Those who interact with tourists, in general, have a basic understanding of English.
Although French, as in the rest of France, is the only official language, and this, along with Tahitian, are the most commonly spoken language among its residents.
Americans, Australians, Japanese, and Europeans make up the majority of visitors to Bora Bora.
Bora Bora (French: Bora-Bora; Tahitian: Pora Pora) is a Leeward Islands island group. The Leeward Islands are located in the western half of French Polynesia’s Society Islands, which is a French overseas collectivity in the Pacific Ocean.
Bora Bora is 30.55 square kilometres in size (12 sq mi). A lagoon and a barrier reef surround the main island, which is roughly 230 kilometres (143 miles) northwest of Papeete.