Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is a remote island in the South Pacific, northwest of Tahiti, popular with tourists for its luxurious resorts with overwater bungalows. One of the best hotels to stay at is the five star Four Seasons hotel.
Surrounded by beaches of white sand and turquoise water protected by a coral reef, the four seasons is a really nice place to snorkel and dive. Stay in a stunning overwater bungalow suite and paddle around the resort in endless turquoise waters.
Enjoy the laid-back vibe of the island on pristine white-sand Matira beach or visit the lagoon local stingrays, blacktip and lemon sharks. Booking a snorkeling guided tour is probably the best thing to do, as the guide will know where to find the marine creatures and you’ll make the most of your time snorkeling.
The most impressive sight of the island is certainly from Mount Otemanu one of two peaks of an extinct volcano located at the center of the island rising 2,400 feet above the lagoon. But don’t worry, hiking isn’t the only option to get there. 4×4 tours are available, and you can even admire the dramatic landscape from helicopter.