hills above Bora Bora, and helicopter flightseeing.