Bora Bora belongs to France. It is an island in the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collective of France. Other islands in the Society Islands of French Polynesia include Tahiti, Moorea, Tupai and Tahaa.
Europeans first came into contact with the island through a sighting by Jakob Roggeveen in 1722. Previously, only Polynesian colonists and traders had occupied the island. Bora Bora remained independent until 1888, when France annexed the island.
Bora Bora is a tourist destination known for its crystal clear waters, above-water bungalows and snorkeling. Formed by a volcano, Bora Bora is home to a coral reef colony as well as many luxury resorts such as the Four Seasons, St. Regis, Intercontinental and Hilton.