5 Fun Facts about Bora Bora

Bora BoraThere is no doubt that Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful places on the planet.  It is appropriately nicknamed “The Romantic Island”, and I think Paradise would fit just as well.  But since we all already know how beautiful of a place this is, I figured I would give you a few fun Bora Bora facts about this spectacular island.   This way you can perhaps impress your friends the next time you see a photo of a tiki hut set beautifully atop the Pacific Ocean

1.  Did you know that Bora Bora is actually Pora Pora, meaning “first born”, in the local Tahitian language? That’s right, no “B”, in fact there is no “B” in the entire Tahitian language!   Early settlers thought the natives were saying Bora Bora, not Pora Pora, and from that the name stuck!

2.  The movie “Couples Retreat”, starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, was shot at the St. Regis Resort Bora Bora, which appeared onscreen as the “Eden” resort.  The cast claimed that they were on an acting vacation during the five weeks they spent at the resort!

Couples Retreat Bora Bora
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3.  Hawaii gets more visitors in 10 days than French Polynesia gets in an ENTIRE year!  When you are looking for peace, beauty, and adventure….French Polynesia is certainly the way to go!

4.  There are NO poisonous snakes or insects in French Polynesia.  That’s right, you can go ahead and fall asleep on the beach, it’s ok.  It really is Paradise!

5.  Kim Kardashian boasted that her family trip to Bora Bora was one of the best vacations that she has ever had.  Her show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” just aired three episodes of the incredible time that they had there. They stayed at the  Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort Spa.

Bora Bora is an incredible vacation spot, that has a little something for everyone.  If you would like to know more, please contact one of our Tahiti travel specialists today!


By | 2018-05-14T09:13:12+00:00 October 6th, 2011|Bora Bora|14 Comments