Bora Bora – mesmerising lagoons and kaleidescope reefs encircle this enchanting island, famed for its world-class snorkelling and scuba – expect harmless sharks, huge manta rays and stunning shipwrecks. The sweeping sands of Matira – Bora Bora’s most idyllic beach – is found on the southern tip and at the centre of the island a double-peaked extinct volcano, drenched in green forest, rises from the sheltered aqua lagoon.
Best time to visit?
Cooled by the gentle breeze of the Pacific, the climate is sunny and pleasant. There are two seasons; from November to April the climate is warmer and more humid, whilst May to October is cooler and drier.