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Bora Bora Travel Guide

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The small island of Bora Bora (just six miles long and 2.5 miles wide) overflows with beauty. Dormant volcanoes rise up at its center and fan out into lush jungle before spilling into an aquamarine lagoon. In fact, author James Michener, who wrote Tales of the South Pacific, called Bora Bora "the most beautiful island in the world." The 18th-century British explorer James Cook even coined it the "pearl of the Pacific." The very ... continue»

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When to Visit Bora Bora

The best times to go to Bora Bora are November and April. These short shoulder seasons offer fine weather with temperatures in the mid-70s to mid-80s. High season runs from May to October, when rain showers are isolated and the number of tourists swells. Low season stretches from December to March when the weather is wet and visitors become mosquito bait. But really anytime is a good time to visit Bora Bora, since the weather is warm year-round.

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Getting Around Bora Bora

The best way to get around Bora Bora is by bike, especially when you consider that the entire island only takes four hours to traverse. Rental cars are another option, but they cost significantly more than a rental bicycle. The local bus system, Le Truck, is notoriously unpredictable, and taxis are quite expensive. To get to Bora Bora, most travelers fly into Bora Bora Airport (BOB), also known as Motu Mute Airport. You'll find this airport on a small islet called Motu Mute, just north of the main island.

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