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Introducing Bora Bora

As one of the world’s most exotic islands, Bora Bora has long been a favourite destination for honeymoon couples.

From the majestic twin peaks of the ancient 600m-high volcano at its centre to the gorgeous, palm-fringed sugar-white beaches around the lagoon, Bora Bora is the epitome of a postcard-perfect South Pacific and offers newlyweds a truly unique honeymoon experience.

What to do and see

Do nothing at all while relaxing on one of Bora Bora's sugar-white beaches or explore the island on a choice of outdoor activities.

Cycle along Bora Bora's pretty coastal road stopping off at the Pearl Farm to browse for the perfect honeymoon souvenir – a gorgeous black Tahitian pearl.

Go horseback riding along lush mountain trails, visit ancient marae on a 4WD excursion or cruise Bora Bora’s tranquil lagoon to find the perfect motu (islet) for a romantic champagne picnic.

Scuba dive Tupitipiti Point to see colourful sponges and fish such as sharks, rays and parrotfish, snorkel the shallow waters off Matira Point and the coral gardens of Motu Toopua or hook up a sports-fishing charter.

Later, relax with a glass of chilled wine on the private verandah of your thatched-roof, over-water bure while nature paints a picture-perfect sunset before your very eyes for that special honeymoon moment.

Romance is always in the air in Bora Bora – you just can’t escape it on the island that offers the perfect blend of relaxed Polynesian culture and French savoir-faire.


Bora Bora offers honeymoon couples a choice of 25 resorts and hotels, mainly located around the southern tip of Bora Bora at Matira Point, with excellent snorkelling and swimming from some of the most picturesque over-water bungalows in Tahiti.

Typically, these resorts offer a wide range of honeymoon packages coupled to an array of creature comforts aimed at spoiling honeymoon couples.

Other equally luxurious resorts are found on tiny motus (islands) set within the sheltered waters of the main lagoon, such as the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.


Bora Bora is one of the leeward islands of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, around 270km northwest of Tahiti.

Getting there

Air Tahiti Nui operate six flights daily to Bora Bora from Papeete. Flight time Bora Bora is 45 minutes from Papeete.

Flying in

Sit on the left side of the aircraft to get the best scenic views of Bora Bora.

Best time to visit Bora Bora

The best time to honeymoon on Bora Bora is during the dry season between May and October, when the average annual temperature of 29°C (84°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.

Latest update about Bora Bora: 14 February, 2017


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