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A July 2002 trip to Bora Bora by Aya

Sting Ray Feeding Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia More Photos
Quote: There isn't a great deal to write about different restaurants cause I ate at the hotel most of the time. Bora Bora is a beautiful island. I went there 7 years ago and nothing has changed.

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Overview

Feeding the fish in Bora Bora Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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The best place to hang out in Bora Bora is undoubtedly the beach. Sunbathing was definitely my second favourite past time. And scuba diving was my favourite. Scuba diving is definately a MUST if you visit Bora Bora because the sea is SO beautiful; it would be a shame if you didn't explore it. I guess an alternate way is to go on a glass bottom boat or a submarine, but it isn't the same. Watching the traditional dances was really interesting; you'll be amazed at how the women move their hips. And a lot of the men are gorgeous! :) I was there while they had a festival called Heiva so I got to witness a big part of the culture. Definitely eat coconut while you're there because it's so...Read More

Hotel Bora Bora

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Hotel

Hotel Bora Bora Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Hotel Bora Bora is part of the Aman group and it is located about 20 minutes away from the Bora Bora airport. The only way to get there from the airport is by boat. They have 15 overwater bungalows; so you can snorkel from your room whenever you want. Hotel Bora Bora was the first to introduce overwater bungalows in Bora Bora. I stayed in room 25 - Fare Pitate. Fare means "home" in Tahitian. I prefer room 27, which is the room I stayed at in my previous stay; it is by the beach and is also a fare bungalow. Room 25 had a jacuzzi; it was so relaxing sitting in the jacuzzi at night and looking at the stars. We ate breakfast and dinner at the Matira terrace, and ate lunch by the beach at th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 29, 2002

Hotel Bora Bora
Point Raititi, Nunue
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Breakfast Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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This is the restaurant at Hotel Bora Bora and I ate here every day; breakfast and dinner. For breakfast I usually had a mueseli and pineapple juice. The bircher mueseli is nice but if they mix it with vanilla yoghurt I find that it's too sweet, so ask for it with plain yoghurt. The portion of food in Tahiti is generally very big (maybe not if you're American...) For dinner, my favourite was the Mahi Mahi wrapped in bacon. It was REALLY good. The food here was generally extremely tasty. I also had the village chicken one night, and a lobster another night and they were both also one of my favourites. The service can be kind of slow but that might be because Tahiti is a very laid back place. The w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 29, 2002

Sting Ray Feeding Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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When people visit Bora Bora, it is a must to go sting ray and shark feeding. The way they do it has changed since 7 years ago; it has gotten better as there is more interaction with the animals. We booked through the hotel and so there were only 2 other groups of people with us on the boat. We went to a place in the ocean where there was only sand and it was shallow. We didn't need flippers. I went in and saw the sting rays. There were more than 10 of them around and they weren't shy at all. I knew they weren't dangerous (even their tails) cause I did the same thing 7 years ago, but a first-timer would be frightened. Although when they sucked on me and slithered right against me, it did give m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 29, 2002

Scuba Diving with Bora Diving Centre

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Attraction

Dolphin Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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We went diving four times on this trip; once in the afternoon and three mornings. The morning dives were the best I thought. We always went with a dive instructor called Gisele and she was really helpful and nice. Our first location was called Tapu, and we saw Lemon sharks there. There were also lots and lots of black tipped sharks. We went to a cave-like place and saw a Lion Fish in the rocks. It was the first time I saw a moray eel swimming out of the rocks. The corals weren't colourful but it was still a beautiful dive. The next morning, the current was very strong but we went to Muri-Muri (also known as the White Valley) and dived anyway. We were lucky enough to see more than 8 reef shark...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 29, 2002

The Mamas Show

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The Mamas Show Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Every Friday afternoon, some Tahitian mamas come to the beach at Hotel Bora Bora to entertain the guests. They sang and danced in their flower dresses and had the nicest smiles on their faces. I really love the voices of Tahitian people because it's so vibrant. There was live music as well; with people playing guitars and drums. After all the dancing and singing, they invited guests to join the dancing. They gave us flower garlands as well. Then they showed us all the things they can make with coconut leaves; hats, bags, toys. And they gave each of us a memory to take home with us. And then they started dancing again and we all joined as a circle and danced as the sun set in the far end. It w...Read More

Manta Ballet

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Manta Ballet Photo, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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You may wonder what "Manta Ballet" is... If you're staying at Hotel Bora Bora, you'll get to witness this beautiful show. Well, it's not exactly a show, it's nature taking it's course; but nevertheless it's beautiful, and it looks like a performance. Practically every night(I think it's during June-October),if you go to the dock at Hotel Bora Bora, you will be able to see Manta Rays feeding on plankton. They have spotlights there and there are lots of plankton because they're attracted to the light. And the Manta Rays are attracted to the their meal-planktons. They don't seem afraid of the humans, or maybe they just don't even notice us because there's a great feast before their eyes. I saw abou...Read More