Bora Bora a paradise on an island

  •   2018-05-25  |  nepaltraveller.com

Bora Bora famous for its dazzling white sandy beaches and luxurious resorts; this magical island is a great spot to decompress.

Bora Bora is a volcanic island that is in the Leeward Island group of the Society Island of French Polynesia. While touring here, water activities are the most popular, along with sight-seeing and pearl shopping. Even though it is famous for water activities and sight-seeing, it is not the only thing to do in this island.

Here are some ways to make the most out of your stay in Bora Bora.

Hiking

Bora Bora hiking is a rewarding experience because of the beautiful lush tropical vegetation and amazing views from various vantage points. There are few good walking trails, and as the island is small, it can be accomplished within a couple of days. On these hiking tours you are led along the old pathways to explore the remnants of ancient villages and ceremonial religious sites.

Diving

Bora Bora is the perfect starting point for new divers, as the warm waters and shallow reefs provide a perfect training environment. Experienced divers will get a buzz too with an array of amazing dive sites around the lagoon. Its most popular dives includes shark dives, manta ray dives, drift-through-the –pass dives and beginner coral garden dives. This is a small island, so it is a quick boat trip to get to almost all of Bora Bora’s most popular diving spots.

Parasailing

You can discover the most beautiful views of Bora Bora by flying over one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. The 360 degree view is exceptional with its symphonies of colors and its marine life. The stunning contrast of the crystalline waters of the lagoon, the white foam of the barrier reef and the intense blue of the Pacific Ocean all provide a perfect view. While Parasailing, you can admire the turtles, sharks and the rays in their natural environment.

Kitesurfing

The combination of regular strong breezes, protected areas with  calm water conditions and a lack of obstacles make Bora Bora’s lagoon a prime destination for kitesurfing.  It is no surprise to find those who love this sport stationed in Bora Bora for this. There is just enough bump to be able to launch oneself high into the sky amidst twists, turns and summersaults whilst racing over waters where the rays, sharks and reef are clearly visible.

Snorkeling

Bora Bora’s magnificent lagoon is gin-clear, bath-warm and filled with all manners of tropical marine life. The best snorkeling sites are coral garden that lie near the barrier reef, south and west of the island. There is a ‘not to be missed site’ of Anau, inside the lagoon where you’ll have a chance to observe the majestic mantra rays in the morning. The Bora Bora lagoon is home to hundreds of dazzling tropical fish species, sting rays and many more. There are coral gardens inside the calm lagoon and the other best advanced snorkeling takes you to meet the sharks outside the reef in the deep, royal blue Pacific Ocean.

 

Aarya Shrestha