Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The perfect 5 days itinerary

Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed 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. With its stunning backdrops, vibrant marine life, and tranquil beaches, Bora Bora is a paradise for travelers seeking relaxation and adventure in equal measure.

What to do in Bora Bora?

This 5 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Bora Bora. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Arrival and Relaxation

Morning

Arrive in Bora Bora and check into your overwater bungalow. Take some time to settle in and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lagoon.

Afternoon

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at your resort, followed by a relaxing afternoon on the beach. Dip into the crystal-clear waters or simply sunbathe on the pristine sands.

Evening

Experience a traditional Polynesian welcome dinner at your resort, complete with local cuisine and entertainment.


Day 2: Exploration and Adventure

Morning

Embark on a shark and ray snorkeling safari. This guided tour allows you to swim with and observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Afternoon

Enjoy a picnic on a secluded motu (islet). Your guide will prepare a traditional Polynesian lunch for you to enjoy on the beach.

Evening

Return to your resort and spend the evening at leisure, perhaps enjoying a spa treatment or exploring the resort's amenities.


Day 3: Cultural Immersion

Morning

Visit the Bora Bora Lagoonarium, a natural aquarium where you can swim with turtles, sharks, and rays under the guidance of local marine biologists.

Afternoon

Take a 4x4 safari tour of the island, exploring its lush landscapes and learning about its history and culture from a local guide.

Evening

Dine at a local restaurant, trying out specialties like poisson cru (raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk).


Day 4: Leisure and Luxury

Morning

Start your day with a sunrise paddleboarding session, experiencing the tranquility of the lagoon at dawn.

Afternoon

Indulge in a couples' spa treatment at your resort, enjoying massages and treatments that incorporate local ingredients.

Evening

Enjoy a private beach dinner, with a table set up just for you on the sand, under the stars.


Day 5: Farewell to Paradise

Morning

Take a final dip in the lagoon or enjoy breakfast with a view from your bungalow.

Afternoon

Pack up and check out of your resort. Depending on your flight time, you may have some time to visit local shops for souvenirs.

Evening

Depart from Bora Bora, taking with you memories of a lifetime spent in paradise.


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