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Black Travel Vibes: Find Your Paradise In Bora Bora

ESSENCE's exclusive guide on how to see, taste and experience the hottest destinations in Black travel.

With over 100 countries to explore around the world, finding the one place that will take your breath away often seems impossible — that is until you arrive on the shores of the South Pacific paradise known as Bora Bora. After all, there’s a reason the French Polynesian island consistently makes it to the top of traveler’s bucket list.

From the moment you arrive by plane you’re met with a stunning aerial view filled with turquoise blue waters, lush green rainforests, towering mountain peaks and overwater bungalows that look straight out of a travel magazine. On the ground, you can expect to dive, snorkel, parasail, hike, ATV ride or simply do nothing at all. Whatever you desire, Bora Bora can make a reality — it truly is paradise found.

One traveler that indulged in the picture-perfect dream is travelista @travelirie, who spent a few days on the island living her best life before jetting off to New Zealand. Follow along on her photo journey through paradise and take notes from our exclusive guide, so that you can discover how to find your own bliss in magical Bora Bora.