Undoubtedly the most famous island in Polynesia, Bora Bora is a place of remarkable beauty, secluded luxury and turquoise waters. This tiny gem receives in its warm embrace all romantics and island enthusiasts who come to experience what a true tropical paradise should be.
One glance and you will be entranced by her effortless beauty. When approaching Bora Bora from the air, spectators are utterly captivated by the view: a vast coral reef, dotted with emerald islets, encircles the main island like a string of pearls. Adding to this dramatic setting is the iconic Mount Otemanu, which rises sharply out of the gentle lagoon as the center of attention.
The lagoon itself is an unimaginable palette of blue, sapphire and turquoise. Underneath its surface, immense coral formations teem with a variety of brightly colored fish. There is only one navigable pass in this vast lagoon, meaning the calm waters, intricate coral reefs and vibrant marine life remain pristine and protected. Known for its overwater bungalows, the luxurious resorts provide the perfect setting for their guests to enjoy the countless blue hues of the island’s infamous lagoon.
Bora Bora is quite possibly the most breathtaking place in the world. This enchanting island boasts a calm, relaxing atmosphere that instantly bestows upon its visitors an overwhelming sense of peace, leaving a lasting impression on all who experience it. Visitors always take a piece of Bora Bora home with them, and they forever leave a part of themselves here.
In 1893, Paul Gauguin returned to France from his first journey to the Pacific. Upon his return, he composed an illustrated book about the ancient culture of the Polynesians. Entitled Noa Noa, it told the story of creation. Legend says that Noa (fragrance) was the first miracle of creation until Le Tagaloa, the supreme god, rolled gigantic stones from the heavens into the sea to form islands. Floating clouds then married the clear heavens to create offspring: shadow, daylight and sunset. The creatures of the land and sea eventually gave rise to humankind, and the chiefs were believed to be direct descendants of the gods. These descendants formed a secret society known as the Areoi and were believed to once reside on Bora Bora.