BORA
BORA

A yacht lovers paradise

Imagine a magical place filled with rugged mountain peaks in the backdrop, coral reefs teeming with vibrant fish species, turquoise-blue lagoons lined with white sand beaches and palm trees gently swaying in the calm salty air. This South Sea adventure is what dreams are made of and it is calling your name. BORA BORA, one of 118 islands in Tahiti, is a yacht lovers paradise. Exotic days and romantic nights fill your soul and tingle your senses while cruising these waters. Bora Bora is a 12 square mile island group in the western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. 

crystal-clear lagoon

The main island of Bora Bora is surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon and lively barrier reef. The island of Bora Bora is a marvelous, fertile world of sundrenched landscapes that enhance the backdrop of your yacht excursion and all your local activities. The center of the island is home to the remnants of an extinct volcano that now forms the two famous peaks of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. The highest point of Mount Otemanu reaches 2,385 feet. Other islands of the Society Islands along include Moorea, Taha’aMaupiti and many more. Each island is surrounded by bright blue lagoons and offers lush green vegetation. 

Lush tropical slopes & valleys

The island is celebrated for its lush tropical slopes and valleys of Mount Otomanu. The blossoms of hibiscus add to the visual splendor as palm-covered motu, the Polynesian word for small islands, line the illuminated lagoon like a piece of fine jewelry. In ancient times, Bora Bora was called “Pora pora mai te pora“, meaning “created by the gods” in the local Tahitian dialect. The smell of the Tahitian flower tiare lingers in the air, relaxing your soul. In Bora Bora, the delicate white sand beaches surround the island in every direction as they give way to cerulean waters filled with radiant fish, coral gardens and giant manta rays gliding effortlessly through the warm waters.  

coastal shores of bora bora

Small, thatched-roof villas line parts of the coastal shores of Bora Bora. The luxury overwater bungalows and opulent spa resorts add a nod of relaxation to the already calming ambiance. Guests to the island can hike up to the overlooks on Mount Otemanu or visit the village of Anau or Vaitape to shop for local artisan products. Cruise your yacht near Matira Point for sunset cocktails or experience a dive trip to one of the many French Polynesian dive sites in the area.  

perfect paradise

There are many things to do in this perfect paradise. If you are into excitement, navigate the lagoon in one of the yachts many toys or charter an outrigger canoe, jet ski or stand-up paddle board to catch a dramatic sunset. If exploration is on your list, enlist a local Tahitian for a guided 4×4 excursion, rent a motorbike to explore the island or hike the some of the mountains panoramic overlooks. For a day of discovery explore the seemingly neon-lit lagoon waters for days of new adventures and sites snorkeling and diving. If relaxation is more your pace immerse yourself in the some of the legendary spas and gourmet restaurants the island has to offer. For all-around fun discover the island’s unique shopping experience, including local and international art, Tahitian Cultured Pearls, perfumes, monoi oil, and precious wood handcrafts.  

truly idyllic place

The Tahitian ocean is a truly idyllic place for scuba divers. The warm waters team with marine life, from flirty clownfish to elegant rays and sharks. In fall, whale song from migrating humpbacks fills the sea with haunting melodies. The water is generally so clear it’s more like liquid air. The ocean is calm, almost always current free, and the lush reefs are a breathtaking kaleidoscope of color and movement. 

Thrilling dives

Bora Bora offers the most diverse dive centers in all of Tahiti. The underwater landscape is diverse and allows for many types of diving including thrilling shark dives, discovery diving and plenty of sea life to experience. Favorite dive sites around Bora Bora include Anau for every level of diver wishing to experience manta rays. Tapu is a popular dive site on the outer slope for advanced divers willing to swim with massive lemon sharks. Another popular dive site is Muri Muri, also called White Valley, home to a large garden eel colony and blacktip sharks in the shallower areas

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