WHAT TO DO IN BORA BORA?
Bora Bora activities and attractions are many & varied. There’s a tempting array of things to do for those staying for a few days – here’s a run through some of the many activities & attractions that will set your heart-beat racing, that will leave you with almost a sense of disbelief at nature’s ultimate gift of beauty:
1. MATIRA BEACH Bora Bora Activities
Your eyes will simply not believe the beauty of the sands & turquoise waters of every hue & shade that surrounds Matira Beach.
It’s here you must go no matter how short your stay.
Beauty beyond belief!
2. SWIM (literally) WITH SHARKS
Dive with the Lemon Sharks off Teavanui Pass & if lucky witness a Tahitian ride down to the bottom on the back of one of these monsters.
Often 3-4 meters long these are impressive!
3. SWIM WITH MANTA RAYS
Be swept away into another world, a world of magic & of mystery whilst Swimming with Huge Manta Rays off Fitiiu Point.
To meet with a manta ray, often up to 4metres across – one of the best experiences you can have.
4. AMERICAN WWII LOOKOUT & RADAR STATION
Head up to Popoti Lookout atop Taihi Point & wish you never had to leave. But when you do, grab an ice-cold coconut to drink road-side.
A longish climb, but spectacular.
5. CLIMB MT PAHIA
Climb Mt Pahia for stunning views of Mt Otemanu & the world’s most beautiful lagoon & a staggeringly beautiful outlook over Raiatea, Tahaa, Huahine, Tupai & Maupiti.
6. CLIMB TO THE IMPRESSIVE GROTTE ON MT OTEMANU
Take the legendary climb to Ana Opea Cave for a completely different ‘outlook’ on things.
Take a lite lunch for the best munch on Bora. A Mega outing.
7. HEIVA I BORA BORA
Attend the Heiva I Bora Bora, Polynesia’s ultimate celebration of their deep culture & rich history through song & dance. You’ll wish you’d found Bora Bora earlier.
A month-long celebration in dance & song with a wide range of associated traditional ceremonies & events!
8. HAWAIKI NUI VA’A
Participate in the finish of the staggeringly beautiful Matira Beach of the Hawaiki Nui Va’a Race, the world’s greatest ocean outrigger race.
Great coverage here at Hawaiki Nui Va’a Race or here also at History in the Making:
9. JET SKI AROUND THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL LAGOON
Take a Jet Ski Tour of the island.
Consider stopping at Matira Beach for lunch overlooking this magnificent stretch of water.
A must whilst visiting what many describe as: “the world’s most beautiful lagoon”.
10. CRUISE AROUND BORA BORA STAGERINGLY BEAUTIFUL MOTU
Freely cruise Bora Bora’s Glorious Motus & whilst doing so simply spear your own fish, cook it over a coral BBQ whilst drinking directly from coconuts you’ve gathered whilst learning to play the ukelele.
This is the life! The very best!
11. CRUISE THROUGH THE WATERS OF RAIATEA & TAHAA &/OR TUPAI & MAUPITI
Head over & check out Tahaa &/or Raiatea & see the true, the raw, the authentic beauty of these gems through the eyes of an ‘insider’ in a great report covering Sailing in Paradise.
Maupiti – absolutely sensational!!!
12. HELICOPTER OVER BORA BORA (& TUPAI)
Take a thrilling helicopter ride & see why Bora Bora is nature’s ultimate gift:
13. VISIT VAITAPE
Cruise Vaitape the administrative & only town on Bora Bora.
There’s much to see, both historically & culturally, that can to add to your Bora Bora experience & give your visit some depth.
14. TOUR AROUND THE ISLAND OF BORA BORA & SEE ALL THE CANNONS
Tour around Bora Bora…. knowing in advance what to see!
Take a walk back in time to when the Americans were in Bora Bora during World War II & know where to Locate ALL the Cannons; the current guidebooks will not get you there!
15. GO SURFING IN BORA BORA
Surf Bora Bora!
Get the tips for the best breaks from a Bora Bora Insider. Find out where the surf is to be found.
16. GO KITE-BOARDING IN PARADISE
When the wind is up no better place to be that kite-boarding in paradise!
Bora Bora’s beautiful lagoon continues to reward those who dare.
Highly recommended for those looking for an adrenaline rush or wishing to send the pulse beat racing!
17. VISIT MAGICAL MAUPITI
Head over & feel the magic of the authentic & indescribably beautiful Maupiti, the Society Island’s best-kept secret.
Many say: “A Bora Bora of yesteryear…..with no big hotels!”
Can’t suggest strongly enough that you visit!
16. FEED STINGRAYS
Feed the Stingrays & be taken by their ‘affection’.
Another ‘must-do’ for anyone visiting Bora Bora & suitable for the kids who’ll have the day of their lives!
17. VISIT BORA BORA PAPA
Chill out completely with a magical stroll across the world’s most beautiful lagoon to Papa Bora.
This is very much ‘something the locals do.
18. MYRIAMA PROKOP POTERIE
Visit the workshop of renowned Bora Bora potter Myriama Prokop & be blown away by the color, the workmanship & the general ambiance of an attraction that pulls in locals & tourists alike.
Nice stop-over when circling the island.
19. TAKE A REWARDING CULTURAL TOUR OF BORA BORA
Take the ultimate cultural tour to the historic sites of the Queen’s Bath & probably Bora Bora’s most important relic Ofa’i Honu (you will not find these in any guidebook, not yet, anyway!)
20. BEST HIKE IN BORA BORA
Here’s something completely new – this ridgeline hike is beyond superlatives:
21. BEERS AT SUNSET
Sink a cold beer or ten whilst watching the sunset from Bora Bora Yacht Club. Best stop you’ll ever make if you have just climbed to see the American WWII canons at Point Pahua.
There’s no better place in Bora Bora than to watch the sunset than here ‘on the wharf’.
22. TRADITIONAL TAHITIAN WEDDING OR RENEWAL OF VOWS CEREMONY
These exceptionally popular local themed traditional ceremonies conducted in the privacy of Bora Bora’s best, private locations are all the rave at present.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Know where to break your day with a comprehensive list of the Best Restaurants in Vaitape & along the staggeringly beautiful Matira Beach.
To end yet another great day know where to find Bora Bora best bars.