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Water Sport Activities In Bora Bora

Nov 10, 2007
French Polynesia is much famed across the globe as a South Sea Paradise, but the water surrounding the Bora Bora is incomparable even by the Tahitian values. Located about 255 km north-west of Tahiti and just about 50 minutes flight from Tahiti, the airport in Bora Bora is on a motu, from where you are required to take a boat to your accommodation place, which in turn is a great experience and makes you feel that you have truly landed on a paradise. Surrounded by a barrier reef, the island is noted for its incredible lagoon within which lie many small islets or motus.

A plenty of options are available to enjoy the neon-blue waters of Bora Bora. The majestic, tranquil beaches found here even surpass well-maintained pools. In fact, majority of the hotels and resorts in the region do not even provide swimming pools, since one to have would be just redundant. Hence, it is evident from this that Bora Bora provides superb options to experience a variety of activities, with its shimmering water filled with marine plant life and tropical fish. From parasailing and windsurfing to canoe and paddle boating, it is just a matter of naming it.

Of the activities that can be enjoyed in Bora Bora, perhaps the most popular is scuba diving. Its stunning lagoon boasts of huge manta ray. In deed, this makes it popular among the divers. However, marine life that can be seen in Bora Bora is not just Manta Rays, but beyond that and include such marine species as lemon sharks, gray sharks, turtles, moray eels, and schools of barracuda.

To swim along with these beautiful creatures is really a memorable experience. Further, since there is no current in the island, it caters to divers of all levels, with dive locations inside the lagoons for novice and more advanced ones outside the reefs. Some of the most popular diving sites in Bora Bora are Aito, Anau, Tapu, Muri Muri, Teavanui Pass, and Tupitipiti.

Snorkeling is another popular water activity that can be enjoyed in the island. Today, many of the resorts and hotels in the region provide excellent options for snorkeling. Coral Gardens on the southern tip of the Motu Roa is regarded as one of the best destinations in the island for enjoying snorkeling. Snorkeling would be a great experience for honeymooners and other vacationers staying in an overwater bungalow in the island.

Also, while at your stay at Bora Bora, enjoy such activities as deep sea fishing. A lot number of boat charters and other service providers are in the scenario for a great fishing experience. In most cases, they provide the expert services of guide who help you in catching a variety of fish species including Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Jacks, Mahi Mahi, Skipjack Tuna, Trevally, and Barracuda. Al though, the climate is perfect year-round for fishing, the best time for this activity is between October through June. In order to catch big fish, the best time is from December to June, during which the water is warm.

Likewise, for unique experience, take lagoon excursions to enjoy the incredible sunsets by catamaran or through lagoon tours by outrigger canoe, kite surfing, or jet skiing. A not to miss activity in Bora Bora is the shark and manta ray feeding at the island's superb lagoonarium. Other popular activities that can be enjoyed in the waters of Bora Bora are wind surfing, aqua safari, parasailing, swimming, beachcombing, and reef walking.

Apart from water activities, a myriad of other activities can also be enjoyed in the island, such as, 4x4 safaris, circle island tour, hiking, helicopter flightseeing, climbing, and a full day picnic on motus of the island. With a number of restaurants and eateries, dining options available in the island is simply sumptuous. Above all, Bora Bora has excellent choices for shopping, with outlets selling everything from much famed Tahitian black pearls to local arts and artifacts.

Today, majority of the hotels and resorts in the island provide excellent opportunities to enjoy a variety of activities in the island, along with accommodation, dining, and other facilities like spa. Some even have private islands to offer its guest ultimate privacy while others provide facilities for these activities as a part of a package. In most cases, equipments for water sport activities are supplied for free. Despite hotels, many other service providers such as charter boats and yacht providers are also in the scenario to make your holidays in Tahiti truly special and memorable.
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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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