Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bora Bora

Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (143 miles) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the centre 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 (2,385 feet).

Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts. The major settlement, Vaitape, is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon. Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and the plentiful coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for copra.

The following analogue images will explain why it is one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Pearl farm by clesenne

Sunset from Bora Bora Lagoon by sab-chan

My first day in Bora by mansilliana

curve by darkcanopy

polynesia 2001 by UbiMaXx

Bora Bora 13 - sett. 93 by anver44

* * * by Frances F

_8A_0186 by steve_thorley

Bora Bora by ☆ Ambré ☆

Bora... by zcuvalo

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