Travel Blogs from Vaitape, French Polynesia

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Les derniers jours, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Les derniers jours

A travel blog entry by odilega

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... et nous essayons d'en profiter au maximum. Avant hier nous sommes allés nous promener à la ville la plus proche: Vaitape. C'est vraiment tout petit et il y a surtout des bijouteries et des petites boutiques de souvenirs. C'est quand même ...

Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

A travel blog entry by pieper

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Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. It's located about 140 miles northwest of Papeete. It is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remains of two extinct ...

En Route to Bora Bora, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

En Route to Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by pieper

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Today I got up early to workout because we had a mandatory security check at a specific time, ours being 9:15. Apparently we had to show our passports and get them stamped before we can get off the ship in Bora Bora. With the security check over, we ...

Bora Bora, Matira, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by harryandnorah

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... then onto the 68 seater turbo prop aircraft for the 50 minute flight to Bora Bora. There are about 118 islands scattered all round Polynesia, with Tahiti as the main hub. I had chosen Bora Bora in the Leeward Islands to the east as the typical, lagoon ...

Paradise Lost?, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Paradise Lost?

A travel blog entry by oldgumby

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... there is a lot of competition for the tourist dollar which so much of the South Pacific depends on and I get a sense that French Polynesia has probably priced itself out of the market and somewhat has lived off its famed reputation for too long. Much of ...

Al mare con la famiglia polinesiana, Vaitāpē, Polinesia Francese travel blog

Al mare con la famiglia polinesiana

A travel blog entry by categianni

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Sveglia e colazione vista laguna blu... L'ambiente ispira molto relax, quindi noi ce la prendiamo comoda e ci godiamo la mattinata in giardino. Come se ci avessero letto nel pensiero, Desiree e Stanley ci propongono un pranzettino a base di pesce...come ...

Pedala che il granchio ti insegue..., Vaitāpē, Polinesia Francese travel blog

Pedala che il granchio ti insegue...

A travel blog entry by categianni

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... ) e gelatino, prendiamo l'ultimo sole di Bora Bora e facciamo qualche foto. Per cena andiamo al Mai Kai Marina, molto french-chic direi...è sulla marina, davanti infatti vediamo un superyacht da 40 metri "Gattopardo VI". Mangiamo del buon pesce e ci ...

Bora Bora - Day 1 - An amazing dot in the Pacific, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora - Day 1 - An amazing dot in the Pacific

A travel blog entry by rathouse

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(Angela) Up for a relatively early breakfast, partook of the wonderful and best fruit selection I have ever seen at a hotel. Then it was to the airport for our short flight to an even smaller island. After touching down briefly on the island of Huahine ...

Bora Bora - Day 2 - Hammocks and Toblerone, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora - Day 2 - Hammocks and Toblerone

A travel blog entry by rathouse

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... surreal. We are now doing our best to annoy room service by ordering a jug of milk for our morning tea, this is not French style. (Angela) A wonderfully relaxed day floating about the lagoon in various ways. We did go for a short walk in the morning to ...

Boraa Boraaa, Vaitape, Französisch-Polynesien travel blog

Boraa Boraaa

A travel blog entry by coma2012

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

A travel blog entry by davidandjackie

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... call you, or read the binder that's in the room that clearly describes everything you told me....but with out the funny French accent. At least the drinks were tasty. In Bora Bora we splurged and booked the overwater bungalow....it's just what you ...

Bora Bora - Day 4 - Lounging, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora - Day 4 - Lounging

A travel blog entry by rathouse

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... the odd laugh drifting across the water from a neighbour. Surreal and lovely. We have just returned from St. James Restaurant in Vaitape..the main 'town' on Bora Bora. After a slightly confused and roundabout journey to get there we had a lovely meal on ...

Bora Bora - Day 3 - Angus loses it...., Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora - Day 3 - Angus loses it....

A travel blog entry by rathouse

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(Angus) We woke relatively early today, the sun was very bright today and by 8 am it was already very warm on our balcony. The natural solution was to go for a dip before breakfast. I swam for a few minutes and eventually coaxed Angela in to join ...

Bora Bora - Day 5 - Paradise Lost?, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora - Day 5 - Paradise Lost?

A travel blog entry by rathouse

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(Angus) Both Angela and I agree. You can have just too much Paradise...it's just not healthy, for my bank balance and our sanity...Bora Bora is astoundingly beautiful but we look forward to seeing home soon. Scotland is beautiful too. I will miss the ...

