Bora Bora

For many people, the name Bora Bora brings thoughts of jumping off life’s treadmill and moving to an island paradise. In fact, the romantic and the world-weary have sought out this magical island for decades. Bora Bora is entirely surrounded by a world-famous lagoon, colored a light shade of blue so striking that it resembles something outside of nature. The lagoon's overwater bungalows give the expression 'close to nature' literal meaning, as guests can almost literally roll out of bed into a refreshing swim or any other watersport. All this is situated under the watchful eyes of Mt. Pahia and Mt. Otemanu – two green peaks that rise like exotic island gods, just waiting to be hiked and explored.

Good to Know

  • No designated gay scene, but very inclusive
  • Long history of acceptance; same-sex relationship have never been illegal and discrimination of any kind is banned
  • Gay marriage legal since 2013
  • Quiet nightlife, though the Scorpio nightclub in Papeete on Tahiti is popular with guests both gay and straight
  • Local rae-rae (originally mahu) transsexual culture dates back to ancient indigenous communities
  • Popular honeymoon destination for all types of couples

Featured Resorts:

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

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The Four Seasons Resort is located on its own private island motu with just 100 exclusive over-water bungalows and 7 beach front villas nestled around a crystalline lagoon and ancient volcanic peaks. The resorts' public areas and private villas are strategically hidden amidst lush vegetation consisting of coconut and tiare trees, bougainvilleas, pandanus trees, and bird of paradise. The various buildings form a village based on Polynesian cultural history and architecture usi ...

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

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Edged by powdery sands and a tranquil lagoon, this resort represents the epitome of carefree elegance. A total of 74 one-bedroom villas skim the lagoon, with 8 of these featuring terrace Jacuzzis. The 5 two-bedroom over-water villas with private swimming pools are a first in French Polynesia. Nestled on the beach are 11 one-bedroom villas and 2 two-bedroom villas. The 13,000-square foot Royal Estate, majestic on its secluded cove and extending over 3 separate pavilions, surpa ...

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

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"Created by the gods" that is the meaning of Bora Bora's ancestral name. And paradise on earth is what the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa is all about. Set amidst the gentle beauty of the reef that crowns the island, this member of Leading Hotels and Leading Spas of the World offers an authentic Polynesian experience coupled with luxury accommodation, gastronomy and service.

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