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Cheap Flights to Bora Bora

Cheap Flights to Bora Bora 

Flights to Bora Bora, an island in French Polynesia, arrive at Bora Bora Airport (BOB), which is also known as Motu Mute Airport. Motu Mute is the name of the islet on which the airport is located. Bora Bora, with its beautiful lagoons and beaches, is known as one of the world's premier destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. It is home to many luxury resorts, many of which offer accommodations in bungalows. Among the scenic attractions is Mount Otemanu, a volcano that is visible from many places on the island. 

Bora Bora Airport (BOB)

Bora Bora Airport is distinguished by its location on an island in a lagoon. The airline that serves the airport is Air Tahiti. Most visitors catching cheap flights to Bora Bora make a connection from the main island of Tahiti. You can also get connecting flights from the Polynesian islands of Moorea, Maupiti, Raiatea and Huahine. In order to reach the main island of Bora Bora, you must take a boat transfer from the airport. A ferry offers regular service between the airport and Vaitape, Bora Bora's largest population center. The cost of the ferry is included in all Air Tahiti flights. 

Attractions in Bora Bora

Many of Bora Bora's attractions are related to the ocean. Some of the most beautiful spots include Matira Beach and Coral Gardens, a crystalline lagoon that offers some of the best snorkeling on the island. Boat tours around the island are extremely popular and can be combined with water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing and jet skiing. 

The Bora Bora Lagoonarium offers visitors a chance to safely swim with sea creatures such as sharks and stingrays. Four-wheel drive tours that circle the entire island allow you to appreciate the rugged beauty of the land. These tours often include stops to local farms where tropical fruits are grown and items such as coconut oil are produced. 

Hints and Tips for Visiting Bora Bora

If you want to get a taste of the authentic local culture of Bora Bora, a good time to visit is during the winter when Taurua Varua takes place. This is a cultural and religious festival that features traditional songs, food and ceremonies. The Bora Bora Liquid Festival is an annual event that features races, iron man competitions and athletic events for kids. Local entertainment includes traditional music and Tahitian dancing, which is offered at many hotels and resorts as well as in nightclubs. Visitors to Bora Bora can enjoy shopping for unique items such as traditional Polynesian art, jewelry, wood handcrafts and clothing. 

The cuisine on Bora Bora is largely seafood with dishes made from tuna extremely popular. Many dishes are marinated with local fruits such as lime and coconut. Lamb is one of the most popular meats on the island, and much of it is imported from New Zealand. A typical meal for two at a restaurant or resort costs between $50 and $100. However, there are also many less-expensive options such as stalls and food trucks where typical dishes are around $10.

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