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About Bora Bora Airport

Bora Bora Island of French Polynesia is an island group in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and has been under the rule of France since 1842. Motu-Mute Airport was built for the use of military aircrafts during the Second World War and was opened in 1943. A new runway was built in 1958 and the first commercial flight from the airport was made to Paris on this date. Motu-Mute Airport, which serves Bora Bora, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and annually, 270 thousand passengers travel through the airport.

Getting to the City Center from Bora Bora Airport

Bora Bora, a volcanic island in the South Pacific, is located in French Polynesia and is part of the Tahitian island community. Known as the Pacific Queen, this island of just 30 square kilometers is regarded as one of the most popular vacation spots for a long time, with spectacular beauty of its coasts, crystal clear waters, fine white sand beaches and lagoons. Bora Bora boasts the most beautiful tones of the blue and has quite luxurious accommodation centers and is competing to pamper guests. Bora Bora is famous for its bungalows built on piles that have been buried in the lagoon.

The other famous being of the island is black pearls. You can eat fish and coconut in Bora Bora where there is no farming and animal husbandry due to lack of land and distance to the mainland. The most popular activity is the underwater sports. Many options, from a simple snorkel to a scuba dive, are waiting for guests on the island. You can also take part in private tours to see the sharks that are acknowledged as the locals of the island. It is possible to enjoy music and dance at the festival held in July and August.

Bora Bora Island does not have any public transport services offered by the local government. Transportation is mostly done with rental vehicles and bicycles. The most popular option in renting a car is the Jeep. With the car you rent, you can take a full island tour with a view over the road that runs around the island along the coast. Of course walking is also an option to visit Bora Bora, which has a very small surface area. Moreover, it is the most attractive alternative for those who are curious about photography, as the island offers quite impressive visuals. But you should remember to consider the temperature.

There are also small 2-seat vehicles called buggy in the island. With these extremely practical means you can make fun little trips. Exploring and travelling around Bora Bora is not just an activity that can be done from the land.

There are also lagoons that are a wonderful natural beauty waiting to be explored at the island. You can rent a motorboat for this. Motu-Mute Airport is located on one of the small islets around Bora Bora. This airport serves only the surrounding islands with small planes. Raiatea Airport located on the surrounding islands is 42 kilometers from Bora Bora and Maupiti Airport is 53 kilometers, and Huahine Airport is 82 kilometers away from Bora Bora, and each other provide transfer to Motu-Mute Airport.

The Faaa International Airport in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, is an airport that must be used to transfer to Bora Bora. The journey lasts less than 1 hour. Bora Bora (Motu-Mute) Airport is located on a small island named Motu Mute of Bora Bora. After arriving at Bora Bora Airport in Motu Mute by transferring from Faaa International Airport in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, transport facilities to reach Bora Bora Island is provided with boats. This boat trip takes about 20 minutes.

When you come to the island, there is no means of public transportation that can take you where you want to go. You can hire a buggy or rent a car. Hotel services are the most preferred method. Another alternative is to take a taxi.

Car Rental

After you arrive at Bora Bora by boat from the airport, you can go with the car you rented to your hotel. It is a great convenience to make your car rental process in advance. In general, jeeps are preferred in the island.

Buggy

When you get off the boat, you can rent the small two-seat vehicles called buggy to reach your hotel.

Taxi

It is easy to find a taxi in the small harbor where the boats dock. You can get to the hotel quickly by taxi at a reasonable fare.

Hotel Shuttle

In Bora Bora, the hotel offers many different services to please their guests. Airport shuttles are one of them. You can request a car to pick you up at the port by prior arrangement with your hotel.

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017
Getting to Bora Bora Airport from the City Center

Bora Bora (Motu-Mute) Airport is located on a small island named Motu Mute connected to Bora Bora. For this reason, there is no way to reach the airport from the land; you definitely need to take a boat. The boat journey takes about 20 minutes.

Since there is no public transport on the island, you need to get to the small port first to get to the boats that will take you to the airport. You can take a buggy or taxi for transport to the port. Car rental is also among the options. Hotel shuttles are one of the most preferred ways to reach the airport.

Car Rental

Bora Bora has many office buildings where you can rent a car. Your hotel can help you with this. You can also rent your car with a driver. Buggy Buggy, small, covered and two-seat vehicles, is a very common and enjoyable transportation means in Bora Bora. With these practical means you can go to the port.

Taxi

You can ask your hotel to help you if you want to get there by taxi. Thus your taxi will be ready at your door at the time of your request.

Hotel Shuttle

Almost all of the hotels in Bora Bora provide airport transportation services to their guests. It is possible to reach the boat which will take you to the airport quite easily and conveniently by booking in advance.

Airport Information

Bora Bora Airport, also known as Motu-Mute Airport, is located on Motu Mute, a small island connected to Bora Bora Island. Only the surrounding islands are served with regards to transportation. The airport was established during World War II in 1943 and has been used for civilian flights since 1958. Bora Bora airport looks like a great bungalow. At this very small airport, there is a shop where you can buy gift items at reasonable prices. At the same time, there is also a foreign exchange office.

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017

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