Visiting Bora Bora is truly a once in a lifetime experience, so many travelers are eager to find the perfect keepsake to forever remember their Bora Bora holiday. Many hotels and resorts have their own set of shops, but you can also find shopping centers and markets in Vaitape, as well as along the island’s main road.
Black pearls are one of the most popular items to buy in Bora Bora. These exotic pearls can only be found in the lagoons around French Polynesia, making them a unique memento of this beautiful region. If you have your heart set on only the finest pearls, there are a number of upscale pearl shops in Vaitape. Alternatively, smaller, less precious (and less expensive) black pearls are sold at local craft markets around the island. Other popular Bora Bora souvenirs include the island’s distinct colorful clothing, as well as local handicrafts, such as wood carvings, woven baskets, shell leis and other artwork.
You can also purchase essential oils from the resorts spas which incorporate natural ingredients from French Polynesia, including monoi, tamanu, coconut and vanilla, they are a fantastic way to recreate the Bora Bora Spa experience to relax and pamper yourselves at home!