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Bora Bora in the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia

French Polynesia is a sort of geographic nesting doll of islands in the south Pacific Ocean. Bora Bora is one of the nine Leeward Islands, which are part of the larger Society Islands group, which is included in the still larger collection of islands and reefs that make up French Polynesia. Like Tahiti, Bora Bora thrives on tourism. One look out the window this cold January, and we’re wishing we could climb into this image and stay a while.


Bora Bora is a 29.3 km² island in the Leeward group in the western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres.
Population: 8,880 (2007)
Area: 11.31 sq miles (29.30 km²)
Island groups: Society Islands · Leeward Islands
Location: Pacific Ocean
Burials: Alain Gerbault
Travel tip: The relatively small island of Bora Bora is an activity giant, offering visitors the chance to experience a 4×4 safari, sunbathe and swim at white sandy beaches, dive in a natural underwater park among fish and corals, experience thrilling shark feedings, or circle the turquoise lagoon by boat. And Bora Bora is a … @tripadvisor

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