Bora Bora had always been at the top of my must-visit list. I’d seen countless pictures of this famous atoll in so many publications and it always looked stunning, both on the ground and from the air. So, when I boarded the flight from Tahiti, I hoped and prayed that I’d chosen the right side of the plane for optimal views of Bora Bora (map) before landing there. Alas, I was on the wrong side! After four unforgettable, totally mesmerising days there, it was time to fly back to Tahiti. I kept my fingers crossed that I would get to experience some plane window views of Bora Bora.
This time, I paid great attention to the direction in which the plane landed… because that most probably means that the plane will take-off in the same direction. Based on this observation, I chose a window seat on the right side of the plane (it’s free seating) and was thrilled when the plane did take off in the desired direction. The plane window view of Bora Bora’s lagoon, Mt. Otemanu, and the overwater villas of the various luxury resorts were absolutely breathtaking!
You can also book a helicopter tour of Bora Bora to enjoy these phenomenal views!
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