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Bora-bora Island

Jan 22, 2010

This beautiful place’s Origin name was Pora pora, Tahitian language that mean First born, but early 19th century change to Bolabolla or Bollabolla. This island is one of Leeward group in the Society Islands of French Polynesia in Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometers (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef.

In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres. Bora-bora is one of travel destination in France, and the development is mainly dependent on tourist. Many resort and bungalows was built around the lagoon. But although the characteristic of the tourist destination are aqua centric, especially on the beach and lagoon, but it is possible to visit any attractions on land such as WWII cannons.

With the narrow island, the transportation on this island is limited. There just a single bus that goes halfway around the island, and back approximately every hour, so for those of you who want to visit this island, bicycle is the recommended method of transport.


Bora-bora is predestined for snorkeling and scuba diving in and around its lagoon. Many species of sharks and rays inhabit the surrounding body of water. There are a few dive operators on the island offering manta ray dives and also shark-feeding dives.

In addition to the existing islands of Bora Bora (called Motu in Taihitian), the new man-made motu of Motu Marfo has been added in the north-eastern corner of the lagoon on the property of the St. Regis Resort.

5 comments:

genial said...

pertamaxxx dulu tante :p

January 22, 2010 at 4:17 PM
genial said...

canggih sekarang... apa saiia nya ajja yg gag ngelongok2 lagi :(
tampilannya mangstabs :) skinsutnya mumpuni, pas :)

January 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM
zujoe said...

bisa mancing disitu? ada penyewaan DVD ga di sana? ad yang jual pete ga ya???

January 23, 2010 at 11:22 AM
-Gek- said...

Birunya keren ye.. :)
Eh, ku kira itu tempat di Indo.. ternyata di France.. jiahahhaa.

January 23, 2010 at 11:24 AM
Emily Whale said...

The Bora Bora Island is certainly a place you should visit once in your life time.

May 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM

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