The small but efficient Bora Bora Airport—also known as the Motu Mute Airport—is on a small islet which is located just off-shore from the main island of Bora Bora. This enchanting island is one of French Polynesia’s most beautiful, and enjoying its paradisiacal charms only involves taking a short boat ride from the airport to get started.
There is only one terminal, and its most predominant feature is its stunning view of the archipelago, so passengers will find that this transport hub is compact, and fairly limited in terms of its facilities.
However, one excellent perk of flying into Bora Bora is that when you leave the airport you will be given a free shuttle boat transfer onto the main island. These are paid for and provided through Air Tahiti, which is the only airline carrier to this airport. There is also a hotel desk located within the terminal building, where you can get information on the island and will be directed to the correct boat for your passage to Viatape, the main island docking port.
There is only one way to get to Bora Bora’s primary island, and that is via boat, or more specifically, catamaran. The journey will take around 25 minutes from BOB airport to Viatape, and the cost of the transfer should be included with your Air Tahiti plane tickets.
The information provided above is accurate as of March 3, 2016.