The Starlit Skies of Bora Bora

Of all the adventures I experienced on my 8-day trip to this exquisite island, the skies remain the focus of my enduring memories. 

Bora-Bora was formed by an extinct volcano and is surrounded by a lagoon and a fringing reef. Its summit is Mount Otemanu located in the center of the atoll and is the highest point of the island rising to 2,385 feet, making it the first attraction you see flying into Papeete.  The Bora Bora Island is one of the most amazing jewels in The Islands of Tahiti. Bora Bora was formed over seven million years ago by a volcano, with the caldera one of the few remnants. Staying in one of the overwater bungalows facing the mountain is mesmerizing, with continual clouds drifting over and ever-changing skyline. 

Like most of the islands of French Polynesia, Bora Bora is surrounded by a ring of coral reef, making it ideal for snorkeling with the stingrays and sharks, diving in the clearest crystal blue waters, and most importantly…relaxing.

Stargazing trip: From Bora Bora to Utah, the sky's the limit From USA Today

With no light pollution and perfect clarity, it’s possible to see the Milky Way and the Southern Cross.  Walking at night and looking up and seeing constellations never seen in the Northern Hemisphere is astounding.  With the constant Tradewinds, clouds rarely interfere with the crisp view of stars in every direction.  The song, Southern Cross, wafts through the mind, with easy sounds and mentions of the Southern Cross, seen only in the Southern Hemisphere.

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