Welcome to Bora Bora, the most beautiful lagoon in the world. Follow our guide to discover ten activities that will make your vacation in the “Pearl of the Pacific” a truly unforgettable occasion.

The 10 Best Things to do in Bora Bora


Sleep in an overwater bungalow

Overwater bungalows are part of what makes Bora Bora one of the most prized destinations in the world. Falling asleep to the gentle lapping of the waves and waking up to find yourself on the most beautiful lagoon in the world is a moment of pure pleasure.


Randonnée à Tahiti Et Ses Îles© Myles McGuinness


Hiking in Bora Bora

Hiking is a very popular activity on the island of Bora Bora. A professional guide will take you into the mountainous interior to discover some surprising sites and breathtaking sights. We recommend the trail to Mount Popoti in the north of the island, the traversière cross-island trail to the Nunu’e Antenna, Anau cave at the foot of Mount Otemanu, the Valley of Kings and the discovery trail to the sites of the WW2 canons left by the American military after Operation Bobcat.

The 10 Best Things to do in Bora Bora


Boat trip on the lagoon

Several companies propose full-day excursions on the lagoon that include swimming with manta rays, snorkeling in coral gardens, a picnic lunch and a tour round the whole island. You can also explore the lagoon by paddleboard, kayak or jetski if you prefer to go your own way.

Plage de Matira à Bora Bora © Grégoire Le Bacon


The white sandy beach of Matira

It’s not for nothing that Matira Beach is the picture postcard image most people have of Bora Bora. A vast stretch of pure white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and glorious sunsets almost every day. Certainly not to be missed during your stay in the “Pearl of the Pacific.”


Pique-nique sur un motu à Bora Bora © Grégoire Le Bacon


Picnic on the motu

There are lots of motu around the lagoon of Bora Bora, and there’s nothing quite like a day’s excursion to explore some of them. Go swimming and snorkeling in the warm clear waters of these tiny island paradises. and for lunch, you’ll be served a delicious picnic at the water’s edge with poisson cru  and fresh tropical fruit.

The 10 Best Things to do in Bora Bora


Discover the beauty that lives beneath the waves

The Islands of Tahiti is an undersea wonderland. The multi-colored coral gardens of Bora Bora are known for the abundance of their marine life, which you can observe while snorkeling or on a scuba dive. In the most beautiful lagoon in the world, you can also go swimming with inoffensive blacktip sharks, majestic manta rays, and all kinds of colorful tropical fish.


The 10 Best Things to do in Bora Bora


Sunset sailboat cruise

Bora Bora is a world famous destination for newlyweds and loving couples. And there’s no more romantic setting than the deck of a sailboat on the turquoise lagoon at sunset. As the sky lights up in fiery reds, and bright golds, you toast each other with a glass of champagne and share a moment that neither of you will ever forget.

The 10 Best Things to do in Bora Bora


Cultural immersion

The performing arts are a major part of the thriving cultural life of The Islands of Tahiti. Make sure you attend a performance of traditional dance, music and fire dancing in one of the hotel resorts during your stay.


The 10 Best Things to do in Bora Bora


Helicopter flight over Bora Bora

Get a bird’s eye view of paradise with a helicopter or seaplane flight over Bora Bora. The turquoise lagoon, idyllic motu and majestic Mount Otemanu are even more magnificent when viewed from above. Your pilot will also take you to see the romantic, heart-shaped island of Tupai a few miles away.

The 10 Best Things to do in Bora Bora


Breakfast served by canoe

If you stay in an overwater bungalow, you can have breakfast delivered directly to your terrace in an outrigger canoe. An added touch of intimate luxury that you’ll appreciate, as the va’a (canoe) arrives with a selection of dishes prepared especially for you.

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