Welcome to Bora Bora, ‘the Pearl of the Pacific’. The reputation of its magnificent turquoise and blue lagoon attracts visitors from all over the world. But there’s a lot more to Bora Bora than beautiful white sandy beaches and a glorious lagoon. Here is a selection of the best excursions and activities you can enjoy during your stay.

Activities for all in Bora Bora

Naturally, when you’re in Bora Bora you’ll want to spend as much time as possible on the magnificent, world famous lagoon. Swimming at Matira Beach, scuba diving or snorkeling among manta rays and myriads of tropical fish, having a picnic on a deserted motu, taking a sunset cruise on a catamaran, enjoying a paddleboard or kayak session, or a flight in a seaplane or helicopter, parasailing…

There’s a host of things for you to see and do. But when you fancy a day out of the water, there’s also a choice of activities on the island itself, such as a four-wheel drive excursion into the mountainous interior, or a hiking tour to see the traces of the American military presence during WW2.

The lagoon on the island of Bora Bora is the perfect place to spend the day.


Spectacle de danse traditionnelle © Myles McGuinness

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If you’re lucky enough to be in Bora Bora in July, don’t miss the Heiva i Bora Bora. Hundreds of dancers, singers and musicians from each district on the island, participate in an annual festival of traditional music and dance. Staged in the sand covered Tuvavau square in Vaitape, the month-long festival is an intensely exciting and colorful celebration the ancestral, ma’ohi culture.

Practical information

If you want to relax and unwind, there’s no better way than with a taurumi, traditinal Tahitian massage. Numerous spas in the island’s hotels offer this luxrious, soothing experience. Feeling refreshed, and reinvigorated, you can go out into the night. There’s a wide choice of bars, restaurants and nightclubs where you can let your hair down and have a good time!

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Hiking is a very popular activity in Bora Bora. The trails take you into the luxuriant and mountainous interior of the island. The Mount Popoti, Mount Pa’ia and Mount ‘Otemanu trails lead to some superb scenic viewpoints, just perfect for your Instagram page.

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Vestiges of a troubled past

Explore the remains of the American military presence on Bora Bora during World War Two. Under the codename Operation Bobcat, the island became a refuelling depot for the US Navy, and the canons that ensured its defense are still in place.

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