A lovely stretch of white sand beach lapped by azure waters.

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1. Matira Beach

0.34 MILES

A lovely stretch of white sand lapped by azure waters.

2. Matira Beach

0.34 MILES

Bora Bora’s only real beach, this stunning stretch of snow-white sand and pinch-me-I’m-dreaming turquoise sea is perfect for sunbathing and swimming (but…

3. Motu Fanfan

2.04 MILES

An idyllic spot blessed with a lovely strip of sand and superb coral gardens just offshore. It's privately owned, so you'll need permission to get there.

4. Vaitape

2.31 MILES

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…

5. Coastal Defence Guns

3.16 MILES

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…

6. Coastal Defence Guns

3.37 MILES

Up a small hill on the eastern coast, a track peels off to the east and leads to two massive WWII coastal guns and a concrete bunker that were left by the…

7. Marae Fare-Opu


There are only a handful of marae (traditional temple) ruins on Bora Bora, including Marae Fare-Opu, which is squeezed between the roadside and the water…

8. Coastal Defence Guns


Coming from Faanui Bay, continue until you reach the quay of the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa on your left. Walk for another 50m and you'll see a…