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Experience the Tranquility of Bora Bora

Dec 16, 2007
Bora Bora is unquestionably the most romantic as well as the mythical of all islands in the South Pacific. Located about 250 kilometers North West of Papeete, Tahiti, Bora Bora is one of the prominent islands in French Polynesia, situated in the Society Archipelago's Leeward Group. With its mind blowing scenery, fabled blue lagoons, white sandy beaches, lush green hills, emerald blue waters filled with colorful marine species, palm-fringed motus, and leftovers of extinct volcano extending to peaks such as Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia, a vacation to Bora Bora is truly a dream come true.

In deed, words are not enough to explain the dramatic beauty of Bora Bora as well as its incredible lagoons. No wonder why many vacationers including honeymooners, newly weds, and lovers from across the world claim it as the world's most romantic destination in the world.

While enjoying the tranquility of the destination, one could engage in a number of activities such as scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing, surfing, jet boating, and jet skiing. If you are an adventurer, then opt for such activities as parasailing and deep sea sport fishing.

In fact, Bora Bora is a mecca for enjoying water sport activities. Likewise, for those who want to explore the beauty as well as the rich flora of the place in a unique way, then one of the best options would be to take four-wheel safaris.

A helicopter sightseeing tour would also be a great way to experience the serenity of the place consisting of soaring mountain peaks and incredible lagoons. Some other better as well as interesting options to experience the beauty of the place in the form of hiking and nature tours and circle island tours.

From ancient Maraes or open air temples and the Coastal Guns from the Second World War to the exotic lagoonarium which is home to an array of rare marine species and a great spot to view shark and manta ray, things to see in Bora Bora are aplenty. In addition, visitors to Bora Bora should not miss to spectacle the region's much famed traditional dances.

Above all, for those touring the island during June-July can take part in Heiva, which is one of the most popular festivals in French Polynesia. It is a month-long event filled with fun and festivities. During this festival, people from all five archipelagos of French Polynesia such as the Society Islands, the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, the Austral, and the Gambier Islands, gather here to celebrate and display their traditional skills.

One of the specialties of the festival is the Mr and Miss Tahiti Competition. In contrast to other related contests, beauty or strength is not the criteria to win the competition. But, the winner would be the one who has cracked open ten coconuts in least time.

With these scores of attraction and things to do, Bora Bora is frequented throughout the year by honeymooners and holidaymakers from different parts of the world. Hence, the destination has a good number of first class hotels and resorts to suit every type of travelers.

For those who want to experience the genuineness of the island, no other option would be better than staying in an over the water bungalow built on stilt. Many of the top resorts in the area offer such accommodation option. Usually they are crafted with all kinds of comforts that are available in a top-end hotel room. Superb facilities and amenities are also available to those who prefer to stay at hotel rooms.

Mostly, these rooms are complete with leading edge amenities including intricately designed furniture, plasma television with satellite, phone, bath with showers, and more.

Similarly, for honeymooners and newly weds, some hotels provide great packages consisting of accommodation in lagoon view rooms, transportation within the island, and tasty breakfast and dinner.

Additionally, wedding packages inclusive of the service of the wedding planner, exotic flowers, and champagne are made available to those interested in getting married here. When comes to dining options, many of the top class hotels in the region come with three to four restaurants and bars within their hotels. There are also some hotels in the destination, providing pampering spa treatments to relax, rejuvenate, and rewind.
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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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