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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Matira Beach


Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific. Surrounded almost entirely by an offshore reef, the protected lagoon is abundant with sea life. Luxury resorts dot the reef with spectacular overwater bungalows.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships anchor and tender to the small town of Vaitape.

Vaitape Pier

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Money and Tipping

Bora Bora's currency is the French Polynesian Franc (XPF). US dollars are widely accepted. There are banks and ATM's in town though banks may not be open on Sunday.

Local Transportation

You can sign up for tours at the pier including lagoon cruises and circle island tours. Various companies offer shuttle services to Matira beach or Bloody Mary's for $5 USD one way. You can rent a car in Vaitape as well. Tours can also be arranged on shore.


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  • Matira Beach - One of the most beautiful beaches in the world with clear and calm water (unless it is windy or stormy).
  • Bloody Mary's - This restaurant is famous for being visited by celebrities and having a sand floor.
  • Lagoonarium - Take this tour for an opportunity to swim with sharks and stingrays.

Shopping & Restaurants

In Vaitape there is a small supermarket where you can stock up on beer before heading to the beach, a small handicraft market and lots of black pearl stores.




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