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Bora Bora travel and visitor information with airport, airline and hotel information. Bora Bora is located 161 miles northwest of Tahiti in the Leeward Islands. Renowned traveler James Michener has repeatedly declared Bora Bora the world's most beautiful island. Actors, royalty, and cinematographers all make this Polynesian paradise their vacation spot of choice.The first inhabitants of Bora Bora were Polynesian settlers, who sailed their canoes into the island's gorgeous lagoon during the 9th century.

Bora Bora is served by Motu-mute Airport (Airport Code: BOB). Domestic airlines serving Moorea from Papeete include Air Tahiti and Air Moorea. Visit our Airports & Airline section for more information.

Bora Bora's Lagoon is another of the crowning visual achievements that blesses the island. You can wind surf, scuba dive, swim, jet-ski, or just soak up the warmth of the tropical sun. There areso many activities in Bora Bora that it is best to plan your trip ahead of time. Otherwise, you will end up either forgetting or missing out on some of theisland's best features.

Deep sea fishing for the Bora Bora marlin, driving offon a 4X4 safari excursion, or parasail through the sparkling blue skies. Chances are if you are feeling adventurous, Bora Bora has the ability to offer you whatever it is you want to do.The landscape of Bora Bora resembles a circle of coral reef with a glorious emerald in the center. It is a surreal atmosphere that is so picturesque hours can be spent gazing at the sights. The horizon is so beautiful, and the ambiance so romantic that it is no wonder that Bora Bora has become one of the premier honeymoon destinations for American couples. Visit the Official Tahiti Government Tourism Site for more information.

Passport, Visa & Embassy Information

For stays of up to one month, there are no visa requirements for citizens of the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. A foreigner with a residence card for the U.S. is not exempt from the above requirements and should consult the French Consulate based in the U.S. for information. You are required to have a valid passport, return/onward ticket and sufficient funds to cover your planned stay. Visit our Immigration section for more information.

Citizens of European Union countries do not need a visa for stays of up to three months; citizens of other countries should consult the French Consulate.

As entry requirements are subject to modification without notice, it is advisable to check with your travel arranger before departure.

Contact one of the French Consulates in the United States for further details and visa information.

Consular Information Sheets and Travel Warnings also are available on the Consular Affairs Internet home page: Consular Affairs Tips for Travelers publication series, which contain information on obtaining passports and planning a safe trip abroad, are on the Internet and hard copies can be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, telephone: 202-512-1800; fax 202-512-2250.

Travelers can check the latest health information with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. A hotline at 877-FYI-TRIP (877-394-8747) and a web site at give the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations or requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries.

U.S. citizens who are long-term visitors or traveling in dangerous areas are encouraged to register their travel via the State Department’s travel registration web site at or at the Consular section of the U.S. embassy upon arrival in a country by filling out a short form and sending in a copy of their passports. This may help family members contact you in case of an emergency.