Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an "Overseas Country". Bora Bora has a total land area of 30.55 km2 (12 sq mi). The languages spoken in Bora Bora are Tahitian and French.
During World War II, the United States chose Bora Bora as a South Pacific military supply base. The original name of the Bora Bora in the Tahitian language might be better rendered as Pora Pora, meaning "First Born".
The climate in Bora Bora and the surrounding Islands are considered to be tropical. Bora Bora is a volcanic island. The island of Bora Bora is heavily influenced by the French culture hence the rich local and French cuisines.
It is financially assisted by France. Hotel Bora Bora was the first to build bungalows that stand over the water using stilts. The island's economy is driven almost entirely by tourism.