Vacation in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Have you ever wanted a vacation that is both truly memorable, brag worthy and oh so relaxing? There are tons of places on the planet to check out if you want to fulfil any one of those requirements but chances are, they more or less the same old thing you’ve done before. Do you want something new and different that you will remember for a lifetime?

Look no further than Bora Bora.

Situated in the south Pacific Ocean, this island paradise will exceed your wildest expectations from the minute you set foot onto its soil. Forget what you know about island holidays and set this as the new standard of vacationing, from the picturesque location to the reality that you are completely cut off from the rest of the world. What could be better?

Originally inhabited by Polynesians and later controlled by the French, Bora Bora served as an American military based during World War II but saw no action and remained relatively peaceful. You can get an idea of how enjoyable life on the island is by the fact that after the end of the war, many American soldiers remained behind. When you visit, you’ll be able to see some of the evidence of this time in Bora Bora’s history in the cannons that remain.

For the tourist though, really the main reason for choosing Bora Bora resorts is for the over the water huts, which range from the austere to the magnificent. Imagine waking up every day to the sound of the waves, the gentle Pacific breeze washing over your hut and the breathtaking view of the island and ocean as one. If you’re looking for a dream honeymoon destination, you have found it.

One of the things that makes Bora Bora so special is its shape, as it is a protected lagoon with barrier reef surrounding it and at the centre lies an extinct volcano – a sight that would seem more a fictional movie location than a real living place. It is in this paradise that you can scuba or snorkel in the lagoon or explore the terrain on foot, bike or fun car.

Getting to Bora Bora is an adventure in itself as there are no direct flights, unless you are coming in from the other islands in the chain or Tahiti. Until 1960, the only way onto the island aside from boat was on a small airfield that could not accommodate large planes! While this means travel to Bora Bora can be on the pricey side, it also means, as far as a destination goes, you cannot get much more exclusive than this. Airfare aside, for reasonable priced accommodation, you’re looking at no more than you would spend at your typical Caribbean destination.

So if you’re tired of the same old vacation and want to try something new, something truly memorable, check out the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. It will be a trip you won’t soon forget.

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