Bora Bora island vacation

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Bora Bora island vacation - So much has been written and yet it is hard to find the right words to describe the magic that emanates from this island. The most mythical of the Pacific islands, Bora Bora remains the island of all reveries and dreams.

Seen from the air, it has been compared to "a tiny emerald in a setting of turquoise, encircled by a sheltering necklace of sparkling pearls".

Bora Bora island vacation packages - The airport for Bora Bora, built by US forces in 1942, is located on a lush, palm fringed motu about 20 minutes by boat from the main village of Vaitape. Another remenant of the US presence are 2 large cannons hidden in the green hills overlooking the lagoon.

Bora Bora island vacations all inclusive - The view of the main island from the airport is truly breathtaking, and as you travel across the spectacular lagoon, you will soon understand why it is the main area of attraction for all who come here.

Bora Bora itself is rather small and can be traveled by car in about an hour.

The lagoon is 3 times the size of the land mass and offers an amazing range of hues of blue and turquoise as you navigate its pure, transparent waters.

Most of the temples (Marae) were destroyed during the last century by the English missionaries, and unfortunately, there are few archeological features left.

To the southeast of the island is the Coral Garden, a natural underwater park where you will find a spellbinding world of fish and coral.

And off Point Matira you will visit waters where the huge and graceful manta rays congregate for your viewing pleasure. There are other types of rays such as the beautiful spotted ray and the friendly gray ray which love to be petted during the "ray feeding" excursions.
At the entrance of the pass, the "White Valley" teems with gray sharks and barracudas in a never ending ballet.

Bora Bora offers an terrific selection of activities and excursions for honeymooners and vacationers. One of the most popular is shark feeding, where from chest-deep water, you can see local divers feed by hand 4' to 5' reef sharks or a large group of friendly gray rays. It's a lot of fun and totally safe.

Another favorite Bora Bora excursion is the Circle-The-Lagoon with Motu Picnic. You can also rent a small boat, visit the Lagoonarium near Le Meridien Hotel, and take a 4x4 excursion to dramatic panoramic vistas and the US cannon sites on Mount Otemanu.

Most of the recent hotel/resorts have been built on islands (motu) in the lagoon surrounding Bora Bora.  They generally face into the lagoon and the mountains of Bora Bora and offer privacy, pristine water, and extraordinary views.

Bora Bora was the first ever to offer over-the-water bungalows over 30 years ago, beginning at Hotel Bora Bora.  With a few exceptions, this unique accommodation is still found only in French Polynesia where there are protected lagoons and very even tides.