Heiva i Bora – 2013

  EVENT OVERVIEW Stunning, a knock-out, jaw-dropping, gob-smacking, unreal, (even amaaaaaaazing!) Unique & authentique celebration of Polynesian history & culture; Culturally enriching experience; Wonderful associated casual dining experience.   I recall vividly being mesmorised by the first Heiva I ever watched. I have attended every night of every Heiva that I could ever since! That’s how […]

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Tahaa from Bora Bora

Wonderfully authentic Tahaa is a pearl often missed by many a tourist. There are no concrete fences here; the roads are flanked by the vibrant colours of the local foliage especially the ever blooming hibiscus. Extremely beautiful are the waters around its untouched ‘motus’ (islets). Tahaa’s mountain ranges offer sensational panoramas. It’s a peaceful environment where people […]

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Motu Hopping Around Paradise

Bora Bora, paradise on earth, island of the gods, a land of abundance set in spectacular, mystical, magical scenery in the world’s most beautiful lagoon. There are some wonderful adventures for visitors to be had on Bora Bora by jet-ski or boat, picnicing on a deserted motu (islet), diving with manta rays or lemon sharks, […]

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Bora Bora Road Tour

ROAD TOUR AROUND BORA BORA Read in conjunction with this site’s Map of Bora Bora on which the placement of sites mentioned in this report are recorded. Vaitape is the logical place from which to commence a tour. A 32km sealed road encircles the island almost totally by the edge of the lagoon. It is a […]

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The Queen’s Bath – Mt Otemanu

CULTURAL RELIC At the foot of Otemanu, shaded by mape (walnut trees) and encircled by petroglyphic honu (turtles), the source Te vaipani flowed on the land of Te-pua-Matari’i to a place where royalty once bathed: Otemanu, where legend holds the spirit of god descended atop a rainbow on Bora Bora, the first land, the land […]

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Ofa’i Honu – the Turtle Rock of Bora Bora

BACKGROUND I had been told that below the cliff-face of Mt Pahia in a spot surrounded by large trees & overlooking the source Vai-ati a huge stone turtle Ofa’i Honu (Rock Turtle) could be found which legend held in a union with the cliffs of Mt Pahia produced Firiamata-o-Vavau. Firiamata-o-Vavau is the founding ancestor & […]

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