Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

The Best of Bora Bora

List View
Map View
Just uttering the words "Bora Bora" summons mental images of Fantasy Island beaches fringing bright blue lagoons, green jungles and towering volcanic peaks, bamboo beach shacks, and dreamy overwater bungalow resorts. The reality? Not so far removed from the fantasy. Romance, adventure, and happiness coexist here in tropical bliss.
Save Place
Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
Sometimes all you want to do is relax with your toes in the sand, take an occasional dip in the clear blue water and then enjoy a casual lunch. If that's your idea of heaven, pack a towel and some sunscreen, tender into Vaitape and rent a scooter...
Save Place
Povai Bay, French Polynesia

You’ll need to book months ahead to snag one of the seven tables in this intimate island restaurant. The Corsican-born chef, Damien Rinaldi-Dovio, combines classic French gastronomy with Polynesian flavors, and has been winning raves from...

Save Place
French Polynesia
Bloody Mary's, entertaining tourists since it opened in 1979, is one of those Bora Bora experiences that simply must be done. The ambience is beach-bar hip, with sand floors, colored lights, and coconut stools in a dining room under a thatched...
Save Place
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Anyone looking to splurge on something beyond the typical tourist souvenirs should stop into this welcoming and chic boutique in central Vaitape. Most of the inventory of jewelry, accessories, pillows, linens, and artwork is crafted in French...
Save Place
Scuba divers should make a date to explore the crystalline waters, either inside Bora-Bora’s lagoon or just outside the reef in the Teavanui Pass which leads to open ocean. The latter is where lemon sharks, blacktip reef sharks, barracuda, tuna...
Save Place
Bora Bora is home to one of the world's most beautiful lagoons. Numerous companies offer day-trip excursions, but Lagoon Service is recommended for its well-maintained boats, friendly ukulele-playing guides, and excellent Polynesian fare. Guests...
Save Place
Not much beats swimming with sea turtles, but you’ll probably need to spend several hours in the lagoon to have much chance of encountering one in the wild. Otherwise, visit the Marine Turtle Protection Center at Le Meridien Bora Bora. Guests and...
Save Place
While Bora Bora’s beaches and lagoon are nothing short of sublime, it’s worth taking a break from the seaside to check out the island’s interior; you can hire a guide, go solo, or join a four-wheeler tour. The small network of island trails are...
Save Place
Marae are ancient, open-air Polynesian temples built for religious purposes ranging from prayer to sacrifice. Bora Bora has less marae than many of its island sisters, and those that survive are quite humble, but you can still visit a handful of...
Save Place
When in Bora Bora, Tahitian pearls are a girl’s best friend. Often known as "black pearls," they actually come in all sorts of colors, including black, blue, green, and pink. Even though the pearls aren’t produced in this...
Save Place
Motu Piti Aau Bora Bora French Polynesia, 98730, French Polynesia
For an elegant island dining experience, opt for an evening at Le Corail at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. The formal and contemporary dining room, right beside the lagoon, seats only 28 at a time, so...