Romance. It rises from the velvet blues of the deep water up through the softer hues of the lagoon and into the air that surrounds Bora Bora. Its touch on the sea breeze tingles the skin. And its power fills each beat of the heart. A brief 50-minute flight from The Islands of Tahiti or Moorea, Bora Bora, with a lagoon resembling an artist’s palette of bright blues and greens, is love at first sight. Romantics from around the world celebrate this island where the lush tropical slopes and valleys of Mount Otemanu blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered motu circle the illuminated lagoon like a delicate necklace.
Perfect white-sand beaches give way to azure waters where tropical-colored fish animate the coral gardens and giant manta rays glide leisurely past. This could easily be defined as the center of the romantic universe, where luxury resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows, thatched-roof villas and a fabled ambience. Simply put, Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Bora Bora is a volcano set on one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, a million shades of blue. The huge motu of Bora Bora’s white sand beaches lined with coconut trees encircle the emerald lagoon populated with myriad fish and multi-colored corals.
A peaceful haven sitting directly over the lagoon, the overwater bungalow concept is a can’t-miss element of Bora Bora and The Islands of Tahiti. From rooms, suites of floating villas, lose yourself in the colors of the lagoon framed by unforgettable sunsets. Designed and built in traditional Tahitian style, these bungalows offer direct access to the lagoon and are the perfect relaxing getaway.
Bora Bora’s lagoon is an underwater world that hosts manta rays, sharks and gentle Napoleon wrasses, which will welcome you while scuba diving, helmet diving or viewing from a glass-bottom boat. There are many opportunities to explore the lagoon, the motu and the ocean. Options include – but aren’t limited to – fishing, cruises, jet ski, kite boarding, paddle boarding, outrigger canoe rides and more. And, don’t forget about taking a four-wheeler, going for a hike or taking it all in from the air in an unforgettable helicopter tour.