From a gorgeous lagoon that resembles an artist’s palette of beautiful blues and greens to a wonderful collection of pristine beaches, this is a destination worth a visit! This bewitching island Bora Bora is home to a wonderful collection of jagged volcanic peaks that rise majestically above the glistering crystal clear aqua lagoon, a lush jungle and friendly locals.
Historically, it was known as Pora Pora which meant “First Born” and it got this name from legends that described this as the first island to rise when Taaroa, the supreme god, pulled it out of the waters after the mythical creation of Havai’I, known today at Raiatea. It got its name change when James Cook, the 18th century British explorer mistook the softened sound of the Tahitian “P” for “B”
As you explore this beautiful island, you will come to realize why it is dubbed as one of the world’s most coveted romantic destinations. From the bewitching lagoons to the lush tropical slopes, the emerald waters to the perfect white sand beaches, not to mention the thatched-roof villas, overwater bungalows, and luxury resorts and spas that can be found in plenty of areas.
You can go snorkeling, diving, swimming jet skiing, hiking or shopping, the list is endless but the places to be and the things to do on this gorgeous island will keep you occupied on your visit. You can spend the day discovering the wonders of the underwater world of the lagoon. You can go snorkeling near the barrier reef where you will encounter all sorts of colorful fish. You will also encounter the famous Black-tip reef sharks of the region.
If ever there was a place to just leave your worries behind, stop the fast paced life and simply relax in mere beauty, then Bora Bora is definitely that place. The locals believe in the life philosophy “Aita pea pea” which loosely translates to “not to worry”
You may go biking around the island as you take in its bewitching beauty or if you are up for it, you can go climbing the rocky slopes of Mount Otemanu. You can go spend a few hours at Bora Bora’s main town on the west coast of the island where you will find some amazing attractions, there are beautiful art galleries to explore, wonderful eateries to take a bite o eat and wonderful souvenirs to be purchased.
In short, Bora Bora is expensive, but it has a lot to offer its visitors. You will not lack in places to go, activities to indulge or delicious food to eat. It is the ultimate destination for romantic couples who wish to enjoy the bewitching beauty of the Island. A definite must-visit in case you wish to combine beautiful surroundings, friendly locals, fun activities and a generally relaxing atmosphere.