Opoa Beach Hotel
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... first dive was great. This place was swarming with sharks. Grey sharks, black tip sharks and reef sharks amongst massive schools of barracuda and other nasty fishes. Great dive. The second one was a shallow dive through a lot of caves and swim throughs. There isn't much coral here but soo many colourful fishes, its like being in a fish aquarium. We got back and relaxed on our balcony for the rest of the day. The next day we rented a small boat for 4 hrs. It was a little ...
... because we took the wrong tender. Although we were only 5 minutes late, everyone else had taken the first tender and we had missed that one and had to wait for the next one.
Via a motorized outrigger canoe, we were taken through Maroe Bay and around the island. There was a honeymooning couple on the boat and from it's a small world department, he graduated from UCLA and she grew up in Bakersfield, which is about 30 miles from where I grew up! Our first snorkeling stop was ...
... returning to live in Australia again! Love it and miss it so much)
But back to Bora Bora, it wasn't that far from Australia so we decided to visit it! 8 hours of flight was worth it
We stayed in the Le Meriden which was incredible and we were greeted with a shell necklace (which I still have!) and some fruity drinks.
One memory I'll never forget is sleeping above the water in our water bungalow! Seeing all ...
... to get out of the water. The different types of fish and coral just gave us something to see everywhere we looked. I was fascinated by the aqua and blue lips of the clams that lived among the coral. There were so many different kinds of coral. The pictures are great but you really had to see it in person to truly appreciate the vibrant colors.
I had to take ...
... night my face, hands and knees started to swell and I knew for sure this was not good. In the morning I barely could see since my eyes were swollen so I went to the reception and tried to explain what happened and asked the Pension manager to take me to the doctor...which was fun. I really thought this was the end of my trip and I didn't even visited Bora Bora...my dream destination #1. The waiting room ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking