The ideal South Pacific Island: Bora Bora
Two days in Bora Bora, the Society Islands via Paul Gauguin Cruises
Cruise visitors wanting to discover Bora Bora will have two days in port to explore.
The ship offers a wide range of activities to keep passengers busy like eco-snorkel tours, jet ski adventures and for those more inclined for some relaxation, a day trip to the luxury InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalassotherapy Spa.
Northwest of Papeete, Bora Bora’s multi-colored lagoon has inspired travelers from all over the world. Cruise guests will feel welcome from the locals and should learn the popular greeting: La Ora Na, which is equivalent to Hawaii’s Aloha.
The iconic basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu is easy to recognize. Rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a lagoon and a series of smaller islands. The ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or “firstborn,” because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.
Port Buzz: Bora Bora – what to do?
- The Gauguin arrives at 8 a.m. and overnights to allow guests maximum time in paradise
- Port of call: Bora Bora, Society Islands
- Take the Gauguin tender at 9:30 a.m. to the Vaitape dock
- Visit InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana and InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
- Check out Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm