Matira Beach, Bora Bora

Matira beach
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Bora Bora is a lush, tropical South Pacific atoll. It lies to the northwest of the bigger islands of Taha'a and Tahiti, in French Polynesia. Encircled by sand-fringed islets, this paradisiacal island is protected from the swells of the greater ocean. A stunning turquoise lagoon holds centre stage as a natural swimming area, within a magnificent coral reef to boot. It is little wonder that Bora Bora claims to be the world’s most idyllic tropical island, far away in the ocean blue down South Pacific way.

When you step ashore on this island, you will soon discover Matira beach, the island's most popular public stretch of sand by far. The beach is less than a mile in length, starting out from Hotel Mataria in the north, and ending at Matira Point at the southern-most tip of Bora Bora. Nestling in the lush tropical vegetation beyond the beach you will find a row of upmarket resorts and grand hotels for chilling out in style.

The dazzling white sands of Matira beach slope gradually to meet the gently lapping waves of the lagoon, where the water is shallow and warm. The lagoon floor is flat with nothing but sand under foot - well, perhaps the occasional inquisitive marine inhabitant. This means Matira is particularly safe for young families, with the usual caveat of keeping a watchful eye over the young ones. When the tide is low, you can wade from Matira Point, across the shallows and even out to the barrier reef.

There are plenty of activities to engage the energetic visitor, including diving and shark feeding. For the less active, the best recommendation is to enjoy lazing the day away on a secluded stretch of Matira Beach until the tropical sun sets over the turquoise waters. After all, that is what you parted with all that money to come here for. Maybe a little snorkelling or scuba diving from the palm-fringed white sandy beach, with verdant hills forming a worthy backdrop?

Prepare to enter a real tropical paradise!

Matira Beach, Bora Bora Weather Info

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Matira Beach, Bora Bora tide times & sea state

Thu 12/12 »

Surf report for Thu 12/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:03
Sunrise05:27
Sunset18:33
Dark18:57

Fri 13/12 »

Surf report for Fri 13/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
11:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:04
Sunrise05:28
Sunset18:34
Dark18:58

Sat 14/12 »

Surf report for Sat 14/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
11:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 17mph
17:00 5ft 18s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:04
Sunrise05:28
Sunset18:34
Dark18:58

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 19s  °  ° 18mph
11:00 6ft 18s  °  ° 16mph
17:00 6ft 17s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:05
Sunrise05:28
Sunset18:35
Dark18:59

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 12mph
11:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 11mph
17:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:05
Sunrise05:29
Sunset18:35
Dark18:59

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
17:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:05
Sunrise05:29
Sunset18:36
Dark19:00

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Sea temperature

28.8°C / 83.8°F

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