Fun and relaxing things to do in Bora Bora for an unforgettable stay
Explore more than just Bora Bora’s beaches with activities that are suitable for every kind of traveller.
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Bora Bora might just seem like a place for couples on honeymoon and those ready to unwind, but this tropical paradise offers so much more than romance and relaxation.
The beaches and private terraces on overwater bungalows will always be ready for you, but don’t miss out on snorkelling, surfing and shopping for Tahitian black pearls while on the idyllic island.
This list of top things to do in Bora Bora will make sure you don’t miss any of the relaxation, hot spots or adventurous activities available during your stay.
Top things to do in Bora Bora
Image: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
1. Have that perfect honeymoon
With more than a handful of dreamy hotels and water views to match, Bora Bora was practically made for honeymooners.
You can book all-inclusive packages to the island paradise so you don’t have to lift a finger, with many hotels and resorts offering honeymoon and couples rooms.
2. Stay in an overwater bungalow
Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime, because while in paradise you simply must stay in an overwater bungalow.
Your options here are numerous, with overwater bungalows ranging from 3-star beauties to 5-star wonders.
Expect to wake up to undisrupted views of the calm blue lagoon from your private terrace, then slip straight into the water from your bungalow.
3. Comb the most majestic beaches
It’s impossible to visit Bora Bora and not spend some time lounging on a beach.
Most resorts have a beach attached, some are even private for hotel guests only.
Matira Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Bora Bora. It’s ideal for catching the sunset over the sparkling blue waters.
4. Catch a wave when you hit the surf
There are two main spots to surf in Bora Bora, which are both off Teavanui Pass.
The first spot can be found to the right of the reef, behind Motu Pitiaau. The second is to the left, overlooking Motu Tapu with Mt Otemanu on one side and Pearl Beach Resort on the other.
Image source: Tahiti Tourism
5. Go shopping for black pearls
Tahitian pearls are precious and expensive due the amount of time it takes to create the perfect pearl.
At Bora Pearl Company you can experience a unique opportunity to dive down and retrieve your own pearl.
You’ll also learn how the makers create perfect pearl jewellery.
6. Meet wildlife on a snorkelling adventure
Swim through Bora Bora’s colourful underwater life including, manta rays and sharks , with a snorkelling experience. Equipment hire is available at some resorts or can be booked through tours for day trips and excursions.
7. See it all on a 4-wheel drive safari
Get adventurous and off the beaten track with a four-wheel drive tour .
Options abound that take you through some of Bora Bora’s most beautiful landscapes and historic remains, including emerald pools, religious temples and American World War II relics.
8. Ride a jetski
Get off the beach for a while and explore the island by water.Hop on a jetski for a quick zip around the island and stop at the best spots for swimming in the turquoise waters.
By jet ski, you’ll also be able to get close to the lush hillsides of Mt Otemanu.
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