Bora Bora

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Bora Bora
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This travel destination is a mecca for honeymooners, anniversary celebrants, and other amorous couples in the high-budget category.


Yes, through the years between my first visit (1970s) and latest visit (2008), Bora Bora has become more touristy, but with less negative effect than some writers say. The natural beauty and setting are too spectacular to be ruined by waves of tourists.


Bora Bora is known for its over-water bungalows on stilts (see photo above ). Today, many of the high-end resorts offer them.


A sampling of the variety that awaits you:


You will enjoy lovely white sand, palm-fringed beaches for lounging and swimming.


Snorkeling and diving are popular. You can also see the lagoon's colorful tropical fish on a glass bottom boat.


Travel its 32-kilometer (20-mile) coastal road that circles the island. You can do it by car, motorbike, bicycle, or - as I did - on foot. It is an unforgettable experience.

Dining and more

Bora Bora is part of French Polynesia, which is an overseas territory of France. You will quickly see this connection in language, food and other cultural influences.

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