Basking In Bora Bora

With jungle-clad peaks that descend to palm-fringed beaches. And an ocean palette of turquoise and sapphire, Bora Bora is what dreams are made of. This island paradise in French Polynesia is surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets). Also, crystal clear lagoons that are teeming with marine life.

Bora Bora has firmly asserted itself as a luxury resort destination. Also, traditionally-inspired stilt bungalows radiating across the mesmerizing waters. But it’s also an adventure lover’s paradise. Where you can spend endless days snorkelling, hiking and exploring everything this part of the South Pacific has to offer. Travellers looking to minimize their ecological footprint are spoilt for choice when it comes to staying, dining and playing in this stunning natural wonderland. Here is a taste of what awaits.

  • Relax on the powdery white sands of Matira Beach. Furthermore, stay to watch an unforgettable sunset over the inviting Pacific waters.


  • Hike to the volcanic peak of Mount Otemanu for breathtaking vistas across the island or immerse yourself in the otherworldly beauty of Mount Pahia.

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  • Come face-to-face with a myriad of marine life during a snorkelling trip to the Coral Gardens. Also, venture deeper on an unforgettable scuba diving adventure.

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  • Discover Bora Bora’s hidden lagoons and pristine coves on a luxury boat cruise. Furthermore, complete with gourmet meals and sunset cocktails.


  • Enjoy the sea breezes while dining on Japanese and Polynesian-inspired vegan fare at the open-air Matira Beach Restaurant.


  • Rent a bicycle to slowly paddle around the island. Also, explore the local villages while soaking up the laid-back pace of life.

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  • Learn about the plight of hawksbill and green sea turtles on a visit to the Bora Bora Turtle Center. Where injured individuals are lovingly nursed back to health.


  • Embark on a canoeing excursion to meet the island’s friendly sharks and rays. With the option to jump in and swim with these incredible creatures too.


  • Immerse yourself in the rustic beauty of the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. The 80-room overwater resort pioneered the world’s first deep-seawater air-conditioning system. A 100 per cent renewable, fossil-fuel-free, sustainable technology also free of harmful hydrofluorocarbons, chemicals linked to global warming.

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  • Sink your feet into the sand while dining on French-fusion cuisine at L’Elixir. Or settle in at the welcoming bar to mingle with the locals.