Cool Hunting website article - Le Méridien Bora Bora
Bora Bora Ocean Activities
The ultimate to-do list when visiting a tropical heaven on earth
by Ariston Anderson in Travel on 4 August 2011 - Official site
While Bora Bora might be the obvious choice for honeymooners seeking a romantic getaway, adventure-seekers the world over flock to the island for year-round activities. Beyond offering a wealth of deepwater sight-seeing for any seasoned scuba diver and an ocean pass that offers daredevil surfers the waves of their life, Bora Bora has a range of activities to please any skill level.
The plane ride from Tahiti to Bora Bora is a quick 40 minute trip. Le Méridien Bora Bora, which hosted my stay, is centrally located on the island and took care of organizing every last detail of my venture-filled stay. I woke up every morning and dove off the deck of my over-water bungalow, the only way I would recommend staying in Bora Bora, straight into the ocean for a morning of snorkeling. Beyond the enjoyment right outside my door, here are the activities I explored while on the island.
The Marine Turtle's Protection Center
Of the many treasures in French Polynesia, few mean more to local culture than the turtle. At Le Méridien, The Marine Turtle's Protection Center has partnered with the Ministry of the Environment to serve as a rehabilitation center for injured green turtles and imbricated turtles. The expansive visiting center in the resort's private lagoon allow guests to view turtle feedings, learn about their environment and swim and snorkel among the over 100 turtles in resort waters and local channel. The opportunity to swim among these endangered species at Le Mérédien is unique to French Polynesia.