Best Island Hike on Bora Bora

In my Raid Anei Report I eluded to the logic behind climbing along the ridgeline from Matira to Mt Otemanu – specifically that as Bora Bora is the world’s most beautiful lagoon then could it be that to walk along the ridgeline overlooking these waters could be the world’s most beautiful island ocean walk………. The hike from […]

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Shark Feeding – Bora Bora

Those adrenaline rushes flowing from outings such as those appearing in the sensational photos below may be a thing of the past……………………… People come to Bora Bora from all over the world to see the sharks, to feed the sharks………… to swim with, well, swim on the sharks. Whilst some say that hand-feeding sharks & […]

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Maraamu Surf Ski Race

The Maraamu Surf Ski Race, part of the World Championship in the discipline, is more than the greatest downwind race of them all. With a favourable swell, these canoes, weighing slightly over 9 kilograms for around 6 meters in length yet only slightly wider than your hips see adrenalin levels rush as the speeds they […]

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Bora Bora Bars

Bora Bora has her bars – but where are the best bars, what do they offer, what are their individual specialities, when are they open, do dress codes apply..……. Most bars are found in the Matira/Vaitape areas. Not all bars are ‘stand-alone’ operations – there are a number of good ‘watering holes’ in both the […]

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Wood Carving & Tattoos

The wood carving of the Marquisians has long been held to be the best in all Polynesia. Regarded by their peers as being the finest artisans amongst them, these talented craftsmen, or Tuhuna as they were/are known, have over the centuries often applied those same exceptional skills to the art of tattooing – the symbolism […]

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Hawaiki Nui Va’a

The world’s greatest outrigger canoe (va’a) race – the Hawaiki Nui Va’a – is underway! Contested over the next 3 day for a total distance of 128.7km, a record number of 147 va’a are here to test themselves against the best in a competition that defies superlatives. This year teams have come from as far afield […]

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Bora Bora Whales

In a truly spectacular sight, a whale & her calf sought refuge in the lagoon of Bora Bora last week just inside Teavanui Pass in around 15m of water. Needless to say they became the focal-point of people’s attention with boats of every shape, size & sort arriving along with zodiacs, jet-skis, stand-up paddle-boards, indeed anything […]

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Bora Bora Heiva – A Photographic Take

As the Heiva I Bora Bora 2016 unfolds to reveal the Polynesian’s love to celebrate in a spirit of joy through song & dance, here’s Bora Bora Insider’s:  “A Photo A Day” – a pictorial guide taking readers on an adventure through the Heiva. Each day Bora Bora Insider will select a photo or two & […]

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