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As one of the Leeward group of Society Islands in French Polynesia, the only way to get to Bora Bora is by ocean or air.  A cruise holiday through the South Pacific is the ideal method to travel to Bora Bora and usually affords a two-day stay, docking at Pofai Bay near Vaitape, the main settlement on the island.

Bora Bora Airport is also known as Motu Mute Airport due to its location on an islet north of the main island. Air Tahiti has several daily flights from Tahiti to Bora Bora and other services from nearby islands in French Polynesia. Once at the airport, you’ll need to take a boat transfer to Bora Bora and most hotels and resorts will also arrange transfers for their guests.

To get around the island, hire cars are available from the Vaitape pier as well as bicycles and scooters. Bora Bora has one form of public transport, Le Truck, the local bus, which has a limited route, or you can opt for a taxi. Other options for sightseeing around Bora Bora include helicopter rides and 4WD adventuring.