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15 Things You Didn't Know About Bora Bora

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with us for yet another video about

exotic destinations in this video are

taking a flight to Bora Bora in search

for some crystal clear waters and

pristine beaches you will only find

they're located in French Polynesia in

the South Pacific the island which is

part of the Society Islands is one of

the most exotic places on earth

surrounded by coral reefs perfect white

sandy beaches and palm trees with a

small population of a little over 10,000

people Bora Bora is highly visited by

tourists and travelers every year you've

most probably heard about this travel

destination from movies celebrities and

travel bloggers and so on all the

pictures the resorts the activities and

the clear blue waters make you want to

spend all of your money on this lavish

destination for at least a week because

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know about Bora Bora

number one overwater bungalows in Bora

Bora are just as luxurious as hotels

Bora Bora is by far one of the most

exotic travel destinations in the world

forget hotels and Airbnb s there are

other accommodations that offer

breathtaking views fine sand beaches

warm clear water and fun activities to

do all day long but taken to the next

level one of the best experiences in

Bora Bora is staying at an overwater

bungalow which are luxurious traditional

villas sat over the water you get your

own private little villa with an outdoor

shower bedroom views of the ocean and

water slides that go directly into the

ocean what more could you ask for

these kinds of bungalows are very

popular all over the island and we can't

imagine how beautiful it must be to live

in one at least for one night hence

since most resorts have these little

bungalows over the water it's no wonder

that more people go to Bora Bora just to

enjoy them

number 2 Bora Bora means firstborn in

Tahitian French Polynesia was first in

fact discovered by the Portuguese and

Spanish sailors circa 1606 one century

later British explorers arrived in the

area - and founded a Protestant church

that still stands tall to this day the

French were a little more aggressive

with their approach and managed to take

over the entire archipelago and claim it

the name of the island originates from

the tuition language and it used to be

poorer pora might a pora meaning created

by the gods it was often shortened to

poor a poorer by the locals but some

ended up pronouncing it bola bola or

more often Bora Bora because the

Tahitian dialects are so diverse when

European explorers arrived to the island

they thought the name was Bora Bora and

that's what they called it number three

it is impossible to take a bad picture

in Bora Bora the Internet can be a

mischievous place pictures and

descriptions can be exaggerated and

often bloggers are not very honest with

their reviews if the trip was paid for

or a part of a project if you look up

Bora Bora you will only see great

pictures the Blue Lagoon overwater

bungalows and amazing views how come

well first in Bora Bora weather and

light are your best friends and second

there's almost no pollution no office

buildings no streetlights so even at

night the sky and the atmosphere is

clear the white sand and crystal-clear

waters make up for such a beautiful

scenery that even the worst photographer

can take a good picture however as you

can imagine pictures just don't do it

justice Bora Bora is a way better in

person

number 4 Bora Bora is the best place for

beach weddings honeymoons or proposals

Bora Bora is great if you want to relax

swim in the Blue Lagoon or go hiking or

just have a romantic getaway the island

offers you privacy and all the services

you need to make the moment special

a proposal if you plan to get married

here then keep in mind you'll have to

pay at least $8,000 per person and let's

not count the wedding dress suit

accessories shoes or extra details more

resorts and hotels offer special wedding

packages but they don't count for half

of the things you'll need such as the

wedding menu videographer or music

number 5 the islands economy runs

exclusively on tourism taking a closer

look to the map you'll see that Bora

Bora has a weird shape it's not your

typical Island shape there's one part

that looks like a fish that's surrounded

by islands and they form a lagoon in the

middle of the island the most important

industry in Bora Bora is tourism and

coconuts most locals work on resorts and

hotels restaurants and shops there's

also an airport on the island and boats

if you want to visit other islands

altogether

tourists mostly Americans spend over 335

million dollars in Bora Bora each year

with a normal holiday costing over

eleven thousand dollars on average Bora

Bora

GDP is eight thousand dollars per capita

which is not bad for an island with

almost ten thousand locals number six

during World War two

the u.s. used the island as a supply

base World War two ended officially

September 2nd 1945 and although a lot of

nations were involved the battlefield

was mostly based in Europe and some

parts of Asia since the US was an ally

of France they chose Bora Bora as one of

their South Pacific supply bases

throughout the island the Americans

installed an oil depot air strips

seaplane bases and they set up calibre

guns at a couple of strategic points

throughout the island to protect it

against potential military attacks which

thankfully never happened there are

actually still seven of these cannons on

the island which are now some of the

main attractions of the region you can

walk up to the gun points depending on

your location or ask your hotels front

desk assistant to help you with the

transportation since there's no fee and

they're available 24/7 number seven you

can get hit or killed by a falling

coconut like all French Polynesian

islands Bora Bora is very safe local

people are very nice and welcoming

toward tour

and it seems like the whole island is

designed to make you feel relaxed and

loved there are no cars and no thieves

in this heavenly place the only thing

that can knock you down besides too many

cocktails or a sunburn are coconuts

falling from trees apparently almost 150

people are killed by falling coconuts

each year according to the University of

Florida Bora Bora exports coconuts and

coconut based products so they have

plenty of coconut trees everywhere you

can safely enjoy coconut water on the

beach but be careful when you walk back

to your resorts and some might fall from

the trees and hit you right in the head

number 8 it's complicated to exchange

money and they only accept Visa cards

most people compare Bora Bora with

