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Bora Bora with Maupiti, French Polynesia

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Matira Beach, Bora Bora

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Chances are that if you were asked to draw your idea of a Pacific island, you might come up with a picture that looks pretty much like Bora Bora—soaring rain-forest covered peaks, a classic lagoon of blues and greens, and a ring of coral reef and tiny islets with lovely beaches and coconut trees. The island itself can be explored in a few hours; there are sweeping beaches in the south and ancient Polynesian temples hidden in the jungle. It's populated by 8,880 Polynesians who love to show visitors their treasured lagoon and its marine inhabitants. They also love to entertain visitors with music and dance.American writer James A. Michener, who visited more than 40 Pacific Islands during his naval service in World War II, famously called Bora Bora the most beautiful island in the world. Some say it was the inspiration for the enchanted island Bali Hai, which features in his book Tales of the South Pacific, and was sung about in the long-running hit musical South Pacific. Other sources, however, claim Bali Hai was based on an island in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) that Michener could see from his base in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu's largest island.Whatever the real story, the island's name means "firstborn" in the Tahitian language and, as people will not tire of telling you, should be spelled Pora Pora since there is no B in Tahitian. These days few would dream of changing the popular name of a place that is already recognized globally as the ultimate South Seas paradise.

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Marae: Ancient Stone Temples
Marae: Ancient Stone Temples

Around the island and tucked away in the jungle, these were religious and social gathering places. Discover them on a 4WD or Circle Island tour.

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Vaitape, the Main Town
Vaitape, the Main Town

An unnamed main street lined with boutiques and eateries leads to the grave of Alain Gerbault, who sailed his yacht solo around the world in 1923-29.

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Faanui: Pretty in Pink
Faanui: Pretty in Pink

The village’s pastel pink church stands in the shadow of a mountain. Nearby are the remains of the former U.S. naval base, built in 1942.

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Bora Bora Lagoonarium
Bora Bora Lagoonarium

This natural aquarium and water park offers swimming with marine animals, tours in an outrigger canoe, and snorkel visits to famed coral gardens.

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Insider Secrets to Cheaper Vacations

New York Times columnist Seth Kugel shares insider tips that will help you save money the next time you travel.

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Matira Beach
Matira Beach

One of the few public-access beaches on the island serves as a tourist hub, with several luxurious resorts, shops, eateries and activity centers.

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