Bora Bora, The Society Islands, French Polynesia

I was in French Polynesia on a cruise in the winter of 2012 at which time I took a number of tours and provided some background to the islands in my blog. I am not going to repeat what I covered then (see March 2012).  Today, my friend and I and three other people went off on a boat tour of Bora Bora, an island that is truly paradise.  We stopped four times, twice to swim with the rays and reef sharks and some lovely yellow and black striped fish, once to snorkel and look at the coral which is not very brightly coloured, and once to stop at a regular beach.  Swimming with the rays was an interesting experience.  They would come up and bump into you, sometimes a couple of them at a time.  Once you got used to them and over the fear that they would bite, it was fun.  The sharks pretty much left us alone, but I was mobbed by the yellow fish.  We saw all of the luxury beach resorts, such as the Four Season, the St. Regis, Le Meridien and the Intercontinental, and had some nice views of the mountain in the middle of the island.  It is called Mount Otemanu. I have pictures of our boat captain and his son, the rays, sharks and fish, the mountain and some examples of the beach houses at the resorts.  The latter are very expensive.  If you have to ask how much they are, you probably can’t afford them. Tomorrow we are in Papeete, Tahiti.

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One Response to Bora Bora, The Society Islands, French Polynesia

  1. this is a very nice place!

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