Bora Bora - A Tourist Hot Spot

Posted by on Thursday, October 5, 2017

In French Polynesia there sits Bora Bora.

Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti.

Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving.

It's also a popular luxury resort destination where some guest bungalows are perched over the water on stilts. At the island's center rises Mt. Otemanu, a 727m dormant volcano.

The major settlement, Vaitape, is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon.

Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and the plentiful coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for copra.

Most rainfall occurs during the summer months (November to April) and is accompanied by high humidity, although clear days are not unknown in mid-January.



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