Reviews Bora bora
The blue lagoon at Bora Bora offers several opportunities to indulge in water sports—the most famous being the Shark and Ray Feeding Excursion. Snorkeling and scuba diving in and around the lagoon provide a glimpse of marine life.
Bora Bora also offers land excursions and treks. The 4 x 4 Backcountry Excursion up the hills to explore Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu and see the ... More remnants of WWII and to experience the multicolored lagoon in its entirety is memorable.
Other must-see places include Matira Pearls and Moana Arts & Pearls that offer a wide selection of black pearls, Boutique Bora Bora and Boutique Gauguin, where one can find island pareus, woodcarvings, seashells, tapa cloth and batiks of Gauguin paintings, and Coral Gardens, a popular snorkeling location.
The population of the island is about 7,250 residents. It was settled by Tongan people in the fourth century. In 1777, James Cook led the first group of Europeans to the island.
Characterized by a tropical climate, Bora Bora has two seasons. The wet season, or the Polynesian summer, is between the months of November and April. With plenty of rainfall, the hottest months ... More are February and March. The dry season, or the Polynesian winter, from May to October is known as the ‘on season’ for tourism.
The island’s economy primarily depends on tourism. >The public transport of the island is limited; most tourists’ preferred mode of transport is bicycles.
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