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Best Things To Do in Bora Bora

The main objective of a Bora Bora vacation is relaxation and this small island offers innumerable ways to achieve it. Repose on the deck of your overwater bungalow, cool off in the luminous lagoon surrounding Bora Bora or bike around the island at a leisurely pace. When you have some energy to burn, we suggest checking out the underwater life at the Bora Bora Lagoonarium and the Coral Gardens. For a taste of the local culture, take a jaunt into Vaitape. And whether you photograph it at a distance or climb its rocky slopes, Mount Otemanu is a must-see.

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#1
Matira Beach Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Matira Beach is one of the only public access beaches in Bora Bora making it extremely popular with visitors. The ... read more»

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Mount Otemanu
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Mount Otemanu is one of two extinct volcanoes at the center of the island. Rising 2,400 feet above the ... read more»

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4x4 Excursions
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: If you have too much sand between your toes and saltwater in your eyes, or you just need a break ... read more»

#4
Coral Gardens
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: On a small islet just east of the main island and directly across from the Sofitel Marara, you'll find ... read more»

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Vaitape Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Let's be honest: You didn't come here to sample the city life. But Bora Bora's main town ... read more»

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Boat Tours
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Bora Bora is a boaters dream — whether it be sailboats, glass-bottom boats, speedboats, kayaks, Jet Skis or more, the island ... read more»

#7
Shark/Stingray Feeding
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Bora Bora's crystal-clear blue waters and incredibly soft white sand are probably the main reasons you planned a trip ... read more»

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Bora Bora Lagoonarium
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Bora Bora Lagoonarium is a natural aquarium on a small motu (island), just east of the main island. (By ... read more»

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