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Bora Bora Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

See the peak of Mount Otemanu rise out of the ocean as you fly into Bora Bora. As the lush island comes into view, be mesmerized by a jaw-dropping color palette of turquoise, cerulean and emerald. Bora Bora gets even more stunning when you land, and it can be a little tricky to plan an itinerary when there’s just so much on offer here. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate trip planner, our Bora Bora Vacation Travel Guide video. The video will take you on a tour of Bora Bora and its surrounding lagoon. Let the footage of this sparkling “pearl of the pacific” inspire you and help you start planning the ultimate luxury getaway.

Ideas of places to visit in Bora Bora

While Bora Bora is widely known as a dream destination for honeymooners, there are a lot more things to do here than relax in an overwater bungalow with your special someone. We have plenty of vacation ideas to fill up your travel itinerary. Below are the top places to visit in Bora Bora in order of their appearance in the video.


Vaitape Bora Bora

Vaitape

(1:52 in the video) After catching the ferry from Bora Bora airport, start your journey in Vaitape, the island’s largest town. Browse shops, local markets, and restaurants, and book tours and experiences here.


La Meridien Beach Bora Bora

Le Méridien Beach

(2:24 in the video) On the island’s eastern edge, Le Méridien Bora Bora is the perfect base for a beach adventure. Complete with overwater bungalows, a wellness center and fine dining options, this is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Bora Bora.


St Regis Resort Bora Bora

St Regis Bora Bora Resort

(2:56 in the video) Another luxury resort that should be on your Bora Bora itinerary is St Regis Bora Bora Resort. Enjoy the wide range of recreation activities like snorkeling, sailing and scuba diving or indulge in an in-room massage. If you’re not sure where to stay in Bora Bora, St Regis is certainly a strong contender.


Matira Point Bora Bora

Matira Point

(3:56 in the video) One of the most important places to visit on the island is Matira Point. Brimming with shops, restaurants and plenty to see and do, it’s easy to while away a day at the southernmost tip of Bora Bora. Order a cocktail at one of the thatched roof bars, rent a bike and ride along the point, or sit beneath the shade of a coconut palm and take in the stunning views.


Matira Beach Bora Bora

Matira Beach

(4:08 in the video) The perfect place to take in a golden sunset is at one of the most beautiful public beaches to visit in Bora Bora, Matira Beach. Wander the mile-long stretch of pristine sand and feel the lap of silky waters at your feet. Explore the waterfront dining options, or bring a picnic, roll out a towel and watch as the sun sinks into the lagoon and throws a blaze of orange across the sky.


Sofitel Resort Beach Bora Bora

Sofitel Resort Beach

(4:30 in the video) If you’d love to stay on the main island, book a few nights in an overwater or beachfront bungalow at the Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort. As at many of Bora Bora’s resorts, there is plenty on offer here, including canoeing, lagoon tours, and spa treatments.


Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

(4:35 in the video) A vacation to Bora Bora is a time to indulge, so don’t miss one of the most exclusive resorts on the planet; the Sofitel Motu epitomizes luxury. With an on-site dive center offering lessons and tours, two restaurants specializing in fresh local cuisine and a state of the art wellness center, a stay here is an experience you won’t soon forget.


The Farm at the Bora Bora Pearl Company

The Farm at the Bora Bora Pearl Company

(4:53 in the video) Bora Bora’s lagoon is not just rich with aquatic life, it is also home to treasures! Set aside some time in your vacation itinerary to go diving for pearls at the Bora Bora Pearl Company farm. Or, if you’d like to stay on dry land, simply learn about how pearls are created and browse the range of pearl jewelry in the museum.


Need more Bora Bora vacation ideas?

If you’re craving more getaway inspiration, browse through our Bora Bora photo gallery. From cozy overwater bungalows to amazing sunset shots, this gallery is a fantastic way to start envisioning your dream destination. If you’d like to see more of our high-quality travel photography, our wider photo gallery houses amazing images from hundreds of other destinations around the world.

We also have plenty more travel guide videos from other amazing vacation destinations. So, tour the world through your screen, and start deciding where your next big adventure will take you.

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