About 160 miles northwest of Tahiti lies one of the most beautiful islands in the world -- romantic, exotic Bora Bora. Bora Bora's most stunning feature is its blue, jewel-toned lagoon and the twin peaks which jut from it, creating changing, gorgeous views throughout the day.

If relaxing on a beach, watching crabs scoot through the sand isn't your thing, there are a variety of water sports, activities and boat trips to take part in on Bora Bora. The snorkeling and scuba diving are very good and you can also take an excursion to feed sharks and sting rays. 

Bora Bora is one of the few places (if not the only) where you can stay in an overwater bungalow. Most bungalows are equipped with glass-topped tables that open, allowing you to feed fish and various other seacreatures right from your room. If you decide to join the fish for a quick swim, you can do so from your personal deck.

The offical language of Bora Bora is French, but by the end of your trip, you'll be saying "mauruuru" -- the polynesian word for 'Thank You.'  

Overwater bungalows

Bora Bora from the air