Yachting in French Polynesia: Bora Bora Island
Denis Korablev
  • 20.04.2021
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Yachting in French Polynesia: Bora Bora Island

French Polynesia is the overseas possession of France, characterized by an original combination of exotic nature with European chic. The most famous of the metropolitan islands are Tahiti, Tuamotu and Bora Bora. It offers vacationers here excellent hotels, as well as the best diving in the world (without exaggeration). On these paradise islands, a luxury beach vacation is available to tourists, where you can enjoy endless beaches with white sand, crystal clear waters and views of lush tropical greenery.

A stunningly beautiful place - the island of Bora Bora, called "the most romantic place on Earth", is located right here. The island, surrounded by coral reefs, is a volcano caldera with a lagoon that serves as protection from natural influences. Tourists here are waiting for breathtaking landscapes, as if descended from advertising brochures, elite hotels with swimming pools, extensive golf courses, tennis courts, dive centers, cozy bungalows on the coast, as well as acquaintance with the interesting culture and history of the island.

Bora Bora is a very quiet place to relax, and world celebrities love to relax here. As experienced yachtsmen of 2yachts, note, thanks to the lagoon and a wide variety of marine life, all conditions for recreation on the water have been formed here. With just one glance at the white beaches, nearby islets and volcanoes, it becomes clear why Bora Bora is at the top of the list of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world.

Bora Bora landmarks

Endowed with lush vegetation and the richest water world, the island of Bora Bora has attracted tourists for a long time. With its ideal ecology and crystal clear water, nestled among the vast Pacific expanses, the island can truly be considered a pearl among the resorts of French Polynesia.

At the heart of the island surrounded by a shallow lagoon is a volcano consisting of two black peaks in the central part. At the service of vacationers - wide sandy beaches and small villages, where everything is adapted for a comfortable time and entertainment. Bora Bora is a favorite destination for divers and surfers, the conditions allow you to admire the incredibly beautiful underwater world with coral gardens and a variety of seabed dwellers. Here you can meet with dolphins, and with numerous schools of colorful fish, and with turtles. Experienced diving instructors are at your service.

The most interesting sights of the island are:

  • Free (the only non-private) Matira beach;
  • Conrad Bora Bora Nui Beach with unrivaled ocean views;
  • The long and wide Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa overlooks the coral garden;
  • Protected by the hotel's inner lagoon, the crescent-shaped beach - Le Meridien Bora Bora;
  • Mount Otemanu - the "heart" of Bora Bora;
  • Turtle Breeding and Conservation Center;
  • Leopard Rays Trench is one of the most beautiful diving spots;
  • Catholic Church Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church;
  • Alain Despert Art Gallery;
  • Exhibition of paintings by Bora Art Upstairs;
  • Wonderful diving spot - Tupitipiti Point;
  • WWII Guns Historic Site, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding area and the blue waters surrounding the island;
  • Dive N 'Smile diving organizer;
  • Diveasy company (Vaitape) - organizer of boat trips.

Also, you should definitely visit the Lagoonarium - an entertainment center that has existed on the island for many years and is the pride of local residents. In a section of the ocean fenced off with the help of nets, tourists are given the opportunity to communicate and observe the life of marine life, including huge stingrays, and turtles, and barracudas and even small sharks. On Bora Bora, you can dive and see with your own eyes a real coral garden, among the branches of which now and then shoals of various species of tropical fish (the total number of species of which exceeds 4 thousand) scurry about.

The central part of Bora Bora is adorned with the Pachia and Otemanu mountains. The Otemanu summit is 727 meters high and offers awe-inspiring panoramas of the island and the ocean. The most beautiful place for tourists is the coastal part between two bays - Matira and Paoaoa. If you wish, you can hike to the top of Mount Pachia, the path to which lies among fruit trees, orchids and a fern forest. According to myths, it was from the top of this mountain that the god of war, Oro, descended along the rainbow.

Bora Bora has everything to ensure that you can spend your vacation in comfort, enjoying the views of pristine nature. It is not in vain called the "pearl of the Pacific Ocean"; all conditions for diving, sports entertainment and shopping are created here. Tourists love to stay not in hotels, but in cozy bungalows, of which there are many in the beach area (and right on the water). Those on the water are set on wooden piles and decks, and they also have everything for a good rest.

Considering the prices on the island, we recommend purchasing everything you need (in particular, groceries) in advance before arrival. But if shopping is inevitable, then we can recommend 2 shops with a low price tag - Vaitape and Matira beach near the beach. While vacationing on Bora Bora, you can sign up for a sightseeing tour of the island in jeeps, feed sharks and rays, or just have a picnic in a quiet place. During the excursions, tourists are told about local plants, the methods of obtaining and cooking food by the natives, they are taught to break coconuts, etc.

Outdoor activities: surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, kitesurfing, water skiing and, of course, diving. At the Lagunarium you can observe the many species of fish, sharks and dolphins that are home to this aquarium from birth in the immediate vicinity. Diving is popular all over the island. Also on the island there are companies that organize snorkelling, if you wish, you can book a boat excursion. If you are not interested in diving, the Aquascope, a partial jet ski dive, is worth considering.

While vacationing in Bora Bora, do not forget to visit the Pearl Museum and vibrant local markets with an unprecedented abundance and variety of fruits located in Papeete (the capital of French Polynesia). And the nearby island of Moorea is famous for the sacred mountain Mt. Rotui, it also features the ruins of an ancient temple and Cook Bay.


In Polynesian cuisine, it is important to use only fresh products. Freshly caught fish often serves as the basis for cooking, which is eaten boiled, fried and even raw. Typical specialties for the occasion: oven-baked suckling pig, fried fish, breadfruit and yam baked in banana leaves.

In general, the influence of Asian and European cuisine is very noticeable on the islands, and local hotels organize evenings with buffets, where you can taste culinary masterpieces accompanied by national dances.

If you set yourself the goal of purchasing or renting a yacht in French Polynesia , we advise you to contact the managers of the 2yachts company for help, here they will select the most advantageous offers from the yacht market and provide you with comprehensive support in concluding the transaction. With us you can plan an unforgettable trip on a rented or purchased vessel - a dream yacht!