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Bora Bora – Paradise On Earth

“A vacation is like love-anticipated with pleasure, experienced with comfort and remembered with nostalgia.” – Anonymous

If you’re looking for a place which will enchant you with pure bliss and joy, Bora Bora Islands or let’s say Wonderland is the perfect one for you. It is an island in the Leeward group of Society Islands of French Polynesia, in the Pacific Ocean. Located about 230 kms northwest of Papeete, this mesmerizing beauty is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. The original name of the island in the Tahitian language is “Pora Pora” meaning “First born”.

Paradise as it is often referred to, its abundant with rush mountains and endless rainforests, splendid lagoons in vibrant hues of blue and green, coral reef filled with  marine life and not to forget the irresistible white beaches.
It’s natural charm, majestic scenery, captivating beauty, pretty much everything is sure to take your breath away.

La Ora na! (yo-rah-nah) Yes, that’s how you say Hello at Bora Bora. The main languages spoken here are French and Tahitian. However, most inhabitants are well versed with the English Language. In sync with its relaxing nature, the locals here live by the philosophy of “aita pea pea” which means “not to worry” and also I ask you to get ready to indulge yourself in a rejuvenating experience.

One of the primarily features of Bora bora is it’s beautiful over-the water bungalows built over pristine waters. They are designed to equip you with private balconies to better enjoy magnificent views of sunsets and lagoons.

Just like any other vacation, it would be incomplete not to indulge yourself in adventure sports, wouldn’t it? From scuba diving, kite boarding, parasailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, to wind surfing, it offers a plethora of options to induce an adrenaline rush in you. And if that is not suffice, there are other underwater attractions such as Aqua scope, Aqua safari or a visit to the Lagoonarium will definitely delight you.Other options include guided hikes to Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, exploring the ancient marae temples along the coast, discovering World War II relics, what more could you ask for?

Bora bora is world famous for the surprising number of unique and high-end boutiques. Travelers have their choice of art galleries, studios, shops that are set up in both traditional and modern settings. They also have an abundance of jewelry and especially  beautiful black pearls.

Also famous for the quality of restaurants with international cuisine, one place you cannot afford to miss on your visit to Bora Bora is the Bloody Mary’s restaurant and Bar, located on the western shore of the main island. Well known for its food and colorful history, on stepping inside you’ll find the renowned wall with a list of celebrities such as Pamela Anderson, Janet Jackson, Carlos Delgado who have dined there. Ever imagined open air restrooms which have waterfalls instead of sinks? Yeah, that’s another prominent feature of this famous eatery. To all the nightlife lovers out there, this place won’t disappoint you. Want to party all night till the crack of dawn? This place is the one for you!

The best time to visit Bora bora is during it’s winter months, which last from about May to October, with rare chances of rain and risk of storms to occur. However, since it’s also the tourist season, the prices are bound to be higher than usual. The best way to arrive is to take an international flight to Tahiti followed by an hour flight to Bora Bora.
It is perfectly designed to give you an unforgettable bewitched experience of a lifetime. So what are you waiting for?
Money spent on travel is money well spent, so do not think twice before you splurge in this extravagant vacation.
Nana! (Get ready to bid Goodbye and board the next flight to this paradise!)

 

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