Travel Blogs from French Polynesia

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Moorea, Tahiti, Moorea, French Polynesia travel blog

Moorea, Tahiti

A travel blog entry by chris_and_kelly

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... the bus, they are actually called 'Le Truck' and are converted flat bed lorries painted in local style. Did I mention how expensive French Polynesia is? $12 for 2 cans of Coke and a bag of crisps.... This was at the airport but it wasn't much ...

Finding Nemo (and sharks) in Paradise, Mo'orea, French Polynesia travel blog

Finding Nemo (and sharks) in Paradise

A travel blog entry by mette

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... Richard from Tolouse. It was perfect. Until I get my pictures up on this log (I'm being wise with my money, I tell you Polynesia ain't cheap for internet, photo uploads can wait!!) have a look at www.fareoaoa.com for pictures. Mo'orea is an extinct ...

Sunning ourselves in the South pacific, Moorea, French Polynesia, French Polynesia travel blog

Sunning ourselves in the South pacific

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... We would have loved more time in these islands but they eat the budget.. especially when you can buy 'luxuries' like Pate, Brie & French bread which we haven't had for ages !!!! An amazing place to visit though with the clearest water we have ever seen ...

Billabong surf competition in Teahupoo, Teahupoo, French Polynesia travel blog

Billabong surf competition in Teahupoo

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Feeling very chuffed about finding a boat to Fiji, the next day we decided to hire some transport and go on a road trip to explore the island of Tahiti and investigate if the locals really do wear bones in their noses and eat ...

Chapter 2: I dive with whales., Mo'orea, French Polynesia travel blog

Chapter 2: I dive with whales.

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... & Opunohu Bays. Pension Motu Iti (named after the 2 cats on the premises) was incredible! Must be the best value in French Polynesia at $17/night in a clean, brand new dorm. The owner, Auguste, is very friendly and always smiling, and the ...

FRENCH POLYNESIA, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

FRENCH POLYNESIA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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A short two hour flight, and we reach our final South Pacific destination, Tahiti, the main island of French Polynesia. Visiting Tahiti after being to Aitutaki is like driving a Lada, after test driving a Ferrari. Just like it's cousin, New ...

Lifestyles of the rich and famous in Bora Bora, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Lifestyles of the rich and famous in Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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This isn't backpacking!! Dec ...

Papeete Airport.  Part Two...with a vengence.., Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Papeete Airport. Part Two...with a vengence..

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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2nd Night in Papeete Airport. And since the cheapest hostel was $100, we slept on the floor, again. This time we were there for 13 hours. Considered how we could get arrested for drunk and disorderly by supping the last of our bacardi in a reckless ...

Pearl of the Pacific, Bora Bora, Hunahine, French Polynesia travel blog

Pearl of the Pacific

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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Next stop was Bora Bora - initial impressions from the plane were good! The marketing people call it the pearl of the pacific. It's a volcanic island with a very verdant 'mountainous' core surrounded by a deep lagoon and a string of motu. Well the ...

Tropical Tahiti, french kissing and beer, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tropical Tahiti, french kissing and beer

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... to love this place. Here is some of what we have learnt. Tahiti is the name of just one island in the French Polynesia group, an area of archipelagos that could cover Europe. Tahiti is a colourful mixture of French and Polynesian cultures. The ...

mutiny, bile, popcorn and a regatta, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

mutiny, bile, popcorn and a regatta

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... , food and beer then three other French Polynesians joined us as crew for the regatta. There was Olivier a reporter for the French news channel LFO. His girlfriend Marie, who had lots of sailing experience and mooned at the other boats. And ...

Borat, I Liiiiike and High Five!, Marina Taina, French Polynesia travel blog

Borat, I Liiiiike and High Five!

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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So here is the low down on the boat we are hitchhiking on from Tahiti to Fiji. Her name is Melis and she is a Bavaria 42 Sloop. Bavaria is the name given to indicate where it was manufactured, Bavaria is somewhere in Germany. The 42 is the boats ...

Sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles, Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia travel blog

Sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... sampled some of the Cook Islands it was time to leave for the South Seas Paradise that is Tahiti. Actually, the country is called French Polynesia and Tahiti is just one island of many. The country is part of France so we were all disappointed to find ...

So it begins..., Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

So it begins...

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... 't still hanging around. Spent day one walking around, lounging on the sand, and coming to grips with the fact that I was indeed in French Polynesia. My ATM card failed me (surprise), but my VISA worked for a cash advance. "Everywhere I want to be." ...

Sharks and Pineapples, Moorea, French Polynesia travel blog

Sharks and Pineapples

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... is actually the closest island to the island of Tahiti and since it's a lot nicer than Tahiti this is where most of French Polynesia's backpackers can be found down at Chez Nelson and Camping Moorea. Neither are particularly great places but they're cheap ...

