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About Bora Bora

Located 260 km from Tahiti, in the South Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora is the most famous of the French Polynesian islands. French Polynesia made up of 118 islands and is divided into 5 groups of islands, the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands, and the Austral Islands. Bora Bora is located in a tropical region so it experiences 2 different seasons at once. While there is heavy rainfall in November and April the temperature between May and October is 29 degrees. For those who want to explore the underwater world more closely the island has various diving activities and pool activities. Various events are held for those who want to feed underwater creatures, such as sharks and stingrays. You can find the unique black pearl oyster, which is among the world’s rarest species, in Bora Bora. Mount Otemanu and the lagoon of Bora Bora are some of the most important tourist attractions.

The hotels that are located on the sea with rows of bungalows on the water attract tourists. Located in the southern part of the island, the Coral Gardens acts as a natural underwater park, featuring many kinds of fish and coral in the same environment. The Heiva Festival, held between July and August, is the island’s most important source of tourism.

There is a rich variety of dining options in Bora Bora, from local cuisine, to French and Italian. In addition to these cuisines you can also find fast-food venues. The Bora Bora Airport is a 20-minute boat ride from the island. You can easily explore the island by renting a bike, riding a horse, or renting a jeep. 

Transportation to Bora Bora City Center from Airport

Bora Bora, a volcanic island in the South Pacific, is located in French Polynesia and is part of the Tahitian island community. Known as the Pacific Queen, this island of just 30 square kilometers is regarded as one of the most popular vacation spots for a long time, with spectacular beauty of its coasts, crystal clear waters, fine white sand beaches and lagoons. Bora Bora boasts the most beautiful tones of the blue and has quite luxurious accommodation centers and is competing to pamper guests. Bora Bora is famous for its bungalows built on piles that have been buried in the lagoon.

The other famous being of the island is black pearls. You can eat fish and coconut in Bora Bora where there is no farming and animal husbandry due to lack of land and distance to the mainland. The most popular activity is the underwater sports. Many options, from a simple snorkel to a scuba dive, are waiting for guests on the island. You can also take part in private tours to see the sharks that are acknowledged as the locals of the island. It is possible to enjoy music and dance at the festival held in July and August.

Bora Bora Island does not have any public transport services offered by the local government. Transportation is mostly done with rental vehicles and bicycles. The most popular option in renting a car is the Jeep. With the car you rent, you can take a full island tour with a view over the road that runs around the island along the coast. Of course walking is also an option to visit Bora Bora, which has a very small surface area. Moreover, it is the most attractive alternative for those who are curious about photography, as the island offers quite impressive visuals. But you should remember to consider the temperature.

There are also small 2-seat vehicles called buggy in the island. With these extremely practical means you can make fun little trips. Exploring and travelling around Bora Bora is not just an activity that can be done from the land.

There are also lagoons that are a wonderful natural beauty waiting to be explored at the island. You can rent a motorboat for this. Motu-Mute Airport is located on one of the small islets around Bora Bora. This airport serves only the surrounding islands with small planes. Raiatea Airport located on the surrounding islands is 42 kilometers from Bora Bora and Maupiti Airport is 53 kilometers, and Huahine Airport is 82 kilometers away from Bora Bora, and each other provide transfer to Motu-Mute Airport.

The Faaa International Airport in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, is an airport that must be used to transfer to Bora Bora. The journey lasts less than 1 hour. Bora Bora (Motu-Mute) Airport is located on a small island named Motu Mute of Bora Bora. After arriving at Bora Bora Airport in Motu Mute by transferring from Faaa International Airport in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, transport facilities to reach Bora Bora Island is provided with boats. This boat trip takes about 20 minutes.

When you come to the island, there is no means of public transportation that can take you where you want to go. You can hire a buggy or rent a car. Hotel services are the most preferred method. Another alternative is to take a taxi.

Car Rental

After you arrive at Bora Bora by boat from the airport, you can go with the car you rented to your hotel. It is a great convenience to make your car rental process in advance. In general, jeeps are preferred in the island.

Buggy

When you get off the boat, you can rent the small two-seat vehicles called buggy to reach your hotel.

Taxi

It is easy to find a taxi in the small harbor where the boats dock. You can get to the hotel quickly by taxi at a reasonable fare.

Hotel Shuttle

In Bora Bora, the hotel offers many different services to please their guests. Airport shuttles are one of them. You can request a car to pick you up at the port by prior arrangement with your hotel.

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017

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