Bora Bora is one of the most popular and most wished for honeymoons! The pristine beaches and clear waters and of course the much sought after “overwater” bungalow is a honeymoon couples dream.
There are quite a few options for couples when trying to plan the perfect Bora Bora honeymoon with resort options to help fit most budgets. I have helped create many amazing Tahiti –Bora Bora memories so what are you waiting for? Call me so I can help create the vacation of a lifetime!
A Few Facts
Where is Tahiti? Tahiti is located in French Polynesia located in the south pacific.
Tahiti also known as the Queen of the Pacific – Papeete (capital city) is where you would fly into upon arriving into Tahiti. There is much to do in Tahiti however the more popular vacation or honeymoon islands are Bora Bora or the island of Moorea.
Many adventures await including snorkeling, diving, horse back riding, the ever popular and amazing “circle island” tour, and the Safari into the Islands interior tour which is a hidden treasure of Tahiti.
Tahiti, known as “The Queen of the Pacific,” is the largest and most populated island, and is the starting point for all international travelers. International flights land at Faa’a Airport in the capital city of Papeete. Upon arrival, visitors receive a typical Tahitian display of hospitality – a friendly welcome with fragrant Tiare flowers and Tahitian music. Tahiti is a figure-eight shaped island divided into a larger part, known as Tahiti Nui (“Big Tahiti”) and a smaller peninsula called Tahiti Iti (‘Little Tahiti”). With lush green peaks reaching more than 7,300 feet, its scenery is dramatic. Cascading waterfalls and rippling pools in the jungle-like interior provide a striking contrast to the black and white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons of the island’s perimeter. A circle island tour (about 70 miles) is a great way to get acquainted with the island. Highlights include the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands, the Paul Gauguin Museum, the Harrison W. Smith Botanical Gardens, and the Marae Arahurahu (an ancient Tahitian outdoor temple). In the center of town, Le Marché, the municipal market, is not to be missed. The first floor of this indoor market has an abundant supply of tropical fruits and vegetables and fresh fish from the lagoon. The second floor is dedicated to Tahitian art and crafts, and boasts the largest selection of colorful pareus (sarongs) anywhere.
Moorea, “The Magical Island,” is said to be the inspiration for James Michener’s mythical island of Bali Hai, and has been the location for many motion pictures, including Mutiny on the Bounty and Love Affair. It is just 11 miles across the Sea of the Moon from Tahiti, but seems a world away. To fully appreciate the dramatic appearance of this heart-shaped island, drive to Belvedere Lookout, which affords breathtaking views of Moorea’s twin bays, Cook’s and Opunohu. Moorea makes for a wonderful day trip for Tahiti visitors – it’s just a 30-minute catamaran ride from Tahiti to the dock in Moorea. For many visitors, a couple of days exploring Moorea’s treasures and meeting some of its 15,000 residents pass too quickly. Moorea has bountiful harvests of pineapples, which can be seen growing on its slopes. One popular activity is to tour a local distillery and sample exotic liqueurs from pineapple, mango, coconut, vanilla and other Tahitian staples.
Bora Bora, “The Romantic Island,” is often called the most beautiful island in the world. This tiny island – just 18 miles in circumference – is encircled by a protective necklace of coral. Lush mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for the indescribable turquoise, lapis and aquamarine of the sheltered lagoon. Arriving by air is a unique experience, landing on the airstrip that was built by U.S. troops during World War II. The runway is on a motu (small islet), and visitors must travel by boat to reach the main island. It’s no surprise that most of the island’s activities center around the spectacular lagoon. The popular shark-feeding excursion puts visitors in the water and within safe view of reef sharks as they’re being fed by guides. Additionally, visitors can enjoy the Lagoonarium, a marine exhibit in the lagoon where the adventurous can swim with sting rays, huge sea turtles and reef sharks. For a half-day journey of exploration, nothing beats a Jeep tour through the interior of this wondrous island. Bora Bora is home to world-class resorts and quaint French-inspired restaurants, and is known for its jet-setting celebrity visitors who relax anonymously on its secluded beaches.
Rangiroa, a one-hour flight from Tahiti, is the world’s second largest atoll. From the air it appears as a large pearl necklace gently placed on the water. Known as “The Infinite Lagoon,” Rangiroa’s coral ring creates a seemingly endless display of deep turquoise and lapis blue. Because there’s no island runoff, the visibility in the lagoon is over 150 feet and the temperature a constant 80 degrees.
The famous Tiputa Pass, which provides an opening to the ocean, is rich with sea life. It’s known as one of the world’s greatest shark dives, and those who “shoot the pass” find themselves in the deep blue with literally scores of gray, black-tip, white-tip, lemon and nurse sharks. Non-divers can try some world-class snorkeling and see schools of dolphins that gather in the pass. For the true adventurer, a two-hour boat ride across the lagoon leads to the Kia Ora Sauvage, a luxurious way to “rough it.” There’s no electricity at this remote property, but it offers spectacular scenery and complete solitude. torchlit nights add to its exotic and romantic appeal.