There are a many reasons why you should visit Bora Bora, this charming Pacific Island in French Polynesia. Yet, for all the travelers who flock this place, only very few of them really understand what makes this island so special.
Perhaps you yourself have thought of visiting Bora Bora. Or maybe, you might even be well ahead of me and have in fact already been there a couple or so times.
And so you arrive in Bora Bora with nothing but the simple desire to relax with the Pacific sun beating down on you and the picturesque landscape lulling your senses. “This is it,” you think to yourself. Paradise on earth.
But if you stop for a moment. Allow yourself, for even just a moment, to take on more than just the aesthetic beauty of Bora Bora and see it for what it is – an island in exotic French Polynesia – you will begin to see just what makes it such a crowd-drawer.
In Bora Bora, the true nature of French Polynesia is unfolding. What could be more thrilling than to be there to witness it?
As can be expected from a Pacific Island, Bora Bora boasts of a tropical weather that is primarily divided into two seasons: wet and dry.
The wet season spans from the months of November to April with an approximate ¾ amount of rainfall every year. The hottest months are February and March, with temperatures rising sometimes up to 30 degrees centigrade. Storms are also quite common. It is because of these adverse weather conditions that the wet season is considered as the “off season” for tourism.
However, this does not mean that Bora Bora is out of the question in November down to April. If anything, bad weather aside, this is the time to get a good bargain on Pacific travel with many benefits to entice the off-the-beaten-path traveler: easy lodging, competition, sightseeing and lower average pricing.
Then again, if you are not much for rain, then the crowd of sun-worshippers like you and visit Bora Bora from May through October during its dry season. This is time to take advantage of the favorable weather and indulge yourself in the many activities that Bora Bora is known for, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, body surfing and more.
Something funny about Bora Bora: the island does not have a lot of land animals. How come? What, with the lush landscape and tropical forests that fringe the island borders, why are there so few land mammals to be found here?
One reason is that Bora Bora is a volcanic island. It practically sprung up from lava deposits and rich volcanic soil that have accumulated for thousands of years. For a long time, it was isolated from the rest of the world. It’s even a miracle that it could host such a plethora of life, little though they may be when compared with the animal and plant population of other neighboring islands.
But don’t you worry. What Bora Bora lacks in land animal life, it more than makes up for its rich marine life, bird life, and wonderful, just wonderful plant biodiversity.
All that and more are the things waiting for you in the Pacific Island of Bora Bora.