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Coral Gardens

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This crystalline lagoon is a popular snorkeling spot on the island of Bora Bora.
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Really enjoyed our snorkel thru the coral gardens the water is absolutely beautiful 💙 highly recommend a visit .

Thank stansfield_12
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The water was clear and the coral was nice. There were hundreds of fish, all different types. If you take bread, you can feed them and they will swarm around you. I visited the coral gardens twice. Once from Sofitel Resort private island. I got...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a Friday that included swimming with the sharks, swimming with the sting rays, snorkeling the coral gardens, and a motu lunch. Ok, tour guide can't control the weather but he tried to ensure we had a great time. Booked with Viator, guide was...More

Thank Localobx
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Despite of the bad weather today we were able to visit the Coral Gardens. It's a must see when you come visit Bora Bora. Most tours offered in Bora Bora goes to the Coral Gardens.

Thank Abby D
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The gardens were impressive and just before that we swam with the sharks. Cannot beat that. The coral was colorful and it was easy to snorkel in the reef. Get a tour that includes the sharks, coral gardens, and a beach barbecue.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Ok, so even people native to Bora Bora call different things the "Coral Gardens". It is kind of a catch all phrase. This post is here to clarify what is what in Bora Bora - they are ALL worth visiting, but they are each different....More

3  Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is an amazing snorkel site with lots of fish and beautiful coral. One of the best areas we have ever snorkelled around the world.

Thank DJ_World_Traveller
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Went here and snorkeled as part of our dream day from reef discovery, ( pure snorkeling) lots to see and all kinds of fish and coral. clams of all colors. Very clear water, feels great too. A place not to miss.

2  Thank Samsaralegend
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were excited to snorkel in Bora Bora. The fish were awesome, but the coral has not been taken care of. We saw so many people standing on the reef, it was very sad!!

Thank Jacquie S
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Stayed at the Sofitel Private Island and went Kayaking from the resort here to the Coral Gardens which are essentially around the corner. There are many fish all around and even sharks and sting-rays.

1  Thank jordansbulls
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2 March 2017|
Response from jordansbulls | Reviewed this property |
No not really. It is near the Sofitel Private Island
13 February 2016|
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Response from usroyalty |
It would have been helpful 7 months ago :D :D We did find the coral garden and it was beautiful!! I loved staying at the Sofitel Private Island. Would love to go back.