Time for some R&R, Moorea, French Polynesia travel blog

Time for some R&R

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... a bit of R&R as we get used to some major time changes. Large and abundant, Tahiti is the modern travelers gateway to French Polynesia, just as it was for the late 18th Century discoverers who used it as a natural base to explore the South Pacific. ...

wascaly wabbit!, Easter Island, French Polynesia travel blog

wascaly wabbit!

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... to figure out what it is i'm doing (should i go to patagonia???). before anyone replies that Easter Island isn't in French Polynesia, i know. travelpod doesn't have a map pin location for Easter Island so i just put it as French Polynesia since that's ...

Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Paradise Airport on the floor. ...

French Polynesia:  They Don't Have Tahiti Treat!!!, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

French Polynesia: They Don't Have Tahiti Treat!!!

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... and smiled happily for their cameras.  Our attempts to communicate went poorly, but it was fun anyways.    French Polynesia is actually an overseas territory of France and, as such, they have EU passports here which is pretty ...

Huahine thru Toahatu Pass to Raiatea, Tahaa, French Polynesia travel blog

Huahine thru Toahatu Pass to Raiatea

A travel blog entry by freya691

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Miles travelled - 28nm from Fare to West side of Raiatea I had a bit of a restless night and woke just after midnight to find one of the inter-island ferries leaving harbour and another about to come in. It is a busy port for the ferries and because we ...

Bora Bora - crossed off the bucket list!, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora - crossed off the bucket list!

A travel blog entry by freya691

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Miles travelled - 28nm Dales Birthday! Up early as usual and had the new batch of bread dough mixed before we headed off at 7.20am. We went out through Rautoanui Pass which is pretty easy – usual port and starboard, along with lead lights. Seas ...

Bora Bora Beauty, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora Beauty

A travel blog entry by freya691

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Miles travelled - 16nm around east side of Bora Bora to Taurere Bay Up early, toast for breaky, tidied up and went to shore to a little boutique where we bought a fresh bread stick for lunch. We departed around 9am for the motor around the inside of the ...

Back to Raiatea / Pearl Farm & Ile Taoru, Raiatea, French Polynesia travel blog

Back to Raiatea / Pearl Farm & Ile Taoru

A travel blog entry by freya691

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... worth doing this tour. You may or may not want to buy a pearl afterwards – I did as I wasn’t going to leave French Polynesia without one. So I bought a nice A grade black/peacock colour 12.5mm pearl (25,000XPF) & a small A grade silver ...

Tahiti, Tahiti, French Polynesia travel blog

Tahiti

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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We arrived in the early hours of the morning and found transport out of the airport was to be a problem until 7 o'clock, so we slept for a while at the airport. As the sun rose we found Tahiti to be much more developed than the Cook Islands, the only ...

Quick stopover in Papeete, Papeete, French Polynesia travel blog

Quick stopover in Papeete

A travel blog entry by freya691

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On our late arrival we got a taxi which cost 2700 francs to get to our Hotel Tahiti Nui. We didn't have enough money for the driver, so we had to get change at the hotel - the rate was 76 - so we would've been better getting the Pacific Franc's ...

Our welcome to Raiatea (after more delays), Raiatea, French Polynesia travel blog

Our welcome to Raiatea (after more delays)

A travel blog entry by freya691

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After waiting at the airport for hours & hours we finally got the 45 min flight to Raiatea which was after 3.30pm! Were picked up by the resort taxi and taken to the Raiatea Lodge Hotel. Unfortunately too late to do anything “resortie” ...

The start of 10 blissful nights, Raiatea, French Polynesia travel blog

The start of 10 blissful nights

A travel blog entry by freya691

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... – which looked like coleslaw made from Tuna & sashimi (ultra thin slices of fresh tuna). Really nice fish. Had a bottle of French red to wash it down which was OK but as usual lacked flavour and we finished off with dessert. The show started not ...

Open water sailing to Huahine, Huahine, French Polynesia travel blog

Open water sailing to Huahine

A travel blog entry by freya691

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Miles Travelled - 28nm from Taravana Yacht Club to Huahine (Avea Bay) We woke up before 6am and had a cuppa before dropping the mooring & departing around 6.30am. We were heading to Huahine today through Toahotu pass on the east side of Tahaa. We ...

Avea Bay to Fare, Huahine, French Polynesia travel blog

Avea Bay to Fare

A travel blog entry by freya691

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Miles Travelled - 7nm from Avea Bay to Fare town on Huahine We were up at 7am and I was still not feeling the best. We had thoughts of hiring a car from the resort located here (Relais Mahana) but didn't think it would be a good idea until I felt better. ...

A day driving around Huahine, Huahine, French Polynesia travel blog

A day driving around Huahine

A travel blog entry by freya691

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Miles Travelled - 0nm - Driving trip around Huahine Woke up feeling heaps better. Had our usual shower on deck and breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast. By 9am we went back into town to the Fare Maeva which was open and hired a car for 8000XPF for 8 ...

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