Bora Bora belongs to the islands of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. Created by a now inactive volcano it shows how mother nature can use destructive acts to create a remarkable paradise. The twin peaks of the volcano stand proud of their creation in their luscious green attire, looking down at the magnificent blue and turquoise lagoon guarded by an unspoiled coral reef. It’s black volcanic rocks are a wonderful contrast to the white sand, clear water and peaceful vegetation. Like a magical land out of a fairy tale, it’s breathtaking appearance has been drawing people in for years. Resorts in Bora Bora offer many activities to ensure you get the full Tahitian experience.
Bora Bora isn’t all about beaches it has a beautiful wild side to it as well. You can hop on a 4 x 4 with a tour guide and explore the precious mountainside. You can enjoy a different view point from the mountain while learning about the local plants, traditions and customs. The guide will tell you about the history of Bora Bora and you can even see cannons from World War II. Bora Bora is also a place for pearl farming, you can visit the farm where they will tell you about the creation of the famous Tahitian pearl, you can also do your own treasure hunting.
Go swimming with the fishes
Now this is a must! Bora Bora is surrounded by a colourful luscious coral reef that is booming with life. You can go snorkelling and observe the abundance of sea life; colourful schools of fishes, docile sharks, stingrays, barracudas, sea turtles and playful dolphins. The underwater life is so captivating you will feel like one of the fishes and forget you were born to walk on land. Another option is to go scuba diving, also you can explore the reef a aquabike. If swimming is not your cup of tea you can go on a glass bottom boat tour.
You cannot go to another country just for the beaches. If you want to experience Bora Bora completely you have to see their performances. Three times a week some hotels hold traditional dances. The costumes are colourful and hand made from flowers, coconuts, feathers, seashells and they are changed for each rhythmic dance. They dance to drums, conch shells, ukuleles and flutes. The dances can convey soothing island and even aggressive warrior dances. You can also see traditional fire dances where dancers display their amazing strength and agility by creating memorizing patterns with fire. The fire is supposed to symbolize the light brought into the lives of couples.
See the island form the ocean’s perspective
Since Bora Bora is such a feats for the eyes you should try seeing it from as many angles as you can. Riding on a jet ski is a great way to see the beautiful island and take some amazing pictures that will allow you to go beck and remember the wonderful experience on Bora Bora. Another great way is to go on a cruise. Cruises offer you to see all the Tahiti islands and their marvelous beauty while relaxing on the deck drinking your cocktail.
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