Your jaw will drop as soon as you see Bora Bora. The soaring Mt Otemanu – a dormant 727m volcano – rises up majestically in the centre of the island, whilst the sugary sand beaches are framed by translucent lagoons and glorious coral reefs. It’s a landscape that inspires you to be as active or as laidback as you like. The powdery sands beckon you to unwind, whilst the ocean blue entices you to snorkel, paddle board, fish or jet ski. You could even feeds rays and sharks for that extra special memory. Inland, you’ll find wonderful hiking opportunities on Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu.
Another enticement is the collection of romantic resorts that reside on their own tiny ‘motu’ (island). Luxurious and secluded, you’ll feel like the only people on earth as you sit back and relax in your own private oasis. The most opulent of all are the overwater bungalows – jutting over the crystal-clear lagoons, most boast glass flooring so you can marvel at the colourful marine life swimming beneath your feet.