Cruise Diva Goes
Ashore in Tahiti
to see & things to do
Michener described Bora Bora as “The most beautiful island in the
world.” Few residents or
visitors would disagree. It
remains picture postcard perfect and the ideal of a South Pacific
paradise. Dominated by Mount
Otemanu, it is surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular
lagoons and a series of motus, each one more captivating than the
anchor in the harbor and tender ashore to the jetty at Vaitape, the
main town on the island. The
Bora Bora Visitor’s Bureau has an office on the wharf and scooters
and automobile rental agencies are located across the street.
the attack on Pearl Harbor, over 5,000 soldiers were brought to Bora
Bora to establish an air base and coastal defense guns remain in
place. Film crews have
descended on the island over the years to capture the alluring
scenery as a backdrop for motion pictures.
The rich and famous find Bora Bora a peaceful retreat and
since 1979 the island’s most famous restaurant, Bloody Mary's has
been the place to spot vacationing celebrities.
For tours around the
island, Le Truck circles Bora Bora on the 19.2-mile road built in
1943 by the United States Seabees. Guides
share island history, lore, and explanations about culture and daily
life. Varied stops included beaches, churches, temple sites,
and a refreshment break at Bloody Mary's.
With guidebook in
hand, visitors should have no trouble navigating the island and
finding the sights along the way as well as a scenic watering-hole
at the Hotel Bora Bora or one of the other plush resorts.
stingrays and shark feeding excursions in the lagoon can be arranged
either through ships’ excursions or ashore.
For the more timid, the Lagoonarium offers a similar
experience. For the
adventurous, circle the island on a jet ski with stops on motus for
swimming and to sample fresh coconut.
Beach, Bora Bora’s most popular, sweeps around from Raititi Point
to Matira Point west of the Hotel Bora Bora.
Trips around the lagoon are popular and usually include a
motu picnic and swimming and snorkeling in the pristine waters.
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the wharf in Vaitape several merchants offer tee-shirts, pareus, and
other souvenirs. Other shops
and jewelry stores dot the street to the right of the pier.
Crafts and gifts can be found at small shops all over the
island. Resort shops
can be counted on for upscale items.
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