Looking for a lush green South Pacific island paradise ringed by white sand beaches, gently-swaying coconut palms, and refreshing turquoise and emerald waters teeming with dazzling tropical fish? Make the Polynesian island of Bora Bora your private paradise with a vacation rental. Relax and enjoy tropical fruits and drinks in the cool comfort of your private porch in a money-saving Bora Bora vacation rental home or villa. Sure beats a tiny, expensive room in a large commercial hotel. Plus with a vacation rental kitchen, you can take a break from eating out every day in Bora Bora, and have more money for shopping and having fun.
Bora Bora was fictionalized for stage and screen as Bali Hai by author James Michener who served here during World War II. Drive around the island on the road built for the American resting and regrouping base. Give the family a history lesson as you contemplate the half dozen aging naval guns scattered around the island guarding against potential attacks. Near Faanui Bay are concrete wharves from World War II. Turtles carved into stones near the small boat harbor at Marae Fare Opui mark the site of a former submarine base. Now these waters are used for boating, jet-skiing, and parasailing.
Far enough away from the paparazzi to be a retreat for Hollywood movie stars, make a money-saving Bora Bora vacation rental villa or home your rejuvenation retreat from a stressful world. Walk from your vacation rental to dive and snorkel among the lagoon corals and gaze at the colorful kaleidoscopic array of soldierfish, surgeonfish, butterfly fish, trumpet fish, triggerfish, damselfish, and angelfish, to name but a few. Bora Bora scuba dives are notable for the big plankton-eating manta rays and silently gliding schools of bat rays among the peaceful well-fed sharks. Or go deep sea fishing for marlin while watching for dolphins, sea turtles, and whale migrations.
All that snorkeling and diving, or vacation rental front porch and beach relaxing, might move you to have a drink at Bloody Mary's bar followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant to taste the local lagoon catch. If a casual cheeseburger lunch beckons, dock among the fluttering banners at the open-air Bora Bora Yacht Club. Take a day for family shopping at Vaitape Wharf or around Pofai Bay. If strenuous land exploration beckons, find a guide and exhaust yourself mountain climbing through the jungle to Mount Pahia or Mount Otemanu. Leave the whole family with a lifetime of vacation rental memories in addition to money-savings with a guided 4-wheel drive safari tour.