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Flights to Bora Bora

Flights to Bora Bora

A small yet scenic island located northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is a small island in South Pacific. Famous for its aqua centric luxury resorts, Bora Bora is one of the most preferred holiday destinations in the world. Having a population of just 8,800 inhabitants, the island surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef and plentiful coconut tress grace the island. Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu are the two major mountain peaks on Bora Bora. The island's highest elevation is 727 m and total land area is 29.3 km2. The history of the island goes back to the 4th century Ad when it was inhabited by Polynesian settlers. Bora Bora was an independent kingdom until 1888 when its last queen Teriimaevarua III was forced to abdicate by the French. The island was also used by the US as a South Pacific military supply base, an oil depot, airstrip, seaplane base, and defensive emplacements, during the 2nd World War. Tahiti is the official language of the people living in Bora Bora. French and English are also spoken widely.

Overview

All the flights flying to Bora Bora land at the Bora Bora international airport, which is the only international airport on the island. The airport is on Motu Mute in the north and Air Tahiti provides daily flights to and from Papeete on Tahiti. The small island does not have any public transport and bicycles and rental cars are the only modes of transport available to go around the island. The island has a tropical type of climate and has two distinct seasons – the wet season and the dry season. The months from November till April are wet and rainfall occurs almost daily. During these months humidity is at its highest and the island is also hit by unpredictable storms. The dry season which lasts from May to October, is the best time from the tourism perspective. However, during these months the prices of hotels are very high. Tahiti Heiva and the week long World Tourism Day are the two major international festivals in Bora Bora.

City Attraction

A volcanic caldera, the beaches, water sports, luxury resorts and a few heritage site sums up the list of attractions that tourists can visit in Bora Bora. This is basically a leisure destination and relaxing and soaking in the sun is the best thing you should do. For the history buffs, World War II Guns is a must see attraction. Located near the Hotel Matira, two American naval guns are poised here and view of the sea from here is spectacular. The beautiful church in Faauni Bay Village, the archaeological site at Marae Taianapa and Marae Marotetini, Marae Fare Opu whih has petroglyphs of turtles carved into the huge coral stones of the ahu and Musée de la Marine (a museum) should be visited by those interested in knowing more about the history and culture of the island.

The island is surrounded by sea from all sides but there are some points from where the view of the sea is simply breath taking. Taihi Point, Tereia Point, Fitiiu Point, Matira Point and TV Tower Look out are some of the popular sightseeing points in Bora Bora. Matira Beach is the largest beach in Bora Bora while Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Nunue beach are also known for their unique charms. Bora Bora Yacht Club, Farepiti Wharf, Revatua Club, Anau, Motu Piti uu Uta, Bloody Mary's, Pofai Bay, Vaitape and Matira Beach Parkare major attractions in Bora Bora. Swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing and Kiteboarding are some of the activities one can enjoy on the beaches of Bora Bora.

Easting and Shopping

Being an island, it is needless to say that sea food is a major part of the people’s diet. The beaches and well as the interiors of the island are full of numerous shacks, restaurant and cafes that serve lip smacking cuisine delights. Most of the tourist might find that the imported food items served here are fairly expensive, so sticking to the local Polynesian food is a better option. Almost all the hotels in Bora Bora have an in house restaurant therefore it is advisable to include breakfast and dinner in your stay package. Bloody Mary's, Mai Kai, Kaina Hut and La Villa Mahana and some of the most popular eating places in Bora Bora.

This is not actually a shopper’s paradise as everything here is expensive. Keeping that in mind, Black Pearls, which is specialty of Bora Bora can be purchased here. Interested tourists can also go to The Farm at the Bora Bora Pearl Company where you can not only purchase but can also make your own Black Pearl Jewellery.

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