Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A Lazy Day in Bora Bora

We anchor just outside the harbor at Vaitape, Bora Bora and walk through the sleepy town.  We pop into a Tahitian Pearl shop (or two or three) and try not to gasp when they tell us the prices of some of the truly beautiful pieces of jewelry.

At anchor in Vaitape

 A quiet day in the city

 Ferry terminal

Weather forecasting

We catch a taxi (we sit in the back of a pickup truck) to La Plage Matira (Matira Beach), 7 km (4.4 miles) along the coast.

 Taxi ride

The restaurants are not yet open, so we walk the beach, enjoying the view and wading in the water.

 Along the way to the beach

 Looking up and down Matira Beach

  Incredible water

Birthday party in the water

For a little refreshment, we pop into the Bora Bora Beach Club, with incredible views of the sea.

 Bora Bora Beach Club

But, soon its time to catch a taxi back to Vaitape, where we wander a bit more, enjoying the street art on the sides of the buildings in town.

Back in Vaitape

 Street art

It's been a lazy day in Bora Bora, but that's the general theme of a week in French Polynesia:  sit back, relax, and unwind (and enjoy the food, water, and people).

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