Bora Bora, The Romantic Island
Under a one hour flight from the island of Tahiti
or Moorea, the island of Bora Bora, with a lagoon
resembling an artist's palette of blues and greens,
is love at first sight.Romantics from around the world have laid claim to
this island where the castle-like Mount Otemanu pierces
the sky. Lush tropical slopes and valleys blossom
with hibiscus, while palm-covered motu circle the
illuminated lagoon like a delicate necklace. Perfect
white-sand beaches give way to emerald waters where
colored fish animate the coral gardens as they greet
the giant manta rays. This could be easily be described
as the center of the romantic universe, where luxury
resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows,
thatchedroof villas, and fabled ambience.
Simply said, Bora Bora is the most beautiful
island in the world.
Pora Pora - the ancient
name, meaning "first born," came from legends
describing this as the first island to rise when Taaroa,
the supreme god, fished it out of the waters after
the mythical creation of Havai'i, now known as Raiatea.
Although the first letter "B" does not exist
in the Tahitian language, when Captain Cook first
heard the name he mistook the softened sound of the
Tahitian "P" for "B" and called
the island Bola Bola.
Romance on Bora Bora
For The Visitor, The Majesty of Bora Bora
Truly, the most
romantic island in the world. From the dramatic scenery
to the privacy and amenities of the overwater bungalows,
everything in Bora Bora equals a 10 on the romance
scale. Resorts have been welcoming couples for over 40 years
and their special amenities have been fine tuned to
perfection. From sunrise to sunset, each resort has
designed their own blend of unique romantic experiences
for their guests to choose from.
- Enchantment from the neon-lit turquoise lagoon
waters with unending days of exploration through snorkeling
- Excitement above the lagoon by outrigger canoe,
Boston Whaler, wave runner, jet ski, and dramatic sunset
cruises aboard a catamaran sailboat.
- Exploration of the panoramic overlooks found by
hike or 4x4 accompanied by entertaining local guides.
- Discovery of the world-renowned shopping for local
and international original art, Tahitian pearls, perfumes
and oils, and precious wood handcrafts.