Today Bora Bora is world famous as a luxury holiday resort and the island’s economy is almost solely driven by tourism. This wasn’t always the case as this huge World War II cannon over looking Pofai Bay and the main town of Vaitape. The United States used the island as a military supply base for the South Pacific. There were originally seven artillery guns like this one dotted around the island to protect the base from attack. Over sixty years later much has changed for Bora Bora.