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Bora Bora is an atoll in the South Pacific, has about 10,00 inhabitants, belongs to the group of Society Islands in French Polynesia and is located about 260 kilometers northwest of Tahiti. The distance (as the crow flies) to the Australian continent is 5,983 kilometres, to Hawaii it is 4,230 kilometres. Bora Bora is considered one of the most exclusive, luxurious and expensive travel destinations in the world – it is therefore not surprising that 75% of the tourists here are honeymooners. The island has a classic atoll shape with a central mountain with dense vegetation, surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon and a coral fringe with numerous overlying motus, which are the remains of the former crater rim. The elongated main island is 9 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide at its widest point. The highest elevations are Mont Otemanu (727 meters), Mont Pahia (661 meters) and Mataihua (314 meters). The largest town on the island is Vaitape.

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Bora Bora – The Hotel Sofitel Private Island (French Polynesia)

Categories: Travel reports, Oceania, French Polynesia, Bora Bora

We didn’t find a good and affordable hotel on Bora Bora that easy. Private accommodation and offers (such as via AirBnB) were not so many at that time. In addition, we wanted to treat Bora Bora something nice – and so we booked 5 nights at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island in an Island Luxury Lodge and were lucky that we were able to move into our bungalow right away.

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