Headed to French Polynesia and looking for things to do in Bora Bora?! You’re in the right place!
So where is Bora Bora anyway?!
Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. Located about half-way between South America and Australia, Bora Bora is an 8 hour flight from Los Angelos and is approximately 2,600 miles south of Hawaii. Yes, it’s far, but yes, definitely worth it.
Bora Bora was discovered in 1722, and is arguably the most beautiful island on the planet. I can say from experience that it will definitely stay in my top 5 no matter how many other ridiculously gorgeous islands I am fortunate to visit.
Top Things to Do in Bora Bora:
Take a Boat around the Island
Being one of the top things to do in Bora Bora, there are numerous companies offering cruises around the islands, and you can decide whether you’d like to go for snorkeling or sunset. Both sounded like fantastic choices, but we opted for the snorkeling cruises since I have a slight obsession with swimming with the fish! It’s true – the water really is that clear! And turquoise!
Recommended Sunset Tour: Sunset Cruise with Romantic Dinner
Recommended Snorkel Tour: Deluxe Bora Bora Boat Tour and Picnic
Craving a “higher adrenaline” kind of day? Tour Bora Bora via Jet Ski, and and stop for a coconut show on a Motu. Try doing some donuts with the jet ski >> you’ll surely impress everyone! Snorkeling is even included on many tours! We ended up on a private jet ski tour offered by our hotel, and it was much more difficult than I ever speculated! Thankfully I had my husband to hang on to, but even then I thought we would tip over with every ripple in the water.
Find a similar tour here: Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour
Combo Tour: Jet Ski, Lunch, and Shark/Ray Safari
Watch the Sunset
Try a Local Beer
Swim with Sharks
Water activities and lounging at the pool is nice (uh, yes please!), but the interior of the island should be checked out as well! We took a half-day tour of the island via jeep, and not only saw some of the most fantastic views, but learned how taros are made! We even got to try some on! If you’re looking for some adventure and have had enough of the beach and pool (at least for a little while), check off one of my favorite things to do in Bora Bora – the Jeep tour!
Lounge by the Pool
Okay, so this one isn’t exactly “adventurous”. BUT, it’s an absolute must-do when visiting Bora Bora! All of the upscale resorts have the most beautiful pools with an even better view, and some even boast over-water-bungalows with private plunge pools!