Famous for its dreamy overwater bungalows and endless turquoise seas, Bora Bora is the crown jewel of French Polynesia.
Whether you’ll be snorkeling, scuba diving, or watching the world go by from a swaying hammock, it’s easy to find a slice of paradise here.
Let’s count down the best beaches in Bora Bora to get you inspired on your beach-hopping route.
Are There Public Beaches in Bora Bora?
The majority of beaches in Bora Bora are private.
There is one and only one exception to this rule: Matira Beach. Luckily this is also one of the best beaches in Bora Bora.
Encircling the famous lagoon and spanning almost two kilometers (1.2 miles), this place is every bit as impressive as any of the much-loved private beaches.
What to Expect at Matira Beach
Matira Beach is regularly voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The white sand beaches lead out to crystal clear shores.
The water is warm and consistently calm, so it’s a prime spot for swimming. Just because it’s a free public beach doesn’t mean it’s anything other than first class.
The sunsets are second to none here, so be sure to plan plenty of time to lie back and take in the true magnificence of this magical spot.
Can You Get a Day Pass for the Private Beaches in Bora Bora?
Generally speaking, yep. The majority of resorts in Bora Bora offer day passes, but not necessarily all of the time.
The availability of day passes depends on how busy the resort is.
If you arrive during the peak season and the resorts are fully booked out, they probably won’t offer any extra passes.
Keep in mind:
- The high season in Bora Bora runs from early May to late October.
- The low season, which tends to see more rain, goes from the middle of December to late March.
At the moment, the places that most consistently offer day passes include:
- Conrad Bora Bora Nui, Intercontinental Thalasso & Spa
- Le Bora Bora
- and Le Meridien Bora Bora
Most day passes include a range of perks like boat shuttles, access to the facilities at the resort, meals or snacks, drinks, as well as discounts on things like spas.
Want to swim with the sharks? For the underwater safari adventure of a lifetime, book your spot on the popular Bora Bora: Shark and Snorkeling Safari.
Want the full land and sea experience? Book the Bora Bora by Land and Sea: 4WD Safari and Snorkel.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora Beach
Want the ultimate tropical luxury escape? Book your stay at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.
As soon as you set foot on the long lush sandy beaches, you will never want to leave. And, who says you have to go anywhere else?
The beach has everything from kayaking to stand-up paddle-boarding to water biking, on top of the endless luxe experiences you would expect from a Four Seasons.
The Four Seasons rarely offers day passes so be sure to book at least one night here to experience one of the best beaches in Bora Bora.
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Conrad Bora Bora Nui Beach
While most of the beaches in Bora Bora face the mainland, this special spot is lagoon-facing and offers some of the best views of the entire island.
Lounge in a shaded private cabana, then head out on a glass-bottom kayak or snorkel through the rainbow of marine life just off the shore.
Want to see why travelers from around the world have left their hearts in this unforgettable resort at booking.com? Pick your room and start packing.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa Beach
With its own private island, this place is the tropical escape of your dreams.
Lined with loungers and hammocks, this stunning resort will make you forget every last one of your worries as soon as your feet hit the sand.
Whether it is your honeymoon, a special birthday, or you just want to live it up like royalty, now is the time to seal the deal on Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts on booking.com
St. Regis Bora Bora Beach
On the lagoon, just a short and jaw-droppingly gorgeous boat ride from Mount Otemanu Volcano, the St. Regis Bora Bora Beach has an unbeatable location on one of the best beaches in the world.
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Le Meridien Bora Bora Beach
Perched on one of the most beautiful lagoons on the planet and overlooking the iconic Mount Otemanu, the beach at Le Meridien Bora Bora is easily one of the most impressive spots on the globe.
Get your day pass early to start the morning with beachfront yoga, then slide into a lounger under one of the shady palms for the perfect day at the beach.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
Stop by for the daily feeding of the many stingrays that pass by for lunch here or go explore on your own in a kayak or stand-up paddle board.
With a postcard-perfect view of the emerald-green mountains, this is another prime pick for a day pass or you find a room of your own here.
When it comes to the best beaches in Bora Bora, it’s impossible to choose the number one. Every bit of shoreline in this island paradise is truly stunning.