Hawaiki Nui Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... is something we can't book in advance and today, like yesterday, it's not ideal snorkel weather. The temperature is cool, less than 80F, breezy, threatening rain and no indication of any sudden change in the works. With no deposits paid on these excursions booked over the Internet, we could just blow it off but that's not our way so we have breakfast and, toting our swim gear, towels and cameras, make for the gangway at 8am. No tenders today or tomorrow.
... Ty, Skyler, Griffin, Lida, Priscilla and David were all watching Ty attempt to husk/peel his first coconut. He did quite well, and spent more time using his strength pulling, and less time using the threatening looking metal spike to pull the shell away from the husk. Next it was Skyler's turn. He was trying so hard -- but did not have the right positioning. A local gentlemen sitting at a table next to us -- got us, and expertly showed Skyler just how to peel correctly.... and ...
... real thing. My hands were too small, and slippery, so Sebastian offered to hold the bottle for me. After feeling the neck of the bottle, and making sure the wire basket was in the correct position. I prime the bottle a few times, and sook strike -- no luck. Ok..... the second time, more priming, adjust the knife position on the bottle, and Z A P...!!!! off it went, as the bubbles spilled out into the lovely turquoise water..... Me... on camera (and ...
... not like some islands in Thailand for instance, where I think the local culture has been nearly totally destroyed by tourism. I also think that only one half of Bora Bora has been affected, as when I cycled around the island there were no tourists in sight. Bora Bora accommodation is dominated by large chain hotels targeting honeymooners. Alongside this, there seemed to be fewer pensions but Maitai seemed to strike a pleasant balance between the two. Bora Bora doesn't ...
... the airport as well as helped Brent get our tickets to BoraBora which were $90.00/person. Once we arrived in Bora Bora(20minute flight) Brent was there waiting as was a lovely water taxi driven by a very handsome Polynesian who sang and played the yukalalee. This also arranged by WindSpirit staff and at no cost. The staff was all so helpful and it was very much appreciated. ...