Bora Bora Island is part of the archipelago of islands in French Polynesia, which is located in the Pacific Ocean.
The island of Bora Bora belongs to the marine archipelago , called the Society Archipelago and is one of the five parts that make up French Polynesia, along with the Austral Islands, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands, and the Tuamoto Islands.
(Vava’u), which belongs to the indigenous people of the island , and those coming from the Tongo Islands, as for the actual name of the island is (Pora Pora) in the Tahitian language, due to the absence of the letter B in it, which means “first born.”
The island of Bora Bora consists of a main island, surrounded by a group of small islands, and it has a population of 9,000 people, and about 5,000 of them live in the village of Vaitape .
It is the main village on Bora Bora, while the rest live in the villages of Anau and Faanui.
Residents on this island use boats as the main means of transportation, along with bicycles.
Where Is Bora Bora Island ?
Bora Bora is located in the Pacific Ocean between the countries of Australia and Peru, specifically in the Community Island, which is divided into two main parts, namely: Leeward Islands and Windward Islands, and Bora Bora is included in the Windward Islands group.
Geography of Bora Bora
It is distinguished by its volcanic nature.
The island is located in the middle of the Turquoise Sea, surrounded by a number of small islands, described as having white and flat sand, while there is one volcanic island, Motu Toopua.
The highest peak in Bora Bora is Mt Otemanu, which reaches a height of 727 meters, and its hills are distinguished in emerald green, while it has black volcanic rocks ,It can be viewed from anywhere on the island of Bora Bora.
And one of the most prominent beaches on the island is Matera Beach, which is located on the southern tip of the island, and is distinguished by the beauty of its white sand and turquoise waters.
Climate of Bora Bora island
Bora Bora enjoys a tropical climate, which is characterized by its warmth and kindness throughout the months of the year, Where gentle south winds blow from the Pacific Ocean, and northeastern trade winds.
The average temperature of the island reaches 26 ° C due to its location in the part of the globe, and the summer season in Bora Bora extends from December to March, and the summer season is characterized by slightly higher temperatures, while the winter season extends from June until October.
And it is characterized by many clouds, while the island is a little bright.
Tourism in Bora Bora Island
The island of Bora Bora depends on the tourism sector to a large extent.
Where most of the island’s population works in this sector, and among the most prominent tourist destinations on Bora Bora island are:
Mt Otemanu: It is a volcanic mountain and the largest mountain located in Bora Bora, overlooking the surrounding beaches, and the mountain can be seen through boat tours around it.
Matera Beach: Matera Beach is the main beach on Bora Bora, and it was voted the best beach in the world.The beach has soft white sand and calm turquoise waters.
Coral beaches: One of the best things to do in Bora Bora is to dive to see the colorful coral reefs, many of which are found under the shores of the island.
Motu tapu island: is the most photographed island in the region, and the advantage of being the best place to relax,The small island is a few meters away from the main island.