Bora Bora Island is surrounded by a barrier reef and a lagoon, and in the centre it has the remnants of an extinct volcano. There is a lot of landscape diversity and beauty for such a small place, which leads to an economy sustained solely by tourism.
Bora Bora lagoon is one of the most popular attractions for scuba diving and snorkelling.
The island is part of Society Islands of French Polynesia, which is an overseas collectivity of France. If you don't speak French or Tahitian, don't worry though. Locals have learned some English to communicate better with tourists from all over the world, so the language won't stop you to dive in Bora Bora lagoons. Believe it or not, Bora Bora Island is not all luxury; you can find cheap accomodation, including a camping site.