Plage de Matira
Plage de Matira
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Picturesque beach offers scenic hiking trails and tourist services including several boutique shops, the popular Ben's Place snack bar and restaurants.
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mariedesjardins
Prince George, Canada6,909 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Matira beach is your iconic tropical beach calendar photo. It’s miles of powdery, white sand lined with palm trees. The turquoise waters are clear enough to see the fish swimming beside your feet. In October, the water temperature was around 26-29c. Bora bora’s only public beach captures the island paradise’s beauty perfectly.
Written November 6, 2022
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HeatherMegaMauriFan
London273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We walked here twice during our short Bora Bora visit to see the sunset - best sunset we saw compared to 4 other islands. We stayed at the Royal Bora Bora Hotel where there's no sunset view at all, so we walked down to the beach, about 10 mins, and were rewarded with a stunning view. There are some benches to sit on and you can sit on the beach and have a picnic. A real highlight of our trip!
Written September 16, 2022
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Maui Mana
Hawaii190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Absolutely stunning beach to lounge at! Full sun, so bring an umbrella if you want shade. Gorgeous views. Saw rays and a black tip shark at sunset cruise the shoreline while we ate dinner.
Written March 21, 2022
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Richard F
Louisville, KY7,381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This was the first place we went when we arrived on the island. We caught the public shuttle at the tender dock area and road out early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the heat. The white sugar sand is very soft to walk on. We chose an area just down from the Intercontinental Hotel. We found a nice shady location under some palm tress and had a very relaxing day. The snorkeling here is amazing as the water is clear and there are sections of coral where the fish hang out.
Written January 2, 2020
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markman2112
Delton, MI261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We've traveled a lot and seen many beautiful beaches, and this one tops them all. It's also a perfect spot for a sunset over the water. The only advice I would give is to avoid on cruise ship days as the tour buses keep it pretty busy. But, on non-cruise days, it's virtually empty. Enjoy!
Written February 3, 2020
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terry4800
Warrington, UK919 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This is a stunning beach and for residents of the La Moana resort it’s perfect. You literally walk straight across the road and onto the beach from reception. The sand curves gently round the bay with the most amazing turquoise water which is shallow and very inviting. Lots of people go to see the sunset and it’s quite a sight. We would advise taking sand shoes/flip flops to walk along the beach as the sand has lots of coral bits mixed in which in parts are quite sharp. There is also a more unpleasant downside. The beach is a public beach and plainly doesn’t get the same level of attention as the hotel beaches. There is a lot of dog mess lying about which makes walking and picking your spot a bit of a minefield. You can see the culprits (in quite large numbers) lazing about in the sun and if you take food they wander over. The dog situation we were told is an issue on Bora Bora in general and we were warned by the hotel to be careful walking at night to local restaurants.
Written September 11, 2022
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cyberaamaa
Seattle, WA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The Plage Publique Matira entrance is directly across from the Intercontinental Resort and isn't always open when the sign says it will be. It is a good place for snorkeling. There are picnic tables, as well as a huge covered area. There is also a lovely modern, clean restroom with showers. If the gate is locked, it is easy to access the beach a little ways down the main road.
Written November 14, 2023
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada1,656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Beautiful beach with soft sand and shallow, crystal clear water. You can walk out for a long way before it gets a little deeper and then shallow again.

When we were there just after the lockdown was lifted there was only 2 other people on the beach. It was a paradise all to ourselves!

Nice place to lounge and has some shade as well. Options of restaurants also along the coast.
Written November 2, 2021
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX1,938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a fantastic beach. We rented a car and drove around the island making lots of stops. Matira Beach had to have been the best stop. Got a nice parking spot and went for a swim. Doesn’t get any better than this.
Written February 23, 2020
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drmader
Orinda, CA2,918 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Gentle waters and easy sandy entry, picnic tables, near by eats and ok parking. The sad thing is that several resorts like sofitel and intercontinental have abandoned closed properties , on this gorgeous bay, the neighborhood is dissected by the main road which people on all the island just drive too fast and a little hap hazard so watch out . The locals have many dogs just milling around and many of the homes in the area are a mixed bag ...you get the local flavor for sure, which we wanted since we are staying At a more contrived resort. views are fantastic and water is pure heaven.
Written October 26, 2020
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