There are miracles of nature whose beauty
made us dream from way back. Bora Bora is a
mythical place, that symbolizes paradise on
earth. The main island with its volcanic
mountain top, surrounded by an ocean of many
hues, has become over thousands of years the
harbour of an extraordinary underwater fauna.
The crystal clear water studded with islets
("Motu" in Tahitian) has created a
nearly "supernatural" scenery called
" the lagoon of Bora Bora".
can still hear the echoes of the warriors that
once paddled across the ocean from the rival
island of Raiatea. Amongst the many beauties of
Bora Bora you will find the "motus"
and the great ridges inviting you to a hike.
There is also the mountain top of "Otemanu"on
the main island, the legendary "Pahia"
and the "Toopua" motu made famous by
the "bells of Hiro". These bells are
located on the hill top where Hiro would sound
the alarm when needed. The point of
"Matira" on the southern tip of the
island is another spot very much appreciated.
The well preserved lagoon and virgin white sand
outdo in beauty the blue skies above.
Many an artist has been inspired by Bora Bora
such as painters, poets, philosophers and other
aesthetes. Each one feels impelled to carry on a
tradition begun by Paul-Emile Victor and Herman
Melville, just to mention a few.