Like Tahiti, 161 miles away, Bora Bora is a member of the Society Islands. Christened the “Pearl of the Pacific” by Captain Cook, it is arguably the most beautiful Polynesian island and it is certainly one of the most photographed. The twin peaks of its volcano rise up lush and green from the unbelievably turquoise and sapphire shades of the lagoon which surrounds it.
Although it is far and away the smallest of the major islands, it has some of the most luxurious hotels and is particularly popular with honeymooners for its unbelievably romantic setting.
The lagoon surrounding the main island is a natural swimming pool fringed by glorious white sand beaches and for divers, this truly is paradise found. If you are not a diver, then pay a visit to the local markets in the island’s main town, where local women sell handmade baskets, grass skirts, shell necklaces and other handicrafts or try swimming with the reef sharks – a true highlight of a visit to Bora Bora. Bora Bora is without doubt, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and benefits from ultimate seclusion; however, this seclusion makes it very exclusive and very hard to get to! Flights to Bora Bora are via Los Angeles, are at the higher end of the price range and it takes over 24 hours to get there. The hotels we feature are truly luxurious and offer a holiday of a life time, but this coupled with the pricey flights does make it an expensive holiday!