Interesting Facts about Bora Bora Island, Hidden Paradise in the Pacific Ocean

Bora Bora is a tropical island located in the Pacific Ocean. If you look at a world map, you'll find it halfway between South America and Australia. Bora Bora is included in the territory of the French Polynesian Archipelago State.

Before setting foot on this beautiful island, you must first know some interesting facts about Bora Bora. Read more below!


1. Initially the island was named Pora Pora which means "eldest child". The first settlers misheard and believed the natives had said Bora Bora. Finally, the name Bora Bora is used until now


2. Due to its seclusion and extraordinary beauty, this place is very popular with couples as a honeymoon destination


3. Bora Bora consists of 3 villages: Anau, Faanui and Vaitape. The administrative center of Bora Bora is in the settlement of Vaitape, which is also the largest village on the island


4. Bora Bora Island is surrounded by several beautiful islands which include; Motu Tapu, Motu Ahuna, Tevairoa, Motu Tane, Motu Mute, Motu Tufari, Motu Pitiaau, Sofitel Motu, Motu Toopua, and Toopuaiti


5. In Bora Bora, a woman who puts a flower behind her left ear signifies that she already has a partner. On the other hand, a flower in the right ear indicates that you are single


6. In this place, tattoos are considered sacred, as a sign of one's beauty and position in society. Indigenous people often use it in certain ceremonies


7. Bora Bora has a once active volcano, which is in the middle of the island, namely Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu


8. Mount Otemanu has a height of about 727 m and is the highest point in Bora Bora whose peak can even be seen from the entire island


9. The beauty of Bora Bora also made it one of the shooting locations for the film Couples Retreat (2009)


Well, those are some beauty portraits and interesting facts about Bora Bora. Are you interested in visiting this island?


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