Bora Bora (population of 8880 and area of 29.3 km2/11.31 sq mi) is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. French Polynesia enjoys warm, tropical weather year-round. Cooled by the gentle breezes of the Pacific, the climate of these islands is sunny and pleasant. As Tahiti and her islands are below the Equator, the seasons are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere.
Although French and Tahitian are the main languages spoken by the inhabitants, people in contact with tourists generally have some command of English. Most visitors to Bora Bora are American, Japanese, or European. The island is served by Bora Bora Airport on Motu Mute in the north, with Air Tahiti providing daily flights to and from Papeete on Tahiti.
Sunglasses, bathing suits and lightweight, loose-fitting cotton washables are perfect for the paradise weather. Casual slacks and sport shirts are fine for men at dinner. Local women wear shorts or casual slacks during the day and colorful dresses at night.
Electrical power in Bora Bora is 220Volts – 60Hz. Electric outlets are the same as in Continental Europe with two round holes.