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Bora Bora Attractions
Bora Bora Attractions
World War II Relics
In the wake of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Bora Bora was selected as a refueling base. Some remnants of the American military presence can still be observed on the island, including impressive gun installments, submarine accommodations and more.
Restored in 1968, Marae Marotetini was once the most important Polynesian temple on Bora Bora. According to the old religion, the "marae" stones here are associated with Mt. Otemenu. Nearby tombs built for the Bora Bora royal family during the 19th century.
Few watering holes are so mythic that they merit inclusion on a list of attractions, but this bar/restaurant is an exception. Bloody Mary's is an island institution, thanks to the many international celebrities who have passed through her doors. Reservations recommended.
One of the more curious ancient "marae" stones in all of French Polynesia, Marae Taharuu is a tall, thumb-shaped obelisk that juts from the earth. This vantage point also yields one of the finest views in Bora Bora.
This majestic volcanic peak is greatly admired for its imposing beauty. Depending on the weather and the time of day, visitors can see brilliant contrasts in light and color between the great peak and the ever-changing lagoon that surrounds it.
Bora Bora Activities
Imagine spending the day on your very own island. Many of the resort hotels in Bora Bora can arrange to take you and a loved one to a private motu (islet) for a secluded picnic. This is a true Tahitian experience that is not to be missed.
The best sportsfishing in Bora Bora can be enjoyed just outside the island's reef. Here, you can hook blue marlin, mahimahi, sailfish, wahoo and yellowfish. The island is served by a number of charter boats, which offer friendly, knowledgeable service.
Shark & Stingray Feeding Excursion
For a unique adventure that is not soon forgotten, try shark and stingray feeding - Tahitian style. You'll travel with a staff of professionals and feed hungry sharks and stingrays in just a few feet of water.
Four-Wheel Drive Safari Tour
Take a two-hour circle island tour by four-wheel drive vehicle and you'll visit remote lookouts for spectacular views of Bora Bora, ruins of ancient temples (marae) and World War II-era coastal defense gun emplacements.
From small-ticket items to more pricey crafts and souvenirs, visitors can easily get their shopping "fix" on Bora Bora. The island boasts an assortment of boutiques, stocking everything from T-shirts and pareos to handcrafted jewelry, carvings and woven goods.