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Tahiti vs. Bora Bora?

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Tahiti vs. Bora Bora?

what are the differences between Tahiti and Bora Bora?

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1. Re: Tahiti vs. Bora Bora?

Ia orana

Tahiti is the main island in FP AND also the general term used for the destination in the mind of most dreamers.

The Island of Tahiti is the most populated island in french polynesia ( read active international air port, commercial port and administrative center). So Busy place. The Beaches on Tahiti offer for some black volcanic sand beach ( like in front of the Radisson ). Tahiti offers 4x4 tours,inland, surfing, trekking, diving etc,..

The idyllic beach photos with blue lagoons are more of the other islands.

Bora Bora is an expensive postcard: vizualize an older volcano that came out of the sea and starts after millions of year to sink back into the ocean

the view is incredible;le for that volcano surrounded by a turquoise color ( among other hues ) of lagoon, then the coral reef filled with Palm trees surrounded by the deep blue ocean.

Bora Bora is a mere 45 minute flight from Tahiti and yet the most expensive air route on earth ( to be considered in your budget).

I often suggested to considered Taha'a for example where you can see Bora Bora at Sunset from Le Taha'a or Vahine Island and yet enjoy similar lagoons without having to stay on an island with a dozen hotels a visiting cruise ship + lower airfare to get to Raiatea than Bora Bora.

Also consider for budgetary reasons Moorea, Rachable by ferry from Papeete with many lodging options that come at different budget and easier access to stores and restaurants. I hope this helps


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Moorea! A short 30 minute ferry ride from PPT and well worth it

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I have visited FP in 2006 and, imho, Bora Bora cannot be compared to Tahiti, its simply the place to go for a paradise. Tahiti is a residential island, a bit dirty with a few hotels and not-perfect lagoons. It is only good if you really want to get to know the life of locals, or visit some places of Paul Gauguin.

Bora Bora is the place for relaxed vacation - blue lagoons, white sand, volcano, amazing views. Check the photo compilation of both orangesmile.com/travelguide/afoto/tahiti.htm

Also Moorea can be considered. It is on the same level as Bora Bora - paradise for relaxed holidays.

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