Information on Bora Bora
for Planning Your Trip

Here is 'need to know' information on Bora Bora travel and island geography.

Where is Bora Bora?

Bora Bora is a tropical island in French Polynesia, located in the middle of the Pacific ocean halfway between Australia and the USA. Find out more about where Bora Bora is located.

What makes a Bora Bora vacation so special?

Pristine white sand beaches, clear blue lagoons, tropical vegetation over dramatic volcanic peaks and glamorous resorts make Bora Bora the ultimate tropical vacation getaway.

Bora Bora Visa Regulations

Find out if you require a visa for your Bora bora travel and other useful travel information about Tahiti currency, Bora Bora's power voltage, internet access and phoning home.

Bora Bora Flights

Find out how long the trip is and the easiest ways to get to Tahiti from around the world on our flights to Tahiti page. Read more information on choosing the best Tahiti airfare. For a good overview of Bora Bora travel information including Bora Bora's timezone, visit our information on Bora Bora travel page.

From Tahiti, flights to Bora Bora take 45 minutes and will be the most beautiful you have ever experienced. Here is information on Bora Bora flights.

View from plane flying into Bora Bora
View from plane flying in to Bora Bora

Bora Bora Language

French and Tahitian are the official languages. Find out about the languages spoken in Bora Bora. English is widely spoken in tourist areas. If you make an effort to learn a few commonly used Tahitian and French words, Polynesians respond warmly.

Bora Bora Weather

Bora Bora weather is divided into two seasons: the wet season (Summer), and The dry season (winter). To find out which is the best time to travel to Bora Bora, visit our Bora Bora weather page.


Bora Bora Sunset

Bora Bora's Geography and wildlife

Bora Bora is a small island, 29.3 km2 (11.31 sq mi), set in a turquoise lagoon that is surrounded by a string of motus (small islands). The steep, dramatic profile of Mt Otemanu makes a big impact, and is a stunning backdrop to the blue lagoon and white sandy beaches from just about anywhere around Bora Bora. Read more about Bora Bora's geography and wildlife found on the island.

Bora Bora mt otemanu geography
The volcanic peaks of Mt Otemanu and Mt Pahia rising out of the Bora Bora lagoon

Bora Bora Shopping

Find out the best places to shop in Bora Bora and the Tahiti souvenirs to look out for.

Tahitian pearl jewelry is the most special Bora Bora item you can take home with you. You can find out more about where to buy pearls on our Tahitian Pearl Jewelry page.

Bora Bora shopping
© GIE Tahiti Tourism - Jalil Sekkaki

Getting around Bora Bora

Bora Bora has a main island surrounded by smaller islands. This makes getting around different and fun! Boat is a main form of transport. Find out how to get around the islands to the airport, restaurants, resorts and activities by boat, bike, scooter, public transport, taxi, car hire and shuttle. There are also many fun ways to get around Bora Bora!

Bora Bora boat
Shuttle boat is a main way to get around!

Bora Bora Activities

A brief overview of Bora Bora activities can be found on the information on Bora Bora activities page. There are many water activities on Bora Bora's legendary lagoon. On the main island there are plenty of things to do too. Visit our Bora Bora tours page to see all the land activities available.

Bora Bora jetski

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