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By Anna Lynn Sibal

The island of Bora Bora is called the island of romance.

Bora Bora belongs to the group of islands in the southern Pacific Ocean which are collectively called the French Polynesia. Its main island has an area of 38 square kilometers. At the center of this island are the remnants of an extinct volcano with two peaks. One is Mount Pahia and the other is Mount Otemanu. The mainland is surrounded by a blue-green lagoon, and around this lagoon are several barrier reefs and motu or islets.

Bora Bora earned its reputation as the island of romance because of the sheer magic in the atmosphere about the island. The romance in the atmosphere is attributed to two things. First of these is the dramatic scenery provided by the twin peaks of Pahia and Otemanu as they sit on their majestic thrones in the middle of the lagoon, ruling over their island court. The other is the classic combination of pure white sand of the beaches and the crystal-clear blue waters of the lagoon. The languid magic of Bora Bora makes it a perfect destination for a romantic interlude with a loved one.

Bora Bora is the first among the French Polynesian island destinations to make use of the overwater bungalows which it is famous for. These overwater bungalows are completely private and can be accessed only by a boat. A portion of the floor of these overwater bungalows are made of glass so the guests can watch the fish swimming in the lagoon underneath the bungalows without going outdoors.

What activities can you indulge in when on a holiday in Bora Bora? Because it is an island resort, swimming is the first thing that comes to mind. The cool waters of the lagoon surrounding Bora Bora are perfect for swimming. The rich marine life that is visible through the crystal clearness of the lagoon makes Bora Bora perfect for diving and snorkeling. If you are into water sports, jet skiing, parasailing and windsurfing are allowed on the lagoon. The dramatic land- and seascapes make the lagoon perfect for a little sailing into the sunset.

If you are bold and intrepid, Bora Bora offers the experience of feeding sharks and manta rays from your very hands or at least, you can ask a trained and experienced shark feeder do it while you watch. Most of the sharks that are native to Bora Bora are docile creatures. Nonetheless, it is better to be safe than to be sorry.

If feeding sharks is not your idea of an adventure, you can go on a 4x4 safari tour of the island. The main island upon which the twin peaks sit is covered with lush, tropical greenery which invites exploration. Or, you can go on a motu picnic at one of the many smaller islands surrounding the lagoon.

The island of Bora Bora is an enchanting island, an island of magic, a great place to spend a romantic holiday in.

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