Leaving Moorea and Flying to Bora Bora, Vaitāpē, French Polynesia travel blog

Leaving Moorea and Flying to Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by lisakresky

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I packed up early this morning so I could enjoy the part of the day I had left on Moorea doing other things. I spent some of the time down watching the Dolphins. I really could sit there and watch them all day as they are so entertaining. I was hoping ...

Polynesian Culture & Adventure: Raiatea/ Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia travel blog

Polynesian Culture & Adventure: Raiatea/ Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by explorewithemma

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... not found anywhere else in the world. Once a flower is populated, a vanilla bean will be produced. Therefore vanilla farming in French Polynesia is a laborious process as each flower needs to be pollinated by hand when the plant flowers. We witnessed this ...

The Start Of A French Polynesian Paradise, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia travel blog

The Start Of A French Polynesian Paradise

A travel blog entry by explorewithemma

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... not forget in a hurry! I just wish I could play the ukulele! Maupiti has given me an excellent, authentic introduction to French Polynesia, complete with music and ukuleles, palm trees and coconuts, an azure lagoon and manta rays, raw fish dishes ...

Day 17, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia travel blog

Day 17

A travel blog entry by gypsydi

Left Bora Bora and headed to Tahaa. Full on swell and wind so interesting sail. Everyone feeling sleepy. Ate some lunch then went snorkelling down the creek once again. Saw lots of fish life. So tame from people feeding them of course. Cocktails on the ...

Bora Bora..., Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora...

A travel blog entry by bevanow

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...claimed to be the most mythical of the Pacific Islands....the island of all dreams. Honeymooners and romantics from around the world travel here - where the castle-like Mount Otemanu "pierces the sky above the crystal lagoon". The lagoon is 3 times ...

Downtown Bora Bora, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Downtown Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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"Pardon me, have you any Grey Poupon?" -Kevin, to another crew, as we (hypothetically) nearly collide with their boat Rains and heavy winds hit during the night. Arlene dreamt that the keel was sitting on the bottom (she was wrong). Ardice lay ...

Day 15, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Day 15

A travel blog entry by gypsydi

Sleep in off Bora Bora yacht club. Walk into town to check out local tourist ...

Delicious Dinner!, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Delicious Dinner!

A travel blog entry by erinandpaul07

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... of the best dinners I've ever had!  One thing we found out on this trip is that food is pricey in the French Polynesia because of both importing, tourism, and because their currency is Polynesian francs, which is better than the U.S. dollar. ...

Goodbye Bora Bora, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Goodbye Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by karensnare

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Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for so many things family, friends, good health but mostly the opportunity to share this wonderful adventure with the Mayer family! We are so grateful to them for including us in their family on this amazing journey. ...

Getting Adjusted and Trip to Town, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Getting Adjusted and Trip to Town

A travel blog entry by mike4912000

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... . Sam won't go but that's OK I understand. Today we have decided to go into town, or otherwise known as Vaitape, the industrial capital of both French Polynesia and Bora Bora. To get there the hotel runs a shuttle boat each hour. Vaitape is a neat little ...

Beach Bums, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Beach Bums

A travel blog entry by erinandpaul07

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... much to say about that... you can see much better in the pictures and videos! One of the funniest things I have every heard are French people talking to each other through snorkels. We ate dinner at Te Ava.  Paul had penne with some sort of pesto, ...

Bora Bora, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by nephaarite

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Bora Bora, Îles Sous-le-Vent, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by kylaandjared

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... Bora was at 8 am this morning so we got great views on the way in. Once we arrived we took the airport ferry to the main land Vaitape. We meet Nir that gave us the car rental and told us where to find the place. We dropped him off and set off to find our ...

Green Sea Turtles, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Green Sea Turtles

A travel blog entry by erinandpaul07

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... ;Our day began with checking out the feeding at the sea turtle sanctuary.  Sea turtles are greatly endangered in the French Polynesia.  Polynesians eat sea turtles like we eat Thanksgiving turkeys.  They also eat them for special occasions, ...

Save your $ for this place, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Save your $ for this place

A travel blog entry by thechuckmeister

To really get the most out of The Islands, expect the total cost to be upwards of $7000 per person. Yea, you can go the cheap route, but do you really want bed bugs as souvenirs? Also I recommend booking as a package. Trying to put it all together ...

To Bora Bora, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

To Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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"There is a fuzzy line between optimism and pure fantasy." -Tom, later that same day Once again, we had an early morning. Coffee and two pamplemousses later, we were off. Part way up the channel, we had to pause to de- outboard the dinghy. No ...

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