Your trip to Bora Bora will take you first to the Tahitian island of Papeete. Then it’s a short flight over to the airport on Motu Mute, Bora Bora. That’s the name of the small island American soldiers built a landing strip back during World War II. This island is one of the small barrier islands surrounding the main island of Bora Bora.
But here’s a tip. Don’t rest on this flight because the scenery is breathtaking. You will be able to see all colors and dramatic landscape as you approach the island. Many people have said that the beauty of Bora Bora is really unbelievable until they experience it for a few days. It sinks in that there is somewhere on earth this beautiful.
James Michener called Bora Bora the most beautiful island in the world. And he’s seen a few. It’s got to be the most famous island in the world.
The island is 18 miles long and is made up of a protected lagoon surrounded by white, sandy shores. These shores are mainly accessible by boat, and some reef islands are accessible by canoe. Locals still venture out to them to harvest coconut. Tourist visit them to snorkel, dive, or just have a romantic getaway.
Once you get to the airport, you have to get to your hotel, and as we mentioned, that’s by water taxi or shuttle. And once at the hotel, it keeps getting better and better. You check in at the lobby and are assigned your bungalow.
Before you get too excited about the activities around the hotel complex, if you want to dine on the main island, or do any site seeing, reserve your shuttle trip because they do fill up at some locations. But remember, there are only a few hundred rooms on the entire island – the amount a normal, large hotel would have back home, so don’t think you will be crowded.