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Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

On a small islet just east of the main island and directly across from the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, you'll find a gorgeous coral reef. Most travelers hire a tour operator to guide them through the process of swimming and snorkeling among the coral, not to mention among sea life, such as sting rays, moray eels and blacktip reef sharks. 

Many past travelers described the Coral Gardens as a "must-do." One recent visitor recommended staying with the group while snorkeling, rather than swimming off on your own. The sharks and sting rays don't tend to be aggressive, but sometimes they can become so, especially with an isolated snorkeler. 

To reach the Coral Gardens, Tahiti Tourisme suggests a handful of tour operators. You'll find these operators near the Bora Bora Lagoonarium on a small motu (island) east of the main one. You can also book your excursion through the Sofitel.

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