Traveling to Bora Bora, an island in the Leeward group of the Society . The Islands Leeward group of the Society Islands are Taha’a, Raiatea, Huahine, Moorea and finally the Tahiti island itself in French Polynesia (an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean). This traveling site Bora Bora island is possibly the single most famous island in all the world. Known for its aqua-centric luxury resorts and one of the world’s top traveling destination. Located in the Southern Hemisphere between Australia and South America. This beautiful traveling island is surrounded by a lagoon as well as a barrier reef from all sides. Bora Bora has been a volcanic in origin that oc curred approximately four million years ago. Volcanic eruption rugged the main island, and a few smaller islands, are completely surrounded by coral reefs. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu.
Discovered by Roggeveen (A traveling Dutch navigator) in 1722. Its ancient name of Vava’u suggests that the original inhabitants arrived from Tonga of this seven-million-year-old island.
The island has been inhabited since 900 A.D.
‘Bora Bora’ roughly translates as ‘first-born’, it may have been the most important island after Ra’iatea. It is said that the first king of Ra’iatea, sent his son Ohatatama to rule Bora Bora. And according to ancient legends, the island’s name, is a reference to its origin as the first place to have been born from the water.
The first traveling European explorers who visited the island were led by James Cook arrived in Bora Bora in 1769 and he paused there briefly on his last voyage in 1777, prior to this island of Bora Bora was already sighted by other explorers.
Cook named it Bora Bora (from the Tahitian “Pora Pora”), name which means “First born”, allusion to the fact that the Taaroa god would have immediately created it after Raiatea in 1820. A London Protestant Missionary Society station was established there and today, and the first temple is open in 1822.
During World War II, the United States used Bora Bora Island as a base for its military supply, After the war ,the Military Base was closed officially on June 2, 1946, but many traveling Americans refused to leave the island because it became close to their hearts.
Bora Bora its time zone coincides with the Hawaii Time zone, known for its beauty (one of the perfect locations for a romantic traveling adventure for two), resorts and numerous aquatic activities to do, such as scuba diving, surfing, lagoon swimming, shopping, over water bungalows, mote hangouts and various other activities and tours.
The main wildlife is birds and plants. There are numerous exotic sea creatures that can be seen from the beaches or when taking tours on the water,and interesting underwater sights.
Today the island is mainly dependent on tourism. Thirty years ago, Hotel Bora Bora built the first over-the-water bungalows on stilts over the lagoon and today, over-water bungalows are a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts.
Bora Bora does not offer many products. It only boasts of things that can be produced from the sea as well as the coconut trees.
The island is not much populated. 9,000 people inhabited the island. Since the natural products of Bora Bora are limited to the sea products and coconut trees, the island earns it main income from traveling and tourism. Bora Bora is a fantastic traveling destination an experience worth having. A vacation in Bora Bora will be A wonderfully relaxing place to be and something that you will remember throughout your life.
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Island: Bora Bora
Distance to Airport: 10 to 20 mn
Number of units: 12 Bora Bora French Polynesia
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