Centrally located in French Polynesia’s collection of archipelagos, the Society Islands are the base of the economic and political center of the region. The islands are split into two districts: the Windward Islands to the east and Leeward Islands to the west. An idyllic mantra of aita pea pea, not to worry, characterizes the pace and attitude of this heavenly tropical paradise.
The gateway to the region is Tahiti, the largest and most populous of these islands, housing the international airport in the capital of Papeete and over half of the French Polynesian population. Two volcanic mountain ranges make up the island’s landscape, with the majority of the area covered in lush rainforests and rimmed by luxurious sands and coral reefs in the blue beyond.
Bora Bora is a part of the Leeward Islands, a destination of renown with amazing tropical beauty and a picturesque lagoon that surrounds the island’s two peaks. Divers in the lagoon will see a wealth of underwater life, including sharks, dolphins, turtles, and rays darting in the cerulean blue waters.