By Pamela Fairbank
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.
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.