Bora Bora holidays

Located in the South Pacific, the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia is a stunningly beautiful and remote getaway. The towering Mt. Otemanu in the middle of the island greets you as you land on the picturesque island which is surrounded by a crystal clear blue lagoon. Here is some information and ideas to help you plan your Bora Bora holiday.

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The flight from the United Kingdom to Bora Bora is a long haul. Due to the sheer distance coupled with the fact that there aren’t any direct flights, the trip can take at least 26-28 hours. When you do arrive there, you will arrive into Bora Bora Airport which is located on the islet of Motu Mute. From there you simply hop on a ferry over to the main island and begin your adventure.

If you are planning to go during peak season, it is advised that you book hotels well in advance. There is a wide price range of accommodation available which includes everything from the Four Seasons or the Pearl Beach Resort to cheaper hotels and hostels such as the Sunset Hill Lodge. Here you can find simple and clean rooms for as low as £5. Village Temanuata near the Matira Beach is another nice budget option.

You will not be bored here either whether you are on a honeymoon or a family vacation, there is something for everyone. Those of you who enjoy nature and exercise, a cycle around the island is a must as is booking a tour with one of the local companies to experience Mt. Otemanu and all its' beauty. This can be done either by hiking, driving or viewing from a helicopter and all options can be organised through a local tourist company.

If staying by the water sounds more appealing and your hotel isn’t sitting on the edge of a beach, spend time relaxing on Matiri Beach, the only public beach on Bora Bora. Head here during the week when it is quieter and the cruise ships haven’t bombarded the beach. Another option is to explore the beautiful coral nearby by going scuba diving or snorkeling.

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