Vaitape, the main village of Bora Bora, certainly does not lack charm. Near the centre, busy with artisans, stands the tomb of the famous Alain Gerbault, who circumnavigated the globe single-handedly in 1929.
Surface area : 1593.0 km2
Population : 227000 inhabitants
Time difference : French Polynesia is 10 hours behind the UK in winter, 11 hours in summer.