2018 HAL World Cruise
Wednesday, 24, January 2018
Moorea is known for its mountains, but Bora Bora is famous for its lagoon! Once described as “a tiny emerald in a setting of turquoise encircled by a sheltering necklace of sparkling pearls,” Bora Bora presents a sense of romance. The lush island is filled with the fragrance of hibiscus. White sand beaches give way to the amazingly colorful waters of the lagoon. The tiny, palm-covered motu (islets) protectively enclose the lagoon. Bora Bora is the epitome of a South Pacific Island!
Now that being said, the truth is..…….there’s little to do here other than diving, snorkeling and all other water activities (including shark feeding which is something we will not do, ever!). The main attraction is Bloody Mary’s bar and restaurant where EVERYONE goes to see celebrities and be seen by everyone else! Further down the road is Matira Beach and Matira Point where stingrays like to hang out and await handouts. And, of course, black pearls are the main souvenir! Pearl shops are everywhere.
The island is small and can be circled by car in about an hour. From the tender dock, small buses and vans operate as shuttles and transport visitors to any place for a flat $5.00/per ride.
Enough of the chatter. The pictures will tell the story:
Next stop: Avarua, Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands.