Bora Bora island
Bora Bora island (isla Bora Bora) is one of the most beautiful island on the planet. Bora Bora is a volcanic island surrounded by a vibrant blue lagoon and barrier reef. Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia.
The Bora Bora is a famous international tourist destination on this luxury resort - island's economy is driven almost solely by tourism.
Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world. White-sand beaches, emerald waters and lush tropical valleys, which attracts newlyweds and lovers in search of an authentic paradise.
Bora Bora is a place of relaxation but with many excursions and activities - surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, jetskiing, jetboating, waterskiing, swimming, kitesurfing, sailing, parasailing - available for people who wish to stay active.
History of Bora Bora island
Historians believe that Bora Bora was first inhabited by Polynesian settlers around the 4th century AD. First voyagers called the island Vavau, which means "first born". In the local Tahitian language actual name is Pora Pora.
In 1722 the first European sighting was made by Jakob Roggeveen, in same year Captain James Cook arrived on Bora Bora.
Bora Bora island was named a colony of France in 1888, when its last queen Teriimaevarua III was forced to abdicate by the French.
The onset of World War II brought U.S. troops to the island, United States chose Bora Bora as a South Pacific military supply base. Were constructed the airstrip, seaplane base, oil depot. U.S. military base was officially closed on June 2, 1946.