Pictures of Bora Bora showing awesome scenery of resorts and beaches of the world! Bora – Unquestionably the most mythical of the Pacific islands remains the island of all dreams. The legends, mysteries, and romance associated with the words “Bora Bora” bring an almost mystical presence to the island. The island, located about 230 kilometres northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. Bora Bora is predestined for snorkeling and scuba diving in and around its lagoon.