Bora Bora’s location is a clear proof that it is not one of the most popular destinations by accident. It is located about 255 kilometers north-west from the capital of French Polynesia, Papeete, and there are numerous islands within that distance. Yet, Bora Bora is the one that gets all the praise. Once you set your foot on the hot sand beach of this tropical paradise, you will be greeted by the most gorgeous landscape you could possibly imagine. Photographs and descriptions simply cannot do it justice. If you find this hard to believe unless you see it with your own eyes, here are the best ways to experience the adventure, romance and reef of Bora Bora.
The temperature of your dreams
The temperature on the island is practically ideal: the average maximum is 29.0°C (84.2°F) and minimum 24.0°C (75.2°F). This is a dream come true for people who just want to slip into the lightest clothes – from fluttery summer dresses to light t-shirts and throw-overs. Sandals and flip-flops can work even during the winter months while the sun is up but if you plan to go hiking, you will need a reliable pair of rubber-soled walking shoes. If, by any chance, you are visiting Bora Bora during the winter months (remember, the coldest month over there is July), a wind-proof jacket or a light cardigan might be necessary during the night. A Lewis jacket also works like a charm if you can combine it well with the rest of your outfit.
The romantic playground
The staff of Bora Bora’s exclusive resorts and residences is aware of the romantic potential this destination has. Agents always assemble the best Bora Bora holiday packages for honeymooners if they have decided to tie the knot, and if you are visiting for the first time under such conditions, you are in for the time of your life. The amenities and wedding gifts of the attentive staff notwithstanding, you will get a chance to take your loved one on a horseback ride, have a picnic on a miniature private island, go on a sailboat ride across the lagoon or simply get lost among the trees for a bit of alone time among the thick greenery. The potential of Bora Bora is practically endless and you will be treated with jaw-dropping sights wherever you turn.
The fire dancer galore
As you begin to explore the magnificent reef that surrounds the central island, make sure to slip on some reef shoes or sandals in order to protect your feet. As far as jewelry is concerned, you should definitely leave every singular piece at home and purchase what the residents flaunt with great pride. While we are mentioning the locals, do not miss the captivating fire-dancing spectacle of the hip-twisting performers that wear nothing more than loincloths. The showcase of skill and physical prowess is breathtaking, and admiring the all-natural beauty of the locals doesn’t hurt either.
The pearl accessory
If you have decided to adorn yourself with the shiniest and most beautifully crafted pieces of jewelry produced on the island, you have probably noticed the ethereal beauty of the legendary Bora Bora pearls. Head straight to Bora Bora’s “capital” town Vaitape to browse through its many pearl shops and see how far you can go if you want to surprise your loved one with a mesmerizing gift. It doesn’t even have to be a piece of jewelry – the pearls themselves are as unforgettable as they are precious. You can find white, grey and black varieties and they need to be covered completely in nacre, the pearl layer, in order to be truly valuable.
If you have ever looked for a destination that can serve as a perfect backdrop for a budding romance, look no further than Bora Bora. The crystal-clear lagoons, gentle sandy beaches and hot breeze are the perfect aphrodisiac, but they also make up an irresistible sensory combination that will fuel the thirst for adventure. This is why thrill-seekers and culture travelers feel as attracted to Bora Bora as lovebirds, though nobody said that you cannot adopt the role of all three.
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