The facts about Bora Bora as one of the beautiful places on planet earth is a fact.
Some have called the island paradise on earth and others have referred to it as a romantic island.
Whichever name you wish to call it, you’re right about the island. We know about how magnificent the island is, but we’re yet to know about the Bora Bora fun facts.
In Bora Bora island an extinct volcano appears at the center of the island and are the two peaks namely Otemanu and mount Patiia.
The island’s uniqueness and natural habitats keep on attracting nature enthusiasts, tourists and scientists in droves every year.
When looking for tranquility, solitude, and privacy, the island of Bora Bora offers the escape route and you’ll never regret it.
Even though the island is a center of attraction for many, here are some of the five Bora Bora fun facts no one is talking about.
5 Bora Bora fun facts
A mistake in pronunciation gave it its name
The original name of the island is Pora Pora and this means firstborn in the local dialect. This is because the alphabet “B” does not exist in the Tahitian language, the early explorers mistake the pronunciation and called it Bora Bora instead of Pora Pora.
That single pronunciation mistakes have to change the island name forever. No one remembers the Pora Pora name even among the locals and natives.
Bora Bora is a place of great happiness and tranquility without being scared of anything. This is because you can sleep on the beach, work bear footed without being afraid of poisonous snake bites, insect or bug attacks.
You don’t need a bug repellant to sleep and no worries about snakes when you work through the lush greenly path either during the day or at night.
Attracts celebrities and movie stars
The beauty of the island is it has attracted Hollywood moviemakers making it an idle location for movie making. The notable movie is a couple retreat released in 2009 which was short at the st. Regis resort.
Other movies and television series that were filmed on the island are hurricane sky pirates, XXX, island fever and some part of the keep up with the Kardashians where shot on the island.
Flowers are important
Flowers are an important part of the cultures. Some use it to provide perfumes and scents, help in pollination and crop yield.
That maybe some of the important uses of flowers, but in Bora Bora island, it can be used for a different reason and it’s purely romantic.
When a flower is seen on the left ear, it simply means the female has been taken and when it’s on the right ear, it means the woman is single and can be approached.
You can see all the beautiful single men and women at the beaches looking for love and fun.
Tattoos are sacred and depict the beauty
Locals use tattoos because they believe the name was derived from the two sons of Ta’aroa, the God of creation.
Tattoos are also used to show your position in society and how beautiful a person is in society.