Bora Bora is a paradise for lovers. The island glows like a jewel with emerald rainforest and a crystal clear turquoise lagoon. White sand beaches shimmer beneath the sunlight and coconut palms tower over the shoreline. The basalt peaks of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu shimmer with silver streaks along the basalt cliffs. The purple and white colors of frangipani color the rainforest underbrush amidst the scent of fragrant hibiscus. Your flight lands at Bora Bora Airport. Your private transfer greets you upon your arrival and escorts you over the lagoon to the comforts of your luxury resort.
The overwater bungalows embody the iconic splendor of a Bora Bora vacation. The crystalline waters of the lagoon wade against the supporting wooden posts. Your private plunge pool offers a seductive view of the shimmering waters. Relish the comforts and the privacy of your luxury suite before setting out on an introductory tour of the island, beginning at a boutique, family-owned pearl farm. You noticed that the different shops in town offer displays of glistening pearls amidst the bright light of the tropical sun. The white and black pearls glow alongside the colorful rinds of the exotic fruit showcased in the central market.
You enter the shop to meet your guide, who is eager to teach you about the intricacies of the pearl market, including what makes the pearl shine so brightly. You continue onto the water to visit the farm. Large ropes nearly 20 feet long contain numerous dangling cables supporting up to six large oysters. A good oyster can continue to shape a pearl for more than seven years. You can jump into the warm, inviting water of the South Pacific to see the oysters dangling from the ropes before returning to the shop with a selection. Your guide shows you how to extract the pearl without harming the oyster, finding a gorgeous green pearl glinting in the island light.