Best Things To Do in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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  • Mount Otemanu: Highest point in Bora Bora, this is an intimidating remnant of an ancient volcano. It has a height of around 2400 feet from the lagoon
  • Matira Beach: One of the very few public access beaches in Bora Bora. Crystal clear waters, sandy white beach and lots of shops and eateries make it perfect for a day-out.
  • Bora Bora Lagoonarium: Family-run natural aquarium and water park offering activities like swimming with marine animals, ray and shark feeding sessions, circle-island tours in an outrigger canoe, and snorkel visits to the famed coral gardens.
  • Alain Despert studio: Art lover’s favourite sojourn; this is an art studio of renowned artist Alain Despert who is attributed with the famous painting of Absolute Vodka.


  • Bora Bora is all about experiences!  Go sunbathing on its velvety sands, enjoy the striking sunset as you sip a tropical drink or go for water sports, there is always something to do in Bora Bora.
  • You can go diving, snorkelling, shark feeding, Jet skiing, fishing expeditions and sea-side BBQ picnic by opting any of the numerous tour companies dotted on the island.
  • Another must-do thing in Bora Bora is to shop for exotic Black pearls, the speciality of Tahitian Islands.
  • Land activities like 4x4 safaris are also quite popular.

Below we have a list of things to do in Bora Bora and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Bora Bora getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Bora Bora with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Bora Bora

Here is the list of things to do in Bora Bora and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Pure Snorkelling By Reef Discovery

    Aquarium, Snorkeling

    A circle lagoon tour offering four fantastic snorkelling stops, this activity is one of the most popular ones in Bora Bora. Coral gardens of the lagoon, rich variety of fishes like anemone fishes, moray eel, preserved coral formations and the Manta rays and Eagle rays, luxury boat ride and a personalised guidance by professionals; this is a must-do!
  2. Moana Adventure Tours - Vaitape

    Adventure, Water Sport

    The word 'Moana' literally means 'sea' in Tahitian. Operated by Phillipe, Moana adventure tours has been arranging excursion on the islands for last years. Boasting variety of adventure tours, they also tailor personalised tours according to the needs of the visitors. The well-trained guides add to the adventure experience! Activities offered: Snorkelling excursions; including shark and ray sn...Read more
  3. Bora Bora Lagoonarium

    Water Park, Aquarium

    Located on the private island near Motu Piti Ananu, Bora Bora Lagoonarium is a family-run natural aquarium and water park. Offering activities like swimming with marine animals, ray and shark feeding sessions, circle-island tours in an outrigger canoe, and snorkel visits to the famed coral gardens at the southeast end of the main island are some of its key features. It is the best place to rela...Read more
  4. Matira Beach

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    Matira Beach


    Stretching for a mile, this beach of white sand lies at the southern tip of Bora Bora Islands. One of the very few public access beaches of the island, it is a very popular choice among tourists. Crystal clear waters, soft and velvety sand and laid-back atmosphere make it perfect place to rejuvenate. The beach is dotted with resorts, shops and eateries facilitating a perfect day-out at the beach.
  5. Maohi Nui

    Food And Drinks, Entertainment, Water Sport

    Operated by Patrick Tairua, this is a world-class enterprise offering activities that will make you fall in love with the Bora Bora islands. Activities offered: Lagoon excursion: Traditional outrigger canoe, great for observing stings rays, black tip reef sharks, turtles. Polynesian feast on Private Motu (island): Relax under the umbrella, enjoy a glass of champagne and enjoy the delectable lo...Read more
  6. TopDive Bora Bora

    Water Body, Adventure, Water Sport, Rides

    Explore this paradise island with TopDive Bora Bora and you will be overwhelmed!  Offering tours to Tapu, Muri Muri (white valley), Haapiti, Teavanui pass, Toopua, The Aquarium, Ananu, Tupai (private boat only), Tupitipiti (private boat only), you can encounter abundant rich marine fauna like turtles, sharks, manta rays with  TopDive Bora Bora. The tours specialise in Shark dives, Man...Read more
  7. Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora - Vaitape

    Specialty Shop

    Who doesn’t love pearls? And when you are travelling to the pearl islands of Tahiti, this store is one the best places to shop for Tahitian Black Pearls. Pearl experts from GIA (Gemmological Institute of America) craft the selective pieces and the prices are suitable to your pockets as well! The warm staff will be more than delighted to give you a tour of the pearl farm!  
  8. Bora Bora Photo Lagoon

    Boating, Snorkeling

    Who wouldn’t want to capture the moments spent at the heavenly island of Bora Bora! Be it a romantic photo shoot on your honeymoon or beautiful family pictures, Bora Bora photo lagoon is the best pick that offers lagoon tours with professional photo shoot. Activities offered:  Honeymoon Photo tours  The love boat snorkelling and discove        Sunset tour
  9. Mount Otemanu

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    Mount Otemanu

    View Point

    Highest point in Bora Bora, this is an intimidating remnant of an ancient volcano. With a towering height of around 2400 feet from the lagoon, this extinct volcano mountain was once the centre of the island. It’s striking black appearance in the verdant jungles and blue sea makes up for a picturesque delight. The mountain can be observed from below and the hiking up is difficult. The brit...Read more
  10. Baldini Perles

    Educational Site, Specialty Shop

    Pearl Jewellery Company specializing in vivid colours of pearls, drop in to shop for exquisite designs of accessories made with Tahitian Pearls. The Tahitian pearls are famous for their distinct black colour which is due to the black lip oyster (Pinctada margaritifera). You can also observe the techniques of pearl farming and the owner will happily tell you the tale behind each pearl and how it...Read more
  11. Raanui Tours

    Food And Drinks

    One of the best ways to explore the lagoon and enjoy lip-smacking BBQ on Motu Tapu, Raanui tours are a tourist’s favourite! Excursions arranged are as follows: Half day: Shark feeding, diving, ray feeding, Motu Tapu Full day: Shark feeding, diving, ray feeding, Motu Tapu and festive meal including grilled fish, chicken, beef with rice, salad, raw fish and juice.
  12. Leopard Rays Trench

    Outdoors, Water Body, Adventure, Water Sport

    One of the most beautiful diving sites in Bora Bora, the Leopard Rays Trench is known for its crystal clear waters. You can practically see the giant Manta Rays penetrating through the waters. The white sandy bottom makes it even better to explore the marine life! You can explore Leopard Rays Trench by opting for a diving tour!
  13. Tupitipiti Point


    Best known as a diving site, it is famous for its purple coral, colourful sponges that will delight you with their striking beauty. An abode of sharks, rays, groupers and parrotfish, the Tupitipiti point is one of the must-visit places in Bora Bora. The coral boulders shaped into a network of grotto and canyon, alluring flora, waters offering outstanding visibility and the chances of running in...Read more
  14. Alain Despert Studio

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Photo Gallery

    Art lover’s favourite sojourn; this is an art studio of renowned artist Alain Despert. The work of this French artist was discovered on the pristine island of Bora Bora in 1990. With his art work exhibited throughout USA, Alain Despert gained international recognition as an artist. His ‘Absolut Despert’ painting was selected for the famous campaign with Haring and Warhol. Know...Read more
  15. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

    Leisure, Resort

    Wrapped up by the majestic views is the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. The resort is surrounded by sand-fringed islets on an outer coral reef which encloses a turquoise lagoon. Renowned as the most romantic destination in the world, this magical island allows people the chance to immerse themselves in the French Polynesia’s famed tropical paradise. While you are in Bora Bora for...Read more