Bora Bora Beaches Pictures
of the South Pacific's pearls of great price (quite a price!), Bora Bora, a short flight
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Bora Bora is a spectacular atoll in French Polynesia, two high peaks surrounded by a barrier reef that encloses a stunningly beautiful lagoon. It's an amazing setting enhanced by powder
sand beaches and fantastically seductive shallow swimming and snorkelling
inside the protective coral reef. Bora Bora is expensive to both get there and
stay there and is somewhat divorced from real life. i.e. it's life
in the fat lane, but what a life...
A classic over-water beach bungalow setup.
The reef ringing Bora Bora and protecting its beaches
is clearly visible in this photo. The reef also keeps the waters inside calm, clear
and generally free of potential marine nasties so snorkelling
is a very pleasant way to pass some time and kids can splash around in safety.
in Bora Bora is mostly in over-water bungalows though quality and price differs considerably. Bargains are hard to find but book well ahead for the off-season and discounts will appear.
Casuarina trees that love seaside, sandy locations are in the unfortunate
habit of dropping sharp little seed pods onto some of the perfect beaches (visible in the
picture), perfectly placed to rudely interrupt romantic, dreamy shuffles
through powder sand in bare feet. Apart from that little niggle, what
Feeding the fishes in Bora Bora's atoll, and not in the Mafia sense of the expression.
Attractions in Bora Bora are limited to beaches and marine activities apart from climbing a peak and admiring a couple of old cannon. Local transport consists of rental cycles or cars as public transport n'existe pas. The local language is French though naturally those involved in tourism - nearly everybody - speak English.
A pair of endangered green sea turtles enjoy a leisurely paddle across a Bora Bora lagoon.
tropical sunset behind Mt. Otemanu, all the better for having primed flunkies waiting
on you hand and foot. Life in the Polynesia slow lane! Next, Rarotonga Photos
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