Bora Bora © Herve
Satellite pictures of the tiny island of Bora Bora,
from hundreds of miles above the earth, show it to be almost
glowing, its dark green centre surrounded by a coral necklace and
an iridescent aquamarine lagoon.
Little wonder that this is the dream destination for
celebrities, honeymooners, and lovers who live in splendour in the
island's luxurious spas and resorts, while enjoying privacy and
anonymity on its magical secluded beaches.
Visitors to Bora Bora touch down on an airstrip
(built by US troops during World War II) situated on a
motu (islet) in the middle of the beautiful crystal-clear
lagoon, and are ferried to the main island. The lagoon forms the
centre of activities for holidaymakers, being the stage for
numerous adventures, from shark-feeding excursions and swimming
with giant turtles to scuba diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing,
glass-bottom boat cruises, descending into the 'lagoonarium',
kite-sailing, picnicking on a motu, and more.
Bora Bora also offers plenty of cultural and
historical attractions, like taking a day trip to a Marae
(ancient temple), exploring the World War II-era cannon and relics,
browsing the art and craft galleries, watching a Tahitian dance
ceremony, and perhaps even braving a traditional tattoo (the skin
art is said to have originated here). Bora Bora is a famously
dreamy travel destination and more than lives up to its reputation.
For a romantic holiday in a tropical beach paradise there is no