Bora-Bora Island

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 Bora Bora is known for having the most beautiful lagoon in the world. Located 140 miles northwest of Papeete (160 miles northwest of Tahiti) and about 2,600 miles south of Hawaii, in South Pacific. The islands which was known as ” The Pearl of the Pacific” is a perfect place if you are looking for a mellow vacation destination, amid pristine natural surroundings and also an ultimate romantic getaway for the couples.

The original name of the island in the Tahitian language might be better rendered as Pora Pora, meaning "First Born"; an early transcription found in 18th- and 19th-century accounts, is Bolabolla or Bollabolla.

Bora Bora is a volcanic island, about 6 miles long by 2.5 miles wide, with an area of about 14.7 square miles.. It’s surrounded by coral reefs, with a large lagoon and a spacious harbor on the west side. The island’s highest points are Mount Otemanu (2,385 feet) and Mount Pahia (2,159 feet), which drop sharply to the lagoon.

Climate
Bora Bora has a tropical climate, as the island is about the same distance from the equator as Hawaii is. There are two seasons, summer (November through March) and winter (April through November), although the temperatures differ minimally: Summer is more humid, with the island getting most of its rainfall then, but the average summer temperature (85 degrees) is only a little higher than the winter average of 82 degrees.

Transportation

Bora Bora doesn’t have an international airport; travelers must go through the main French Polynesian airport at Papeete, on the island of Tahiti. Air Tahiti provides regular scheduled flights between Bora Bora and Papeete, as well as to several other French Polynesian islands. Chartered aircraft are also available. Bora Bora has a harbor capable of handling cruise ships, which regularly visit. In addition to those, there are several regularly scheduled ferries connecting Bora Bora with the other islands in the region and docking facilities for private yachts.

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