Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia and is mainly dependent on tourism. The most visited resorts are built on small islands surrounding the lagoon. Thirty years ago, Hotel Bora Bora built the first over-the-water bungalows on stilts over the lagoon and today, over-water bungalows are a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts.
Bora Bora’s lagoon is its most treasured feature, and allows the traveler many opportunities to experience it in a variety of ways: windsurf, jetski, scuba dive, snorkel, swim, bask in its warmth, windsurfing, waterskiing, jet boarding, kitesurfing. The place is also full of adventures like 4×4 safari, fishing cruise, parasailing, hiking and climbing.
Definitely unique to Bora Bora and a favorite of many travelers, the Bora exotic Lagoonarium. At the Bora Bora Lagoonarium, you will not only see but actually interact with the amazing creatures of the Bora Bora lagoon as you swim alongside them with an experienced underwater guide. You can experience Shark and Ray Feeding Exhibitions, circle island tours, picnics on a private Motu (small island) and snorkelling at the Coral Gardens.
The island is famous for its art galleries because Bora Bora’s artists and craftsmen fall into a rare class of artistry. An important part of the culture of the Polynesian islands is tattooing. South Pacific Islanders have been decorating their bodies with symbolistic art for many hundreds of years, if not thousands. It is a great place to relax and enjoy what nature has given us.