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  • 1. Underwater Life

    So just about everyone goes snorkeling in Bora Bora and enjoys seeing the amazing underwater life. But here's a tip to enhance the experience. While snorkeling near overwater bungalows, have your...

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  • 2. Flora

    The main citrus tree in the French Polynesian islands is “pamplemousse” – and you see it on this photo in the container in the foreground. Although closely related, grapefruit and pamplemousse – in...

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  • 3. Beach

    PEOPLE ARE VERY NICE BUT THE ISLAND ITSELF IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED. IF YOU GO I WOULD SUGGEST NOT LEAVING YOUR RESORT. IT WAS SOMEWHAT DISSAPOINTING. I'VE BEEN TO 5 OTHER SURROUNDING ISLANDS AND THIS...

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  • 4. Watch the Sunrise

    Since there's not a whole lot going on at night in Bora Bora, it's not hard to go to bed early and get up early enough to watch the sunrise. If you're at a...

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  • 5. Weather Wise Bora Bora

    Anytime is a good time for bora bora, well anytime is a good time for a holiay :-) However most of the rain falls between Nov - April. So i would sugest after...

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  • 6. Roulottes - for the cheapest Food

    -At those stalls you get the cheapest food – which still isn’t really cheap but a lot cheaper than in proper restaurants and hotels. And often it is just junk...

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  • 7. Orientation and Maps

    -If you look at several maps of Bora Bora you will be surprised at how many locations you will find the village of Faanui. On some it even is noted at its...

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  • 8. Meet Fisherman Timi

    That was a fun encounter that can well and truly be listed as a favourite memory:-) I chatted a while to the fisherman and his catch when Kimi the Bear climbed...

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  • 9. Lagoon Garden

    -… and if you move around the coconut palm you see that those lucky people with the satellite dish also have their garden in the lagoon.Ok, it is not an...

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  • 10. Private Paradise

    -I use to question the idea of people like us from so-called civilised countries when they think they do good to the people in the Third World by bringing them...

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  • 11. … and the friendly Locals

    -In the Hidden Guide I read that “some locals are tired of tourists”. This may well be the case but we did not meet any of them, apart from the car/bike rental...

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  • 12. Flat Tyre Crisis

    If you have read my transportation tip about cycling, you might know that hubby’s bike had a flat tyre.I wondered how this could happen, as until this point...

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  • 13. Information

    -The tourist office is opposite the wharf in Vaitape, at the Centre Artisanal de Bora Bora.We got our info brochures and maps at the car rental company (Avis)...

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  • 14. The Price of Snacks and Drinks

    -Everything is expensive in French Polynesia, and they say, even more expensive on Bora Bora. We did not have the impression that the name adds another 10 to 20...

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  • 15. The History of Bora Bora

    -Before the arrival of the Europeans Bora Bora was known as Vavau and also as Mai Te Pora which means: “risen from darkness”, also: “created by gods”. And in a...

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  • 16. Dogs

    Everywhere along the beach, we saw dogs digging holes in the sand and burying half of their body in them. It seems to be the best way for them to find some...

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  • 17. Cats

    Numerous cats were running around the Maitai hotel... usually during lunch time ;-)But it was forbidden to feed them... quite a difficult thing to do when you...

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  • 18. What to do with your outrigger canoe...

    During one of our walks, we came across those strange structures along the beach.We learned later that they are meant to hold outrigger canoes above the water,...

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  • 19. From volcano to island paradise

    The islands of French Polynesia all have a common origin : submarine volcanism. Bora is one of the oldest volcanoes of the Polynesian archipelago.Twin-peaked...

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  • 20. Watch the sunrise

    I couldn't resist to stand up earlier that morning to watch a Polynesian sunrise.So I just sat back on the sun deck of our overwater bungalow and watched the...

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  • 21. How to tie your pareo ?

    Well, there are apparently many ways to tie it elegantly...As you can see on the picture, the nice woman from whom I bought my pareo tried to show me the...

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  • 22. Sail a Luxury Yacht

    During our trip to the resort, we were able to enjoy the spoils of a luxury yacht that had two great boat captains, but we still took the opportunity to give...

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  • 23. "Honeymoon" Package

    Check with your hotel when you are headed to Bora Bora, because most of the hotels offer a "honeymoon" welcome for you, in which you will receive some fresh...

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  • 24. Sunrise

    Every morning around 6 am we opened the curtains and watched the sun rise from the terrace or the bed. Soo romantic!I never get out of bed that early in...

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  • 25. Most beautiful lagoon in the world

    Although its authenticity tends to fade away with time because of the growing number of tourists and hotels, it still remains a mandatory detour because of its...

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