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Bora Bora Island. Pop 8,880. Area - 29.3 km2. Largest City Vaitape. Currency CFP franc. Language French and Tahitian. Religion - Protestant and Roman Catholic. Time Zone GMT + 11 hours. Main Airports Bora Bora Airport BOB with connections to Papeete International Airport (PPT) on Tahiti. Climate Tropical with a wet and dry season. Most popular time to go is May to October during the dry season when temperature is between 24 28 degrees C. Voltage guide 220V. Dialing code +689. Bora Bora is a Pacific Island island located in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The island is dominated by two extinct volcanic mountains Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, with the highest point at 727 metres (2,385 ft). Surrounding the island is a barrier reef and lagoon know as the Bora Bora Lagoonarium where divers can swim and come face to face with the dolphins, turtles, sharks, sting rays and numerous other fish. Along with diving and snorkeling there are some fantastic beaches to explore- the most famous beach being Matira Beach at the southern tip of the island. For visitors with a historical bent the island has a connection to the second world war as it was used as a supply base and was protected by 7 huge naval cannons the gun emplacement ruins are still visible. Other activities include jeep tours and for the very fit, a hike to the summit of Mt. Pahia. Since the end of the second world war the island has grown into a major tourist destination and it's distinctive over-the-water bungalows on stilts have become popular with a wide range of guests including honeymoon couples. When leaving the island make sure you look and buy some Black Pearls - The "specialty" of Bora Bora.


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Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

The hotel boasts bar/pub, meeting facilities, restaurant, room service, disabled facilities, business center as part of its superior facilities and services. Unwind after your day with a choice of spa - just a few of the hotel's excellent sporting and leisure offerings.

Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Motu Piti Aau Bora Bora Island French Polynesia

Bora Bora Island - wikipedia

Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts.

Bora Bora Island - wikitravel

Bora Bora is a volcanic island in the Society Islands archipelago of French Polynesia. The island, located about 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef.


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