Thinking about getting away to somewhere far away and relaxing? What better place than to visit Bora Bora for your vacation. Bora Bora is a French Polynesian island, part of the Leeward Islands located in the Pacific Ocean. It offers the view of both sea life and the beauty of the ocean. A beachy island get away from your usual hectic lifestyle. Whether you’re going away from college, treating yourself to a graduation present, a honeymoon or just a vacation away from work, Bora Bora is a place that you won’t forget. From crisp blue water, clear enough to see marine wildlife; it’ll feel like a paradise no other place could compare to. Another amenity Bora Bora offers is getting to take the perfect pictures to put on your social media. You might make people envious in the process but you can also tell them about how they should take a vacation there!
Not only will you experience nature at its finest form but you’ll also get to enjoy perfect weather wherever you go. You can also choose to stay at the many aquatic inspired luxury hotels there, you’ll be surrounded by beauty even when you’re in the comfort of your own room. When people think Bora Bora, they think beaches but the beach that they’re referencing is Matira Beach. Matira beach offers a crisp view of the beautiful greenery of the island, but also having clean sand between your feet. You’ll be able to relax with a drink in your hand and the sun on your skin. You’ll find yourself tanning on the beach side, but remember to use sunscreen since you don’t want to risk your health in any way.
However, besides the beach there is so much more to explore there besides that alone. You can check out Mount Otemanu, one of the extinct volcanoes present on Bora Bora. If you’re feeling extra adventurous you can hike to the top or if you want the easy route to see the volcano, you can go on a helicopter tour. There’s also a jeep tour, if you don’t want to fly over the volcano. Whatever your choice you feel comfortable, this destination is a place you do not want to miss.
If you want more of an experience where you’re relaxing, you can check out how the natives shop and live. You can visit Vaitape, Vaitape gives you the city life of Bora Bora; over here you can explore the different restaurants around the area and try the local cuisines. If you’re a foodie, you can find yourself trying out local cuisines that the French Polynesian have on a daily basis. You can also enjoy the tropical drinks that are made on the island to accompany the fun city lifestyle. You’ll never find yourself too hungry because there are many types of cuisines that you can try out.
You can also visit the many boutiques there are, there you can gather many types of unique souvenir pieces such as jewelry for your loved ones or even yourself. One place if you can afford to visit and buy souvenirs from is Sibani Perle. Over there you can buy authentic black pearl jewelry, however, if the budget isn’t available there are still plenty of other gift shops that you could buy products from.
The other great part of Vaitape is that you have access to amenities that are necessary wherever you go. There is a local medical center to suit your needs if you feel that you’re not feeling well. There are also gas stations and a local tourist office if you want to find out more about Bora Bora or do self-guided tours. This is great for someone who feels that they don’t need the guidance of a tour guide and wants as much information before embarking on their own alone or with their friends.
While you’re visiting Vaitape, if you’re a natural scientist or animal lover, then one place you shouldn’t miss is the Bora Bora Lagoonarium. The Lagoonarium is an underwater aquarium but the cool thing about it is that it’s an aquarium that isn’t man made. This aquarium is part of the lagoon and with a wildlife guide you can also swim with the animals under their supervision. This makes this experience a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, with this experience, you do need to reserve tickets for a time slot as they will pick you up from your hotel.
If you still want to see more wildlife, you can also go on designated tours with wildlife guides and scuba dive with more wildlife. However, this time around with various touring companies you can also feed the marine wildlife. You can even feed sharks and stingrays, if you’re feeling more adventurous than usual. If you choose to feed the animals in their natural habitat, that’s one experience you can say that no one can compare unless they do it themselves.
However, if you’re feeling sick of the water you can always go on tours around the island. In these escapades, you can learn about the rich history of Bora Bora while seeing all of the greenery that Bora Bora has. People seem to overlook Bora Bora as just a beachy island but there is a vast culture that many don’t know about outside of it all. On these tours, you’ll learn all about Bora Bora while going on an expedition like a true explorer with your guides.
If you still want to add more food or drinks to your trip, you can also go on champagne tours with your friends or partner and see how champagne gets made. Depending on your pace, this could be a romantic escape or something exhilarating if you’re willing to get a little hiking or trekking done.
Whatever your intent is when going away to Bora Bora, there is something for everyone who visits. You won’t have to worry about being bored on a small island. You’ll have romance, excitement, and relaxation all in one during this getaway. You will be able to experience everything you could find in a city but on a more local and relaxed level. You won’t have to worry about being rushed or being in an area too crowded as everyone who is in Bora Bora is usually relaxing too.