Bora Bora: Best Hotels, Restaurants & Beaches

Bora Bora is part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, which is why you will hear people talking in French in this remote corner of the world. Surrounded by water everywhere, you can imagine that the main tourist attractions in Bora Bora have something to do with water sports, however there is so much more you can see and do.

where is bora bora located

Bora Bora island in the Pacific Ocean

There are bungalows and lagoons where you can wander to. Bora Bora is actually one of the places in the world where you can feed sharks by yourself.

Bora Bora Hotels and Resorts


Bora Bora Resort Le Meridien | Image Source: Luxatic

Most hotels in Bora Bora also include transfer from the airport and there are several acommodations that are close to the Bora Bora airport. Take a look at the hotel booking page for more information regarding the choices that you can make regarding hotels.

Things You Have to See in Bora Bora

A lot of tourist activities in Bora Bora have to do with water but the great fact about this island is that you can enjoy plenty of fun and adventurous things that are not available in many places in the world.

Shark and Ray Feeding

This might sound rather dangerous but the tours offered by Taremoana, Patrick or Tevia are all entirely safe and you can even book them at your hotel or at your travel agency.

Mount Otemanu


Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu

You can see this mountain if you are looking through the plane window when you are landing and it’s very impressive. It’s actually a volcanic mountain and you definitely have to take a closer look at it. Mount Otemanu is the highest point at 727 metres (2,385 feet) in Bora Bora.

Coral Gardens

If you want to go snorkeling, why not do so in one of the most magical places in the world at Coral Garden. Except the mesmerizing corals, you will also be able to see many interesting species of fish that are colorful and remarkable.

Bora Bora Photo Lagoon

This tour is perfect for photographers and not only. It is also a perfect getaway for couples but the most important thing is that you are able to take the best photos of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.

Bars and Restaurants

So you’ve arrived in Bora Bora and you want to try out some of the local food or perhaps you are interested in a wide range of dishes that are specific to the French Polynesia. Here is a short list of some of the best places where you can eat and drink in Bora Bora.

bora bora restaurant in the water

Bora Bora restaurant in the water | Image Source: Will Go To

  • Villa Mahana – This is considered to be one of the best places where you can eat in Bora Bora, situated in a private villa. The cuisine available is French, but the interesting thing about it is that it also has hints of Polynesian and Asian dishes. “The Discovery Menu” is an excellent choice for people who want to try something new.
  • Mai Kai Bora Bora – Located in Vaitape, this restaurant provides clients with a variety of dishes involving a blend of French and Polynesian food. Without a doubt, they have some of the best seafood available in Bora Bora.
  • St. James – This is a highly ranked restaurant where you can indulge yourself in Mediterranean, Pacific Rim and French cuisine while you’re enjoying a breathtaking landscape right in front of you.
  • Matira Beach – If you want to enjoy the tasty foods of Asian cuisine, mainly represented by sushi, all in an amazing setting, then you should definitely visit Matira Beach restaurant
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora