Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometers (143 miles) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 meters (2,385 feet).
The Bora Bora summer months are December, January, February and March. Summer is the wet season in Tahiti. During these months there is more chance of rain and the temperatures can be slightly higher. We discovered that there are also times when the temperatures are cooler. If you are considering going during the Bora Bora summer there's more you must find out about the wet season. Most rainfall occurs during the summer months (November to April) and is accompanied by high humidity, although clear days are not unknown in mid-January. Bora Bora winter months include June, July, August, September and October. Winter is the dry season in Tahiti and usually has day after day of sunshine and blue skies. Find out what makes winter in Bora Bora the most popular vacation time.
The main languages that are spoken by people in Bora Bora Island are French and Tahitian although most inhabitants that inter-act with visitors have good comprehension of the English language.
Eating in Bora Bora is known to be expensive, and yes, the imported foods are much pricier than back in your own country. Make the most of the fresh local Polynesian food and visit a local grocery store. Combine that with a dining plan at your Bora Bora resort, and you will save money, as well as have the best eating.
Bora Bora snorkeling is the most popular of all Bora Bora activities. There are hundreds of species of colorful neon striped and spotted fish in the warm, calm lagoon. To experience some of the best snorkeling in Bora Bora, the Bora Bora lagoon tours listed on our Bora Bora boat excursionspage will take you to beautiful coral gardens where the largest variety of fish can be seen.
2- Hiking Bora Bora:
The tours we recommend are below. They also provide fascinating cultural information and experiences. Hiking on Bora Bora is a rewarding experience because the lush tropical vegetation is so beautiful and there are amazing views from various vantage points. There are a few good walking trails, and as the island is small, they can be accomplished in a couple of days.
3-Bora Bora Valley of the Kings:
On these Bora Bora tours you are led along old pathways to explore the remnants of ancient villages and maraes, which were ceremonial religious sites. You hike through fertile valleys amongst lush tropical vegetation.Azdine, the guide, will share information about geology, ancestral plants, medicine and sacred trees. You'll also hear intriguing Polynesian legends and taste wild island fruits and coconuts, plucked straight from the trees.Polynesian Island Tours offers a choice of fascinating cultural walks: Valley of the Kings is an easy 3 hour walk which most people can do. Ancesters Road or the Track of the Past is an easy full day tour for the fit. Sacred Cave of Anau is a 6 hour trek (with climbing) for those used to strenuous activity. Mt Pahia Climb of 6 hours is for the very fit who don't suffer from vertigo.