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 ...

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 ...

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 - 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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

Marquesas, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Marquesas

A travel blog entry by karensnare

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After leaving Bora Bora, we landed on the main island of Nuka Hiva, Marquesas. When the plane parked we saw out our window the ARTA heli sitting there! We then knew the boat had made it and Tony was there to greet us. After we were adorned with our ...

Südsee-Paradies, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Südsee-Paradies

A travel blog entry by paka

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Eigentlich hatten wir vor 7 Nächte in Moorea zu bleiben. Doch nach 3 Tagen in Moorea beschlossen wir noch auf Bora Bora zu gehen. Wäre schade nicht mehr zu sehen, wenn man schon so nah dran ist. Also mussten wir ziemlich spontan einen Flug und ein ...

Bora Bora toujours, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora toujours

A travel blog entry by pherdemian

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Bora Bora the most beautiful?, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora the most beautiful?

A travel blog entry by ireneandchris

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... by a barrier reef.  The pass into Bora Bora was very straight forward and we headed directly towards the main town of Vaitape, stopping just before it at the Mai Kai Marina.  Friends on board  "Marlarkey" had reserved us two free moorings ...

Around Bora Bora, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Around Bora Bora

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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Paul woke me up this morning with what sounded like a voice of panic. I thought for certain the Buttercup had drifted during the night. Paul, however, wanted to show me a beautiful sunrise. After the color died I promptly went back to sleep. I was ...

Sailing is a Success, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Sailing is a Success

A travel blog entry by karensnare

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Hi from town of Vaitape, island of Bora Bora, Tahiti French Polynesia! So we just completed 4 days of sailing on a catamaran! So here are the highlights of the trip: 1. We realized we have never been on a trip to a foreign county with children. It is ...

Last Day, Bora Bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Last Day

A travel blog entry by erinandpaul07

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Today we enjoyed our last (half) day on Bora Bora as our flight was leaving at 5pm to Papeete.  We spent the day at the beach, I had one last snorkel with the sea turtles while Paul layed out in the sun.  Then we both just enjoyed hanging ...

Stop and go, Bora-bora, French Polynesia travel blog

Stop and go

A travel blog entry by choupettechoupi

To be ...

Bora Bora (Tag 2), Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Bora Bora (Tag 2)

A travel blog entry by rahelundpeter

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Die vierstündige Schnorcheltour beinhaltet eine Fütterung von Stingrays, wo auch black tipped Sharks herumschwimmen. Wie erwartet werden leider keine Flossen ausgehändigt und so ist es ziemlich mühsam laufend gegen die doch ziemlich starke Strömung ...

Total relaxation, Vaitape, French Polynesia travel blog

Total relaxation

A travel blog entry by debnsam

... course lunch because we could and it was divine, picture of Sam's entree attached. We had a lovely dinner as well with a bottle of French Chablis which we both loved. Throughout the day and evening Sam had ice on his hand as it did help reduce the heat in ...

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