Matira Beach may just be the most popular beach in Tahiti, and the surrounding French Polynesian islands. Matira Beach is actually located on the “Romantic Island” of Bora Bora. Every year, tourists flock to this Bora Bora beach, not only to enjoy the fabled natural beauty of the lagoons and coral reefs, but also the unparalleled water sports, most notably, scuba diving and snorkeling.
Bora Bora is a mere eighteen miles long, and on this eighteen-mile stretch are some of the most gorgeous, white sand beaches in all of the Pacific Ocean. The finest stretch of beach starts at Raititi Point, where Matira Point begins. Matira Point takes its name from a British vessel that crashed into the Moruroa Atoll in the Tuamotus in 1792, called the Mathilda. Matira Beach is fantastically beautiful beach that caters to those who want to relax and sunbathe, and also to those who want to take part in water sports like diving and snorkeling, boating, deep sea fishing, jet skiing, and more.
The interior lagoon and coral reef of this Bora Bora beach makes for a unique and unforgettable experience for all who visit. There are a number of compelling adventures and excursions that gutsy tourists can take part in, including shark-feeding expeditions. The prime conditions of the water temperature and clarity, and the protected tide, make the lagoon and coral reef off of Matira Point one of the best places in the South Pacific to dive with exotic fish, dolphin swim, and snorkel. There are other fine Bora Bora beaches, but Matira Beach remains the most popular, and the most frequently visited. Tourists are pleasantly greeted, when they step out of their overwater bungalows with the sights and sounds of the Pacific, streaming below them, the turquoise blue lagoon reflecting a palette of colors from the sun’s pleasing rays, and during the low tide, stretches of multi-colored coral reef, jutting out of the waves.
Bora Bora is known as a romantic destination where travelers can experience secluded, private beaches, luxurious resorts with amazing international cuisine, world-class water sports and activities, and much more. Matira is a Bora Bora beach that offers all of the above. There are hotels and resorts to choose from that suit every desired experience in French Polynesia. The best way to experience Matira Beach and Bora Bora is from the comfort and luxury of an overwater bungalow. The resorts that offer overwater bungalows range from very pricey (at resort-style hotels), to comparatively inexpensive. With the right amount of planning, you will be able to lock in a price on an amazing place in Bora Bora, and perhaps even on the desirable Matira Point.
Many couples enjoy their honeymoons on the islands of French Polynesia. Some stay on one particular island, such as Moorea or Tahiti, and others hop from island to island to experience a taste of as much of French Polynesia as possible. From Matira Beach, tourists are in a great position to organize diving expeditions, deep sea fishing trips, snorkeling adventures and more. Or, if relaxation and no schedule is more your speed, you will not be disappointed. Bora Bora beaches are known for their luxurious hotels, resorts, spas, and shopping.