The Pearl of the Pacific - Bora Bora
The Bora Bora island is named ‘’The Pearl of the Pacific’’ thanks to its paradise beaches and extreme beauty. It’s Tahitian name is Pora Pora what mean ‘’First born’’. It is located in the Pacific Ocean in the French Polynesia. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and it is of volcanic origin. The people on Bora Bora are very friendly, you will enjoy in their national dances.
Bora Bora is the most beautiful island in the world. His perfect white-sand beaches, emerald water with colored fishes in coral garden, lush tropical slopes and valleys blossom with hibiscus will make you feel as you found the paradise, and it’s beauty will always call you back. One of the best beaches in the world is The Matira beach with his long stretch of white sand and calm turquoise water.
The Matira beach
You can snorkeling from your bungalow or off the beaches all around the island because the water is so clear and shallow that you will won’t ever leave the water. A beautiful coral gardens make the waters of a lagoon a snorkeler’s paradise. On the glass bottom boat you can also see vivid coral and schools of tropical fish.
On the ‘’must do ‘’ list is diving, because of abundance of large marine life. While you dive it is common to be joined by legions of gigantic manta rays gliding gracefully within arm’s reach. One of the most popular excursions is feeding sharks, it may sound somewhat dangerous, but it is great. You will watch your guide, just few meter from you, how feed from his hand docile sharks.
Another breathtaking excursion is exploration of the panoramic overlooks by 4x4 or hike accompanied by entertaining local guides. Even thought Bora Bora is small, there are huge adventures along the interior overgrown forest roads.
The area known as ‘’Valley of the Kings’’ is historic zone in jungle. There are discovered seven temples,10 tombs and 25 village sites. A stone wall lead you to the remains of a fare to papau ,a ’’Ghost House’’, in which the bodies of notables and kings were mummified for a year prior to burial. Outside the walls is an altar stone, once filled with the bones of warriors.
Bora Bora is perfect for romantic weddings or honeymoon vacation. Also ot is very popular for sailing, parasailing, or dramatic sunset cruises aboard a catamaran sailboat.
Inside a fragile black-lipped oyster the Tahitian pearl is born. When the foreign substance introduction into the flesh of the oyster, the pearl creation process begins. The warm lagoon waters is good for the cultivation of Tahitian Cultured Pearl, so here is the best place in the world for shopping pearls. Commonly known as ‘’Black Pearls’’ , they range widely in size, shape, colors and pricing. They can be from the darkest black to shimmering shades of green, bronze, blue, aubergine or even pink.