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 and only caught a glimpse of the lagoon before the plane landed! 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.

The Bora Bora lagoon right after take-off!

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!

An aerial view of the overwater bungalows in the Bora Bora lagoon.
Views of the stunning lagoon and Mt. Otemanu.
A view of Bora Bora from my plane window!

You can also book a helicopter tour of Bora Bora or a microlight flight tour to enjoy these phenomenal views!

Read my Travel Journal article about my trip to Bora Bora and see more of my Bora Bora photos.

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