When I arrived in Bora-Bora, French Polynesia, I was given a welcome drink. There is no alcohol in this drink. There is a photo of me drinking the drink which makes it look like it has alcohol in it, but I was just very jet lagged after being on a plane for 20 hours! When you land at Bora-Bora airport you must take a water taxi as you can see below to your hotel.
I was struck by the beauty of the turquoise water. The photo above was taken from my airplane window so it's not great, but the water truly is that blue!
The "water taxis":
Born-Bora's little airport:
My non-alcoholic Mai-Tai: Not so great photo of me after traveling for what felt like FOREVER! Walking to my neighborhood of bungalows: As you can see my bungalow had quite a view including a glass bottom floor :!
It was nice once I could finally relax on my deck or dock! Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
I really enjoyed just hanging at Matira Beach on Bora-Bora. As you can see many of the locals and tourists were having a great time! The sunsets were incredible as well. I'm very shy about asking people if I can take their photo, but I got some good practice here!
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My only regret about my trip to French Polynesia is not spending more than one day on the island of Moorea. I boarded a cruise ship in Tahiti after returning from Bora-Bora. I loved the lush, green, well kept landscape and the fact that you can reach Tahiti by ferry. The following is a garden, but there were greenmountains and flowers everywhere I looked.
Our entertainment when we exited the cruise ship :) I loved this beautiful stone home I ran across: This abandoned building caught my eye too!
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I had a fabulous time on my boat tour circling Bora-Bora island! We actually went swimming with some sharks and stingrays! The scenery was incredible too!
My tour guide holding a sting ray Yes they are playing with a stingray who are actually very soft: The scenery was incredible: Here is one of our tour guides in his Polynesian outfit feeding the sharks: These two seven year old boys helped feed the sharks! Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Take care everyone !
Watching the sunrises and sunsets was definitely the highlight of my trip to Bora-Bora. They never disappointed me and were especially incredible in the over water bungalow I decided to stay in. The sky actually did a lot of incredible things throughout the day!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Take care my friends
Today I'm packing for my dream trip to Tahiti, Bora-Bora, and the Marquesas Islands. I'm very excited, but having a hard time deciding what I need as I will be gone for 17 days! Part of the trip is a cruise which will disembark in San Diego. I will have 4 days at sea. I know that is a long time but after having 11 days at sea when I visited Antarctica, I know that LOTS of good reading material is very, very important! I hope it's a little different than Hawaii and New Zealand, but if it's similar that will be OK :-)
Thank you so much for stopping by! I will be in touch as soon as I have a decent internet connection. The internet on cruise ships is notoriously expensive and slow so I won't be posting until my return in mid March. Take care my friends!