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Bora Bora - fantasy getaway island!

Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a very small, approximately eleven square miles, island in French Polynesia. The island is in the Pacific Ocean and is close to Tahiti and many other smaller islands. Surrounding the island of Bora Bora is a lagoon and a barrier reef, and an extinct volcano can be found in the center.

The highest peak on the island is Mt. Otemanu and the sides of the 2,385-foot mountain are filled with green and lush landscaping as well as blackened volcanic rock. Most people will spend their time on the beaches of Bora Bora, while others will crave the excitement that the interior of the island offers. Matira Beach is a public beach that can easily be accessed, but there are many others that are even more beautiful. In order to get into the interior of the island, people will need to rent a 4X4 vehicle, because the terrain is quite rugged. People can also choose to hike in to this area by walking the trails of those who entered before them.

There are three villages on the island and not many animals, especially wild animals. The only animals that can be found on the island are ones that people bring in and those include horses, pigs, cows, chickens, sheep, goats, and of course, dogs and cats. Out in the water is another story, because out there, there are thousands of sea creatures, both big and small. Visitors will enjoy viewing the sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, sharks, gray rays, leopard rays, and humpback whales.

Many people travel to Bora Bora every year for multiple reasons, but the major reason is all the fabulous luxury resorts that the island has to offer. I mean, who wouldn’t love to live the life of luxury during their vacation, right?? Plus, the weather in Bora Bora is nice and warm all year long, which is perfect for relaxation.

Here are some interesting facts about the island of Bora Bora:

· The movie, Couples Retreat, was filmed at the St. Regis Resort on Bora Bora.

· Bora Bora is known as a romantic paradise by the French Polynesians..

· Coconuts are one of the only types of produce that grows on the island.

· During World War II, Bora Bora was used as a military supply base as well as a plane base. During that time, it was known as ‘Operation Bobcat’ and there were approximately 7,000 soldiers on the island.

· There is no public transportation on the island.

· There are no poisonous snakes or insects on the island.

· The original name of the island was Pora Pora, because there is no ‘B’ in the Tahitian language. However, people misunderstood what they were saying and began calling it Bora Bora. The new name stayed since so many people were using it.

The island of Bora Bora may be small, but it is full of activities and excitement. People can spend time out in the sun, whether they are on a beach or hiking the trails, while viewing some of the best things that nature has to show in the area.

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