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Maikai Bora Bora

This highly rated eatery offers excellent Polynesian cuisine with a refined twist, savoured in a vast and stylish dining room overlooking the lagoon (but only a few tables have lagoon views). Prices are surprisingly…
Top Choice French in Bora Bora

Restaurant Matira Beach

This breezy, open-air restaurant provides an enchanting dining experience with delectable food. It's well known for its Japanese cuisine (sushi, nigiri, teppanyaki) as well as well-executed French and Polynesian dis…
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Marama Tattoo

For traditionally designed tattoos head to this highly rated tattoo studio. Popular, sterile and reliable. Book well ahead as Marama is something of a legend in French Polynesia.
French in Bora Bora

Le St James

Don’t be deterred by the odd location – it's hidden in the back of a small shopping centre in Vaitape – for, once inside, you’ll find a convivial space that combines style with informality and an enticing deck affor…
Gastronomy in Bora Bora

Villa Mahana

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 t…
Cafeteria in Bora Bora

Aloe Cafe

This busy place right in the centre of Vaitape has the most eclectic menu in town and is a good place for a light meal any time of the day (last order is at 4.30pm). Get things going with palate-pleasing salads, wel…
Village in Bora Bora

Vaitape

The island’s main settlement, Vaitape is not the most evocative town, but it's a great place to do a bit of shopping, take care of banking needs and just get a feel for the way locals really live.
Bistro in Bora Bora

Bloody Mary’s

Bloody Mary’s isn’t just a restaurant, it’s an experience, especially at dinner (light meals only at lunchtime). You walk on sand floors, sit on coconut stools under a thatched roof and are surrounded by exotic plan…
Historic Site in Bora Bora

Coastal Defence Guns

Faanui Bay was the site of the US military base during WWII. At the southwestern end of the bay, a steep and often muddy track climbs up to an old WWII radar station atop a ridge complete with two giant defence guns…
French in Bora Bora

Bora Bora Yacht Club

Yes, the food is pretty good, but the real draw here is the stunning wooden deck overlooking the lagoon – very romantic at sunset. The menu runs the gamut from grilled fish to meat dishes and salads to pasta. The ta…