French Polynesia Islands – Bora Bora

By Pamela Fairbank

Part 3

What can I say? The color of the water was more beautiful than I even expected!  Combined with the mountains and the lush greenery-This was my favorite Island!  We took a beautiful boat ride over to the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort and Sofitel Resort Private Island.  The movie Hurricane was filmed at the Marara. 

Helpful Tips!

I recommend bringing your own converter kit- the voltage is 220v (some hotels may offer, but don’t rely on it).

A valid passport with six months validity is required.

Tipping is contrary to their customs, although I did tip here and there; it is not expected.  

 I used my credit card and US dollars with no problem. 

Wi-Fi was available in most rooms, lobby and bars, but very slow! Who needs it there anyway?

I flew Air Tahiti Nui from Los Angeles to Papeete- this is about an 8 ½ hour flight.  Service and meals were good.