Saturday, February 28, 2015

Does it get any better?

Bora Bora is amazing. As if the other islands were not spectacular enough, this one is over the top perfect. We are back at the Intercontinental chain again and we can't recommend these properties enough. Both have been beautiful and the service wonderful. We chose a beach bungalow this time which is perfect because you have your own personal beach space and lagoon access as well views of the overwater bungalows. And an ocean and beach view from the bedroom.

Our arrival here was a little late as the plane from Huahine was two hours delayed. I'm not sure how they get so far behind just flying from island to island but it resulted in us spending three hours in the Huahini "airport" which is really just one big room with a snack bar, ticket counter and a small shop. New to us from America is the fact that there is no security at the Huahine airport. They take your checked bags like normal. There is a sign stating what you can't bring on your carry-on, but no one checks and there is no x-ray of you or your bags. Heck, they didn't even check Jerry's passport before giving him his boarding pass. So, obviously, there is no secure vs unsecure area to wait in. You can even leave the airport while waiting. Not that there is anywhere to go. 

Anyway, finally arrived on Bora Bora after a 25 minute flight! The airport is on a motu so you get taken by boat to your hotel. By the time we got checked in and had time to walk around it was almost sunset. But it was spectacular. 

Today we took a circle island tour by boat which included swimming with sharks, feeding and interacting with stingrays, snorkeling in the coral gardens and finally a snack on a small island with a scenic overlook. We then took a pleasant swim in the lagoon outside our bungalow and dinner at the famous Bloody Mary's where they have a list of all the celebrities who have eaten there painted on the sign out front. 

Here a few shots of the view from our bungalow. 

Now time for a good night of sleep!