On days like today, when Jack Frost has a firm grip on the Northeast, it’s hard not to picture yourself in some tropical island escape. Bora Bora is just one of those places you just can’t help but let your mind run away to. That is why, today, we’re daydreaming about day tripping in one of our favorite French Polynesia islands. When staying at St. Regis or Four Seasons, it can be hard to find reasons to leave the comfort of your resort. But if you do, we promise there’s more to see than paddling boarding just a few yards from your bed. With the guidance of Natura Discovery — and a little motivation from those impending winter storms — here’s 6 things to do in Bora Bora (And don’t worry, they’ll pick you up right from your hotel.)
Discover the Island on 4 Wheels
I’ve always said the best way to see an island is on four wheels. This is especially true in Bora Bora. Boat rides and choppers might give you one hell of a vantage point, but the only way to touch everything is from the ground level.
French Polynesia is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque places on earth, and for good reason. Crystal blue waters and lush backdrops are all the reason you need to take a ride. Natura offers several combo tours that will include jet skiing as well.
A lot of people don’t know this but Mt. Otemanu is one of two extinct volcanoes in Bora Bora. Reaching approximately 2,400 feet at its high peak, no visit to the island is complete without checking out this incredible photo op. When looking for things to do in Bora Bora you won’t forget this one, the peak is undoubtedly the most recognizable landmark on the island.
Feed the Sharks and Pet the Rays
Included in Natura’s combo adventure, you can get into the water and feed the local sea life—particularly the sharks and stingrays. Snorkel the rich waters of the island both on the lagoon side and out in the ocean. It should go without saying, but getting in the water with the Tahitian sea life should be on the top of your things to do in Bora Bora bucket list.
Check out the Local Culture, Food and Wildlife
Polynesian culture has a lot to offer and there’s so much to see on the island. Open up a coconut, try an official Tahitian dish, talk to the locals and pick up a creature or two.
One of Natura’s top attractions for couples is their romance tour. In addition to this, they also have proposal packages (what better place to pop the question?). Regardless, a sunset view is the perfect way to end any day in Bora Bora.