The 2002 thriller XXX stars Vin Diesel as an adrenaline junkie CIA spy. After the explosive action of the film, our hero resolves to unwind at the ultimate relaxation spot: the majestic Pacific island of Bora Bora.
While you might not be a spy taking a breather on Bora Bora, it’s a place that will still do wonders toward resetting your mind from the stresses of daily life. Here’s what you need to know about the illustrious island.
Getting There and Budgeting
The most challenging thing about getting to Bora Bora is, well, getting to Bora Bora. Flying is expensive and there are no direct flights.
Luxury resorts are the main driver of this island’s economy, so you should be prepared to shell out several hundred dollars for a nightly bungalow or room. For a week-long trip, you’ll want to budget $10,000 for flights and lodging.
All activities on Bora Bora revolve around the beach and the ocean, but that’s why you came to a Pacific island, right? This island is surrounded by coral reefs, so there’s no lack of snorkeling or scuba diving opportunities. For a day on land, get a beach massage or eat at an oceanfront restaurant.
You could also indulge in a 4×4 excursion that will get you near the top of one of the island’s volcanoes, where you’ll get a 360-degree view of the surrounding Pacific Ocean.
For animal-lovers, consider the shark and stingray feeding tour for a hands-on experience with wildlife. Don’t worry, you won’t be the meal!