An Ancient Wonder: Bora Bora

Bora Bora is in the South Pacific northwest of Tahiti. Surrounded by sapphire and emerald lagoons, coral reef, and sand-fringed Motus – this is an island of wonder and romance. Like many south pacific islands, you cannot help but feel enchanted and hypnotized by the island’s aura. The island’s divine presence is not new. Ancient people named the island, “Pora pora mai te pora” which translates in Tahitian to “created by the gods.”

Fitting name, but “Pora Pora” was easier to say. Eventually, the name became “Bora Bora”, proof that the “Telephone” game we played in grade school was not in vain. When the Dutch explorer, Jacob Roggeveen, arrived at the island, he adopted and popularized the name: “Bora Bora.” Today the island is regularly explored as a popular vacation destination.

Matira Beach

Matira Beach Bora Bora
Imagine being able to swim in your own backyard!

Matira Beach is one of the best, free beaches in Bora Bora. Consequently, it’s a popular place. Who doesn’t like free? The beach will greet you with crystalline waters and clean, white sand. Despite being so popular, Matira is rarely crowded making it a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the sun.

Mount Otemanu

Mount Otemanu
This looks like the volcano from Lava!

Positioned in the center of Bora Bora is the extinct volcano, Mount Otemanu. The mountain looks over the tiny island escalating 2,400 feet above the lagoon bordering Mount Otemanu. You can explore the mountain in many ways, such as taking a boat ride. Gaze at its majesty during a swim in the lagoon, go hiking or take a helicopter tour. However you experience Mount Otemanu, the sleeping giant will impress you.

Coral Gardens

coral reef
You reckon he’s looking for Nemo in there?

The Coral Gardens offer a breathtaking snorkeling excursion. Home to many exotic, tropical fish of nearly every color imaginable, you will want to spend at least a day exploring the gardens. Your trip to Bora Bora is not complete without snorkeling. Remember to treat the coral with care; it’s a living organism. Do not stand on the reef. Enjoy the impeccable beauty of the gardens, but do your best not to touch the coral because this can kill the reef.

Couple sitting on beach
Why aren’t they swimming!?

Water is a way of life in Bora Bora, and it’s waiting for you to come and explore. Begin your South Pacific trip to Bora Bora Island. Let the magic unfold. A charming, captivating holiday awaits, but it’s up to you to make it happen. Give us a holler or book your next vacay with Must Do Travels. Let us help you book a journey that you will never forget.