Where is Bora Bora?

Bora Bora is an island situated in the middle of the South Pacific

Bora Bora island is situated at latitude 16° 30′ 0″ S and longitude 151° 45′ 0″ W right in the middle of the south pacific sea. The weather there is tropical and it would make a perfect vacation destination. Polynesia has 118 islands. Bora Bora is also called the Pearl of the Pacific, it is its lagoon which is especially famous in the world.

Distance from Bora Bora and:

• Los Angeles: 4100 miles or 6600 km
• New Zealand: 2800 miles or 4550 km
• Hawaii: 2600 miles or 4200 km
• Japan: 5800 miles or 9400 km
• Sydney: 3700 miles or 6000 km
• Paris: 9800 miles or 15700 km
• New York: 6300 miles or 10200 km
• London: 9600 miles or 15400 km
• Hong Kong: 6900 miles or 11100 km


Bora Bora is clearly among the nicest islands in the world and the pretiest island of the South Pacific. She has many surname as the pearl or the Pacific, the romantic island or paradise island. The turquoise waters from the lagoon thanks to the white sand is just spectaculare. The arrival by plane offers a spectacular view over the lagoon of Bora Bora. The rotation are daily and facilitate the visit of other islands.

Vaitape is the town of Bora Bora, you’ll find there some shops, bank, Air Tahiti office, post office etc. There is a small wharf for small vessels. The ship from the airport stop at Vaitape. The town hall is in Vaitape as well.

From the airport which is on an islet to Vaitape by boat is about 20 minutes. Most hotels and resorts will come an pick you up to the airport.

The island has 8,800 inhabitants. The Tupai atoll depends on Bora Bora, this is the heart-shaped island.

It is the ideal place to enjoy a comfortable hotel by spending a night on a pilotis.

For the more athletic, it is also possible to do nice excursions on the main island.

The seabed of Bora Bora is legendary, there is a very rich submarine fauna : sharks, rays, fish of all colors.

A sunset cruise on a boat is also a wonderful time to share for two.

Bora Bora map

How to go to Bora Bora

Bora Bora is situated 160 miles North West from Tahiti the capital of French Polynesia.

Bora Bora can be reach by plane with Air Tahiti company. The travel time is arround one hour by plane. Or by sea through Raromatai Express company, the travel time is 6 hours but you pass through Huahine and Raiatea islands, great for visiting.

To arrange your Bora Bora honeymoon, feel free to contact our partner Moana Voyages, a travel agency based in Tahiti since 2005. It is tailor made agency.