Common Misconceptions of Bora Bora

November 6, 2019 in Experience

The pinnacle of pure bliss and the definition of luxury that is Bora Bora has long been at the top of everyone’s bucket list. A destination renowned for crystal clear blue waters, legendary sunsets and villas that provide over-the-top extravagance, Bora Bora is what dreams are made of.  And, whilst being all these things and more, there is more to this charismatic volcano than meets the eye….


  1. It belongs to The Islands of Tahiti 

Easily the most generic assumptions about Bora Bora, some travellers will be surprised to learn that Bora Bora is not a country. Bora Bora is apart of The Islands of Tahiti and is located 260 kilometres north west of Tahiti.


  1. It’s not just for Honeymooners 

Although one of the most celebrated honeymoon locations in the world, Bora Bora does not discriminate in terms of its visitors. Bora Bora offers a plethora of activities and accommodation options for solo travellers to families and everyone in between.


  1. There is plenty to do

This jewel of the South Pacific can be as active or inactive as its guests wish it to be. While assumptions often paint a picture of sunbathing on its white sand beaches with a fresh cocktail in hand, those who can’t sit still will be as equally as impressed.  From jet skiing to scuba diving to 4WD tours, Bora Bora is far from lethargic.


  1. There are more places to stay than you would expect 

Over water bungalows are synonymous with Bora Bora, these lavish floating villas are the pillars of accommodation excellence. Bora Bora offers a profusion of different accomodation styles to suit all types of travellers and budgets. From guesthouses the offer a truly cultural infused experience to spectacular hotels with minion dollar views, Bora Bora does not limit its visitors.


  1. Bora Bora is not the Maldives 

Of equal calibre in terms of its beauty, Bora Bora is not actually apart of the Maldives. Whilst the Maldives is classified as a country of its own, Bora Bora belongs to the French Polynesia. Surrounded by an incredible lagoon, this island was discovered in 1722. It’s ancient name of Vava’u suggests the first inhabitants arrived from Tonga.


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About Tahiti Tourisme:

Tahiti Tourisme is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for The Islands of Tahiti, overseeing all marketing and advertising actions, public relations, promotions, events and travel agent training programs globally. With a primary mission to bring visitors to The Islands of Tahiti, this Economic Interest Group is comprised of a Tahiti-based head office and 14 international offices promoting the destination across 18 international markets. Tahiti Tourisme also runs the visitors’ welcome and information desks and organizes local events to promote domestic tourism.

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