La Plage , based on the beach at the Novotel, rents small 6hp or 15hp four-seater motor boats that are easy to drive; no licence is...
Bora Bora Parasail
Based at Matira Beach, this outfit offers 15-minute trips starting from 25,000 CFP for two (18,000 CFP for one). If you want to get high...
An easy, half-day walk along the ridges above Anau.
No trip to Bora Bora is complete without a pilgrimage to this iconic venue, which has been there for more than three decades. It’s in...
Bora Kaina Hut
The Bora Kaina Hut ticks all of the boxes for an idyllic island experience. Romantic interior with candlelit tables, wooden furniture...
Villa Mahana information
Yes, the set menu has the potential to flag a red alert to Amex, but it’s the top-end darling of Bora Bora. A true alchemist, the Corsican chef Damien Rinaldi has got the magic formula right, fusing Mediterranean with Polynesian to create stunning cuisine, perfectly matched with French wines. Exquisite execution extends to the small dessert selection: the fondant au chocolat (chocolate cake) provides a flavour explosion. It’s housed in a stylish villa reminiscent of Provence, with lots of ochre and yellow tones. Perfect for a romantic tête-à-tête, but be sure to book well in advance – there are only seven tables. No sign.