Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bora Bora in French Polynesia

One of the Society Island in the Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora is renowned today as one of the most luxuriously beautiful places in the world. Gaining popularity throughout and just after World War II, it is rumoured that a lot of the military personnel did leave Bora Bora after the war had ended as the island was so beautiful and relaxing.

The original name of the island in the Tahitian language might be better rendered as Pora Pora, meaning "First Born"; an early transcription found in 18th- and 19th-century accounts, is Bolabolla or Bollabolla. The island, located about 230 kilometres northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres.

1 comment:

vijin said...

A wonderful tourist destination for scuba diving,snorkeling,camping,shark feeding and swimming.For honeymooners Bora Bora is a paradise on earth.