This is real South Pacific' stuff! Discover an island that's as beautiful as it is friendly. From its soaring mountains to its perfect beaches this is yet another slice of paradise. For many there are few places, if any, in the world whose natural beauty surpasses Bora Bora. Bora Bora is a masterpiece of deep green volcanic peaks edged by a ribbon of white sandy beaches, all rising from a spectacular lagoon of jewel-like hues ranging from deep amethyst to light turquoise.
Bora Bora is a small island with a circumference of 25 miles and a local population of approximately 2, 600. Most live in one of three small villages, Vaitape, Anau, or Faanui. It's hard to imagine this island paradise was a United States supply base during the Second World War, but remains of the navy's four-year stay are still evident. Although tourism is flourishing, the island's beauty has been preserved and protected and we're sure you'll enjoy your stay.
Lying about 160 miles northwest of Tahiti, Bora Bora is one of the Society Islands, which in turn form part of French Polynesia. This little paradise provided James Michener with the settling for his novel "South Pacific". Bora Bora consists of a central island almost completely surrounded by a coral reef and smaller reef islands, one of which serves as the airport. The climate is tropical, divided into two seasons. December-February is warm and moist with a good deal of rain. March-April can be wet, but May-November is cool and dry.
Bora Bora is a tender port. Transportation from the ship to shore will be via the ship's tender service. The ship lies at anchor.
Local Standard Time: GMT minus 10 hrs (PST – 2 hrs.)
Points of Interest: Connected to its sister island by air the airstrip sits atop Motu Mute, one of the barrier reef's tiny islets and by ship, Bora Bora is still very much as it always has been. While you will find indications that Europeans have explored and settled here, Bora Bora retains its native charm. This quaint village contains the tomb of French navigator Alain Gerbault, who circled the globe alone in a small boat in the 1920s. The ruins of ancient Polynesian temple can be found throughout the district of Farapiti, Faauni and Anau. Bora Bora served as a Unites States Supply during WWII, and naval guns remain on the island. The downtown area is within easy walking distance as re most places of interest.
Airport: Short boat trip.
Tender Port - Wheelchair access limited and some mobility may be required to board tenders.