Are you one of those asking 'Where is Bora Bora?'
Far from the madding crowd, there is a pristine island paradise known as Bora Bora.
Every month, 4 million people are searching for Bora Bora - on Google that is! But only a lucky few actually find their way to explore this mysterious isle.
Those who do, are enchanted by the tranquility. They traverse the lush terrain, lie on the white sand Bora Bora beaches, and linger in the warm, turqoise lagoon.
Seeking mysterious Bora Bora? Think of the vast Pacific Ocean. Look way out to the middle of this water mass and put your finger on the globe about half way between Australia and Peru. Move it to just below the equator and you will locate French Polynesia which covers an area the size of Europe. Five great archipelagos are scattered across this remote territory of the South Pacific.
The most recognized archipelago is the Society Islands. This exotic group, with the alluring names of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa and Maupiti, has for many years captured the attention of romantics, and summoned them to it's shores. Amongst those who heard the call are painter Paul Gauguin, writer James Michener, and actor Marlon Brando.
Those venturing to Bora Bora enter the Society Islands through Papeete, on Tahiti. Papeete is about 4,000 miles south-east, across the ocean from the bustle of Los Angeles. The flight takes around 8 hours. It's 3 hours from Hawaii.
There are 3,800 water miles between Papeete and Sydney, and the actual time in the air is about 7 hours.
Bora Bora lies among the Society Islands which are divided into two groups. The group to the east has been named the Windward Islands. Here sits Tahiti, Queen of the Pacific, whose name whispers romance. To the north-east of Tahiti lies the green velvet island of Moorea, popular for it's sweet pineapples.
The western cluster is referred to as the Leeward Islands. Here, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa and Maupiti rise above the ocean. Huahine with it's lush forest and untamed landscape is a Garden of Eden. On sacred Raiatea, homeland of the ancient Polynesians, the re-telling of legends keeps Polynesian culture alive. Flower-shaped Tahaa grows vanilla that's prized by chefs around the world. Maupiti is Bora Bora's little cousin.
Where is Bora Bora, jewel of the Pacific? Bora Bora Island poses majestically amongst these Leeward Islands.
Bora Bora is one of the scenic wonders of the world. This cherished isle is 11 square miles of lush vegetation with the souring silhouettes of 2 extinct volcanoes towering over it. Bora Bora is named the most beautiful island in the world and casts a spell over travelers. Everyone who goes there wants to return.
Boats voyaging to Bora Bora have only one entry point into the lagoon. They must navigate carefully through a single channel as Bora Bora is ringed by a necklace of coral motus (small islands). This formation has created the tranquil lagoon that surrounds Bora Bora and makes this island paradise.
Most people only know Bora Bora as the setting for movies like 'South Pacific', 'Mutiny on the Bounty', 'Couples Retreat', or 'Bachelorette'.
So, keep on asking, 'Where is Bora Bora?', until you find yourself starring in your own vacation on tropical Bora Bora.
You can use this Google map below, to zoom in around Tahiti, and explore where Bora Bora is in relation to where you live.
Jul 21, 17 10:12 PM
Looking for a decent place where you pay less than $45 per person for breakfast? Bora Bora Island Guide's response Hi, There are many lunch and Dinner
Jul 21, 17 01:15 AM
Hi, I am going to Bora Bora in about 8 months and I was wondering, do I need a passport to enter? Bora Bora Island Guide's response Hi Tori, Yes you
Jul 20, 17 07:59 PM
Hello, My wife and I are visiting Bora Bora on a cruise ship on 6 February 2017. We are just there for one day and have decided to do a 4x4 trip around