The island is part of French Polynesia and sits in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 265 km/165 miles from Tahiti. It is part of a group of 9 islands called the Society Islands.
Bora Bora is not accessible by international flight, and all visitors must first travel to Tahiti, and then catch another flight from Tahiti to the island. These flights run between 4-6 times a day.
The island was originally named “Pora Pora”, which means “first-born” as the Tahitians believe it was the first island created after Raiatea. When English settlers arrived on the island many moons later, they misheard the pronunciation of the island as “Bora Bora” and the name stuck.
Bora Bora is one of the most luxurious destinations in the world and is often depicted in movies and TV shows as a glamorous island of respite and relaxation. The island is a famous honeymoon destination, as well as being a firm favourite of Hollywood’s elite