Bora Bora Islands

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora

Bora Bora, the most beautiful islands in French Polynesia – perhaps the entire South Pacific and maybe even the world – does not disappoint.

From its pristine white-sand beaches to its tropical-fish-packed lagoons, the island’s natural splendors have enthralled visitors for centuries (from sailors to painters to poets) and vacationers (especially honeymooners).

Bora Bora Polynesia

This, all since the first overwater bungalows appeared more than 40 years ago.

Pora Pora

View from above

View from above

Pora Pora – the ancient name, meaning “first born,” came from legends describing this as the first island to rise when Taaroa, the Supreme God, fished it out of the waters after the mythical creation of Havai’i, now known as Raiatea.

Bola Bola

Although the first letter “B” does not exist in the Tahitian language, when Captain Cook first heard the name, he mistook the softened sound of the Tahitian “P” for “B” and called the island Bola Bola.

Faanui Bay, as seen from beach on Bora Bora, French Polynesia. http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/bora-bora.html

Faanui Bay, as seen from beach on Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

Lush Greens, Clear Waters

Huts lodging

Huts lodging

A trip to Bora Bora and Tahiti islands is your ticket to discovering a new and colorful world.

Lush green mountains and crystal clear lagoons are waiting in this picture perfect and idyllic part of the world.

Beach sands

Beach sands

Mt. Otemanu and Blue Lagoon

Simply arriving here by air is a breathtaking thrill as the island’s towering jagged green peak, Mt. Otemanu, appears on the horizon, surrounded on all sides by the clearest, most captivating blue lagoon imaginable.

Blue seas

Blue seas

It’s not just one shade of blue, but dozens, probably even hundreds. It is a sight one does not easily, if ever, forget.

Blue lagoon of the island. A view from height on palm trees, traditional lodges over water and the sea

Blue lagoon of the island. A view from height on palm trees, traditional lodges over water and the sea

 

Bora Bora aerial view

Bora Bora aerial view

(Also see: New Caledonia, France of the Pacific)