Matira Beach, Bora Bora
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!
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Matira Beach, Bora Bora tide times & sea state
Sun 16/02 »
Surf report for Sun 16/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 4ft 13s 13mph 11:00 5ft 13s 18mph 17:00 5ft 13s 15mph Tide times Low 4:51am (0.65m) High 11:38am (0.89m) Low 5:46pm (0.65m) High 11:02pm (0.83m) Daylight First light 05:40 Sunrise 06:02 Sunset 18:39 Dark 19:01
Mon 17/02 »
Surf report for Mon 17/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 12s 16mph 11:00 5ft 12s 15mph 17:00 5ft 15s 13mph Tide times Low 5:12am (0.50m) High 11:36am (0.96m) Low 5:36pm (0.53m) High 11:23pm (0.95m) Daylight First light 05:40 Sunrise 06:02 Sunset 18:38 Dark 19:01
Tue 18/02 »
Surf report for Tue 18/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 16s 12mph 11:00 7ft 16s 22mph 17:00 8ft 15s 23mph Tide times Low 5:36am (0.37m) High 11:51am (1.02m) Low 5:49pm (0.41m) High 11:46pm (1.05m) Daylight First light 05:41 Sunrise 06:03 Sunset 18:38 Dark 19:00
Wed 19/02 »
Surf report for Wed 19/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 8ft 15s 19mph 11:00 9ft 15s 20mph 17:00 8ft 14s 17mph Tide times Low 6:00am (0.27m) High 12:09pm (1.07m) Low 6:06pm (0.31m) Daylight First light 05:41 Sunrise 06:03 Sunset 18:37 Dark 18:59
Thu 20/02 »
Surf report for Thu 20/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 7ft 12s 16mph 11:00 7ft 16s 18mph 17:00 7ft 14s 16mph Tide times High 12:10am (1.14m) Low 6:23am (0.21m) High 12:28pm (1.11m) Low 6:25pm (0.24m) Daylight First light 05:41 Sunrise 06:03 Sunset 18:37 Dark 18:59
Fri 21/02 »
Surf report for Fri 21/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 6ft 13s 14mph 11:00 6ft 12s 15mph 17:00 6ft 12s 12mph Tide times High 12:32am (1.20m) Low 6:44am (0.18m) High 12:46pm (1.14m) Low 6:44pm (0.20m) Daylight First light 05:42 Sunrise 06:04 Sunset 18:36 Dark 18:58