Bora Bora Cruises
The small South Pacific island of Bora Bora to the northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia, is a special kind of paradise. This popular resort destination is surrounded by sand-fringed motu (islets) and a warm lagoon protected by a coral reef. With incredible sandy beaches that stretch on forever, grand palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, and turquoise waters filled with turtles, sharks, rays and tropical fish, many visitors find it hard to describe the magic that emanates from this island.
A haven for scuba divers, one of Bora Bora’s more unusual sites are the ‘bungalows’ perched over the water on stilts. Since water is a way of life here, popular lagoon excursions include snorkelling, diving, cruising, fishing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing and jet skiing.
At the island's centre the extinct volcanoes of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu tower over the whole island, the latter rising to a height of 727m.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Matira, Bora Bora’s most popular public beach, is situated at the southern tip of the island. Stretching from Bora Bora Hotel to Matira Point, the beach is home to a mile of beautiful white sand along with palm trees providing natural shade and warm, inviting turquoise waters.
Bora Bora is renowned for being one of the most beautiful islands in the world, and is famous for its stunning, crystal clear lagoon. The inviting turquoise waters are perfect for snorkelling and home to a wide variety of marine life and coloured coral.
The highest point on Bora Bora, Mount Otemanu, along with Mount Pahia, forms the remnants of an extinct volcano that once existed in the centre of the island. Its imposing dark peak, which is in contrast with the lush vegetation and bright lagoon surrounding it, rises sharply to approximately 727 metres (2,385 feet) above sea level, and can be seen across the island.