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Unforgettable Experiences in Bora Bora

Nov 3, 2007
Bora Bora, acknowledged as the 'Jewel of the South Pacific,' is one of the most famous among the Polynesian islands in the Pacific Ocean. Situated about 150 km north-west of Tahiti in the Society Archipelago of French Polynesia, this small idyllic island boasts of some of the best beaches and lagoons in the Pacific. The island as well as its areas is always surrounded by an air of mysticism, with mysteries, romance, and legends associated with the name of the island.

With its verdant tropical flora, unspoilt white sandy beaches, and crystal clear lagoon, Bora Bora is truly an island paradise. Perhaps for this reason, many foreigners including the Americans and Japanese consider this exotic destination as a wonderful venue for weddings.

With its breathtaking settings, Bora renders couples an ambience of love and intimacy. Couples have options either to choose the incredible sandy beaches or any of the plenty of churches here for a memorable wedding. The bride to be is treated like a princess, and is pampered with exotic, fragrant flowers and oils. The groom, on the other hand, is dressed as a high chief. Usually, the wedding functions are accompanied by traditional Tahitian rituals and music as well as dance. The wedding rituals are performed by a local priest. On completion of the rituals, the couples are carried by warriors on a royal chair.

Many hotels and resorts in the area offer superb facilities for a memorable wedding. Some of them even offer packages in the form of the princess wedding, the royal wedding, and the royal deluxe wedding. Mostly, included in these packages are assistance of an expert wedding planner, sunset cruise, traditional Tahitian wedding ceremony, and romantic dinner.

Likewise, activities that can be enjoyed in the island are endless. Swim along the delightful lagoons of the island, or go for shark feeding with an expert guide, or enjoy a romantic dinner with your other half, lover, or friend on a secluded beach in the area while enjoying the picturesque sunset. If you are adventurous, then take a horse riding through the exotic beaches in the area or go for an action-packed four-wheel drive safari tour to explore the island's astounding wilderness.

For an unforgettable experience, take a rental car to explore the mysteriousness of the island on your own with the help of a map. Excellent options are also available for shopping in the island, with outlets selling everything from small items to much pricey items including black pearl and handcrafted jewelry.

Apart from these, sightseeing options are aplenty in Bora Bora. One of the most popular attractions is lagoonarium, surrounded by coral reef. A plethora of activities can be enjoyed here such as stingray feeding, picnicking, jet skiing, and scuba diving. You can also see a range of water animals here including turtles and dolphins. Also, while your stay at Bora Bora, take a tour to Maraes, which are the ancient shrines in the region. Each of the Maraes or temples seen here is open air shrines. Popular among these shrines are Marae Fare-Opu and Marae Marotetini.

Matira Beach is another not to miss attraction in the area. A classic example of the South Pacific Beach, the beach is a coral paradise endowed with some rare tropical fish species. A tour to Bora Bora would not be complete with out taking a tour to Mount Pahia, which is an imposing volcanic peak. World War II Relics, Cooks Bay, Tetiaroa Atoll and Bird Sanctuary, with an exotic variety of sea birds, and Laid-back Huahine with archeological sites are the other popular destinations in the island. Equally fabulous is the traditional mystic dance shows of the island, including, otea - a war dance, pao'a - a sensual dance, and aparima.

With these amazing varieties of attractions and activities to enjoy, it is no wonder why people from across the globe flock to this incredible destination year-round. Hence, Bora Bora has accommodation choices to cater to every taste and pocket. Majority of the upscale hotels in the region offer top-notch, comfortable accommodation coupled with stylish interiors for unforgettable experiences in Bora Bora. Further, these hotels and resorts provide excellent options to experience such activities as snorkeling and diving. Above all, such world-class hotels as Novotel Bora Bora are located just a few steps away from one of the world's most beautiful lagoon.
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Six exclusive luxury Sofitel and Novotel resorts in French Polynesia , including a private island, offering outstanding natural beauty, sparkling turquoise waters, and all the romance of the South Seas to travelers and honeymooners in search of the ultimate paradise island experience .
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