It seems Bora Bora either delights or disappoints sailors. I’ve heard it called “Boring Boring” by some while others proclaim it their favorite spot in Polynesia. I admit I was shocked by the beauty of Huahine and if we hadn’t been so excited to meet up with everyone of Friday night we’d probably still be there exploring all the anchorages and small private beaches. But Bora Bora is what it is; a unique island surrounded by a beautiful lagoon that attracts honeymooners and wealthy vacationers from around the globe. This is now my third time visiting the island and Margie’s second so we arrived with a good sense of the layout and what to do. For instance, we already know that renting a car here is a waste of money. We know Bloody Mary’s has Hinano on tap and is a fine place for a beer but not diner. And we know that to really experience what made this place famous we need to crash visit the resorts on the islands in the lagoon (the motus). So that’s our plan. In the next couple of days we’ll move over to the east side of the main island and spend a couple of days checking out the posh St Regis, the brand new Four Seasons, and several others I’m sure. It’s the less popular side of the island because of the eight foot depth limit that restricts larger boats from making the trip. It’s also the more beautiful side of Bora Bora with several square miles of white sand bottom backed up to palm fringed beaches. Sounds like a great place to finish up our time in French Polynesia!
Here’s a couple of shots from the Bora Bora Yacht Club.
I think Margie mentioned it in an earlier post but I updated our About the Journey page to reflect our plans for the next couple of months. Check it out!