Matira Beach, Bora Bora

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Relax at Matira Beach, where the soft, powdery sand invites sunbathers and the clear waters offer a great spot for swimmers and snorkelers. Consider taking a jet ski out into the calm bay for a different perspective, and to view the island from the sea. Set on a more secluded part of the island, the paradisal beach is still easily accessible by car and on foot. Accommodations and restaurants provide options for extending your stay. To visit Matira Beach on your trip to Bora Bora, use our Bora Bora planner.
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  • The sand is soft and water gentle and warm. Just be careful of dog poop— had one bad experience with it.  more »
  • Our idea of a public beach was it was going to be crowded and dirty however we found quite the opposite. Since we were staying at the Le Moana resort this beach is a short walk away and worth a visit....  more »
  • Gentle waters and easy sandy entry, picnic tables, near by eats and ok parking. The sad thing is that several resorts like sofitel and intercontinental have abandoned closed properties , on this...  more »
  • What a Beautiful and awesome beach. it is so public and it is surrounded by resorts. and has a cute white sands, and palm trees so nice for picture taking and picture for postcard. the water is beautiful so blue. and also they have a local store nearby.
  • Really nice white beach. There are not a lot of corals, but the water is really shallow and clear. Not a lot of people at all and if you are hungry there are several options nearby.
  • This public beach is surrounded by resorts and offers little but white sand, palm trees and picture postcard pristine waters of varying shades of turquoise. There are not really any amenities, just the water. There is a nearby local store and a boutique in the nearby resort but it’s best to treat this experience like you are going to a deserted island, one populated with a hundred or so others if the cruise ship is in town. There’s lots of room in the water for all. The waters here are gentle and not particularly deep. Our swim was accompanied by stingrays and lots of little fish. Some parts of the shore are rife with shells and small stones as you enter the water. Reef shoes or crocs could be a good idea but are not essential. We had a local shuttle from the port, $5 per person each way and well worth the cost. This is a beautiful beach with white sand and amazing colors and also a great place to watch the sunset! It is a public beach but there is hardly anyone ever there during the days with no cruise in port as there are so many options on this wonderful island. Well worth visiting!
  • Everything you expect from a tropical South Pacific island. Only minor drawback is the sand is made from broken coral and can be a little sharp in places. It's also not very deep about 5-6 feet up almost to the reef and really protected. Just amazing.
  • Lovely sandy beach where you can walk out a very long distance and still stand

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