Truth…I didn’t know where Bora Bora was and to be honest, after 2012 I really don’t care. I do know, however, I would book a flight to this wonderland as soon as I had a ticket in my hand. Because I was so intrigued by the name and such, I did a little digging for my friends. Travel: Valentine’s Specials To Bora Bora According to Wikipedia: Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 km (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 m (2,385 ft). Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts. The major settlement, Vaitape is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon. Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and the plentiful coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for copra. According to a census performed in 2008, the permanent population of Bora Bora is 8,880. Book you trip to Bora Bora for Valentine’s Day now. What we found even more interesting is that Bora Bora was not the initial name. It was Pora Pora. Apparently visitors misheard the pronunciation and the incorrect name stuck…Hmm. Well I can assure you of this, whether it’s Bora Bora or Pora Pora, I’ll be sure to mark this on the 2013 Now Trending TV Top Destinations coming up! There happen to be specials around Valentine’s Day, Hint Hint! Valentine’s Specials To Bora Bora Pictures: Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. Make a reservation at the Four Seasons Resort 4-star hotels. 2-star prices. Save up to 50% with low Hotwire Hot-Rates!