heaven paradise and other great places

for good reason the island is all of

those things and more but since it's so

far away in the middle of the ocean they

do have some restrictions and rules most

tourists don't know about until they get

there one of them is currency some

countries accept dollars or euros and a

lot of credit cards but not Bora Bora

they have their own currency the French

Pacific franc and only three banks and

one post office you can't pay or

withdraw money from any ATM and if you

don't have a Visa card if you want to

exchange your money you have to have

your original passport with you and

Western Union only works Tuesdays and

Wednesdays it's best to do your research

before you ruin your expensive holiday

retreat number 9 there is no public

transportation on the island Bora Bora

is a small island only 30.5 five square

kilometers and it lies in the middle of

the Pacific Ocean importing most things

with a population so small it makes life

very simple for the locals they can

survive with little but not the tourists

for the little needs they have they

import them by plane or boat from oil to

fruits vegetables and other items they

need and can't grow or produce on the

island themselves there's also no public

transportation on the island so tourists

will need to rent motorcycles or cars if

there are accommodations don't help them

get from one point to another most

hotels will offer shuttles and

transportation

though not much is needed for such a

small island number ten Bora Bora won

Villa is the most expensive

accommodation on the island starting at

fifty six thousand dollars per week

accommodation is highly important when

you go on holiday no matter what kind of

traveler you are in Bora Bora whatever

you choose to go to it'll somehow be

luxurious and nice most resorts and

hotels offer four or five-star rooms and

the best of services with spas gyms and

entertainment one of the most expensive

accommodations is the Bora Bora one

Villa

starting from 56,000 euros per week the

private property offers exquisite

services a private beach infinity pool

tropical garden a private chef and five

bedroom suites with the most beautiful

designs if you're a hotel kind of person

then the Four Seasons it the best choice

for you but be ready to pay one thousand

one hundred and thirty one dollars per

night and since we're talking about

expensive hotels and resorts we've

covered that subject entirely on our

channel in the video the top ten most

expensive hotels in the world you can

check it out by clicking in the top

right corner number eleven some resorts

will let you fish for your supper if you

haven't figured it out already

Bora Bora is quite expensive and on top

of that they don't have a lot of

restaurants the most famous one bloody

marys restaurant which is a typical

American restaurant will cost you at

least sixty to eighty dollars per person

for dinner if you don't want to go there

there's something even more interesting

for you fishing that's right you can

fish in Bora Bora for your supper some

resorts will even provide you with all

the tools you need for this activity and

then they'll also make sure to cook your

catch and serve it in the most lavish

way possible we bet it tastes just like

sweet success number twelve everything

is really expensive in Bora Bora some

people like to travel on a budget some

in groups and some in the most luxurious

way possible if you want to visit Bora

Bora then you have to save at least

$10,000 for your dreamy holiday Bora

Bora as well as other tropical islands

have a tendency to offer top-notch

five-star services making everything a

little bit expensive accommodation

starts at

one thousand dollars per night a dinner

for two around 120 dollars a massage

from 250 dollars and a yoga session from

120 dollars let's not count your plane

ticket and other activities such as

snorkeling paddleboarding or fancy

cocktails which are only $30 each not a

budget friendly destination Pat is for

sure number 13 you can swim with

stingrays and sharks since you're most

probably traveling around the world to

get to Bora Bora resorts will typically

go the extra mile to make you feel and

experience unique things we all cook

exotic dishes crazy cocktails and

provide fun activities so you never get

bored of the sun sand and ocean but how

could you one of the craziest and most

fun activities is swimming with sharks

and stingrays there are over 500 species

of sea life living in the waters there

so any kind of snorkelling would be fun

especially when you get up close and

personal to sharks and stingrays you can

observe these amazing creatures in the

crystal-clear waters up close being fed

and make everlasting memories the

activity is 100 percent safe and the

price ranges from 80 to 100 dollars per

person depending if you book directly

through your resort or not

number 14 you can buy black pearls in

Bora Bora Bora Bora doesn't have too

much wildlife but sea life flowers lava

stones and black pearls these precious

pearls are exclusive to the region and

the only ones that are naturally black

aside from being extremely rare one

black pearl can cost around $10,000 each

so if you see a cheaper version they are

not true or probably a poor quality

there are however a few special shops

where you can buy authentic black pearls

usually the color shape and price is

what gives it away number 15 there

aren't any poisonous spiders or snakes

on the island

even though Bora Bora is a tropical

island you'll see it's actually quite

different than most islands you've been

on the whole archipelago was formed

after a volcanic eruption making Bora

Bora also reminiscent of an extinct

volcano but it doesn't have black sand

beaches

unlike Southeast Asia New Zealand or

Caribbean Bora Bora is extremely safe

there are no venomous snakes on the

island no deadly spiders

the water is clear so you can see the

fish there's no crime rate no terrorists

just smiling faces and heavenly places

Bora Bora is probably even safer than

your own hometown and that was it for

today a Luxor's we'd like to know what

kind of traveler are you oh and one more

thing since you stuck with us all the

way to the end for being a true a lexer

of course you get a bonus fact number 16

the way you put your flowers on your

head will show your relationship status

of course they greet people with flowers

and often gift them wreaths of flowers

and women will also use them to show

their relationship status when they are

tucked behind the left ear it means the

wearer is taken when it's worn behind

the right ear it means the wearer is

available and when it's waved behind the

head it means follow me thank you for

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